Next round of progress:
My original heat exchanger on the passenger side finally died. So I had to get a new one.
I'm still missing the carb, but that is on the way.
Pics from all four sides here:
While I'm at it, the gas tank is done, and the firewall has been repainted:
Now a quick lesson on CV Joints plates.
The CV joint plates are necessary to strengthen the connection between the CV bolt and the boot. The metal on the boot is relatively thin for the kind of forces that the CV joint is capable of making, so the plate is necessary.
There are three types of plates. Pictured here are the two wrong types for the boot that I am using:
They are wrong because they don't fit over the slightly raised part of the boot that makes the boot structurally stronger. The flat plate completely missed the alignment:
The raised plate is closer, but still not exact:
The best solution is the "real" plate that looks like this:
The image is blatantly stolen from German Supply in Canada, I'll post the real pictures once I get my shipment in (Thanks Scott).
I'll continue next week. Thanks for tuning in.
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