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 Post subject: Re: 253 Wagon Engine conversion "The Anchor"
PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:05 pm 
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Have done all this welding more than 10 times in my head.. FINALLY managed motivation to get it done
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Dropped steering rack tacked into place for fitment checking

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Engine mounts, need cleaning up and 2 x cross supports welded onto them.

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 Post subject: Re: 253 Wagon Engine conversion "The Anchor"
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:36 pm 
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Notched the support and fitted replacement metal

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Rack welded and chassis notch welded


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Brake booster mount shortened and bought closer to firewall, this may be shifted over closer to the shock tower once engine is in for extractor clearance

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 Post subject: Re: 253 Wagon Engine conversion "The Anchor"
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:07 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 253 Wagon Engine conversion "The Anchor"
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:10 pm 
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So it turns out the flexplate is from a 400 chev, since i bought a hi torque reduction drive starter motor and nothing lines up correctly, including flexplate to crankshaft

So have now purchased the correct flexplate, so hopefully this week i'll have it all together and into engine bay to see how much room i have to play with for extractors

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 Post subject: Re: 253 Wagon Engine conversion "The Anchor"
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:25 pm 
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Im calling it... Cant finish it due to many headaches

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 Post subject: Re: 253 Wagon Engine conversion "The Anchor"
PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:00 am 
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Got over my little spat of issues and decided to move onto something else for a bit.

Cut a hole in the firewall, revered the mounting holes, bashed the inner guard a lot, and made the short mount brake booster fit with the engine installed.

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 Post subject: Re: 253 Wagon Engine conversion "The Anchor"
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:05 am 
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So you're gunna finish it now?

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 Post subject: Re: 253 Wagon Engine conversion "The Anchor"
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:48 pm 
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Jonno wrote:
So you're gunna finish it now?


Given myself till end december to have it drivable

Pulled down motor to fit new cam, intake and carby. Bought a new Dizzy, but i dont think it'll fit without removing blower motor cover and part of the plastic fan motor cover

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And Luckily i did remove intake for a better one.. Found this little surprise in Cyl 1 intake.

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 Post subject: Re: 253 Wagon Engine conversion "The Anchor"
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Mad. Geminats rig?

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 Post subject: Re: 253 Wagon Engine conversion "The Anchor"
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Jonno wrote:
Mad. Geminats rig?


Nope. I dont have anything close, only the rovergem which needs significant work to have ready

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 Post subject: Re: 253 Wagon Engine conversion "The Anchor"
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:12 pm 
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Get some bolts tomorrow, bolt carby, spacer and manifold together.. Awaiting a straight cut timing gear set to arrive before i reassemble and paint the engine.

And sandblasted this today

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 Post subject: Re: 253 Wagon Engine conversion "The Anchor"
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:56 am 
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Got wrong bolts, they were too long. Have since sorted shorter ones, also got battery + and - cables made up. New gearset should be here hopefully today, so saturday can be spent assembling motor with new gaskets etc ready to drop in. Have bought another set of custom made extractors from a speedway car to chop up and try make fit into the engine bay.

Deadline now is end of year to have this thing driving and mod plated.

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 Post subject: Re: 253 Wagon Engine conversion "The Anchor"
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:01 am 
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You've made mention timing gear and straight cut gear.

Are you talking about the gearbox gears or a singular timing gear?

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 Post subject: Re: 253 Wagon Engine conversion "The Anchor"
PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:02 pm 
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This is what im talking about.
Was hoping it'd come in the post today, but i guess not.

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