Broken but not brokeback bear (@Philia_Bear) wrote: »
That car near demands an Atlantic racing motor...
There is now a Volvo 240-shaped hole in my shed (and heart, sob) While tragic, this means that I have room to work on this thing again. I got a fancy shifter-hole piece and the ducting for the heater/demist when I was in England last, and I'll start looking at getting bits for the engine/ancillaries next.
Some minor progress. Chopped a good chunk out of the driver's seat front mount in order to get the seat a bit lower. The plan is to replace it with a slice of the RHS you see in the same photo. The Alfa seat bolt holes are tiny when compared with the original Celica bolts, not sure what to do there. Would prefer to use the nice big original bolts. Shifter hole cut out, though still needs trimming. Managed to get a set of 4AGE Blacktop throttles for the 3SGE, shiny bits to follow.
Passenger side the same.
I got a box in the mail with all manner of nice things from SQ Engineering. If the throttles look filthy in the photo it's because they are actually that filthy. Engine/gearbox/driveshaft/rear axle are being put in to make sure everything fits, so I chucked the intake on for a laugh. I really hope they fit under the bonnet, as it would be a real shame to have to bash them down with a big hammer.
I opened up the hole I had cut in the tunnel and got the cover all buttoned up. Need a suitable CV boot or something for it yet.