Saturday, August 8, 2015

A tuned up part returns home

I sent one of my distributors out to Tim Barany for a cleaning and tune up.  We touched base when I was at OCTO in June.  A couple of weeks after  I sent it out to him, it came back in super clean condition.

I was able to score a couple of spare parts at the same time.  I also had Tim install one of the NOS vac cans to spiff it up a bit.

The used vac can went into the classifieds on

In addition to the return of the distributor, I also received a 1967 only brake fluid reservoir and the lines.  My plan is to use the existing lines as a template to bend up new lines.  I think I'll wind up making a bracket for the brake fluid reservoir until I get to a point where I can cut and weld on the existing partition with my spare piece.  I'd like to get this car out on the road a few times this year and I'm running out of days on the calendar.

I've still got the front beam build up to get done as well...too many things on my list to do and not enough time to do them.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Sometimes the horse would rather drown than drink

References a thread I started that got out of hand rather quickly.

Hilarious failure of basic business ethics, professionalism and customer service standards.

3500 views, all potential customers.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Inching toward storage

It's about.fucking.time.

Front brakes are installed, new hoses and ready for the next phase.

I wound up rebuilding a NOS outer right tie rod end to replace the one I smashed, in addition to replacing the Meyle ball joints with Febi/Bilsteins.

It was a decent amount of work for the short time I was in the garage today.
The CSP kit installed.  Finally.

I have to figure out how to get the hub caps to seat squarely on the hub, install the speedometer and get the car aligned.

One thing that bugs me about the CSP kit is the hub bolts are not symmetrical.  Minor issue since I won't see it when the wheel cover is in place.