Thought I would throw an update up from what I achieved last month prior to going back to work – not as much as I wanted!
Managed to complete all the wring and fitted the PS pump and fired her up. Kicked over first time ( was a little worried as I pulled a lot of wiring off and also install a new 600hp fuel pump, which hadn’t been tested. Bled the brakes with my new power bleeder and took it for a spin. Felt unreal, even though we (wife and I ) only went for a spin around the block. First thing my wife said was, its very loud isnt it
Parked it back up in the shed and found she was getting a little hot and the reverse lights weren't coming on, turned out the thermos weren't working, as wiring is not exactly my strong point I called an auto electrician, but he wasn’t available until late in the afternoon on the day before a flew back out to work. Anyway he fixed the thermos ( I had the relays wired up wrong - duh), didn’t get time to sort out the reverse lights.
Also discovered that I had orientated the emergency brake adjustment shaft too far out on the rear calipers (1986 Cad servile calipers and discs) meaning the rear discs where engage constantly – they were a little hot and smokey after my spin. Jacked it up and couldn’t move the wheels at all by hand – not good!
So next trip home after my surf trip plan is to fix the brakes and get the reverse lights working and she is over the pits.
This is taking a lot longer than I thought it would, mainly from me stuffing things up!
Here are a couple of before and after pics ( sorry about the rubbish quality phone pics ) of the new Fesler reverse lights installed. Much better fit than the originals and so much shinier
OEM - not such a great fit.
Much better IMO