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  1. Working on Sundays. It's exhausting work. So I decided to pull the headers and make them tuck in a bit more. This has given the steering arm an extra 15mm clearance. I wasn't happy with 10mm clearance. Then set about making the rest, to include a flexi and 2 three bolt flanges. I have 2 cotton reel mounts in there at the moment and a hanger on the dumpy. About to make a 3rd cotton reel mount for just behind the resonator/flange to carry that load. Then I'll drop it all, finish the top welds and then spray it in high temp paint. I'm pretty chuffed with it so far, will also check for knocking and clearence issues, but so far it all looks good.
  2. Porn, swanky wanky filter unit... Not cheap, but it does do the job. Just need some k&n spray for it
  3. Should I stick with the throwback theme? Rotary conversion 13s Dumpy Fixed back race seats. They sit way too low anyway. But I would like something with a bit more holding power.
  4. Radiator and heater hoses completed. Even clamped off. Got a drive belt, but alas, too short.. Got my bits to complete the wiring.. 6 way fuse block with bus bar. Will run my fan, ign and fuel pump from this via relays. Got a fuel filter to fit too.
  5. Bought a rx7 clutch master, and got it to fit on a stock unmodded hunter pedal box. Only have to make a pushrod and get another AN fitting for the -3 hose.
  6. GET A ROTOR!!!! who remembers hearing that being yelled out in town?
  7. Done a bit more wiring stuff. Chucked the battery in it, was keen to see if the clutch was working. Had it turning over in neutral, then in 1st..then tried with the clutch in..... Yay no movement.. Then tried letting the clutch out.. She's snappy, but works. So then I got keen and tried firing it up.. She ran... Too fn loud though. Exhaust is next on the list.. But it runs and moves... Pumped Now I need to figure out how to wire up this fan relay and temp switch.
  8. Clutch line sorted..... But... The pedal is real hard to depress. The slave is like a 3/4" bore and the master is the factory hunter one, probably 1-1/8" so I'm guessing it's poorly matched and just being gay. Or just a super heavy pressure plate. However I now have a nice -3 AN line for it. It's getting pretty close to being done. I'll swap the suspension from the other car to this one, cos the rear shocks work, and the fronts are tight with proper lowering springs, I'll swap the whole leg along with the brake hoses because I'm sure the ones on this have collapsed.
  9. Muff placement is on point. Managed to refit the rad and oil cooler, chucked the headers back on, sussed the gauge wiring. Only have the tach wire to extend over to the coils and make up a new alt harness-easy peasy. Really need to straighten up the shifter because it fouls on the centre console in 5th and reverse. Almost touching in 3rd and 4th.
  10. Only underbody task to complete is swapping the hunter speedo cable for the rx7 cable. Driveshaft final install, and driveshaft hoop fitted with doubler plates.
  11. Fuel pump wiring mostly complete, just need to do the power feed up the front. Lines completed.. Only need to find my inline filter to install. Also did a bulkhead massage, and tidied some wiring. Now it's ready for the engine and box to go back in for the final time.
  12. So I had it all booked to go off for its rollcage to be done. Nope not even close. Last minute job of pulling out sound deadening found some weight reduction holes in the floors. Only the fronts. So I promptly ordered a bead roller, as you do. And will find some zintec to make up some floor plates. Cage was able to be swapped with another car.. So better pull finger.
  13. Had a few bits arrive over the last few days. Got some really fun news coming next week.. Well I already know, but the outcome is going to be great. Can anyone guess what it is? Haha
  14. Oops, forgot to load up the engine details. So moving on from the 12a idea, I managed to snag up a rebuilt AE86 4age, stock spec (GER build). Then luckily got a complete T50 box for $500 which is unheard of these days. So I have a loom with it but it's a bit frightening to look at. I used to know someone that could do a loom conversion to have it set up as a 3 wire plug and play.. Contact details lost unfortunately. From what can tell, I will require the following : Clutch slave Yoke Clutch kit Engine mounts Loom work Speedo cable I have considered running it on carbs for simplicity. The cert tags cover a 4agze and T50. Should be a smarter option than a 12a tbh.
  15. Fully gutted the cockpit.. Zero loomage. Ready for a good clean up. Have now discovered I can't run the triton top mount, so will get a floor mount pedal box.
  16. So I picked up a 2nd hunter a while ago, another 73 super. This had a standard motor in it with twin carbs. But could not get it to play nice due to a busted fuel pump. So I decided that was going to put a 12a in this one aswell. But sourcing needed parts was too difficult. So fast forward to now.. Body situation is the previous owner spent hours doing body work on it. Deleted the mouldings which I didn't approve of.. So those weld spots need finishing off. He has sprayed the jams, boot and engine bulkhead red.. Not sure if I'm living it or not. It does have a couple of rust points to sort out. One at the base of the a puller inside, and one at the windscreen corner. And a few pin holes on the drivers foot well. Over lockdown I sold the engine, carbs, and other bits I won't use on this. And picked up my new mystery motor, see next post for these details. This car has lowered coils and blocks in it with good firm shocks.. These will get thrown into the green car, as this will get the coilovers conversion up front and turrets with coilovers in the back. So plans: Engine conversion-has cert plate for this already. Coilovers Turrets out back with coilovers 2dr conversion to extend the door openings. Rollcage and race spec interior. 15x8s and 15x8s on sticky tyres. Fuel cell and surge tank setup. Custom dash as the stock one is poked. Id like to find an escort English diff so I can run a lsd and do a disc conversion with off the shelf items. The front brakes will be escort willwood or ap calipers with capri discs. Have a tilton pedal box for it to have a bias aswell. This will get a wide body mid, I have mk1 arches on it but will try and get some mk2 arches to compare, to see what suits it best. This will be a slow build, until I get the green car finished and off the hoist. Discuss away.
  17. Started running the fuel line up with P clips, fuel pump is mounted (only tek screwed at the moment) Floor bulkhead is drilled and grommeted ready for cabling. Have some nice plugs coming so that I can bin the butt connectors. Also got the s1 rx7 speedo cable to work with the hunter speedo unit.. Mega bonus. Also glued on the water pump and housing. Bottom rad hose is sorted, just need to sort the upper, plus the heater hoses. Plan from here is to now pull the motor and box. Clean and detail the motor, fill the box with oily stuff. Button up all of the engine bay wiring with decent connectors. Also fit the driveshaft hoop too. So close
  18. As soon as I hit the submit button.... Knock knock.. Hello driveshaft hoop and new plugs
  19. Reset the timing again today. Got my auto sparky to "essentially" make up a starter cable. Now the starter is 100% wired up off the stock hunter setup.. So can still start it from the engine bay haha. Only have the dizzy power wire to connect up, and the alternator wires. Then lengthen the tach wire. Currently waiting on bits to arrive: Plugs Gaskets Exhaust components Driveshaft hoop I'm really stoked that she runs now.. Relit the fire to get it done
  20. I'm just going to put this here
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