Bunch of random parts bolted back on, and the dashboard is in.
Well I tried to get it to start but it doesn’t seem to want to start. The main problem I am having right now is the starter is shot and will barely turn the engine over. I got a new one ordered but will be saturday before it comes in so it looks like it will not be able to drive to the car show after all. I got enough of the wiring working to see how well it can run but no lights or anything else hooked up, just the gauges and ignition. It will turn over and backfire a lot but it hasn’t been able to start and run yet.
The dashboard looks pretty good even though the vinyl isn’t glued on well and the steering column needs some paint on it but overall I think that instrument cluster is going to be real nice in the car. The engine seems like a bit of a mess but it is all hooked up good enough to try and start it but so far I haven’t had any luck. The fill tank for the radiator isn’t mounted yet so it is kind of laying around out of the way. Since the car won’t start I guess it really doesnt matter if it is attached or not.
I gave up on the engine for the evening and decided to see what the trunk would look like in its final mounted position. I have it sitting right where it needs to be and it has plenty of room over top of the carb. The last two shots are under the hood trying to take a picture of the bottom of the trunk. They came out bad but if you look close you can see the carb and make out how far away it is from the trunk lid. I have about 4 inches over the carb of clearance so I might put that Edelbrock intake on it and see what happens then with my clearance.
For now it doesn’t look good for getting this thing to the car show under it’s own power so I probably will be skipping the show this year unless someone brings me a car hauler to pull it to the show on. I don’t know of that counts as a trailer queen car or not 🙂