With the 8 inch rear end done, the next step is to get it under the car. I thought I would do the front and rear as two separate projects, but circumstances pulled it into one mega upgrade. All good in the end though.Continue reading “Upgrading suspension and brakes”
The first thing my son said when I brought home his ’67 was that we need to put a bigger motor in it. Our children do become us. I did the same thing and ended up with no engine in the car for many years. I am going to do my best to help him avoid that. To that end, rather than put more work in the front or rear brakes that are on the car, I am working on putting a V8 5 lug setup on it. For the rear, that means recovering an old 8 inch rear end Randy had growing into the earth.Continue reading “Resurrecting an 8 inch rear”
It’s been a while since I have been able to spend much time on the 67. Partly because I have been busy, and partly due to my tendency to over analyze when it comes time to spend money. Wheels and tires are some coin, so I had to do my thing and over analyze it. In the end, I think it was worth it.
The rear end is finally back from the shop. It has had a new set of gears installed and a traction lock for ruining both tires at once, not just one at a time. Now it’s time to put the lines and brakes together to get it ready to mount. Continue reading “Rear end assembly”
In the past 3 weeks, I have been working on small things on the side, mostly while waiting for parts. I have made some progress on the brakes, but each step has been leading to 2 steps back (and more waiting for parts). I thought I would share a few of the little details to fill in the space
With big purchases, I often take too long researching and trying to decide. I have been stewing over the front brakes for a while, but I finally pulled the trigger (or hit the button, as it is). I went with the suggested Wilwood disc system, and now I am in for the penny, with the rest of the pound ahead.
The main project is finally moving. My Global West suspension finally arrived this week. This area is the next big step to get the car to rolling again, which leads to an engine and a functional interior.