|Yesterday 07:39 PM|
today went to the apple blossom parade in Winchester VA..... a cold gray breezy and drizzly day......I was on my best behavior because my temper tantrum not to go, got me no where...oh well
but tonight and tomorrow is mine.
so as I contemplate mating the two halves of the car together its clear to me I need to wrap up the engine compartment area 100%, so I got back to cleaning all the buffing compound off and looking for any areas that I need to buff some more in the engine area....then i can put the wiring harness in and put the under dash insulation pad
i found the Griots speed shine worked best to remove the over splatter of the buffing compound, i also used a clay bar and tooth brushes and a detail brush.
|04-27-2016 09:32 PM|
|37ford4dr||sweet.....my high school buddy bought a 396 camaro on sunday and came home after school on monday to an empty driveway....his dad drove it and then took it back to the dealership and said no way.....so my friend bought a 289 mustang fast back and soon there after had an accident in the rain.|
|04-26-2016 09:07 AM|
|04-25-2016 09:35 AM|
I almost had a 140
Back in 1966 I had a shot at a hard top 140 low miler for $600.
My Dad wouldn't let me get it.
The guy who did get it, changed the fluids, topped the tires and clocked 140 mph on a black top county road.
They were great old cars
|04-24-2016 08:39 PM|
Aesthetically I actually like the 120's better than the 140's_________ but I wouldn't turn either one down. Fun day for you.
|04-24-2016 08:30 PM|
|Loose Ctrl||Another awesome post and DIY.|
|04-24-2016 06:20 PM|
earlier today British on the Green at Gunston hall the home of George Mason a Virginia statemen of the Revolutionary period
this got my motor running
i got to sit in this....i like it
heres a home made snap connector tool for our wiring harnesses.
the one side already has the split jaws to accommodate the gold plastic piece that acts as pad for the cutter blade
my requirements for the connectors on my wiring harness
and the open end already the right size for the bullet ends
and tip to tip the full opening is 1 5/8.....and full closed is 9/16. so that means i am really close and all i have to do is figure out how the paddle end for the one side is going to get attached.. those two holes in the one side are threaded so i dont even need to compromise the tool...(although what made this tool be in the old pile was that the blade end was broken and needed a new blade)
i am thinking a 14 gage piece that gets attached using the two holes with a paddle end
and after contemplation that these pliers were sitting in a bucket on the front porch for the last 3 yrs i decided to weld the tabs in place
nice and parralel at 1 1/8
opening up the groove, kept filing it until 14 ga wire slipped through easily
and it works
|04-23-2016 02:00 PM|
pulled the distributor and mocked up the shrink wrap on the rear wiring
well the distributor would not slip out of the clamp joint and as we all know getting the bolts out is a PITA
this is the spot for a snap on 4 way wrench, it gives full access to the bolt with no interference, and off to Jeff for a rebuild
heres the shrink wrap for the open ended connectors
|04-21-2016 07:26 PM|
JGK thanks, it will be driven....its certainly not perfect but it is a good honest restoration for sure.
turns out massaging the flanges out did the trick
well two steps back....added the grommets
and bent the flanges out to create tension when clamped down
now to the last thing to take apart, degreased the motor with brake clean a puddy knife and tooth brush
and i think that dimple parks the "parked" position
|04-21-2016 08:46 AM|
|04-21-2016 08:14 AM|
|JGK95||This build is very amazing! I just have to ask, is this car going to a museum after it's completed?|
|04-21-2016 08:00 AM|
|04-20-2016 11:57 PM|
Well I didn't have my spell check on ,,LOL
|04-20-2016 08:52 PM|
I was looking at the heater core thinking it should have grommets on the inlet and outlet.
That poor joint may improve with some massaging of the mounting flange as it looks like it may be warped.
|04-20-2016 07:33 PM|
i will be sure not to plug this into house hold voltage
so it turns out my buddy at work saw my heater core test hose and we realized his racing bike tubes were even narrower
clean the threads on the heater core box, and let me tell you putting those clamps on is just a killer on the paint
not really happy with the gap, any body use cork as a gasket on this mating surface?
does the total car grommet kit come with the grommets for the heater core? and i need the new id plates for the top..
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