I've had this car for about 9 years. I bought it after I crashed my last XE into an old school Patrol and come off second best. Always meant to put the running gear out of that into it but never got around to it. Then I needed money so I sold it and the opportunity passed. Ah well. Drove it for about 4 years then I switched camp to the dark side and bought a VL Turbo. Good fun but good they are a really poorly built car the keeps on breaking and breaking and breaking and breaking. Now that's gone and its time to reincarnate the old girl.
Out with the old!
Geez engine bays get dirty!
Got to love to the height of the front end with no engine!
Then I started the cleaning process. Not a lot of fun at all. Tried pressure washing and degreasing with truck wash but that stuff is hard to move. Funny how grease and oil come off not bad but road grime wont budge. I read some where in the forums that oven cleaner works well so I might have to give that a try.
Cos its a little bit cleaner it lets you see a few of the things that you otherwise might miss. Like a cracks and dodgy factory welds and rust. I'll get to work on them soon. Gotta find a welder first.
Bought a 302 cleveland to go in her for 250 bucks. I thought this was a good buy. Only thing is the bloke that I bought it off used to have a wreckers near where I am and took 5 complete 351C's and a ton of other parts to the scrap metal joint a week before cos he closed his yard. Bloody criminal! This was the last of what he had in his shed. But I guess I have to be happy with that.
Going to Melbourne tomorrow to pick up a C10 box and LSD dick brake arse end I bought off flea bay tomorrow. Should be good.
Edited by XES, 04 July 2011 - 11:13 PM.