"2nd Year" Silver Supporting Member
Loc: El Cajon, Calif.
05-04-12 01:03 AM - Post#2222256
In response to MikeB
Mike - I do have a engine pic - look on page 2 or 3 of my first thread on the car on page 5 of the stock forum. I have corrected a few sins of the PO - battery hold-down, alt. bracket, overflow tank replaced with a 2-qt. Stanly thermos, oil filler tube and cap painted. I need to start a new thread with pics of my upgrades to make the car MORE period correct for the era. Need GF's help in editing and posting the pics...
Next on the list is a spring and bearing kit and relay for the horns (PO doesn't believe in using them... ), third brake light from a '55 truck tail light. I also need to do some trannie and shifter work - the 2.20 Muncie is a PITA on take-offs with the 3.36 Posi, long-stick Hurst doesn't even feel like a Hurst with mile-long throws. I have a 3.11 Saginaw box painted up to resemble a early T-10, will try shifting it off the column - with a OD cable for reverse!
Pete - I never did autocross the six, so would rather get a few laps in with that car first - the power brakes are soooo much better than the 'Widow, just love the twisties in that car!!!
Again, guys - MUCHO THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!!! The car is really, truly a driver. In person, you'll see the black paint job is only so-so, rear bumper needs rechroming. Carpet job is NOT great, but the repop rubber mat from Eckeler's is 3-bills! Lots of little things that need TLC, like with any USED CAR one picks up. Still, the gal has been an AMAZING conversation piece wherever we go! The questions may NEVER end!!!
Take Care, Tim
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