So another day and the saga continues. After going through Charros rebuild I feel insignificant,, I wonder how that man's mind works. Just incredible. I do use cat food cans that have been hot water soap cleaned for mixing glass or epoxy. It keeps the contamination to a lower risk and a 5.5 oz can gives a lot of material to work with. Great job on the rocker panels by the way. My catamaran gave me a good lesson in working with fiberglass and more recently carbon fiber with epoxy. So the wires cap and rotor were a project onto themselves. I basically laid on top of the engine with lights all over and the oil filter off so I could get to the lower cap lock band. Engineering straight from hell with positioning of the distributor on the engine. I have to admit that on the turbo engine the supply oil line feed plate interferes completely. I can see it now two lads a bit snookered drinking Guinness in a pub in some straw roof thatched village after a day at the drawing table saying,, And you know what I did today while slaving on that turbo package. I pissed off people that don't even drive yet, some aren't even born that will hate me, I did I tell ya God Bless the Queen on my soul.
Yup that was horrible, but its on and done.
Today brought my interest to the air filter and the cover over the air horns on the carbs. I was a bit anxious but mostly they are clean and I did some Berkabile wash down on the air horns and cover. It appears the guy I bought the car from was taking a lil used car salesman privilege and he did not rebuild the carbs but the last owner did and when that was done remains a mystery. We will run them till the snow fly's and see how they sound. I would sure love a set of Webers for Christmas Santa where ever you are. The mice did find the air cleaner and nibble off a corner a bit. What was very cute was the pile of cherry skins they saved to make a bed at one end of the housing. How functional, warm and effective. Cherry scented mice for you favorite felines. Off to RD Enterprices tomorrow for the air box gasket, air filter and those lil hose connections that burn cars down under the air box.
Friday the new tires get mounted and by Sunday I think we might just roll out of the garage under our own power. Stay tuned.