Monday, May 28, 2018

A Warm Fuzzy Feeling

...and it aint moldy bread.

This weekend's work included a pleasant surprise as I set out to swap out the right rear brake drum off my '63 Savoy with one from the Fury parts car, on account I booger'd up one of the studs a couple years back. Gathering my tools and setting to work, the Fury's drum came off a little too easily and I found out why; looks like it had received a brake job not too long before it was parked and abandoned. Parking brake cable too. Next job will be to unbolt both assemblies from the rear axle and put them away for future use.

This last shot is of the right rear brake assembly on the Savoy. One of things that appealed to me when I was considering purchasing the car was the fact that besides being unmolested it had recently received a complete brake job, lines, master cylinder and brake cable. Though I do have a complete set of old school brake tools to do my own work when I have to.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Random Thoughts

Was the odd styling and placement of the '63 Plymouth's front turn signals a final nod of appreciation to Virgil Exner, the godfather of Forward Look? That was my thought after seeing this mid 50s rendering of a design proposal for the 1957 Imperial, with its oval, fender mounted headlight assemblies.


Image from "Concept Cars, Prototypes and Show Cars"

Monday, May 21, 2018

Shop News 5.21.18

Fuel system replacement work completed.
8 gallons of fresh ethanol-free gas.
Ran to operating temperature to check for leaks.
Then a quick road test. 👍

Saturday, May 12, 2018


Pump to carb fuel line salvaged off Dragon2 for use in Cap'n Sketchy. It won't be needed on the wagon since I have to pull the drive train and plan on installing all new components anyway.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Shop News 5.6.28

  • Fuel Lines and Hardware from Inline Tube
  • Spectra Premium Fuel Tank and Sending Unit from Rock Auto
  • Sending Unit Ground Strap from Auto Metal Direct
  • Fuel Tank Pad from Detroit Muscle

  • Bumper and Brackets off Fury parts car
  • Bumper Bolts from Auto Metal Direct