First a big thank you to @GrayJR for bringing the car down from the Sunny Coast.
So what is the plan for the l251? Basically it’s going to be track focused, but streetable.
I already have lots of parts to put in for suspension, bracing, brakes, race seats and etc.
But, the first thing needed is getting it back on the road. Known issues:
clutch is gone
suspension is very worn out
leak at the rocker cover
So, my plan of action is to first give it a service, then replace the clutch. Check the bushes and mounts. Check the CVs and drive shafts. And then put back together with replacement lower control arms, drive shafts and suspension as needed. Then replace the rocker cover gasket.
I have heard about a swap to the older ej rocker cover. I’m not sure if I will do that yet, but will have to for my other plans later on.
Once the above is sorted out, I’ll see what else it needs for roadworthy and go from there.
EDIT: My son has dubbed the car Trinky. I guess it’s gonna stick.
Use a sirion rocker cover , move the air temp sensor to where the crank case vent goes into the throttle body with a hose and use a crankcase breather filter on the front of the rocker cover and your sorted , I’ll do a nice write up on the FB page and here when I get my gasket in the mail so it’s an easy read through
Mate do a write-up in the DIY section here please and post the link to Facebook. On Facebook, it will be lost in a week or less and is always available here where you put it to come back to view and for others also.
Lots of parts have been arriving. Got the axles, axles seals, rear main seal, left lower control arm, new passenger outer fort handle, older ej valve cover, valve cover gasket and a inclosed cone filter. Still on their way: clutch, right lower control arm spark plugs and oil filter.
I also had an hour to work on the l251. Got the plastic valve cover. It was a mess under there:
under that rock cover is terrible! Does the car run?
My brain says clean it but then I get worried that debris may fall into the oil galleries and block them.
Hmm Would love to get other opinions on this one.
I think it does need cleaning but not sure in which way would be best by hand up the top and then running some engine flush through it. Or doing half diesel oil half normal oil in it for a while for the extra detergents in the diesel oil to help clean it.
Other’s please advise!