As my new job meansÂ I have meetings every Monday, I took last friday off instead to make a long weekend working on ROJ. I was also pleased as my son asked if he could come too.
Friday was good fun as we were sorting out the fuel system – working out where the breather pipes went and taking bits off the old fuel tank to use on the new, only to discover that most were unusable.
RememberÂ the start of this blog, before we took ROJ apart? I said that the fuel went straight through the bottom of the tank. You can see why:
The fuel sucker pipe shows what the conditions inside the tank were like, compare to the new one:
Saturday we spent overhauling the steering rack and fitting the renovated aircon drier.
We then took a break, drank some beer and spent saturday evening watching DVDs. Sunday morning I fitted the lower wishbone – I had hoped to get the suspension unit sorted – but I need a special tool which the AMOC have out on loan at the moment, so will have to wait.
And finally, for a bit of fun, we fitted the steering wheel. In the box are all the pedal gear parts and brake cylinder, which will be the next job.
I don’t think my son realised how much of car restoration involved cleaning and restoring all the little bits before putting them back on the car – Pimp My Ride has a lot to answer for!