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Forum: projects & restorations 04-12-2021, 10:37 PM
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Time for new battery cables, slow starter and...

Time for new battery cables, slow starter and serious heating up !

These are the sizes in first pic if you ever go near an old 240.

Got distracted by a pretty heavy oil leak in the truck!...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
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Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Got distracted with a smoking deal on some...

Got distracted with a smoking deal on some storage and hardware, $50 all in so took the weekend to organise my garage.

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-23-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
It's right under the intake manifold, towards the...

It's right under the intake manifold, towards the rear of it, undo the two pipes going into the throttle body and undo two ten bolts I think they were, it will also have an electrical connector to...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-21-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
To avoid getting static in terms of progress I...

To avoid getting static in terms of progress I decided to get the cross threaded wheel stud out of the way! $16 sae set from harbor freight and a bit of luck and got the threads cleaned up.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-20-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Thanks, man - I just ordered them on VP parts...

Thanks, man - I just ordered them on VP parts yesterday! the injector line survived but i'll keep you in mind next time !

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Yeah, I might be buying new ones too - that or...

Yeah, I might be buying new ones too - that or pipes that are a bit smaller. Did a water test and it took a leak immediately!


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Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 138
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Boring stuff here for the most part, had to...

Boring stuff here for the most part, had to improvise some brazing with the solder I had on hand for one of the pipe t's. Used a bit too much sealant but got some pretty even squeeze out ;)

Little...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Will do man, I did change the coil so may have...

Will do man, I did change the coil so may have put something where it didn't belong! Thanks!



Time to wash out the cooling system. Nothing terrible, all clear water and a little sediment, no...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
I did test the injectors yesterday, they're...

I did test the injectors yesterday, they're making a whining sound and they only spray when I've got the pumps jumped on the fuse box.

I ordered a new set of injectors.

On the advice of a more...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
No idea if it's working, I'll probably refit it...

No idea if it's working, I'll probably refit it down the line once I can eliminate it as part of the vacuum leaks. There's a whole mess of wiring with it but the actual ecu for it is missing too!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-13-2021, 01:27 AM
Replies: 138
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Thank you and results are in the video below: ...

Thank you and results are in the video below:

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Forum: projects & restorations 03-12-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
These are all videos - they should play if you...

These are all videos - they should play if you click on the image!

I think it's a timing issue, it's pouring smoke out the turbo area, out the air intake it's weird as all fek!
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-02-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 138
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
I love it when the part you've been searching...

I love it when the part you've been searching for, in the right color just pops up on eBay...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-02-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 138
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Thanks a million, I've to get my head into the...

Thanks a million, I've to get my head into the mechanical stuff a bit more again!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-27-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Fitted the struts and cut out the old cruise...

Fitted the struts and cut out the old cruise control...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2021, 11:21 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
I love it when bits you ordered weeks back arrive...

I love it when bits you ordered weeks back arrive by the door.

Gt strut braces and a mudflap, the adapters are on backorder right now

I've been polishing the intercooler pipess, not trying for...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
So some AliExpress happens to us all...

So some AliExpress happens to us all occasionally, fit quite nicely, the power adapter needs an original cover plate trimmed out to fit well. The zombie light fits perfectly in the empty slot.

The...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Yeah I'm hoping I can adjust it somehow, haven't...

Yeah I'm hoping I can adjust it somehow, haven't looked into it too much yet.

Project on hold at the minute, have a massive dentist bill to pay :) four root canals ain't cheap!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-01-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
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Forum: projects & restorations 02-01-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
I almost never name cars unless it's Bessie,...

I almost never name cars unless it's Bessie, every car I've had is called that, and for no good reason. Since this car looks pretty but loves sitting I'm naming her "sitting pretty."

I'm going to...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 138
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
So I couldn't help myself, now I need spacers but...

So I couldn't help myself, now I need spacers but given that I paid what I'd have paid for a set of tyres / paint for the virgos I'm happy enough.

Hopefully I can shift the chevy wheels soon to...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-31-2021, 02:21 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
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Forum: projects & restorations 01-29-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 138
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
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Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2021, 06:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Yeah me too, I was doing it so I could drop it...

Yeah me too, I was doing it so I could drop it off to be painted eventually if it turned out to be rough !

Daytime shot
Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Thanks a million! I'm just praying the...

Thanks a million!

I'm just praying the mechanical work comes together, I don't mind the polishing and cleaning aspects but I'm a total novice with heavier mechanical side of things!

I got it...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-24-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 138
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
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Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2021, 02:29 AM
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
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Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Yep that's the one, albeit mine's the harbor...

Yep that's the one, albeit mine's the harbor freight variant!

Everytime I go near the engine it's been 24hrs of soakage in pb blaster, between that and gratuitous use of red sealant I'm hoping the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 09:57 PM
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
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Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 138
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
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Forum: projects & restorations 01-20-2021, 09:21 PM
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Send some of that motivation my way man !!! ...

Send some of that motivation my way man !!!



I think it's probably welded on after sitting so long, I HOPE that's it at least !!!

I tried the handle clamp style, my wee Hazet three-pronged...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-19-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 138
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Apparently, this is where the oil filter lives -...

Apparently, this is where the oil filter lives - tried a bunch of different tools on it and it won't budge - soaking in pb blaster before I get the heat at it! A thorough bollix of a design if you...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-17-2021, 02:33 AM
Replies: 138
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Thanks, now I just have to clean up everything...

Thanks, now I just have to clean up everything else !
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Attention to detail and ocd then came into the...

Attention to detail and ocd then came into the equation

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Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 138
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
After leaving the cover sit overnight and after a...

After leaving the cover sit overnight and after a good wash I evaluated the cover for a straight polish.

There were some pretty noticeable gouges across the middle and in some corners

Tried to...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
I couldn't help myself, green scotch pad from the...

I couldn't help myself, green scotch pad from the kitchen and s ridiculous as mount of pb blaster soakage. All surface stuff thankfully !

Will have to rotate to clean the valves too but it'll be...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-16-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
The car just keeps on giving me stuff to do ��...

The car just keeps on giving me stuff to do �� but thanks for the encouragement!

New intake gasket, replaced the thermal switch with a decent used one.

Waiting on a bracket /support for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-14-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Whipped off the kjet equivalent of a maf? ...

Whipped off the kjet equivalent of a maf?

Gave it a good cleaning with brakcleen.

I'll redo it with fresh gaskets etc but fuel seems to be flowing through at least.

Just want it running,...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 138
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Just noticing I put the injectors back together...

Just noticing I put the injectors back together incorrectly lol, thankfully I consulted the bently manual !
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 138
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Found an intake gasket at the local autozone...

Found an intake gasket at the local autozone which was pretty amazing for a 37 yr old car!

I threw the injectors in, but I think I can wait to get the outer sealing I rings before putting...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2021, 08:44 PM
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Flame trap cleaning, ended up just using the...

Flame trap cleaning, ended up just using the little screen in the kit I bought. The angle on the vacuum pipe is different on the turbo I guess?

Plugged it up, filled it with a half can of...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2021, 08:38 PM
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Took out the old warm up regulator, it's a 128,...

Took out the old warm up regulator, it's a 128, no vacuum lines going into it and two metallic strips vs one.

The one I bought was a 078, very different inside, just checking the diaphragms were...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-09-2021, 01:16 AM
Replies: 138
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Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Cheers man, I appreciate the encouragement! ...

Cheers man, I appreciate the encouragement!

More fuel stuff today:

Testing the heating coil, looks alright? Under 30 is good right?

Couldn't open the darn thing to save my life, a bit of...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
The warm up regulator got a cleanup this evening,...

The warm up regulator got a cleanup this evening, the little metal screens were full of...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-07-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
So yeah this happened Kjet bits off a...

So yeah this happened

Kjet bits off a running car, a lot of which may be useful while I rebuild/ cleanup what's on there, so nice to get a job lot vs buying it all separately even if it's not from...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-03-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
I'm liking the silver color for the strut brace,...

I'm liking the silver color for the strut brace, lifts the engine bay up a bit color...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-01-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Lol very good ☺️ And we have taillights! ...

Lol very good ☺️

And we have taillights!

Will have to figure out where the reverse lights are once she's running but it's enough to pass inspection now.

Also bought a bunch of kjet bits off...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-29-2020, 11:43 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Rewired in a new window washer pump today, the...

Rewired in a new window washer pump today, the wires going to it had to be chased back a foot to beat the biodegradation!

Then figured out none of the rear lights were working, hardwiring ensued!...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-23-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 54,223
Posted By atomicdeathmonkey
Found a pretty decent grille, dusty as hell but...

Found a pretty decent grille, dusty as hell but it fits the rest of the car quite well!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201223/866f0ce9a1c508346674eae28a338712.jpg

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