Hello and welcome back to the Project SR E30 series! In this episode, we will be addressing the last few issues holding us back from finally installing the engine once and for all.
You may recall that previously, we got a brake booster that fit with the SR, but we never actually made the brake booster function. Today, we will modify that brake booster to work, as well as address some exhaust clearance issues. We will also perform the final preparations to the SR before installation.
First things first, since this car is going to be a street car, we’re putting the heater lines back in. Funnily enough, the heater core inlet on E30’s is on the drivers side of the car, just like JDM S13’s. We can just use the cross-over style heater hoses that come installed on your SR when you get it from Japan.
We also scored an ACT Lightweight flywheel on craigslist for $20!!! It was in pretty rough shape, but nothing a quick trip to the machine shop can’t fix.
You might remember from part 1 that we had to use a very special tubular unequal length manifold in order to clear the brake master cylinder. Well, before installing the engine, we decided to redo the heat wrap on it. We cut off the old heat wrap and….