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  1. Installed electric fuel pump and removed mechanical which im pretty sure is the original one. Did alright for 48 years. Also moved the seat back 50mm so im not so cramped. It's not so bad with an auto because lack of clutch allows at least one leg some room. But it's nor a big job to move the seat so I did it.
  2. yea na. rigged up a port on the back water bridge to vacuum bleed the coolant circuit from there. its still fucked. im out of ideas and im fucking over it.
  3. cheers man, i appreciate the encouragement. i dont see making stuff like this as to difficult, you just need a bit of a plan about what general direction you're going to go in and patience.
  4. i put the front bumper back together and put it back on and it looks ace, i did however forget to take a picture so yea.... anywho i did some other stuff. the rear muffler was too big, hit the ground a lot and made the car way to quiet so i fitted a smaller one. it doesn't hit the ground and the car is louder which is good. old muffler with custom flat bottom, 2020-04-06_05-10-26 by sheepers, on Flickr new muffler. 2020-04-06_05-10-17 by sheepers, on Flickr so the next thing i wanted to do was make new bits for the tops of the rear bumper. the ones i had were fucked so i made some new ones out of 8mm aluminium plate. ill let the photos do the talking but some points to note, the only file i used for this whole process is the one pictured which is called a dreadnought file if you've never seen one before. there is no better file for working with aluminium, you can get a great surface finish with these files if you know how to use them and they will remove heaps of material very fast too. things they dont like however include filing steel, that will fuck them. the other thing is that i used my 60mm DA sander/polisher to go from file finish to polished because DA sanders are the best thing in the world, get some. 2020-04-06_05-10-09 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-10-00 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-09-29 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-09-46 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-09-38 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-09-20 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-09-06 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-08-56 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-08-46 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-08-35 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-08-25 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-08-15 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-08-06 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-07-48 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-07-39 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-07-31 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-07-22 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-07-12 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-06-55 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-06_05-06-45 by sheepers, on Flickr
  5. It's a level sensor. Take it out and you'll find a pressed bit of metal with a plastic float on the end. You don't need it
  6. somehow fitting a new grill turned into painting the front bumper. as you can see in the photos above it was a bit fucked and bent and rusty so i gave it a quick bash and flicked some paint on it. its a long way from good but itll do for now. it looks good in the photos but its pretty rough IRL. when i paint the whole car the bumper will get dipped to take care of some rust on the inside so i didnt bother going to far with it. 2020-04-02_03-56-43 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-02_03-56-50 by sheepers, on Flickr
  7. yea, you may be right. but the water take off to the heater is way higher. and the return from the heater is right into the feed for the water pump/stock. fuck, ill be the stoked if i can somehow fix this by just bleeding the heater hose, but logic tells me that its probably not going to be the case unfortunately.
  8. yea, the "yay this vacuum bleeding might fix it" bubble has burst. its better, but a trillion miles away from being a usable car. im fucking over it, it can sit in the corner pissing me off every time i look at it for a while. in the mean time ill work on other cars. if/when i go back to it ill try adding water at the back of the motor somehow, or some fucking thing. but for now it can get fucked.
  9. front springs are XY falcon i think, they are "tunable" in that they have a couple of coils at the top that are wound touching each other so you can cut a coil off and its dosent effect the spring. the rears are toyota Previa springs (i think) that i got compressed. shocks are all custom bilstien but i believe the fronts started life as left overs from the HQ race series. Ian at racelign suspension in Mt wellington will be able to sell you the correct springs. he loves toyota crowns.
  10. because the v8 is giving me the shits i wanted to actually achieve something so i did some work on this. spent most of the day cleaning and painting this fancy grill for it. as usual i was to fucking useless to take any photos of what it looked like before i started but just imagine it looking fairly shit. 2020-04-01_04-43-05 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-01_04-43-15 by sheepers, on Flickr 2020-04-01_04-43-22 by sheepers, on Flickr
  11. good timing, yes update in build thread.
  12. i might be making some progress with this. ive been vacuum bleeding the coolant system and then heat cycling it for about 4 days now and its taking a bit more water each time. the temp climbs a lot slower now and it almost can maintain temp. it still climbs with it sitting idling and the fan going but its a bunch slower. i will drive it around as much as i can as see how it goes. im also chasing a random intermittent coolant leak that comes and goes at the weirdest times. it coming from the bottom heater hose but it leaks weirdly, like when the system is at full pressure after its been running and its hot it doesn't leak, then it will drop some water over night when its cold. but not every night, its a bit unusual but ill keep fucking with it.
  13. I have the same slave in both my celicas and its really the pressure plate that dictates whey master you use. Cast remember the sizes of the top of my head but the JZ master is smaller then the UZ. I used a wilwood compact master which comes in different bore sizes. Made it easy to change and get the pedal feel how I wanted it
  14. As above. First is basically useless and the jump to second is like going 1st to 3rd.