The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by norms30a, Jan 11, 2011.
There were knicknames (not mentioned!) years ago for dem carb's!
Great job thus far Norm!
Like Quadra junk,lol
Got some more done to the dash, and got the gas tank mounted today.
For what it's worth, the little panel below the dash with the 4 knobs and vent in it, I hand made from a piece of sheet metal because I could not find anything I liked to put there. That was a days job.
Nice work, that engine will fry the tires in every gear
Thanks guys, "fryin the tires in every gear" that would be sweet! I have only had 1 powerful engine before this, and it was in a heavy 70 Chevelle and I was kind of disappointed due to it being so heavy.
Great build,like the chop and the color..
Got my E brake working, the Lokar stuff was easy to work with.
Painted my exhaust pipes with barbecue hi temp black.
Had to cut and change the inlet by a couple degrees.
Now both pipes are hanging the same.
Made an alternator belt tightener, I would rather have gone the other direction but the hose gets in the way.
Really don't like my belt tightener so I made a wire pattern and went looking for a different hose
I found a hose that will work much better
I took a belt tightener from a 283 I have and, with some altering it will mount like Zips intended.
Been doing wiring, slow going but I got through it.
I taped the wires to the back to the floor then covered them with metal so I don't have to worry about them. I ran metal all the way to the firewall.
My E brake handle was hitting under the dash so I took the handle out and shortened it about an inch and a half.
Been a while since I updated, been busy with the farm but, I have done a few things. I finally finished the wiring and I got a drive shaft and got it in.
I also installed a trans. cooler at the advice of a friend so now the radiator and trans are separate. I have also finished with all the hoses .
Got some of my glass installed too.
Wow ... been a bit, but man it looks great.
Kid Campbell you have a really cool avatar ;^)
It took a while to get the door glass working as the windows wanted to cock a little and jam. So after filing and sanding and narrowing the track,
and ruining a couple C channels I got the door windows working well. I ended up shortening the pass. window arm almost 2 inches to center it better....
Getting SO... Close.
Stay on it and you will be smiling ear to ear!
The car is looking great.
SO close is right, I tested the wiring yesterday to see if I had wired it right. Everything worked, lights, radio, turn signals. The only problem was it would not turn over :^(. I am using a Dakota Digital neutral safety switch and I had hooked the power up to the radio feed. The radio and gauge feed shut off when cranking the engine which I did not know until I read the Ron Francis instructions carefully, geeeeez. I hooked the neutral switch to the wiper feed and it cranked over, yea!
When I cranked it over without the plugs in it it showed 30 psi oil pressure----good. I was able to program in the gear locations to the Dakota Digital unit so, I think all the wiring is good.
P is for park ;^)
Looks good, your making good progress. The Vintiques run is only a few weeks away, any chance on making it the maiden voyage?
Thanks bluecollar, I hope to get it running in a few days. I'm sure the first drives will be within walking distance from home until I get my nerve up, at least for a while. The Watertown event is awesome, I encourage anyone who is thinking about going to a car show to go to Watertown SD. and take in the Vintiques event, you won't be sorry, those guys do a ton of work and have so much enthusiasm for the hobby it's crazy.
I ended up shortening the pass. window arm almost 2 inches to center it better....[/QUOTE]
I did the same on my 33 truck doors. Looking good!
I test fitted the windshield with the rubber attached and found it a little loose at the top so I made slots in an attempt to tighten it up. I have a feeling the windshield will leak some.
I have had it running and after calibrating the speedo as well as I can I put the cowl and windshield on. The windshield will leak so I will try some weatherstripping here and there to try and minimize the leaks.
I have decided to go a little more traditional with my headlights, so smaller ones went on yesterday.
I can't decide. I like it either way. Good looking ride.
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Norm I like that look with one big light and one small light. reminds me of the Bill the Cat cartoon
I like the big-uns.
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