Monday, April 23, 2007
Went back to the Wakefield junkyard where I got the Javelin roof. Trying to find a upper radiator support that I can flip over and turn into a lower radiator support (mine is MIA). Here's the Javelin, and Augie and Dipstick the dogs, but no upper radiator support (was wiped out). Dogs had fun. I've already cut a donated lower radiator support from a Toyota truck but it just doesn't feel right.
Finally, the right color - Alamosa Aqua (used by AMC 68-71). Linda thinks it's a girly color. My spin - anything but Chrysler orange. The motor was the biggest hit of the Easter visitors. I just wish I had pictures of the faces of the family when they saw the car. Apparently they had no idea to say the least.
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
A gift from Mr. AMX himself, Steve Richardson, a Borg Warner T-10 4 speed & a bellhousing. Sure 1972 was the 1st year the Torqueflight 727 autotrans would fit an AMC motor, sure my 401 V8 is a '72, sure my left (clutch pedal) knee hurts more than my right, this T-10 could be fun. Just think of the roll start capability alone. Oh yeah, I also finished piecing & welding the left side cowl panel area.