Friday, August 31, 2018
Walk on following a fate line
I received the AN fittings and the hose - once Jim is done with the engine, I'll be moving on to getting the exhaust collector welded up properly and then figuring out where to put the oil filter and the oil cooler - which will lead to getting the oil lines and fittings sorted.
There was also discussion about swapping to DCNF carburetors - Jim's got a line on a brand new pair of Berg Specials with Berg manifolds. I may just pick them up to have them on hand if the price is right.
The left side is 'before' - the right side is 'after'. Almost all of the crap on the insulation came off but I left it in the mix too long - after I rinsed it off, most of the paint came off as well. I may wind up pulling the top hat off and removing the insulation to restore them completely. It'll be a nice 'side project' once the car is back together.
Next week's task is cleaning them up - straightening out the bent section on the shock mount and try to clean up the bump stop mounts.
I'm kind of wishing I'd just bought the aftermarket shit - I wouldn't have to clean anything and deal with an endless supply of old grease, crusty parts and sub-par nonsense.
Background Tune: "Circles" by Birds of Tokyo