I decided to tear the engine down further, not trusting what I was seeing in the cylinder bores. The plan is that if the bores need only honing, I may just replace the rings and have the block honed & surfaced. If the bores need more than honing, I will consider new forged pistons and rods.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Well, part of my car returned. The trip to the blaster took two full months, from May 12 to July 10th or so. I'm told the blasting operator had surgery and was unable to finish the car.
Stay tuned, I have about five more posts being readied to release in the next few days!
Looks pretty good, but needs more blasting.
at 5:39 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Looks like the roof skin is gone and the rear panels sanded off.
The three metal bars in the picture are not stock and will be removed.
The rear has been sanded and all filler removed.
The front clip will be removed and then the car will be taken to a blaster who will clean off all of the undercoating as well as blast the roof rust away. After blasting, work will begin on the lower rockers and the upper A-pillars.
at 6:29 PM
Thursday, April 6, 2017
I loaded the car up and took it to Denny Finn w/ Finn's Auto Restoration, in Woodburn, Oregon. Here's a few pics:
Denny's shop has several Panteras in it, as I took this screenshot of his new website. He plans to take another picture with seven Panteras being repaired in the same shop.
Here's Larry Finch's car as it was delivered to his shop.
at 1:22 PM
Friday, March 3, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
I put the Recaro seats in the car as I was fitting the firewall reinforcement:
I like how they look!
I'm test fitting the seats.
My son and I took a (rare for me) selfie.
I have a pair of Corvette C4 seats that I won't be using. No idea what to do with them.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
I added some firewall opening reinforcement using some 1" x 1.1/2" x 0.060" wall tubing. I cleaned off the paint and had a friend come and weld it for me since I don't trust my own welding abilities.
Here's the tubes, test-fitted.
My good buddy came and welded it up for me.