Before we went on our trip last week I went by Summit and picked up the cam and lifters for the motor. I bought a Comp Camshaft which is the Xtreme Energy XR276HR. After talking with Comp they say that this should give me the choppy idle that I am looking for. Here are the […]
So this weekend I started off working on the motor. This was the first thing that I had to contend with. One of the fly wheel bolts rounded off. I had to drill it out to be able to get the flywheel off the crank. I have decided to just replace […]
I started on drilling the sheet metal for the cabin. This is a TEDIOUS task and even more tedious than any of the other task I have done on the Hot Rod. To make it worse I am not even close to being done with it. This is the back of the cabin and under […]
Last night I kept at running the wiring and getting it into the loom.
So even though I don’t yet have a method of mounting the fuse box I still wanted to start on the wiring. At least get things ran where they need to be and put into a wire loom. I hung the fuse box using some cable ties in the location where it is normally mounted. This […]
Started on the AC yesterday and got the evaporator installed. This is a Classic Auto Air unit and is one of the universal applications. It is the Street Rod Cooler III and includes everything needed to put AC on the car, including the compressor.
I started working on the cooling system yesterday as well. It all starts with that super cool grill! I love the looks of the 33 Ford grill. You mount the AC condenser to the radiator and then the radiator gets mounted to the grill. The condenser is a tight fit but the […]
I opened up the new wire harness yesterday and was going to start running some wires. What I figured out really quick though was I do not have a sheet metal plate to mount it to. Apparently when you tell Factory Five to delete the wire harness they also delete the sheet metal. So […]
My wire harness has came in. It is an American Autowire setup that I got via Dan Ruth. Besides the wire harness he suggested another ignition switch and lock cylinder. Wire Harness $290.00 (https://www.americanautowire.com/shop/power-plus-20-kit) Universal Gauge harness $75.00 (https://www.americanautowire.com/sho…on-harness-kit) Ignition Switch $34.00 (https://www.americanautowire.com/sho…on-switch-5049) Lock Cylinder and Keys $19.00 (https://www.americanautowire.com/sho…-cylinder-keys)
This has been a productive weekend. Finally found the correct seals for the axles and got them installed. Installed a new pinion seal as well. I then painted the rear end, put on the break mount, installed the axles, added the gear oil and put on the new chrome differential cover. While […]
So there you have it… My Favorite Accessory for the Hot Rod to date. While growing up I have always loved the look of the big hot rod scoop with the three red butterflies opening with the throttle. This weekend was the grand opening of Summit Racing over in Arlington. I found out at the […]
So this weekend was the Good-Guys car show at the Texas Motor Speedway and it was great. Go to talk to several street rod owners and got a ton of pictures which I may post later. Spent some time and money in one of the vendor buildings and found a cheap steering wheel and adapter […]