Not much happening lately, summer arriving soon which sucks arse.
New Suzuki Sport mounts arrived today via Streeter, slightly harder than stock I believe.
We have fuel.
Drove it to Mikes, and broke down 100metres or so from his house. He towed me to the shed and I got to work.
4 Hours later it was back together. The positive wire on the pump cradle had come loose on the screw terminal, did it up and wall-ah.
Picked up the new fuel filter (Z518),
Windscreen is finally out, worse rust than I though – but not holey.
Picked up the bits from the powdercoaters, cost was a smidge more than I hoped but still awesome.
Not pictured, lower front crossmember.
Blaaack silicon vacuum hose arrived from eBay, surprisingly quick from HK.
Haven’t really started fixing this car as yet.
Ordered a new fuel filter (Z518),
Found the system from the other white car – tank, pump, filter and lines;
Plan now is to clean out / check these lines and tank and install into RSR550, with the new filter and soft lines.
Am not sure about the fuel pump yet, the above pump isn’t the stock one, I’m not sure of the LPH needed for a replacement. The one currently in RSR550 has allegedly been changed but I don’t know what too — and the tank needs to be dropped to check, and has 27L of fuel in it.
Headed out to the Mighty Car Mods (unofficial) Meet tonight,
Earlier in the day went to Mikes and hammered the rear guards a bit as I’d noticed the tyre has been hitting.
On the way down at the Stirling turn off bridge I ran out of fuel :(, managed to limp the 500 or so metres to the Crafers BP and filled up. Drove the rest of the way to the meet at Gepps Cross no problems (25k’s). Stayed there for about 1.3hrs and headed back towards home.
Did Hindley and Rundle :P, but when I went to take off at Hutt St it died in the ass – same lack of fuel. RAA man hit the tank with a hammer and it got going again and I made it the 35ks home.
Dropped off a box of stuff to the powdercoaters today, couple brackets on the engine, some light mounting ones and the front main member. Should be ready in a week or two.
Sent a request through to Streeter for a Suzuki Sport mount kit – replacements for all 4 mounts in the engine bay, pretty sure they are slightly firmer too.
Still no luck getting windscreen out, first place I made an appointment with (who never turned up) hasn’t contacted me. Sent a SMS to reschedule and no luck yet.
Another place further away quoted me cheap < lots with no real guesses as to time.
Found a new set of wind deflectors for the doors on Yahoo Auctions, sent a request off to a local place to see how much to get in with his next container – don’t think they’d survive a postal trip.
Oh, ordered some black silicon vacuum hose off eBay for all the cars.