Sunday, January 15, 2012

#1998 at TK Customs

Yes, I decided to just take the car to the body shop.  I wasn't going to take it right now, but everything worked out flawlessly.  A good friend (Robert) came over with his truck and trailer to take the car down to Salt Lake City, which is only 20 minutes away.

Car on trailer.  I followed so that Robert could just go home afterward.

Car at TK Customs, a local body shop specializing in custom paint and airbrushed graphic arts.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Engine Page

I have a new engine page, documenting parts, places, etc.

See it here:  Engine Page

Check back often, and I'll also mention it in the course of this blog for part lists and contacts for various parts in case someone wants to use this information.  Technical info will also be updated so that everyone can learn from what I've done, especially if I make a mistake.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Four-Bolt Mains

I have the cash to work on the engine a little (ironically from the engine parts I have sold as a result of having the block cleaned) so I'm pushing ahead to bore the block now. 

Here's the block being machined for four-bolt main caps:

Here's the tapped holes:

Monday, January 2, 2012

Test-fit of Decklid Latches

I test-fit the decklid latches today.  Everything looked and went flawless. I love the fit and perfect match of the lower latch.  The upper latch is the heavy-gauge sheet metal variety that has tabs on each side to center the latch assembly.

I also bought some metal epoxy for the side cast aluminum gills.  The epoxy has aluminum and silica as a supplemental binder as opposed to the common steel particles.  I don't want a steel-filled epoxy since the steel could rust, expand, and loosen the gills on the mounts.  I have some 10-24 stainless steel rod to fit the threads in the gills, and I just need to cut the rod, make up some epoxy, install the rods, and test fit the assembly.