I got the engine to wire up soon but time is of a premium so good old SyncroAndy is going to make me a loom and ECU enclosure to get the van up and running.
First job was to try and make it watertight so it can be pushed outside if needed, getting there with that but I want to leave the screen out as long as possible because working on the dashboard area is so much easier without it. Hmm, what to concentrate on next?
Pressure of the van going to the paint shop was enough to kick me to try and make the inlet side air tight so I don’t end up with an engine full of filler dust!
I have to admit I’m not that pleased with this but needs must.
With the turbo in a slightly different place I’ve had to remove the braided section from a new hose and lengthen it a little to get it to fit. I’ll send it back to the manufacturer at some point for them to copy for me but with stainless steel braided Teflon.
Worked a Saturday afternoon to do a few jobs as it’s going for paint soon.
The PAS reservoir has been mounted in the engine bay and the brackets came back from the machine shop to mount the front to rear flexible pipes up out of the way of sticks and stones.
After a bit of head scratching, looking through various databooks, measuring, cutting, grinding, drilling,powder coating I think I’ve come up with a decent looking and robust charge cooler radiator for the T3. It fits with round headlamps and I think it’s going to fit with squares too, only 4 small holes to drill too, best bit about that is that they are hidden.
I now have very sticky hands…
Some other expensive bits landed, this time the charge cooler radiator, just thrown in the hole for the moment.
I’ll be making some brackets for it in due course.
My Mann Provent arrived today, another part off the shopping list ticked off!