The dreaded warped top plate!
I have two extra top plates from some carb parts I bought online. I don't even think I've got top plate warpage, but it just gets me thinking.
Really it seems that step 1 is always going to be to work the exhaust flaps into the right position. That makes really tuning the carbs on a non-runner an even bigger task.
I could possibly "declare victory" having driven the car since I previously seemed it a parts car, but something inside me really wants to make that car run, and run perfectly. It's not logical. It really started when I saw how good the car looked with the huge wheels.
... And also seeing how easy it was to bend the rear end to almost its original shape. I previously was calling it a parts car due to the minor rear end damage.
Edit: I also wanted parts from it. For:
- the sedan I sold (exhaust, seats, door pockets, etc. no more need since car sold)
- a radiator for Dan in Texas. He seems to not have much interest in a used radiator, preferring recording his.
- rear brake calipers and maybe an alternator for my black coupe. Seems like a small reason to part out the car when I have calipers and alternators from a 72 SL part out that will work.