So this weekend was productive to say the least. Friday night, the glass went back into the driver’s side door, and I started stripping the valve cover.
Just getting the window to fit and test rolling it.
I noticed the ding on the valve cover when I took it off, looked at it and said “might as well”.
So I tapped it out.
Saturday was Fab day.
Radiator shroud done, time for the battery box.
Here’s a shot of the new glass.
The battery box was a challenge, it had to be smooth on the bottom, and mount to the body without drilling new holes for fasteners.
Placing the template onto the scrap aluminum.
All marked up. ready to cut.
Yes, I occasionally cut aluminum on a table saw.
All bent up. Time for a test fit.
Prepping for an angled cut.
Done and done!… I was pretty happy with how it turned out.
That was how it all fitted in.
Exhaust manifold and carbs out… I was talking to Don about how poorly the motor was designed. Seriously, 3 exhaust ports for a 4 cylinder car? On top of that, you put the intake and exhaust ports on the same side.
Moving on. I grinded all the rust off of the headers and resprayed it.
Headers back in.
I’m not too sure how the rad got so banged up.
Putting all the bits and pieces in on the valence.
And… We’re in! Still have a bit of tweaking to do, but I’m pretty happy with the results.
It’s going to be a rainy week. Perfect for a carb rebuild session.