1950 Chevy Pickup - A Detail Freak's Dream Truck!
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Onto more work, I decided instead of running the positive battery cable directly to the starter, I'd make a voltage regulator and run to that. So I grabbed a piece of sprue and started sanding, and about five minutes worth of work gave me a crude voltage regulator. I drilled three holes in it (One for the battery cable, one to the starter, and one to the firewall), painted it with some Metalizer, and glued it to the bottom of the passenger wheel well. No. it's not accurate, but the contest in Fayetteville is next weekend, so I'm just getting it done now as quickly as I can!
Edited by Custom Mike, 05 May 2013 - 09:43 AM.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:26 AM
More work? Yup, I'm definitely trying to get it done in time! A piece of 22 gauge wire was ran out of the battery box toward the engine, my quasi-voltage regulator in place, a piece of 30 gauge was added to the end of the molded-in wire on the firewall, then painted Flat Black to match. The final shot is of the engine, wearing it's pretty Valspar Bright Gold paint, more to come on that in the next update!
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:53 PM
OK, some more engine work was done tonight. I dug out some 30 gauge wire for the spark plugs and coil, and some 26 gauge wire (From some old 25 pair telephone wire) for the boots, something I've never done well before. I stripped the insulation from the 26 gauge wire, then cut it into small pieces. I slid two pieces onto each piece of 30 gauge wire, then added a bit of Flat Black to each "boot". A little bit of superglue and we're all done with the plug wires!
Edited by Custom Mike, 29 December 2012 - 06:26 PM.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:02 PM
Next up was my fuel line from the fuel pump to the carb, then from the frame to the fuel pump. I also trimmed up the starter wire and battery cable, and did a quick mock-up with the inner fender well. I also repainted the freshly stripped valve cover with some Metalizer Aluminum Plate, and re-installed it on the engine. That's all for tonight, gotta work in the morning, so enjoy the pics, and pray that I have an easy day tomorrow, I go on call, so I need all the help I can get to get this baby done by Friday night!
Edited by Custom Mike, 29 December 2012 - 06:27 PM.