Here is just 1 example of a window template being fitted to the openings. This plywood template will in turn be used to make a paper template which the glass company will use to make the new glass. I will be installing the glass myself using urethane seals.
After driving my Whippet for the last year, I've been working on getting the interior ready for upholstery. Here you see the old wooden door structure that the window cranks, door latches, and arm rests mount to. Above them are the new birch plywood units I made with the necessary alterations.
Hi everyone. I just thought I would update you all on the progress of my Whippet, and also share with you these cool photos of my car taken by a gentleman named Otto So. These photos were taken at the South Beach Casino car show in Manitoba (Canada). Otto does all kinds of unusual stuff with his fish eye lens.
I've been driving the Whippet since July of last year. The day after I got it on the road, I drove it in a parade. It ran well all the way through without overheating, even though it was a hot day.
There were a few issues with the Holley 4011 carb which were due to the previous owner's ineptitude. A new o-ring on the needle seat and replacing an incorrect secondary vacuum diaphragm, and the car runs fantastic. No complaints at all.
I also had a problem with the brakes not coming off fully. I traced that to the pedal pivot which was too tight and didn't allow the pedal to return fully.
I also had a problem with the rear shocks bottoming out. Swapping them out for shorter shocks fixed that. I drove 35 miles to our local drag strip with 3 other big guys in the car....no problems.
The car drives better than both my Alero and my Ranger.
I've been having so much fun driving that I haven't done any more work to it, but I will have to get cracking on the interior so that I can get it to the upholsterer.
I'll post updates as that progresses.
I've been doing many little things in order to get the Whippet ready to be safetied. I got the e-brake hooked up and the wiper installed. All I need now is to mount the inside rear view mirror and get the seat belts, which I am picking up tomorrow, and it's good to go for the exhaust, front end alignment, and safety, after which I can finally put it on the road!