Sunday, February 27, 2011

She starts, she runs!

After 22 years, the cars started and ran.

Well, started up and ran after I cleaned out the fuel lines that were clogged with tar and the carb floats were stuck.

Fuel pump gave out a minute into the run but I have the donor car fuel pump and hooked it up with great success.

Smoked for a bit, then ran great after about 2 minutes. Engine sounds great and smooth despite the carb being jammed with crud.

Swapped out the "new" engines' black valve cover with the period-correct cast CVCC valve cover just to make it look better.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Donor Car

Got a FREE '76 donor civic to help me on my way the '77. Pulled off the front bumper and trim to get it cleaned up. The '77 had a crunched right corner so '76 came into save the day.

Bumper and headlight trim goes in to be re-chromed and the bumper supports to be painted.