With the engine and differential installed it was time to focus on some of the many other small items to button up. It was at this point that the list of small things I was in need of became a LONG list of small things I was in need of in order to continue with RC and to get Rusty ready for re-sale. It was time to pay the local “U-Pick-It” junkyard a visit. On my list was the following: (things I needed in order to sell “Rusty” so I could transfer my *good* parts to RC) brake lines, clutch line, oil cooler lines, front strut assemblies, and rear shock assemblies, (things I needed to build “RC”) steering rack bracket - drivers side [I was missing one after reinstalling the PS rack into Rusty?], radiator temp sensor [busted on RC], heater engine bay hard pipe [to hook up heater core], accelerator cable [cut on RC], speedometer cable [missing], Logicon [for heat], Logicon/HVAC wiring harness [for heater setup], shifter boots [torn to shreds], defroster wiring [would like to have rear window defroster], a brake pedal [“ovaled” pivot hole], and some windshield defroster plastic ductwork. I was able to get all of the above out of the junkyard for $90 plus a few extras like a complete dash cluster, all the switches (headlights, wipers, cruise, etc.), idiot light dash top cluster (I dunno if the clock works or not though), a new fuel filter, clutch slave cylinder, clutch pedal assembly, washer fluid bottle (for Rusty), water temp sensor from filler neck, pressure sensor, and a handful of solenoids and check valves. Success.
|So next up is to swap out all the lines - oil cooler lines (see
6: HERE), brake lines (see Part
4: HERE), and clutch line - from Rusty to RC and install the good junkyard
parts back into Rusty. Pull the Koni/GC front struts and GC camber plates
and the Koni/GC rear shocks from Rusty and install into RC. For suspension
setup go to
10: HERE) I've done this work so many times now I bet I could do it
in my sleep. The problem with all this work is that EVERYTHING has to be
done twice...it's like building TWO cars! With the Koni/GC suspension setup
installed into RC I then finished up in the rear by installing the adjustable
camber link and tightening up all the mounting hardware and filling the
diff with fluid.
The rear camber link to adjust rear wheel camber.
Elongated brake pedal pivot hole.
|Back to the front of the car. With the SS oil cooler lines installed,
the Fluidyne radiator is dropped back into place (I removed it for the
motor install) and coolant hoses reconnected as are the hoses to feed the
heater core (including that junkyard hardpipe). The junkyard coolant temp
sensor was installed and the missing steering rack bracket fitted. The
brake pedal was replaced with a good piece with no "freeplay." The pivot
hole had become so elongated that there was more than an inch of pedal
movement before the brake master cylinder piston even moved! Scary.
||(1)SS oil lines,
(2)new fuel filter,
(3)new fuel lines and clamps,
(4)brake system flush and bleed w/DOT4 brake fluid,
(5)oil sensor plenum,
(7)throttle cable, and
(8)SS clutch line.
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