New rear bearings, new manifold gaskets… leading to new manifolds bolts… requiring the tops off… leading to new top bolts (!)… leading to new engine mounts, valley gasket, spark plugs & oil. And a full cylinder head & valve overhaul for good measure. And the manifold cats out. A total of 5 helicoils and a shim kit required…
After that it seemed daft not to have them fix the slipped far side window.
Thanks to money, patience and Neil & co. at Austec she purrs like a kitten and growls like a lion. And the doors close like a Golf.
The rear bearings were very very bad, silent now.. smoother. much smoother. Throttle is smoother and faster and idle is a dream. Lift-off and overrun is much more fun and I can now play ‘feather-the-burble’!
You can’t see any of this work, mind you. but she sure is pretty: