So, as seems to be the norm with my car, good news bad news.
Good news: i installed the filler neck and fuel tank, got all of the hoses and lines connected up and i pressurized the fuel system. two cranks of the key and there was gasoline spraying in the engine bay. I overlooked the main fuel feed to the bottom of the filter and never tightened it in all the way. tightened that up, pressurized the system a couple more times and checked for leaks. No leaks = happy Dante. That fuel tank was a real buggar though, i bet it took me 2 hours of messing with that thing. raise the tank, lower the tank, raise the tank, lower the thank. By the way, a transmission jack is perfect for putting in or tanking out a fuel tank by yourself. Much more stable than on a standard floor jack.
My wife helped me bleed the clutch. I never did it after installing the new CMC and CSC. That took forever, but its nice having pedal pressure again. I have not adjusted the clutch pedal yet.
Bad news: I spotted some surface rust just under where the fuel filler sits. so i said, i'll knock it down real quick with a brass wire wheel. Knock it down real quick i did....
Penetrated right through that thing metal. UGH...This quarter panel's repair just got harder. I was intending on just replacing basically the wheel arch, but that is out the window now. I also have to be careful how high up i go for this repair. A long time ago, circa 2004 or 2005 maybe this car was rear ended in a parking lot. I watched the guy do it, i wasn't even in the car when it happened lol. Anyways, this panel has been repaired once before and the body shop that did it sectioned in a new panel. I see where they messed with it in the trunk, and i DO NOT want to touch that. I think that will just be opening up a huge can of worms. Oh well, i'll have to figure that mess out when i get to it. My goal for now is to get the car to run for the first time in about 2 years.
So naturally, a few questions come to mind. What is the best way to start a car that has been sitting for this long? It has fresh oil and plugs and all of that, while it was sitting i sprayed a chemical into the spark plug chambers (i forget the product but it is back in the build somewhere) and i occasionally rotated the crank while it was sitting. I need a good procedure to fire this car up again.
I'm sure there will be stuff leaking everywhere once i start it, but that is to be expected. Especially after finding the main fuel feed line hand tightened into the filter. Getting real close! Ran out of time this weekend but Depending on work this week, i should be able to leave early one day and come home and try and fire her up.