Donnerstag, 27. November 2008
The rear axle is ready to roll! Got the news from Doc Stinger yesterday, everything is finished and back in order. Bearings, gaskets and paint - the axle is ready to be installed and will be delivered as soon as I give a go. I think it really looks the part and I can't wait to see it under the car, delivering those ponies from the driveshaft to the wheels.
Donnerstag, 20. November 2008
Good news from the differential. The diff is taken apart and all of the internals, including the sure grip are in exeptionally good shape. No visible wear on any vital part. Doc Stinger will put everything back together, install new gaskets and bearings and then paint the whole thing. I'm very happy about that, since not very many parts con the 'Cuda have proven to be in good shape until now. In the course of the buildup the rear brakes will recieve new wheel cylinders and some new springs as well. On another front, work on the engine will beginn shortly, allmost all of the parts for that are already here...
So with the diff and the engine on track, the tranny already done the whole drivetrain si coming together really well! Now all I need is a car to install everything in..I'll keep you posted!
Dienstag, 11. November 2008
Sonntag, 9. November 2008
Finally, the manifolds are done.The crack is fixed abd I've painted them a second time with the heat resistent manifold paint. Next to the manifold is the heat stack, it was also sandblasted and treated to a new layer of paint. The next time you will see these parts, they will be mounted on the engine.!
Montag, 3. November 2008
Since the cast iron was beyond any chance of welding, I took it to Terolab, a company that specializes in advanced surface engeneering technology. As far as I know they do special coatings for things like turbine blades and biomedical implants. Anyway, the people at Terolab were kind enough to squeeze the 'Cuda manifold in so that ugly crack was bonded up with some space age technology. I was promised it will be just as good as welded or even more durable. And once it's painted it will look the part again as well.