So a couple days before All Japan Day I finally wired in a relay and switch to control the thermo fan manually – and it again seemed to work well.
Couple weeks later I drove to Mikes to discuss Alu radiator, and on the way home didn’t turn the fan on as it was sitting at normal temp – when I turned car off at home it sound like bubbling in the rocker cover 🙁
I’m thinking the head gasket is probably leaking, which isn’t so bad that I have a spare – but is a hassle to do and I should probably check the rings as well, which are very expensive and unique to the F5B
My wheels are on their way, but its sooo slow, 4wks and no tracking update, damn boats!
Bought a tailgate since a couple guys were bringing a container over, will probably use on RSR660, then hand me down the rest. Might be on its way now??
I bought a aluminium radiator off eBay for RSR660 during this ordeal, it was too big for my purpose – but through the same company I’m now getting a couple (one for another Works’ owner) designed, made and sent from China
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.