Because of how much the work has ramped up, Phillip and Nic have been busy with our test stand. Drew Job a has pumped out 2 roller cam 455′ s for installation. The motor in the foreground is still warm after its run test .On the stand we still use a static fuel system (carb.) Because I can better evaluate the mechanics of the motor using the ole carb but both motors will be fitted with FiTech fuel injection when they get to their installs. Here’s motor #2 going up on the run in frame. The alternator u see is to adjust the belt that turns the water pump. Nic is a student at the local UTI mechanics training school. He said it’s awesome learning first person all this stuff. No novice he swedged a BMW V8 motor in his modest 2 door square BMC sedan…….A real German sleeper! Its great to have all these demented people surrounding the shop!
Yesterday I drove over to Space Coast Plating to drop Andy T. Front bumpers off for rechecking. This was an already received bumper half but as you can see the chrome never stuck. Look, copper grabs the steel, the nickel coat will bond to copper…not metal which is why the copper coat is there. The final chrome layer sticks to nickel….not will to steel …..and u have this happen. Look these guys up….the baddest 3 process chroming on the planet! Here’s a nickel plated Ford radiator cover….so much better than new! Its beautiful! and talking about a set up, here is 1 row of process tanks…..copper, nickel and chrome….on a grand scale A great business only a couple of hours away…lucky us….
I also went by our recent purchase….the molds where we’re making plans to move the combined mold weight of almost 450,000 pounds of chrome plated are molds used to produce the plastic GMC body panels ….. I saw this poster on the wall that makes me feel better….seems like they too are rushed. Don’t know bout u but I don’t want someone rushing a 35,000 pound crane! …Or a motorhome restoration….. Anyway we are making the plans to transport these molds from their decades of storage over to the shop so u can see them plus be able to figure out what to do to get parts from them…..stay tuned.
The guys have split forces not really getting after the Texas Tux projectAfter seeing the first new dash AC/heat system hit the streets….a pile of work but it went well for David I want to get #2 out there. The redesigned rear bathroom without a shower is now coming together. Here are the vanity cabinet walls getting their epoxy texture finish Here’s a closeup of the colored and set texture of our finished product. Stay tuned for more on this project being pushed toward the door……