Might have to drive the Frankenwagen to a party New Years, so i took the afternoon off and messed with it.
First, had to change the oil, so i put in a quart of Engine Flush and ran it for ten minutes, then changed the oil. When the flush was in there, the tappet didn't click or clack at all. Replaced the oil, and a can of Marvel Mystery Oil for luck.. Seems better, if not perfect.
Put on the fan spacer, to solve the over heating problem. We had changed the fan a few times and the spacer got left off.
And put the side mirror on again, and tried to tighten the parking brake cable.
Took the front of the old hood, and what part of the grill i could hack off of the old school bus.. I took chunks of the hood to put sides on the grill. Welded and less bondo than i would have thought.
We can generously call that a skim coat.
Two more sub projects to go.. Firewall and hood, some in the cockpit Fiberglass and primer.
Then see if anybody else likes it.. I need to get on the 47 Ford.
Went back and cut out the grill from the I-H school bus.. I will not go for the full hood, just make a grill shell out of these pieces, and spend the extra money on a chrome valve cover and fancy air cleaner..
Also scored these huge tires from the used tire store, had to get all four but they are cheap enough, make this thing look a little sillier..