Lord Gruntfuttock

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  1. Holy shit that's awesome. What a great way to get to events with an old car...
  2. The concourse restoration guys go to great pains to reproduce factory orange peel...
  3. Forgot a shifter linkage bracket bolted up to the trans pan. The original had an L shaped spacer plate on the thin steel pan... I won't need that with the thicker alloy flange, but the bracket fouled the welds on the alloy pan, so I filed some off it... And fits ok... It looked heaps thicker and I was worried it would throw the alignment out, but was only 3mm more than the original so should be fine... And realised I'd left the engine plate and flywheel off, so lifted it off the stand, was happy to do this as I'd forgotten to grease the tube and it was a bastard to rotate... And scrubbed the surface rust off the plate... And it cleaned up nice... So flywheel and plate back on, pretty much ready to mate up to trans when things are torqued up...
  4. That's my understanding. 2 pack epoxy on bare steel, sticks like shit to a shovel and seals it, then fillers etc...
  5. Oh I bought an air one off Ali yonks ago too, and have been filing by hand like a chump. Forgot I had it....
  6. Just read whole build thread. Great stuff. Had an HQ ute while at uni, such nostalgia...
  7. The fearsome beast snapper was a TC100. Looking good for CT90 tho...
  8. Loving it in the new garage, gets beaut sun in the morning, so encouraging to get into things... Put the cover back on the diff, still got pinion seal to install... And wheeled trans out in the sun, dropped the pan and uh-oh. Sort of expected some debris, but not a loose bolt...? Pretty sure it came from here after googling images of C4's... So carried on replacing filter, forgot about the spring and plunger under it but caught them ok... and cleaned things up and replaced that bolt... Shiny new bits to fix the leaky pan, sweet... And cos the alloy pan is deeper you need a deep pan filter. Nice thick reusable gasket... I did measure things, but looks right... Was about here a duck turned up to help... And done... Fitted a new mount as well... So trans should be good to go, there was a bit of gunk and a few metal shavings that bothered me, but as it costs a couple of grand to get a trans refurbished I'll just hope a new filter and fresh fluid will be ok. Never had any issues (apart from blowing a torque converter during a burnout) and interweb consensus is bits in the pan are normal, so we'll see...
  9. If this pic had boobs it'd be damn near perfect...
  10. Nah this is Old School. Doing dumb things with old gear is great. I reckon you're way overcarbed but interested to see how you get on...
  11. Sorted out a lot of bits I need for the next stages, good to find most of them and get things sorted. Crawled under the back end for a look at the leaky diff... I know the brake lines need replaced, that'll happen as soon as the wheel alignment is done. Also dragged the trans into the garage and inspected it, noticed the rear mount was perished so ordered another one, pretty common item, carried in SCA and Repco... And pulled the diff cover off for a cleanup. Needs cleaned, painted and dents taken out of rim... After wire brushing the cover, bolts and drain plug, I just brush painted everything with durepox, came out ok really with a thick mix, will trade again, easier than setting up the spray gun... So I'll put that together and fit new front seal when things are dry...
  12. I bought 64 and 66 jets for a warmed up 302. Not sure how small you can go with a 600...