that car is a feast for the eyes. So many neat tricks done on it.
I'd love to see how the engine turning it done on a curved surface like that
Ya know, I've been crawling around in this car and seeing it come together over the years, and I still just go lay under it and look at all the different stuff that's been done to it. It still
He didn't actually do the engine turning on the curved, top part of the barrel, just the sides. I would imagine he could do it but DAMN, it would be a pain in the ass !
Nice to see your dad paying attention to his coupe, he hasn't had to hide it lately has he?
Well, he actually wasn't doing very good here about 2-3 months ago. He lost a bunch of weight and wasn't getting out of the house. He was sleeping a lot. He REALLY had me worried for a while there. He's been feeling better and getting out of the house more lately, so I was relieved to see that.
This thread is full of awesome
LOL, provided that isn't sarcastic, thanks ! I'll tell him you guys like it !
I am diggin most of that engine, I can even deal with the modern electronics and choke down the alternator, BUT the valve covers and cleaner is painful.....
Yeah, I've been trying to talk him into changing the valve covers, and I think he will. He made the air cleaner by hand, cutting out the flames with a jigsaw and filing them until they were smooth, so I don't think he'll be changing that.
Is that the Essex, I haven't seen that car in many years now. If it is, I remember he built the oil pan out of like 3 different ones. The exhaust was all hand built stainless. The rear exhaust hanger was a pair of engine rods, that were cushioned by valve springs. It was a truly awesome ride.
Yeah man, same car. Been working on it for 18 years this October !
You and your dad have some talents. Don't waste them man.
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Thanks man, I/we won't.