The good news this morning was the 6 to 12 volt conversion on the 40 coupe was a success, the engine spins fast and it starts instantly. Â Now for some road miles to test the new gauges with the Runtz resistors. Â If you have an old 6 volt system this is a worth while conversion to bring you into today’s highway driving. Â Please note you no longer have a positive ground.
The wife and I are headed over to Malibu for a St. Patricks Day party and for me it will be some good corn beef and cabbage and for the wife it will be some green wine. Â We have always celebrated this day and we are not Irish. Â I think it is one of the most fun holidays we have. Â Lots of partying and enjoying the food and drink with family and friends. Â I hope you have a good one yourself.
I put the first coat of black paint on the engine and it came out super black. Â Walt’s Woody has a black engine and accessories and I have always preferred his engine compartment to any I have seen so I just copied the theme for Lucy. Â I know he wont’t mind. Â I used Dupli-Color from PeP Boys and saved about $100 on paint supplies. Â The paint store suggested I do this as the cost of paint, thinner, hardener, etc is prohibitive today for painting engines. Â My total investment was $12.00. Â I will finish the 69 Chevrolet script valve covers in black with silver lettering. Â We have a great pin-striper who can make them look like they were stamped in that color. Â I am finished for the day and have to get ready for the party and clean the paint off my hands. Â I don’t want to look like a garage mechanic while eating dinner.
Bakersfield Â Tomorrow if no rain. Â March Meet!
Vern was building these hiboy roadsters for a while but I think the current demand has slowed down on Deuce hiboy roadsters.
These beautiful studio photos are by Mike Bishop. Â This is my favorite view of the hiboy. Â Simple is best for hiboy.
Gary always keeps his engines simple and so I copied the valve covers for Lucy. Â I am not sure how the engine breaths but I know he has the rear vent tube on the 327 to help out.
I would never do this but this one is done nice and was very popular in the 80-90’s. Â You need to take your time and be a good welder.
Forty Coupe Bob is building himself a nailhead sedan to drive around northern California. Â How about that license plate?
He sent along these sneak peek photos for us to wonder what will come next.
Prior to receiving the model A green paint this is how Ryan’s SRM cover car looked.
This is what it is all about… Â Driving the freeway in your hot rod… Â They are not any fun sitting in your garage or on a trailer.
Tonight’s date night ride….dreaming!
Nice shot of my date night car. Â Do you think she will mind the wind blowing just a little? Â I probably should take the Audi for safety. Â Naw!