Part 14: Oil Pan! Engine Bay! Floor! - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
Part 14 of my '76 RX-5 Cosmo restoration is a collection of three random
tasks. First, I add a -10 AN fitting to the oil pan to serve as a turbo oil drain. Next, I continue stripping down
the engine bay by scraping off the undercoating and then cleaning off the
residue with kerosene. Finally, I begin some of the work on the floor by
patching a small area on the drivers side of the transmission tunnel.
Included in this episode: drilling a turbo oil drain hole in the oil pan, TIG welding a
-10 AN flare to the pan, scraping engine bay undercoating, trying to clean
it with Castrol Super Clean, cleaning the residue with kerosene, finding a
few rust holes, cutting out a rusted area of the transmission tunnel,
fabricating a patch panel, welding it in place, grinding the welds.