Monday, April 12, 2010

Swap meet score!

There's a nice swap meet that is held at the Roundup. That's where I found these beauties! Check 'em out! Old and just cool as all get out, and I actually need them and will use them on Nacho. Right now I just have the "big" bulbs in the headlights, but I need to have all four hooked up so I can see a little better. So, one big one and one small one in each lamp and I'm set. Eleven dollars worth of awesomeness! Roundup = killer!

Roundup ready!

That's right! The fast one AND the slow one are ready to go! Man, this Roundup weekend was fun. There was 1300 cars that showed up and my friend Bill's car won the Kontinentals pick trophy! He was giddy as all get out. I drove Nacho down to South Congress on Thursday as everyone was getting settled in town, and Friday and Saturday were all about speed and volume. Rusty was in his prime. Had a blast, and check out the coverage on the Jalopy Journal and the HAMB. Great photos and stories over there.

New brake light switch from A&L.

Heck yeah. The best of the best. One genuine, hand made by an 80 year old fella, bonafide killer brake light switch from A&L. And check out the instructions. Don't overtighten those terminal screws! I wish that everything came with instructions like that. Awesome.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stupid brake light switch.

So I couldn't get the brake light to work so I re-wired the whole car. Well, that's not entirely accurate. What happened was, that I ordered a new loom for Nacho, installed it and nothing worked correct. The lights were all backwards, the horn didn't work (still doesn't), the running light at the rear didn't show up at all and the brake light simply didn't shut off. So, I hardwired the headlights and the rear running light to a switch that I mounted just to the left of my knee while sitting (hard to describe otherwise), and ran a straight shot from the hot straight to the brake light switch, straight to the brake light. Only the brake light didn't go dark. It just stayed on. So, after talking to a few folks on Ford Barn, figured that the new brake light switch I ordered was bad. So, there's a different, hand made one on the way along with a new brake rod set up. Hopefully today that stuff will get here so I can drive Nacho around for the Roundup weekend.
The picture above was taken at my buddy Paulie's wedding. I drove Rusty up to North Austin for the wedding and then out to the Hill Country for the awesome reception. Had a great time, and congrats Paulie!