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20 hours ago, NickJ said:

Haha, yeah thats quite an aspirational stain the wagon has left!

I'm over at Fabrum, Lada parks on the road if I drive cos i'm not sure how keen the boss will be if it leaks on his lovely clean asphalt 

That red beast is yours? It looks very experienced at life haha

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3 hours ago, Mr.Mk1 said:

That red beast is yours? It looks very experienced at life haha

it is indeed, 'Experienced' is putting it nicely, poor thing was hit in the middle of the night not long after I got it road legal which really killed the motivation to tidy it up, your paint work is quite motivational

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How the hell did I miss this being fully painted!? You work quick and it looks great!

 

Are those lenses Mexicali repro spec or legit USDM? I have been considering some Mexicali ones myself.

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I believe them to be decent old legit, they are aged up close and have factory looking foam remnants still stuck in places

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dude it looks fucking awesome ay.

you should be proud of yourself

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I'm very glad that motor was mint inside. I paid what I felt to be top dollar for a long block. Fwiw, it had around 180k on it. 

Special thanks should be extended to @Valiant for those carbs.  

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What manifold do you end up using? Gives it a nice factory (ish) appeal definitely!

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Wow. I forgot all about those. I hope you can make something that works with them.

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Will cut and shut a factory manifold hopefully. Or an abortion of the two. Havent got that far yet!

 

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I've got a shitty emissions diseased/uphill van manifold for this very purpose. I found a sandwich plate for that motor yesterday too.

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The sandwich plate is quite rusty, and encrusted with dried on liquifaction. I started scraping it off today, but ran out of fucks. 

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I guess now you got to blast all the rest of the shit on the motor otherwise its just going to look like dogs balls

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That wasn't the plan!

But yeah, your right. likely I'll pinch the branch car from work for a week so I can paint the engine bay and dial in the extractors while it's all apart and not have to rush it to drive to work on Monday like my usual missions with mine and wife's cars.

 

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Fucking hell Joshy, what a fucking weapon

From this...

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to this in 2 months...

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Loooooooooooooooooooong whistle

and let's be honest - the first picture is doing it justice...

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I can't lose when Josh posts in the project forum. It's either a lush update on my rusty 47 year old car, or a heartwarming update on my old  weary old 45 year  car. Regardless of which it is, I smile.  

How happy are you with the gearbox in this car Josh? It just occurred to me while the motor/gearbox is out its literally only a 25 minute job to change that front bearing.  I can bring my big puller over and whip it off in a heartbeat. 

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Thanks KK, I've just about drunk away the memories of the bodywork , lol.

 

The box seems fine/stereo/I've got used to it now. But while donk is out I'd do the bearing..

 

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