Saturday, May 15, 2010

All hooked up.

Told ya I hooked it up. Photographic evidense.... evidinse....evidence. Sounds great too. One genuine ahooga horn.

Look out!

As of yesterday, this is what I hit when I want you to get out of the way. And homeless folks standing on street corners with "gimme" signs seem to get a kick out of it. One fella slapped his dusty old cowboy hat on his knee so hard he just about fell over. I wired it up with the old cloth covered stuff and it looks great.

New (old) horn button.

So, at the Chickashea swap meet a few months ago I found a sweet original Sparton horn. All I needed to do was figure out how to hook it up. Since I re-wired the whole car (and the horn rod in the steering column was now bypassed), I needed to figure out an independent way to wire it. Gotta love eBay for the little stuff. After looking for just the right one for quite some time, this NOS column mount horn button showed up in the listings. I placed a bid and won and it came in the mail this week. I thought that I won just the single button, but four identical and in the box ones showed up. Nice old button, right?

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New picture just for the heck of it.

May 8th, 2010.


Sweet new copper spark plug gaskets! Got to love the little stuff.

New header!

Two weeks ago I got tired of looking at the crappy header pictured below, so I ordered a new one from Snyders. Once it got here i sent it to get "Hot Temped". Basically, you send your header in and they (Hot Temp) coats the inside and outside with a finish that will not burn off or get crappy looking at all, even with the high temperatures that these headers see.
Today was the perfect weather outside to put this fella on. Now I feel like I should get a new stainless steel muffler to go along with it. That'll be pricey! But for now, this is pretty sweet.

Old header.

Man, that old header looks terrible! It leaks exhaust fumes and gets carbon all over the block. Next post shows the new one I put on this morning.