Tonne of room in that thing...dunno about ford stud pattern being better though lol
Tim's LJ - The Build Diary
Posted 12 August 2021 - 06:23 PM
A couple of minutes after first starting it up yesterday it developed a big rattle and a backfire... Whipped the rocker cover off today and diagnosed the issue pretty quickly!
After sorting all of the rockers out, she now runs and idles and sounds goooood. Did some digging and found it has a Crow 35665 cam, which looks to be chunky enough for what I want.
Next step is getting the interior back together, sorting brake lines out and getting the diff built.
Posted 12 August 2021 - 11:12 PM
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Posted 13 August 2021 - 06:05 PM
I'll have a look.
Posted 13 August 2021 - 08:31 PM
The extractors do sit pretty close to the outrigger(?) on the crossmember, but the gearbox yoke is central between the tunnel and the front of the block is the same distance from the chassis rails as Bomber Watson's LJ...
I ordered all of the bits I need to make brake lines this afternoon, I'll get stuck into that when they arrive next week.
I have to
Pull the diff out and drop it off to get built
I'll make the tailshaft when I go home next weekend, and round up a set of Falcon stockies to get it rolling until I get my Mawers built
Make brake lines
Finish sorting out the handbrake, once the diff is back in
Fit the new steering coupling
Put the doors back together
Fix the glovebox, fit the new shifter boot
Sort the stereo out
Seats in, steering wheel on
Drive the frOcking wheels off it.
Posted 19 August 2021 - 05:15 PM
I'll get my tax back next week and order the Mawer centres, then I can work on getting them together.
Pretty happy with progress!
Posted 23 August 2021 - 09:04 AM
Hit a little hurdle, the P76 front rotors need a 71.5mm centre bore, the Falcon diff is 70.5. I'm having 1mm machined off the front rotors so that the Mawers seat properly on both ends, and so I can use a Falcon wheel as a spare.
Posted 25 August 2021 - 01:39 PM
Belly, the Mawer centres are from Showster wheels
Posted 31 August 2021 - 09:57 AM
One of the lower shock mount plates had 3/8 captive nuts, the other had 5/16...
Still need to make some shim blocks for the upper control arms.
Almost finished making brake lines, I've added a Wilwood proportioning valve into the rear lines and cleaned up the original master cylinder and distribution block.
Also been working on polishing the old Simmons lips... Next time I will absolutely be buying brand new, but these will do me for now
Posted 01 September 2021 - 09:10 PM
Then Bomber pointed out that I'd need a bracket to hold the brake hose, so I welded a bracket to the caliper bracket and now we're cooking!
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Posted 17 September 2021 - 05:42 PM
I'll drop the tailshaft off at Hardie Spicer on Monday to get it shrunk to fit the LJ, and then the drivetrain is complete!
Posted 03 October 2021 - 09:18 PM
I've been working through a list of little jobs...
Got the front brakes finished
Bumpers are off, new ones ready to go on,
Doors are back together, door trims on
Shifter boot is on
Vacuum advance sorted
Got a few more bits to sort out tomorrow, then once the diff is back I can get it in, tailshaft in, make some brake lines and BAM! Rego time.
I'm very very excited
Posted 04 October 2021 - 07:08 PM
Also got keen and stuck my repro dealer sticker on, super happy with this little touch!
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Posted 05 October 2021 - 08:18 PM
Grabbed the last of the bolts I need today from work... my diff is ALLEGEDLY ready to pick up tomorrow.
The list is getting smaller!
Posted 07 October 2021 - 08:27 PM
We're very very close here.
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