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Old 12-03-2014, 07:13 PM
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Given the number of gearboxes I've done now I think it all the other knobs I've been playing with.

The plan is to bolt the body back on this weekend. I've got to re cut the holes for the roll bars and bumpers and then it's on with the body work.

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And the owners of those said knobs where happy for you to play with them?
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No complaints yet except Stiffy who had an oil leak. He forgot to silicon his up shifter before installing it.
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Stop it Mike. I'm not touching this one! Stiffies with oil leaks!!!

Is there anyone on the forum, other than Stoney and me, who remembers the umbrella needle? I'm reminded of a mate of mine from back in the day when I was working in Townsville, a good hard tough footy plaver, who was reduced to a quaking mess after an umbrella 'treatment" he needed after a weekend up in Cooktown. That was followed by my first experience of plenty of good old Bundy out on the back steps of the ancient Criterion Hotel being prescribed and imbibed as much needed and excellent medication. At least when I came to the next morning under the mango tree in the back yard, all I had was a ripping hangover ... and one of the pub dogs snoring gently beside me.
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ouch donunder I have tears in my eye on that one
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Don, a mate of mine had that.

Post the umbrella needle I asked him if it was worth it....and he said "orr she ad a bit of a gut ona... but shewaz oright!"

I still laugh everyday at that story!
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No complaints yet except Stiffy who had an oil leak. He forgot to silicon his up shifter before installing it.
This is correct, easy fix when I pulled the gearbox out last year.

I too know of someone who has had the umbrella, not a nice proceedure...

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I hope my newfound 'singledom' doesn't result in me having the offending umbrella......
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If it does, I will ask my mate who the Doctor is........


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This is correct, easy fix when I pulled the gearbox out last year.
Hope it's been trouble free since resealing it Stiff.
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Hope it's been trouble free since resealing it Stiff.
Which knob are you referring to now?
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I don't know about you blokes but I've been talking gearboxes the whole time.
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This afternoons job was sorting out the Oil cooler plumbing. This morning I picked up a few AN fittings to finish the job off.

Here's the Oil thermostat. It's a MOCAL unit and bolts directly to the side of the oil pan above the filter. I like it because it lets me keep the stock filter setup. The lines are AN#10 and tuck in neatly along side the block.



Where they emerge at the front the return line connects to the Accusump via a collection of fittings. It was the neatest way I could work out with readily available fittings. The electric solenoid valve will be tied to ignition battery so when the key is turned on the oil discharges to the motor and pre-oils it prior to start up. I'll probably have an override switch on the dash too.

On the other side of the T connection is a check valve and the return from the oil cooler. The one way check valve stops the engine oil pressure from feeding back to the oil cooler. Cold oil under high pressure has been known to pop an oil cooler apart so this prevents it. It also makes the oil from the accumulator run to the motor rather than the cooler.



Here you can see how the lines will run to the cooler.



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Hey Mike
How close to the headers is the sterring arm with the power steering rack? Is there room for an AC compressor with the power rack?
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Headers clear the steering just fine. One of the tubes has an extra bend to clear..

I think an AC compressor would be a very tight fit (The factory one at least). It may be possible to find a smaller unit from another car that would go in there.

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In preparation for refitting the body I applied some self adhesive closed cell foam tape to the chassis. The idea is it will cut down on any squeaks and rattles between the body and chassis.



And here's the body back in place. I need to re cut the holes for the roll bars and the quick jacks. Also got to sort out the bonnet and boot hinges. I'll probably gap both doors, the boot and bonnet properly too.

Feels good to see it with the body back on.



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hi mike
your not worried about water been trapped in the stick on foam causing rust problems to the chassis later on ? . it's all going together nicely by the look of it .

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It shouldn't be a problem I hope. It's a closed cell foam so it doesn't soak up water. It's actually waterproof.

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I think an AC compressor would be a very tight fit (The factory one at least). It may be possible to find a smaller unit from another car that would go in there.

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The tightest fitting AC compressors for the LS engines are from a 2006-2010 ish Cadillac CTS-V. They had very little room between the rails and made a bracket that hugged the block.
I had to put one on the 6 litre when I put it in the Rodeo. Commodore one was way too wide to go even close.
It uses a smaller more compact Sanden type compressor.
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