SP's Russian problem child shopping trolley
Posted 10 March 2012 - 11:19 AM
So basically, it’s a standard 1990 Lada Niva. It’s been treated real rough over the years, and has even had the engine changed to one from an old Lada saloon (exact same 1.6). But, for some reason, it’s had a 1.7 Niva carby chucked on top, with custom accelerator cable linkages, and blocked off vacuum thingies for added zoom? It does seem to go pretty good, so I’m not complaining.
To sum up my ownership of it thus far, I’ll use two words: Problem Child.
New front discs and pads, and (twice) rebuilt MC has not solved the lack of brakes.
Rebuilt clutch MC has not solved leaking/seizing MC.
Hammer has not solved battery not charging.
I’m now in the process of doing a high-mount alty swap, so i’ll close with some pics of that, and other assorted things for your viewing pleasure...
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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:55 PM
So, half way there, this is what the bottom mount looks like:
Please excuse the horrible welds, Lincooln's welder is gasless, and I'm still learning!
Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:25 PM
Next is the alty wiring, then brakes, clutch etc later on.
Bottom of mount:
Top right of mount (to dizzy pinch bolt), it's a prong type thing, so the mount can be pulled out (not up):
Main body of mount:
Top of mount:
The top mount looks basically the same, so no new pics of that.
It's all 5mm steel, except for the main body of the bottom mount, which is 3mm.
Posted 26 July 2012 - 04:11 PM
Alternator is currently away being sorted out, and then it'll be the engine bay wiring next.
And I'm going to but the new master cylinders asap too.
But I made this today:
Which will fit like this:
It needs a little more welding to fill some holes, then painting up. But I'm pretty happy with it for a quick job. Hopefully I can get the other side done soon.
Then I'll need to drill holes to mount them - It'll be one bolt down the bottom (through the standard 'towing eye'), and two bolts up top to the mounting bar. - Which needs holes drilled in it for the standard mounting points too.
Hopefully then it'll be nice and solid
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