Put on the other wiper, put some stop leak in the radiator, tied down some hoses and wires, cut off the dead ALB system the rear, (is that what that was supposed to be?) and looked at the lights. Everything works but one tail light, so a bad wire someplace. Even have lights to the instrument cluster.
Bought a used radio, getting civilized here.
Put the tools and furniture back on my new slab, so that's cool.
And figured out how to use the Mercedes grill i have. Have to french it in, and then move the grill shell back. Then i will extend the edges to hide the radiator shroud, if i feel ambitious.
Tomorrow, try and get the 47 mobile. I need a day off.
So i have been talking to Lupe, the next door neighbor for months about pouring a slab to build cars on, and today he decided to do half of it, all the money will allow.
It's 9 x 12 feet, under a shed roof. He and a few other guys dug it out by hand and then mixed 22 bags of cement, also by hand. A vicious thunderstorm came up, hail the size of marbles, buckets of rain and the help ran for home. Lupe finished mixing the mud and spread most of it with the lightning crashing and 60 mile an hour wind blowing. I hid in the shop. I was not going to jump in there without boots and help, plus, i was paying.
His guys came back and finished the job a little later, and here it is.
Anybody need some work done, i do know a good man.
Took the Ratster to the "Heavy Rebel Weekend" car show, in downtown Winston Salem. The Ratster ran well, i found a radiator leak, and managed to hook up the wipers while i was there.
You could hear the jaws drop when i drove the Ratster in the gate.
Good. Let them young punkabilly/ratrod/multi-hyphenates realize that their elders had a head start on being weirdos.
The cars were a little nicer, the music was a little more polished, and some of the kids have actually learned their fourth guitar chord.
The pix; #1 is my new buddy Ricky's 50 Ford Rat rod on a Mitsubishi frame with a 302
#2 is his idea of a steering wheel, five horse shoes welded together.
#3 the car i liked best, a severely lowered sedan with wire wheels. Got to have real wires on a real hot rod.
You have your definition, i have mine.
I'll put more pix on the Photo Gallery.
Oh, yeah, and i got home.
To do list; put Barsol in the radiator, have the exhaust replaced, i do need a muffler, and replace the rear shocks. I might have to take all the leaves but one out of the rear end. Not too much give now, with all the weight i took off.
Headlights, one tail light, got the starting circuit going, got most of everything sort of working. The ammeter is finally working but shows a discharge when running. Grrr... One more day to the big show, which looks like it might get rained out.