Sunday, October 07, 2007

Radiator and battery

I've been doing quite a bit of work on the car, but I haven't been blogging all of it. Two weeks ago, I made myself a battery box. It works OK, but the battery fit is maybe a little tighter than what I intended. Here it is under construction.



Here's a picture of the casting number on my motor. I figured I'd better have a picture of this when it came time to register the car, since the year of the motor is important. So I snapped this before installing the starter, which makes it impossible to see. 5K1 means that my motor was cast on October 1, 1965. Happy 42nd!



Last night I put together a to-do list of everything I need to do to get to the go-cart stage. The list had 59 items, ranging from filling the motor with oil to installing my seat. I went out and got 3 of those items done today, most notably mounting the radiator. I think it is too high, and will hit the nose. But I'll worry about that when I'm fitting the nose.



If you're reading these posts, please add some comments. I sometimes wonder if I'm just talking to myself.

4 comments:

Tom said...

You're not talking to yourself. I'm following your build enthusiastically. I love the FFR Type 65 and would love to build one myself. It's helpful to see what goes into a project like this.

Thanks and keep up the good work.

Tom

Tom said...

You're not talking to yourself. I'm following your build enthusiastically. I love the FFR Type 65 and would love to build one myself. It's helpful to see what goes into a project like this.

Thanks and keep up the good work.

Tom

Bob said...

I have built a number of muscle cars, my next build is this coupe. I appreciate your time for posting this information.

William said...

I hope to build one of these when I get out of Pharmacy School in a couple years. I really appreciate the detailed, first hand experience you're reporting. Its nice to see exactly what goes in to putting one of these together.