Update on the GT
The GT has been gathering dust for a few months, whilst I played with other toys. Several reasons for this, but mainly because I wanted to have a summer with time to myself, the ability to visit nice places and do things. Not feel so fully committed to feeding the GT with all my spare cash. Summer is sort of done (all be it its still sunny) so the GT is back on the ramp for some more work.
Lets start with the fuel system, first off I got myself a good fuel tank (very hard to come by) and had a sardine tin welded onto the bottom of the tank. It is soon to be painted up and then fitted to the car.
This tank pulls its fuel from the Sardine tin via a nice Facet pump, and pushed it up to the front of the car.
The fuel is then filtered and pressure controlled via a good old Filter King module.
Next job on the worksheet was to fit the front roll-bar, its tight and a little fettling of the bell housing was required. It’s in and it should work a treat. Its the standard Mk1 GT unit, and a pair of Mazda 323 drop links (bolts to trim down before you tell me) and a new set of rubbers made from modern poly.
Note in the above image the closeness of the downward loop of one exhaust, its been decided to lift the passenger side of the engine a 5MM or so, this will give the required room to allow the pipe to miss the subframe when the engine moves on the subframe.
Next item, in this short update are the brakes, aeroquip hoses are being fitted all round, and hopefully all plumbed up and a finished master brake system. Early days on thats right now.
Finally for today, the sunbeam Lotus, air box is in place, but I need to decide very quickly if I like this big old box or not. It will either go or grow on me. Excuse the dust, this is a workshop not a showroom.