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...until the Greaserama car show! A couple of pics showing progress as of August 25, 2011. First, the passenger side:

Maybe it doesn't look much different than in the last shots, but I've made lots of progress that represent working late into the night for many evenings: Radiator mounted! Overflow bottle mounted! Alternator mounted! Fuel pump cleaned, painted, and mounted! Intake manifold swapped front-to-rear and re-mounted! Carburetor and spacer mounted! Coil mounted!

Also, custom radiator hoses mounted! New battery box ground and drilled to fit and mounted! Throttle-lever mount ground to fit new intake manifold, then cleaned up and painted and mounted! Mopar-specific throttle adapter for the carburetor mounted! Misc. fasteners and brackets reattached! New thermostat-housing pulled and old one cleaned and painted and mounted! (The snazzy new aluminum housing won't fit under the A/C unit, and to run belts to the alternator, one needs to mount the A/C *sigh*)

Oh, I also figured out how to remove the rear fender-skirts. Then pulled the hubcaps and sprayed bolt-release compound into the studs and nuts in order to remove the stock wheels and mount the new wheels. SO CLOSE!

Today I pay for insurance and tags on all the vehicles, then gather some missing stuff (hoses, etc.) and install fuel lines and maybe some more stuff.



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Aug. 29th, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
Your car engine is cleaner than my house.
Aug. 29th, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
Well, of course! You didn't JUST build your house, did you? :-D
Aug. 29th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
Chris, you are now leaving the land of pretty and approaching the region of seriously impressive. Now if once it's all together it holds up through the break-in miles and then breaks into 14's or even low 15's in the quarter, you will have achieved downright bleeping awesome.
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