Donnerstag, 27. Mai 2010

Fuel Vent Line

I had to drill some holes in the passenger side trunk floor extension to mount the fuel vent line. Psychologically difficult, otherwise easy.

Mittwoch, 26. Mai 2010

Said and done

Put the old fendertag back on...original, just as it was before the resto begann, including some of the original BL-1 paint. Couldn't resist to apply a thin layer of clearcoat though.

Sonntag, 23. Mai 2010

Fan belts

Got the fan belts and a few other odds and ends installed. It went quite easy and all the accessories line up well. The transarent overflow hose from the radiator cap doesn't quite look the part but will have to do untill I find a black hose in the right dimension.

Visit to the Meilenwerk

The "Meilenwerk" in Berlin is a fashinlable venue where you can
look at the classic cars other people store there. Some vendors are also displaying their stock and a few shops offer repair and restoration work. It all looks very pricey, there are definately no oilstains on the ground and quite a few of the cars are being offered for six digit prices. The emphasis is on german and italian hardware, with a couple of exotic american iron thrown in for good measure.
One of he highlights in my book, a nice '69 Camaro in its glass container, flanked by a '50ies Merc and an XJS drophead.
T-Bird on its way to the in-house brake-tester.

Freitag, 21. Mai 2010


I'm contemplating on mounting the old fender tag without restoring it. Including some rust, a little bit of paint redone at some time and oily stuff that won't go away. I'm thinking of it sort of as a tribute to the fact that the 'Cuda is a restored car and not a survivor. It would also reference the cars condition prior to restoration and be a nice contrast to the rest of the engine bay. I've seen this done on the internet on some car and liked the idea.

steering wheel

Test fitted the steering column and the steering wheel. The coupler does not sit on the steering box correctly yet but I hope to get that sorted out within the next couple of days.
It feels good to sit on the hot seat with something to hold on to again !!!
Added a few odds and ends such as the horns. Had them media blasted and painted them in glossy black, ready to be wired up.