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.
While waiting on my front suspension pieces (still), I finally bit the bullet and picked up a media blasting booth from Harbor Freight. I wish there was some place local I could rent time on a nice blasting booth, but not finding that option, I figured buying one is cheaper than paying to have every part I run across blasted. Besides, blasting parts is fun.
Years ago, I thought it would be a good idea to replace my original 6 cylinder, 4 bolt drum brakes with 5 bolt disk brakes to match the 5 bolt rear end I have. For years, it just looked wrong with mismatched bolts front and back, and disks seems like a great plan.