The brakes were pretty mushy, so olm8 @JustHarry threw some new brake soft lines at it so the pedal had less sponge.
The old girl was started and given a run but she was a bit asthmatic and had a case of the misses.
A trip to Christchurch was needed to suss it out, so luggage was packed.
Obviously there was a list of stuff to do to get things ready for a warrant but they were all abandoned when Harry saw the Weber 28-36 and intake manifold.
We whipped the old off, modified the exhaust manifold due to the open top into the old intake (bit of flat plate robbed off another project) modified the linkages, fuel lines and slammed it on.
At the same time I threw a new set of plugs, points, leads and rotor at it, and we sourced another 12v coil from an abandoned Toyota.
Performance is now tortise-like instead of slug-like. The carb is running too lean so I assume some bigger jets will need to be sourced. It does blow big flames out the top though.
The gearbox is round the wrong way. 1st / 2nd is where 3rd / 4th should be. I assume it's been a column change gearbox with a floor change selector fitted. Also likes to jump out of 4th gear, but a bungee cord should fix that.
Next I removed 30+ meters of unwanted and additional Barry wiring, some projector spotlights and we managed to get all of the electrical stuff working.
Need to find a indicator switch, or at the very least a two way switch for indicator function. This one is goosed. Also need to remove the Barry indicators off the bumper and re-wire the indicators into the park lights like factory next time I'm down.
Note Barry indicators, and a bumper off something - not this car.
Things I need to find:
Rear Latch mechanism for the tailgate top part / and bottom part
You can see where there has been a random door latch to hold it down in the past. Think we can do better.
Couple of bits of trim and at some point a passenger door as it looks a bit sus.
New windscreen seal for winter.
If anyone has some parts or knows of a wreck hit me up. Pretty sure I have forgotten most of what I need.
Also there will be a bit of rust work on the RHS sill that Harry is keen to take on and a misc list of other stuff before she's ready to be inspected.
I've also been talked into installing some slam and Tridens or similar.
A chair bowl to @JustHarry @Carsnz123 @- i5oogt - @76rolla_gurl