It looks like a mess, but I have to wait until later to get the car out of the way to move that shelf.
The driver side shelf is moving to the passenger side of the garage. Then a car can fit on the passenger side.
The radiator is from a ~1985 Mercedes 300td. It fits just between the frame rails. It does require either an inline filler, or a remote reservoir (recovery tank) like the Mercedes came with. So far cruising will sit just above the thermostat temperature, idle will reach 200 after about 20 minutes of sitting still.
I switched to the E3 46 plugs. From ngk. Now I’m back with ngk. I won’t say they have never failed me, but I’m not demanding much out of these. They saw 5800rpm, and 13psi. I started noticing a miss at idle, then a miss under boost. It was a lot more prominent once I switched over to wasted spark.
Look ma! No distributor!
I added the second bip373 coil driver, and rewired the coil power and stuff. Pretty decent for fighting a spark plug all day.
So the initial problem is with steering interference.
So to remedy this, I’ll chop it up and turn that drain out the other side.
This is cut and flipped. I tried massaging the metal to shape, but it’s a ways off.
So I threw some pie cuts in it.
Then leak tested it with hot oil.
Tada! Now paint.