Project shelly 91 st185 *Restarted/Power Steering 5-30-10*

etantshi

Moderator
OK! So time to get back on the horse! Here's some of the stuff that I've been doing lately.

After procrastinating for the past year worried about the budget of this project going out of control, I've decided to actually organize what I needed for what systems so that I can get this thing going. Come to find out that I don't need a whole bunch I just need to order specific parts without going overboard and ordering stuff that will get me off track.

So, without further ado, on with the pictures!

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So dusty!!!


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Engine bay is as bare as I left it.


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Still needs a lot of work...


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Powersteering reservoir cut down to fit in the area behind the strut.


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Test fitting and mocking up the new reservoir in it's new location.


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Trust oil cooler and calsonic 300zx power steering cooler (I know it's nissan, but it'll work in a pinch)


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A few fittings and some prolite 350 -8 hose to finish up the reservoir to pump feed line.


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cleaned up condenser (Yes I am keeping A/C I live in GA and the summers are harsh...)


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Metric to -6 adapter on the high pressure side. -8 bung welded to the low pressure intake side.


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New high pressure -6 line.


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Cleaned up rack with metric flare fittings on both the high AND low side.


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Metric to -6 adapters in place.


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With all the hard to reach stuff done it's time to drop in that lump!


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Wow! It's been 3 years since a working motor has been in this bay.


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With the motor in place I can connect the high pressure line to the rack and measure what I need for the reservoir to pump line.


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Pump side, you can see the high pressure line attached.


That's it for now. More to come later!
 

darthripley

Moderator
great to see you getting the project going again!!

did you make the PS reservoir? it looks nice & blingy 8)

i'm still debating about those JSpeed fender braces ... they look pretty damn nifty :oops:
 

etantshi

Moderator
The reservoir is one of those ebay nascar reservoirs that was like 10" long when I bought it. It had the AN ends on it, but one was the wrong size so it needed to be cut off and a new one welded to it. Then I had to shorten the whole thing up to be able to fit in that tight spot.

The braces... eh... dunno if they do anything... bought it mainly as a 'bling' mod, but realized that I can't really show them off.. lol
 

MWP

New member
How high pressure is that powersteering high pressure hose?
It needs to be good for ~2000PSI!! :shock:
 

etantshi

Moderator
More pics...

Got the PS cooler back from meh welder.

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Installed condenser and from RC/Carlos Sainz front bumper support.

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etantshi

Moderator
is it done yet, Andre?
Nope, not quite... but I have been working on it lately... most of the mods listed were deemed "not well thought out". While probably mechanically sound... I have become a bit more snobbish after 15 years in aerospace engineering... thus the money pit grows.
 
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