No fixin yet

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.

Fuelly sick

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.

Fridy/Satdy

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.

Status: RSR660

Un-complied, incomplete.

Things to do:

  • Remove windscreen for cowl and roof rust repair
  • Paint engine bay new colour
  • Add new bump stops to new front struts
  • Press out rear control arm bushes
  • Do another lot of powder coating
  • Tar front road facing body
  • Install new front control arms and suspension
  • Rebuild steering rack with new bush
  • Install outer tie-rod ends
  • Remove old sound deadening from interior
  • Install new dynamat in interior
  • …. and many more things 🙁

Status: RSR550

Registered, fuelled, driven.

Things to do:

  • Swap doors with other white Alto
  • Swap tailgate with other white Alto
  • Get rear ‘seat’ re-trimmed with later style colours
  • Install boost gauge on steering column
  • Rebuild/swap steering rack
  • Install new outer tie-rods (Chinese ones still haven’t left China..)

Parts Order: Streeter

Made my most expensive order to date with Streeter.

Soon to be on its way from Japan:

  • Pair of inner tie-rods
  • Pair of front lower control arms
  • Pair of genuine fender mirrors!!!11 – never seen in real life, not even in the brochures
  • (84701-81000-5PK + 84702-81000-5PK)

  • Genuine windscreen moulding

New outer tie-rods and a rack rebuild will mean a complete new front suspension setup

 

Parts

  • 4x 11686-85501 – Engine Mounting Pad/Cushion
  • 4x 11684-85501 – Engine Mounting Pad/Cushion
  • 4x 11685-85000 – Engine Mounting Washer
  • 2x 84618-60D01 – Windscreen Stopper
  • 2x 09148-05018 – Windscreen Spacer Second
  • 1x 84751-70B00-5PK – Door Mirror Blank-off (Outside)
  • 1x 84756-70B00-5PK – Door Mirror Blank-off (Outside)

Update:
Substitution:
11685-85000 —> 11685-79J00

‘Shocked and dismayed’

Far right pic: New Suzuki Sport for other alto, some local alto, old Suzuki Sport shock, new KYB

Have now installed the new KYBs,
Managed to chop the stubborn rusty bolt off with a angle grinder, reasonably confident the thread is still decent for the new bolt.

Of course I then realised the springs don’t match each other so will have to replace them with a set from the spare Alto,