ReConditioned a pair of Parking Lights I got from a member over the last week or so. They didnt need much work other than new lenses, Bulbs, gaskets, a good polishing and some fresh paint. After all they tested out working great on a battery charger. Also sent out my radiator to a local shop for repair, pick it up tomorrow. Thanks for everyones input on the parking light and radiator threads. Its been kinda slow around the board lately.
I had bought a few sets of belts, buckles, and retractors to dye red. Only to realize they dont all bleach out the same, some came out tan and some came out a light yellow. After dyeing them you can tell close up they are a little different but if you dont know they dyed different you wouldnt notice. I also had no luck finding seatbelt tags so im going to repop them myself, I bought 20' of thin white nylon fabric and im going to put them on my printing press at work and mass produce them. Its the same process as screen printing only faster and cleaner. So here are some before and during and after shots, I think they came out nice.
So another day another dollar I guess. Yesterday I trailered home the 442 (25 miles on a borrowed trailer with rails) It seems as if the car shifted or the aluminum rails moved. I originally only had about 2 inches of clearance on either side and yeah I got some fender damage on the passenger side. The work seems to never end. My goal for the summer is to put in storage in fall with no trailer (driving???). Still have alot of motor revamp work that needs to be done though. Id post pics but I mudded and primed the fender instantly upon getting home. Im sure alot of you guys have had similar dumb mistakes starting a new summer with your olds?.
Did I mention that after the car was painted I drove it down the street to start doing "shake down runs", and when I made a u-turn in the street the fender/moulding came down on the tire and pushed the top/center wheelhousing screw into the fender leaving a little nipple in the fender? No... I didn't? Hmmm... I never make stupid f&$king mistakes either.
Engine is all in today. Broke her in after a few minor set backs. Ran for 20 minutes at 2000 rpms. No leaks. In the first couple minutes eengine was running at 200 degrees with oil pressure at 45lbs. Gonna try posting pics and video later today. I would much rather drive round the neighborhood. Timing is a tick off but thats it at low idle.