Could not resist the temptation any longer. Had to break out the wrenches and put my touch on the 66. I am having a ball working on the car. Took the front seats to Jeff at National Parts Depot in Canton Michigan for a complete makeover. I thought they looked great as they were. Now they look like they did in ’66. He used all the NPD available items on the seats. Foam, covers, dog legs and the complete kit. Fantastic products and a supurb outcome. Can’t wait to put them in the car and row through the gears.
You know how it goes. You start on one thing and it just keeps going. Opened the hood. That was the first step in a long line of updates and check outs. Speaking of out. Out came the carb, carb box, Paxton blower, radiator, valve covers and all attending hardware.
Sent the blower unit to Craig Conley at Paradise Wheels Inc. He took over the Paxton service when Paxton went to their new system. He will check it out and report back on his findings. Figured it would be best to do this now and make sure it is good to go for the upcoming cruise season.
Opened the blower box and found a Barry Grant Mighty Demon 650 carb. WOW, is that thing shiney. 650 cfm and a double pumper. True performance carb.
Pulled the radiator to get it boiled out. After thinking about it I felt a three core unit from NPD would fit the bill. Picked up a three core radiator from them along with a few other items. Got a Mustang Projects LED brake light kit. Also got a front LED kit at NPD. New upper and lower radiator hoses and clamp kit were on the list. That is just some of the items that I picked up for the ’66. Now I will really have fun putting them in.
This is what I enjoy. Putting my touch on a car. Sometimes the touch is a little heavy handed. Usually I like to think that I am improving on perfection, if that is possible. I have enjoyed this part of the hobby for years and I am in my zone doing this.
While doing all this improving my favorite and only oil that I use – Gibbs was on the job. Everything was removed with help from Gibbs and all will go back together with help from Gibbs. The secret weapon in any mechanics tool box – GIBBS.