It is certainly worth taking a three day weekend, I can get far more done.
I finished refurbing the blower plenum chambers. I used a bit of filler and plenty of paint to disguise my rather shoddy welding.
According to the workshop manual ROJ was the very first V8 to be fitted with the Coolaire Mk11 – and it’s a complicated old system – with the vent flaps in the boxes being controlled by vacuum pipes..
The electrics also look like a nightmare to figure out – hopefully someone on the AMOC forum might tell me where the wiring goes.
It also looks as if something on the circuit board has burnt out – I’ve got two other earlier Coolaire systems so I ma be able to swap over the board.
Where the plenum chambers fit onto the condensor box the plastic is fragile and broken, so I used a piece of ABS plastic and with a heat gun, folded the plastic into a box shape, which i will then cut and splice into the main box.
I also used pieces of ABS to make the replacement flanges that had broken off the plenum covers.
I both glued and rivetted the tabs in place.
At the end of today this is how far I had got – not much to do before fitting it into the car.
…. cool outside
When the Datsun 240 went off to the undertaker, he left his pyjamas behind, so ROJ looks much cooler in them that he did under a plastic sheet…
And the others?
There are no new arrivals in the barn museum – but young Phil has sold his Figaro and is proceeding to spend the profits on his Pulsar – here he is looking particularly pleased with his performance enhanced cylinder head.