Re: Priming oil pump and carb....
Nah I got it out of the head no worries. The bolt actually snapped off about half way through that iron tube it goes through, and upon closer inspection it snapped where some other dork welded and ground it. Looks like someone else had the same trouble with finding it as I did. It's already 1:30 over here so no luck with wreckers, but I already rang the only V8 wrecker in my city and he didn't have one. This just sucks ass, I'm one bolt away from firing up my brand new motor :( Oh well, spose it'll have to wait. At least now I'm not in a hurry to get it back into the car. Think I'll leave that till tomorrow now, I'm too pissed off to bother with it now. Brenx - I have notice that mine is the only Clevo around with a dizzy on the passengers side. I've noticed a few little weird things like that with my car, I think it has had some didgy work done on it. It start life as a column shift manual 6, and now it's a floor shift auto eight. Most of the work is pretty dodgy (all column shift gear is still here, hole in the floor is a laugh, clutch master cylinder and all line still remain) so I'm not sure. The alt runs on the rear pulley (water pump pulley) and there's no belt on the front pulley a I don't have power steering or a/c.
Other than this drama everything has gone really well. I ground my old dizzy shaft down and put it into a drill, the oil pump is primed and seems to be working well. I'm pretty confident that it will fire first time, but I'm still not sure how to prime the carb - any ideas anyone? I'm not keen on cranking the motor over for half a minute to fill the fuel lines, as I don't want to wipe the break-in lube off my new bearings.
Would you believe that when my shitty EA broke down this morning I was directly outside my work? How much does that suck? I ended up going in to use the phone and my boss grabbed me and got me to finish the work on one of the trucks - on my day off! Hasn't been much of a day, I tell ya. EA shat itself, had to work on a weekend and now this bolt drama. Think I'll get good and drunk tonight and forget my worries.