Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Here we go!!!

With the rest of the car away at upholstery I've been spending far too much time in the workshop finishing off the engine. It was rebuilt when I first put the car together so while it's out this time it's really just cosmetics. Stripped everything back and repainted in the same gold that I did the dash. Hand brush painted the rocker covers and stacks to tie it all together. New gaskets, new sump, painted all the accessories and replaced most bolts/nuts with shiny stuff. Have also drilled the intake and fitted a PCV valve hidden out back rather than putting holes in the B&C covers. Upholstery should be finished tomorrow and I'm picking it up on a transporter. Saturday it's all going back together, which is pretty damn exciting. Engine - done. Trans - done. Chrome - done. Hurst shifter - done. Paint chassis - done. Upholstery - done tomorrow!

Would love to be at the Jalopy Dust Up this weekend too but the inside of the garage will be my vista until the car is back on the road.

The plan is to drive up to the Kumeu Hot Rod Show next week 15th and 16th Jan - we'll be there at least Saturday with issue three of OnePercent for sale so stop by and say hello - if we're conscious. 

After hitting up the Kings Arms on New Years eve, Andrew's playing with Head Like A Hole this Saturday in Nelson so get along if you're in town. Their new single Swagger Of Thieves is RAD.

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