Wednesday, May 22, 2013

1960 Lark Regal - Safety Upgrades, Brakes and Carb Work

Photo Credit - GBZ 

Car engine in this cute little convertible was overheating. Remedied this by flushing block, replacing core plugs, installing new head gasket and new thermostat. Installed new fuel gauge sending unit and return line to tank. Rebuilt the carb, because accelerator pump had been put together backwards and was not working. Rewired instrument gauges - they were reading incorrectly - the leads were switched.

Repacked the axles bearings on the rear and did brake job all the way around. Replaced paper thin rear brake drums and wheel cylinders. Replaced one rear brake line that was crimped and the attached rubber flex line. Installed front anti-sway bar.

Installed new anti-rattle cat whiskers on rear quarter windows and securely installed rear fender skirts.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Avanti R4 Clone Transmission Rebuild

Transmission rebuild is done - ready to handle the dual carburetor engine power!

Upgraded the trans bands with kevlar linings, put in new bronze clutches, raised
the stall speed on the torque converter and replaced the thrust washers.

Photo Credits - GBZ

Friday, May 3, 2013

South Bend IN Studebaker Swap Meet

Gathered all my parts swag - heading out to the Studebaker swap meet in South Bend IN.  Stop by and see me - indoors at the St. Joseph county 4H Fairground. Two tables of Stude stuff for sale!  

Avanti R4 - Restoration

Resto moving along on the Avanti R4 clone.

 Photo Credit - GBZ

More Work on the Avanti R4

R4 axle and transmission rebuild. 

 Photo Credit - GBZ