Oh wow I've never had a page 2 on any of my threads before must be going up in the world!!!!!
After I got the warrant I did a couple of tow missions even though I have yet to pay the rego. Now before I go on I wil say that things thing has always read a bit hot on the temp gauge and I always thought it was just wonky Holden thing (many of my previous Holdens were like this).
so a Fortnight after the warrant I I went to Oamaru to pick up a fridge with trailer in tow, was an awesome drive there1 well going anywhere is awesome when your in a big old car.
Temp was good Sitting just on the edge of the "normal Operating band" on the gauge. I then picked up my fridge and headed back through town.
In Town i noticed the temp gauge rising when sitting idle in traffic it would stop rising when on the move.
but it would not go down.
On the outskirts of town I noticed that the rear was making a grinding sound and the engine was labouring to maintain speed.
shit gets hotter again!!
heaters on full noise!!! this helped
got home 15km later and she blew the water pump hose. fucking coolant goes fucking everywhere! unloaded and parked the old bitch in the garage. By this stage I knew that it was time to sort out the cooling system. and investigate the rear brakes again as I had not long fixed the dragging issue it had after failing my warrant last June.
I had a spare radiator out of an hq so I hoaried that in along with some spare radiator pipes I had laying around
But That had a hole in it and didn't hold water!!. FUCK! so much for a temp fix
on another note I got sick of the chrome shit under the bonnet so I dug out some spare rocker covers and repainted them along with the chrome air filter in wrinkle black.
cos all the cool kids wrinkle shit these days
moving on I sent my radiator Up to timaru to be cleaned out turns out it was 30% blocked according to the radiator shop. still yet to fit this
right and finally the brakes finally got round to looking at this today (Always busy with other things hence why I dont do as much car work as I'd like to)
one of the caliper bolts had decided to go AWOL so I pulled its mate out
looks like I will have to take a trip to the engineering shop for another bolt
also Scored some other goodies
I have an 85A Alternator off a VP V6 that with a pulley change a few wiring mods will go on to the car as its exactly the same as the Factory alt.
And some Twin AU thermo fans that will go in at a later date if shit continues to run hotter than I like.
On another not I came across an Photo of my old Mini from 10 years ago
had a very hot cam, exhaust and a Sidedraught Weber. It went that fuckin' hard it was