Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Made an exhaust/muffler system for the engine/cam break-in on the stand. You void the warranty on TTI headers if you run them on break-in (as the ceramic coating needs to heat cycle before being fully set, and the exhaust gets too hot during the break-in), so I blasted a pair of old log manifolds and used the old mufflers off my car.

Friday, November 11, 2011


I've tidied up my garage so I can finish the car there, Weta Workshop is currently too packed with orcs and robots to fit an old muscle car back in.

Here's a before photo of the garage during the tear down of the car.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Coming together...  Parts back from powdercoaters, suspension mockup, valve cover modification, custom fitted plug leads.

Hotchkis upper control arms, strut rods, tie rod, sway bar. Firm feel heavy duty lower control arm pin and nylon bushing. Magnum Force 2" drop spindle. Reinforced lower control arm and K member. Should be fun to thrash!

I had to modify one of the valve covers to make room for the headers. My first alloy TIG project, and it didn't turn out too bad. Alloy sure is trickier than steel.