I got the old driveshaft out and pressed out the flange for the diff which ended up being very easy, probably because of all leaking fluid coating the universal joint.
The hood scoop is coming along nicely, I got regular body filler on it and it’s almost ready for primer.
About two weeks ago I bonded the hood scoop to the underside of the hood using the highest quality panel bonding adhesive known to man. (totally wasn’t heavy duty liquid nails.)
But unlike other retailers that have one big catalog for everything speedway has different catalogs for different types of cars. Street Rods/trucks, Muscle cars, oval cars, etc. They sent the muscle car catalog with my hood scoop for the jag, I found the juxtaposition quite humorous. Just imagine, you’re sitting next…
I finished the rough cut in the hood at 10pm last night. I just need to back with a grinder and clean up the hole a bit. Then I should be able to properly mount it, my plan to panel-bond it to the bottom and then seam seal the top should work out fine but if not I guess you guys are gonna see me slap some fiberglass…
Yes, more parts for the jag have arrived, mainly just odds and ends, nothing worth going into detail about. EXCEPT for the speedway motors hood scoop.
Hopefully for the final time, I still need to tighten the torque converter bolts and do some final adjustments to the shift cable. I also need to mount the hood for shenanigans that may or may not involve a hood scoop.
I haven’t driven the alfa as much as I used to mainly because everything on it is wore out, I guess that happens when you do nothing but beat on a car lol. Really though all it needs is a bunch of money thrown at it. Right now the biggest issues are
Translation: When you rev your single cam honda at a turbo LS swapped 80's shitbox and it spools a giant turbo off of the transbrake.
The converter for the jag arrived today, it’s an FTI 9.5" conveter, 3200 stall speed and still retains the lock-up for the 700r4.
Work has been a bit slow and we had another chili red mini at work that needed its back bumper resprayed so I slid my hood scoop into the paint booth with the rear bumper. It looks quite nice considering it was a panel paint and the color wasn’t matched to my car.
It’s been over a year!! already since I’ve bought the mini and I’ve never done any paint correction on it, today I changed that.
So the 400 in the xjs was a smog era engine out of a ‘74 monte carlo and it still had the factory smog ramhorn manifolds on it, one of which had this little valve sandwiched between the downpipe and manifold. There was nothing connected to it and no other outlets anywhere on it so i’m kinda at a loss as to what its…
and they just barely clear the unibody, but they fit and that’s all that matters right now. Now the list of things to do has grown even smaller, all that’s left to do is.