I'm really liking your car, looks hella good. I also put on all the factory engine tin, but was wondering where do the small ones go, the ones on the left in the picture of all the tin (I think), I have my sleds and deflector tin on but not the others, do you have a picture?
I don't have any pics of those tins installed, but they go on the back side of the cylinder jugs and force air down.
Are you running dual carbs with single port headers?
If by headers you mean heads then yes, they are steel single port manifolds for the dual kads.
updates, anything new. your 58 is one of my favorites. always happy to read your progress
i'm glad you like it! currently, the pass side fenders are off and i'm taking the drivers side ones off too. I've got to swap the extended spring plates with stock ones and urethane bushings. after that there are just a couple small things left to do and i can put it back on the road!
When i bought the car it was already lowered 2 clicks in the rear and they put the extended spring plates to get the toe in line again.
I wanted to put an exhaust on the car so i raised it up 1 click. Now i have like 1/4" of toe out with these spring plates in place. the back of the car steps out when i hit bumps and makes for a pretty scary ride sometimes. putting the stockers back in should either put me at zero toe or even a little bit of toe in which is fine by me.
currently i have a 66 in pretty good shape, but i have my heart set on owning a 58 some day. they are my favorite year. id love to have both the 58 for the first year big window, and my 66 for the last year original sloping front fenders.
keep on keepin on. i look forward to more updates and pictures
cleaned up and re-painted the radio bezel. this radio is not the correct one for the bezel so i had to adapt it with some strips of aluminum and some custom nuts. I also gutted the radio and pretty much cut it in half but made it look original by moving the back forward and wiring up the light again. the tuning knob still works also.
A PO had cut a hole in the dash so i wanted to cover it with something different. So i made this plate for the fuel reserve, i copied the style from a barndoor bus i saw in a magazine. Took me awhile to get it done but i think it turned out pretty cool.
the Stewart Warner gauges I got were from the same series but one bezel was polished and the other was satin. Summit went through their whole stock to see if they could match up 2 of the same but they couldn't. I bought them anyway figuring i could polish the dull one or dull the polished one. I tried the polishing first and am glad i did.
here is it compared to a vintage gauge that has the dull ring
this is the other polished gauge
i also installed the Pertronix Igniter module in the distributor and the new Bosch blue coil. I left the distributor set at where it was left with the points and it fired right up. checked the timing and it was at 30 degrees BTC. got it back down to 7.5 and it idles so much smoother. Seemed like i had a slight miss at idle before.
i changed the oil and put in the EMPI magnetic oil drain plug but reused the old gasket, i don't trust the new mushy rubber one.
next i machined the weld bungs i got for my oil breather setup. i turned them down some one would be a slight press fit into the air filter tube and the other would be a slight press into the actual oil breather. that way if i want, i can return it back to original (ya right) the magic numbers are .695" and .419".
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