Looks like it's time for an update! I finally installed the struts we sectioned last year, got the ride height and alignment settings dialed, and installed the Watanabes. The ride is so much better now that I have some bump travel in the suspension, this was a huge step to refining the car.
I installed fresh seals and bearings but the brakes were swapped over from the old uprights as I didn't find any good rear disk kits that fit 15's. It would've been nice to make my own conversion but I just haven't had the time.
Alignment spec, for my record keeping. I'd prefer less rear toe but otherwise it's surprisingly even!
Getting closer to being "done"...
Next on the list of cosmetic updates is installing that NIB Nismo Compe steering wheel handle. There are plenty of little things to do and loose ends to tie up. For the sake of not forgetting:
change the oil and check valve adjustment
reseal carbs and intake manifold, smoke test indicates possible leak at cold start units and carb-to-manifold gaskets
fabricate and install longer throttle rod for throttle cable, set pedal stop
connect manifold vacuum to distributor
install Mallory FP
install wideband and finish the tune
fix tach and speedo
tidy up distributor wiring
fix tail-lamp bulb housing
install a PCV catch can
replace the water bottle radiator expansion tank with something more fitting
install a speaker so I can listen to the radio
install misc missing fasteners on bumper trim, front air dam, interior trim
replace center console
connect cold-start mechanism and re-mount choke bracket (if I need to)
track down some sweet period-looking bucket seats
put together a rear disk kit for 15's
My buddies were egging me on after seeing the car to install a BRE trunk spoiler, painted black to match the front air dam. I'd never intended to put one on the car but I'll have to at least consider it.