Thursday, December 29, 2011

CHINEY STUFF ! New intake manifold...

I have been sick for last couple days and today I felt a little better now that I have some good medicine. I was watching some "Chop Cut and Rebuild" show and "Cafe Racer" and I thought to my self "what the heck am I doing watching these guys for" I got a car to finish! The owner of the car bought a new intake manifold, valve covers, air cleaner, MSD ignition system and a battery relocation set with an Optima battery. I removed the old intake manifold and got all surfaces cleaned up.

New Endura Shine Air Gap

Installed the new manifold and got the new distributor on. I replaced the stock stiff springs in the dizzy with the blue ones for faster timing advance.

Msd 6al and mechanical dizzy with wires and blaster coil.

I reinstalled the carb and linkage. I test fit the valve covers and found that the edge of the finned valve covers were going to hit the manifold so I had to clearance the edge for them to fit properly.

Valve cover clearance, also installed internal baffles.

Once the valve covers were on I got the spark plug wires on along with the trick wire holders. The new air cleaner went on too.

Next is the battery relocation and MSD box hook up to get this puppy on the road again.

Some music that got me through the day.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Man I haven't been so stoked about going to the dentist that's because I will be getting my 1st gold tooth. Right now it looks like a silver temp crown. Check out the good work.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Root canal

My tooth started hurting couple day's ago. I left work for a 3 pm appointment to see my regular dentist. He checked it out and sent me over to a specialist. 1 hour later the job was done. 1 root canal with 4 roots to kill. Not bad. Here's some photos. Check out the rubber mouth peace it's to make sure no saliva gets in. That would cause an infection.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Been busy ..

<p>I haven't posted for a while since the football game. I have been spending more time with my family. It's the holiday's. I will be in the garage next week so stay tuned. I wanted to share that my Lil nephew is the innovator of the strawstash mustache. He is 1yr and 8mns and hilarious.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Finally Got Idle

Finally !!! I got the 65 Chevelle to idle. After a few weeks of doing the holiday honey do list I got some time to work on the chevelle. I had already spent several days braking the engine and now it was time to get the timing on point and get the car to idle. The owner of the car has also put more on my plate by buying a new intake manifold and new MSD ignition system. He also has some nice valve covers and air cleaners that are going on after the engine is running good. I can't wait to get this car on the road just because it reminds me of the engine I built for my 65 chevelle except for the camshaft, mine was a solid lift. It really sounds mean too. Here's some video of it at idle. I will be posting more next week after I come back from a Cowboys Football game.