Hand Brake mount

got a little bit of work done today on the hand brake mount.  I’m eleminating the foot parking brake in favor of a hand brake.  I got a center console and hand brake assembly out of a Mazda MX3 at my local pick n pull.  I used threaded rod to help me find the right… Continue Reading Hand Brake mount

Cool V8 Rambler spotted

Went to Infineon Raceway today (aka Sears Point) to watch my father-in-law race his 125cc kart on the big track.  Saw this cool Rambler American.  It’s powered by a Chevy 383.  And apparently it’s for sale.  Here’s a free ad for the seller.  The number was posted on the side glass: 707-337-5716.  Had disc brakes… Continue Reading Cool V8 Rambler spotted

AMC Rebel Machine on MuscleCar tv show (SPIKE tv)

The Feb. 8th episode of MuscleCar was cool for 2 reasons.  First, they did a stereo install that involved a lot of fab’ing of interior panels.  That’s what I’ve been doing on the Javelin lately so that was cool to see some of the techniques and materials they were using.  The second reason the show… Continue Reading AMC Rebel Machine on MuscleCar tv show (SPIKE tv)

dash work continues…

put some more time into the dash this weekend.  I continued wiring up the gauges and also started working on a couple of other dash panels.  Since I’ve put the turn signal, bright and parking brake lights into the main dash panel I needed to fill all the holes I won’t be using where the… Continue Reading dash work continues…

Dash work…

Finally making some good progress on the dash.  I finished the “body work” and sprayed it with 3M Rocker Panel spray to get a texture. Then I sprayed it with Duplicolor Trim black.  Here’s some before, during and after.  The dash is not truly “done” quite yet.  I still have to install the headlight and… Continue Reading Dash work…

patching up the hole in the floor…

Now that the Tremec is in place I needed to create a patch panel for the trans tunnel.  The Tremec is a lot bigger than the T10 and has to be up higher into the car to maintain the correct driveline angle.  So, I made a paper template, cut out a piece of sheetmetal and… Continue Reading patching up the hole in the floor…