The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MOTOV8N, Oct 22, 2015.
Looking great! Any updates on this fine project?
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Thanks alot TLDLTD!
Well, no big updates... i ordered and pre-paid for some parts which will be a 2-3 week delivery:
Spark plug wires
Wheel cylinders (4)
Brake pads (4)
Brake hoses (4)
Took in 5 rims for sandblast/powder coat
Funny thing is, the cost of these parts is almost as much as my purchase price back in 2002 haha!
Time is a tickin'... Glad to say that i now have my engine and transmission dropped off at the shop!!
i am in phase 2.
No...?How did the trip at the machinists go...? Did You get the block bored out yet?
No, not yet Sauli. The block and heads are being tanked.
Well there You go, anytime the "Phase 2" may cross Your mind, just step back and focus on the most current thing on hand. This I understood was getting the rusty cylinder walls dealt with at this stage. I´m curious to see how that comes along as I´ve never dealt with that myself.
I like the way Your car sits and Your plans with the project sound; looks to me You get to revive a "driver" out of a complete car working on just one mechanical section at a time. The car shows no body-or structural damage to necessitate a full tear-down just to get a solid structure. Having a parts car on hand is a huge plus, too.
For inspirational purposes, here's a speedy photo off the web somewhere of a similar-year, semi-local 6W here in Northern Finland. Similar to Yours, it also was a prairie-/ desert-patinated dry car like Yours, it has a restored, stock drivetrain in it, aftermarket air-suspensions and the cleanest custom interior on original patterns. Save for the dry-brushed motifs on the sides, it's completely stock on the outside, right down to the Inverness Green paint. Just the way it should be.
Much appreciated advice Sauli! Thanks man!
Stopped in at the shop today and the block and heads haven't actually made it into the tank yet. The crank is tidied up and some slight ridges appeared, so it'll probably need ten and ten at minimum.
Today i took in a waterpump for rebuilding and did an inventory of the fender skirts i've collected over the years. Some are in rough shape and some aren't too bad at all
...this has gotta be as close as it can get to how chicks feel to lookin through the closet on a Friday nite?? ...decisions, decisions...
That art work of the flattop really accentuates the beauty of the 60 Cads. IMHO just about the most beautiful full size car of all. Looking forward to seeing more updates. Thanks MOTOV8N
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That buddy of yours should probably get his ass in gear if he wants to drive that model "eh" down to Back To The 50's this year haha! Any updates on this project?
Haha! No updates to speak of, but there should be... Only two months till Back to the Fifties
Any word from the machinist, yet? About the heads&block, that is..?
Sorry, i haven't got any information back yet...and the parts fella that took my pre-paid order, forgot to send it in. Frustrating to say the least! The engine man does absolutely excellent work and is just way too busy...on the other hand, that parts fella, is like so many people now-a-days that are useless at their jobs and pay little to no attention to detail. What else can a man do but laugh haha!
................ or 'Go Postal'. You can understand how it happens.
Oh.., well I guess You run into that type of service sometimes in this industry..(?) I know I have over the course of my own frame-off restoration going on 6 yrs now..,
Sounds like You need to "touch base" w/ this parts-vendor more often now.., like daily..?
Just went through the whole thread. Flat top's are as cool as they come, I'm still drooling at all the other caddys you have!!!! Can't wait to see how this progresses. Best of luck!!
Thanks alot Bzeldo!
Things are looking up! ...i received my refurbished waterpump today and i'm hoping the other parts will be soon to follow!
I love your flat top, I like your clean 390 block even more! I have had 60 Cad for awhile, rebuilt most of it did everything myself (except machining the block and heads), rebuilt the Jetaway twice (didn't go deep enough the 1st time). I just spent the winter rebuilding a dual quad set up from a 55 Eldo (correct Rochesters) finally got it installed.
Look forward to the rest of your post as you fix her up.
Thanks alot clunker! That 390 You put together looks awesome!
Man...i hate to say this... ...but i started a new, very time consuming job recently which is seriously going to limit the time that i can spend on the Flat-top...i'm not giving up hope, yet this is going to come right down to the wire! i just got all of the parts, but it is a matter of when to find time to install them...
I know nothing about Cadillac.
With that said I now have an interest in learning about them.
Your car is rad.
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Thanks alot Duellym!
Having all the parts back sounds good! I'm still curious as to what went into curing those cylinder walls? Rebore, and oversize pistons?
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4 of these powder coated and balanced...
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