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the slant grew on me so I decided to keep it. Found a genuine chrome bumper from Thailand,

 

I'll be interested to see how it looks, owning a slanty and a flatty. I'm planning on trimming the plastic ones shorter to tuck up against the body like a chrome one.

 

This is the surge tank I'm planning on using. Cheap enough, just need to swap fitings to suit, and takes up no room. Maybe I'll get the square one the same size.

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I'll be interested to see how it looks, owning a slanty and a flatty. I'm planning on trimming the plastic ones shorter to tuck up against the body like a chrome one.

 

Yeah I'm real keen to see how it all goes together. I sat the bumper in place a while ago and it seemed to fit so should be all good.

 

And that tank looks like a good idea, never really thought of using one of those. Nice and cheap too. Are you planning on mounting that in the engine bay still? And just wondering about the outlets, I guess it doesn't really matter that the return to the main tank isn't located by itself at the highest point?

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I'll know when I have one in my hands, but I'm planning up on the firewall somewhere. The tank return at the top would keep it full, and the outlet to the main pump would be the bottom one.

 

You just need 4 outlets, some high some low, so it ahould do it. We ran the 2L 18RG rally car on a 300ml one without a problem, I reckon a 1litre or 2litre just takes up too much room. A litre would be 13Km worth of winding road!!

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Should do the trick nicely :y: Yeah I was actually after a smaller one, I found a 600ml undercar tank a while ago but could never find it again for some reason. Getting a welder next weekend so could even look into making one that tucks away a bit neater. Pretty excited for that to say the least

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I've pretty much got mine all installed already.. Fits quite nicely in the end. Just want to buy a nutsert setup for the fuel pump mount. I got the fuel system with 4age, (out of a sedan, including a 3.5L surge tank :doh:) so I've already swapped over the in tank lift pump and lines from sedan to wagon, installed my new 1L surge, and have the bosch hi flow pump to go in too. Pics in previous posts.

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Went shopping yesterday and got some rubber and foam for the fuel pump, foam tape for the rest of the blower ducting, and two tins of paint- one metallic and the other just a darker straight grey. So just waiting for some decent weather to do some painting, it's been shocking down here this weekend

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So I had my 21st last weekend, finally treated myself to a welder and some Milwaukee tools. I got a unimig 175, can weld 0.7mm panel steel to 8mm plate. mig, tig & stick, but it can't tig aluminium. That'll have to wait. I've set it all up but haven't had a chance to muck around with it yet. I'm keen to learn and get stuck into the rust.

 

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Sorted out the fuel pump mount, using a nut and bolt on one side, and a decent cable tie on the other. Using a square of dense rubber with self adhesive foam stuck to one side as insulation between the mount and the body, hoping that will be enough. Also picked up 5m of fuel hose from Supercheap, (anywhere else I could have gone for cheaper?) and figured out where the lines will go. Looks like there will be runs of 1.2m plus.. is this a bad idea? should I look into making some new steel lines?

 

Also got around to test spraying those two tins of paint, ended up doing half and half on the rear, with a strip of the first grey remaining in the middle. So after all that I've finally decided to go with the metallic on the left. Bit more interesting, and also has a tinge of gold to it, which I like as a bit of a nod to the original colour. Keen to know what you guys think. Cheers.

 

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The bronzey colour is good! Put yellow tape stripes along it where the red ones are now!

 

Yeah I'm quite pleased with it to be honest, especially after picking the wrong colour a few times. Can finally move forward with the engine bay and get the motor in now.

That's not a bad idea actually! I was originally thinking maybe a red pin somewhere, as the engine bay will be a grey/black/red colour scheme. Maybe on the wheels and keep the body clean but we'll see

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So I finally got the engine bay all sprayed and cleared. Pretty stoked with how it turned out, still a little bit of over spray but it should buff out. I did accidentally knock the paint on the strut tower on one of the last coats, then got a run trying to cover it with the final coat of clear. Not too happy about that one but I think I can live with it. If not I'll rub it back and shoot some more clear on. I used the extraction fan and that seemed to move a lot of the over spray down and out which certainly helped too

 

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When I sprayed my car in my tiny townhouse garage I just bought 2 $10 fans from k mart and had them cranking. Bet my neighbors hated me. :D

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Haha yeah can't imagine my neighbors were too pleased, sounded like a jet engine and smelt pretty bad out there for a while..

 

Finally got the blaster set up properly and working well. Using the wet/dry vac to suck out some of the airborne dust, and used some thicker hoses for the gun to prevent the blow outs on the inlet, and also for the siphon as that kept pinching shut. I don't have as much maneuverability inside the cabinet anymore, but for smaller pieces it works a treat. Using baking/bi-carb for grit at the moment.

 

So just more cleaning, polishing and painting really, crossmember bolts were blasted, primed and given a coat of engine enamel, and the linkage is basically done. I just need to make a accelerator cable bracket, and purchase a pulley to go on the linkage shaft like this one. Will be much neater than the current leaver setup. There's a piece of kit that joins & balances the two throttle bodies, with an integrated pulley..buut thats over $250 so will have to wait for now

 

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