Still working on getting it running.

So yesterday I got into the garage early and was looking forward to getting the motor started.  I put the battery close to the battery cables and connected it.  Well, first I tested the voltage and found around 12.5 volts, then I hooked it up.  Did not want to find and issue after putting it […]

Getting close to starting the motor

So yesterday I finished the plumbing and plugged all the leaks in the cooling system. That mostly involved putting on a couple hose clamps on the short heater hose I am using to bypass the heater core.  Then putting a couple plugs in a couple holes in the heads.   With that done I started […]

Front of Engine done

I bought the V-Belt pulley drive system by Eddie Motorsports. ( I wanted this one for two reasons… One, the V-Belts seem to be more old school which is what I am trying to do with this car. Second, it is anywhere from $900 to $1,200 cheaper than the single belt system. It cost $1,220.00 […]

Fitting the doors part II

So today I continued the work on fitting the doors into the door jam. This time I moved out side because I got way to much fiberglass dust in the garage. The biggest problem I have found so far is the door is so light you can’t put any weight on to it without it […]

Fitting the doors.

So this weekend I started working on the doors.  I first watched a couple YouTube videos and then got to work.  I put the marks on the body and then grabbed the Dremel tool with a cut off wheel and made the first cuts into the body. Kind of nerve wracking in cutting the body […]

Work Continues

Now that the wheels are on I have went back to work getting things put back onto the car.  I got the grill and radiator back onto the car and started getting some of the wiring back into place.    

Mount Up

Went to Discount Tire over the weekend to have the tires mounted and balanced. The manager really did not want to do them for fear that something would happen to the wheels and he would have to replace them. But in the end he charged me more and I got them done. Cost me $250.00 […]

The Wheels are here.

  So FedEx showed up yesterday with the custom American Racing wheels.  One hundred and fifty four pounds of fun shipped in four boxes. Fronts – 18 X 8 Rears – 20 X 15            The coke can was added for scale.  🙂   I hope to have the tires put on […]

Forwards and backwards…

It seems that every time I get something done I have to un-do it.  This time it was the engine and exhaust being installed.  I figured out that the engine front assembly was not going to work.  I am going to have to get something else.  In measuring it I figured out that I was […]

Final Back orders are in

The final box from FFR has arrived.  It was the interior upholstery parts to include the water fall cover, door panels, arm rest, and center console. I have to say that I do like the looks of the new parts. While just setting them on the car they snapped right into place.       […]

Back to wiring

So I went back to wiring once the wheels were ordered.  I cut a small square of sheet metal and put a couple holes in it and then filed across it. I then drilled the four holes and mounted the cut-off switch on it.         Next step was to drill a larger […]

Wheels Ordered

So it has been a while but I have gotten some work done on it.  I pulled the body off the saw horses and got it onto the frame.      I clamped it to the firewall and then measured the dash to the cowl and set it at the required 45.5″. I put the spacers […]

A little closer on the wiring

I got a little closer to completing the wiring under the dash. The ignition, light switch, dimmer petal, and gauge control unit are all done now. I think the only thing I have left under the dash is the AC unit and the brake switch.             I did get the […]

A long working weekend

This weekend the weather was awesome, versus being 98 or higher.  I was able to get into the garage and work on the Hot Rod both Saturday and Sunday for quite a while. The first thing I worked on was the wiring and figuring out where to mount it.  A quick trip to Lowes got […]