Suddenly the rain began coming down on friday and continued through the weekend with some serious rain (7-8 inches) on sunday. Â I am not used to rain in those epic Â proportions and neither is my drain system. Â I survived with the help of my Mighty Mac pump to help the pool drains. Â Today is better but still raining on and off with the forecast for rain almost all week. Â I know I will need to get out of the house or go crazy. Â The NSRA inspection was called off due to rain and Ruby stayed inside all weekend and was kept very dry in her garage. Â I think we look at rain as a necessary commodity in CA but not in those amounts. Â My children were in Tahoe and could not find their car when they looked out the condo window. Â They said the snow was awesome.
I had a lot of time to search for a wiring panel and harness for Lucy. Â I have always used an Enos unit which I found to be very complete and has a nice cover over the board. Â I thought I would see what else was available in the marketplace. Â Names like Painless, Ron Francis, California Rewire and so on all offer a nice set up for $400 plus. Â I liked to the look of the Centech panel that SO-CAL used to sell but I could not find who sells them around here. Â I don’t see them in SO-CAL’s catalog or website. Â I will do some more research and do an article on them on Wednesday. Â Since it is raining everyday I thought wiring the roadster might be a good thing to do. Â I have the aluminum panel installed behind the dash and all the lights, radio, and battery case installed so I should be able to proceed. Â I like to wire a car as it allows you the ability to know where to look if something goes wrong. Â This is fun.
I look at the HAMB everyday and today I really Â enjoyed reading about the 34 roadster find in PA. Â I sure would like to find one like this and in such good shape. Â I know SAR has a super body but an original one would really be nice especially if affordable. Â I know there is one hiding in some garage or backyard waiting for me so I will just keep searching. Â Harvey are you reading this blog?
Here is a photo of the Enos wiring panel. Â Note the cover blends in with the firewall cover in this 40 sedan. Â Brizio uses these panels in most of his cars.
Tim sent in some photos of his latest 40 coupe. Â Note the shift lever indicator sticking out from the dash rather than on the column. Â Neat idea. Â The aftermarket wheel looks to be a 15 inch model which is much easier to drive for the little women.
This is really a sanitary trunk upholstery job. Â The spare looks like it is mounted in the stock location. Â The convertible lays flat on the floor taking up much room.
I have never used a detent plate but it sure make sense and looks easy to do. Â This prevents the shifter from moving into unwanted gears without driver assistance.
If you really must have the flathead engine then you must make it look like this one. Â The 8BA is a much better engine to build per some folks. Â I know the ignition is far superior and easier to work on than the crab type.
Here is a later 46-48 heater with the A/C vents hidden behind the doors. Â Walt has his stereo hidden behind his in the Green Woody.
This young man has the right combo and thinks like I do. Â He is tall and that Deuce is just too small for the girl friend and I. Â I believe this a Glendale pioneer.
I do know where this one is but it has been sitting there for over 30 years in a backyard not far from you. Â Mint body and chassis.
In Ohio they are not quite as cherry but this one is going together with some patches and a little effort.
Kirk White always has the best when it comes to hot rods. Â I have never seen this one but I sure like everything about it. Â The top is right on the money.