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They said, run Weber's, you will love them. Not so sure...
In between waiting on truck parts I got some stuff done for the Colt. I need to get some front control arm bushings made, so I went to Dallas today and bought a 2 foot, 1.5 inch brass hex stock. I will drop that off at my machinist and get him to make as many as he can from the stock. I returned the American Powertrain Hyd Clutch kit to Summit. Then I ordered just the bearing, shims and brackets from AP for $100 less than Summit wanted for the same parts. Didn't even price match it, wasn't worth the trouble. I found the kit for my Airheart master cylinder and got it on order. I spoke with AP and they said my cylinder will work with their throwout bearing. I got a one gallon carb cleaner bucket from NAPA and soaked all the Weber bodies. Going to get them vapor blasted soon to get them looking better. Good cleaner and pretty cheap I thought. And now since I took all one thousand parts out of the carbs, I know what I have and what I need for the jetting and air bleeds. And I sold the rear wheels and tires to a guy on FB marketplace. Glad to get them gone and now just waiting on Bogart for my new wheels. I really didn't want to ship them and a guy local wanted them for his Vega. Win, Win. Now back to the truck for a couple of days.
GO GO GO !!!
Got the truck running, so back on the Colt. Practiced on some countersunk rivets on an interior panel. I will need these when I do the fiberglass hood fasteners.
More sheet metal. Most of the rear floor is done now. I had a helper today to help with the quick release fasteners.
If I were going to run dzus fasteners , I`d go with the winged ones , no tool needed ---------jmo
Since the existing buttons were screw type, I just went with the same style. At least the ones I am installing are retained and not loose. Winged fasteners is what allowed the thief to easily steal the hood on the transport from Vancouver to Texas. I had somebody open the door on my Barracuda and steal my Dzus tool at the races one time. I hate a thief.
Playing with the throwout bearing. American Powertrain instructions are less than clear. But I got a hold of Tech Line and they helped, a little.
You should hire her more often. She's a pleasant distraction.
Thanks Rusty, she is good, but expensive!
Worked on some interior stuff. The stock headliner in still in the car, but there was no trim around it. The only thing holding the edges of the headliner were the roll bar tubes. I cut long strips of aluminum to run from windshield to the backlight. I wanted to do this ever since I got the Colt. Painted it all black and it holds the edges up and it should help it last.
Got the front upper control arm bushings to the machinist to make new ones. Took solid brass 1.5 inch hex stock to him and he is going to make at least 8. There are other early Strange cars needing these. Started on the rear header tubes.
I remember that ad and may actually have seen it recently...wasn't that early 70's? How is the truck rehab going?
Hey Friend! 3500 is finished, thank God. AC blowing 40 deg and dash is back in. Got the #6 cylinder finished today. #4 for tomorrow. #5 is going to be the hardest.
Got number 4 halfway done. Had to stop for yard work. I did get the rear Bogart wheels today! Fronts will be here next week. Time to order the tires and tubes.
Those are going to look so good on your car. Perfect!!
Thank you Mr. Slantracer. A dear friend suggested those wheels would look the best on the "Colt". Still waiting on the curb feelers from J.C. Whitney.
Got #4 done today. Started on #5. Turned round 1 3/4 pipe into square pipe to fit the header flange. Weld it in tomorrow and start fitting the pipes around the intake to the collector.
Got it in the #5 flange. Started routing pipes, it's going to be a bitch, and a restriction.
Wish I could say I got it done, but still fighting it. Not sure it will fit with the turned up #6 pipe that they placed for starter clearance. Might have to add a couple of inches to that pipe to allow the #5 to come down and turn. Whole day of cutting, grinding, fitting and cussing.
Modifying headers isn't exactly a fun job. Been there, done that. But, in the end, you'll be proud to have done it.
Your starter is mounted lower than stock so number 6 doesn't need to turn in so soon, does it?
Correct, I am using the starter down low. But I just hate having to cut another tube. But, got to do what I have to do. Thanks for following along.
Nice car, puke emoji for the power plant.