The fall is a time of the year that brings out the corduroy pants and crew neck sweaters for me. The cooler weather is nice for a change and while we don’t have snow in our area, we do have cooler weather. Cool weather allows for more time in the garage. Working with the football games on and heater going makes for a very productive day.
Having the woody back home provides me with lots of ideas of how to make it more drivable. I have changed the tires and wheels to radials which made a huge difference in ride. My next change will be to add power steering to make it more drivable on the freeways and turning in a static position.
CPP has a power steering 400 series box that I am planning on installing this winter. Fred told me the large 17″ steering wheel will create an oversteer problem and that I should change to a 15″ wheel. I have the correct 46 steering wheel with the metal strips that I can have cut down that I may use.
My second trip home on the AAA rollback was due to a stuck float on the Rochester 2 Jet carburetor. I took it apart and did some cleaning and it seems to be working just fine. I am suspicious of the electric fuel pump as they don’t have a long life span so I may replace it with the stock pump. I plan to replace the stock transmission with a 350 for ease of driving on our vast freeway system and my arthritic hands and shoulders. I may also change to an open driveline to go with the transmission change.
The above changes should keep me busy over the winter months. What are your plans?