I’ve been doing little bits and pieces on the 110 again lately. I decided it would be easy to move it around if I hooked up everything to the L28 for it and put the transmission and the rest of the crap back in. It’s taking a little while, mostly because the weather is shit and working in a cold garage in shit weather, is not fun. I’ve got the flywheel and clutch all swapped over, the gearbox in, the slave cylinder all bled up and operating again. The good news is that when i was checking clearances again today, with the gearbox on and everything bolted close to final measurements, I’ve discovered that I need not make any allowances on the headers for the steering linkages. Yussss. I did also note however that I need new outer rod ends. Boo.
Still, here’s pictoral evidence of my pissing about…
With the latest addition I mentioned the other day, my new rear spoiler, I am left with only a replica 110GT-R grille to get. My modified standard grille makes do for the time being but as with the previous rear spoiler, the differences between the actual look and something “close” are quite large. Given I have all these bits (aside from the grille) I figured on the weekend just been that I would move the crap around in the garage and take a photo or two of my YAJ acquired parts coupled with the 14″ XR4′s and see what the overall look was, this was the heart warming result;
Just getting to this point would have been impossible without the help of a few people so now is as good of a time as any to just say a quick thanks to my friend Richard, for his help in retrieving the Longchamps after I bought them from the other end of New Zealand via trademe.co.nz as well as constant support in the matter, Ewan (www.hayatonka.com) who was instrumental in the purchase of most of the Japanese Market parts I have for my C110, everyone else who has offered support and assistance. I’ll try to not let you down with the end result when I can finally get around to it. Then I guess I’ll have to do the same with the S21!
So, I finally got around to getting the replacement boot/ducktail spoiler for my C110 from Yahoo! Auctions Japan (cheers Ewan! (http://www.hayatonka.com/)), not long before finding out that I need to get a new job. Probably for the better in that who the hell knows when I would have been able to afford it if I didn’t dive right in when the Yen was at horrific 60 to a single NZD woes.
Here’s a quick preview of it on it’s own, taped in place for the time being.
The difference between the appropriate spoiler and the GMH Torana GTR-XU1 version that was on there, is IMMENSE. You’d not think it would be all that bad having a slightly different one on there but having now sat the proper one on, I can safely be disgusted by myself for keeping the other on there for so long.
More pictures in the coming days, including one or two of the rest of the FRP taped in place and the SSR Longchamp XR4′s on as well. It gives a decent glimpse of what will be the temporary “end” result (until the appropriate wheels are found and bought, not to mention the oodles of rust repair that still need done). Still, it’s nice to see things somewhat taking shape, provides good motivation to continue along the replica 110GT-R route.
Again, huge thanks goes out to Ewan @ Hayatonka for all his assistance in attaining these bits and bobs for me. Now, if I can get myself another job to be able to pay for the rust and engine work, I’ll finally be living with the copious amounts of awesome that a 110GT-R replica provides.