Long time, no update. Have driven this a lot since 2014 nats. Got it certed at the start of 2015. And have put hundreds and hundreds of litres of 95 through the carbs.
Has been sitting since April, knowing that it needed a new exhaust, tie rod end, and tyres for its next wof. Sudden burst of motivation this weekend just gone and I:
Built a new exhaust, with a flexi straight off the extractors, so no more tweaked manifold gasket (would do this within 20 mins of replacing it), as exhaust takes a severe beating.
Added an unbolt-able, easily replaceable section for under the diff. A sacrificial exhaust annode.
Remade the driveshaft loop, as this sat down ~20mm below the floor, and would catch on everything, had started to bend the floor back. Made this flat so lowest point it the rails now. - Probably have one more wof in the current rails, they have taken a beating too.
My TODO list is as follows. I have everything but the tyres:
Replace inner rack end and alignment
Weld up cracks in extractors and add an oxy bung
New manifold gasket
Polish up wheels (get rid of that clear coat and machine marks)
Hammer it through the gears!
Such a sexy looking 45 year old.