Are you going to have a build thread on this? I want to follow this one come back to life.
I promise to report what I know. If for any reason
doesn't get the shop space April 1, then build progress will surely be slow. Right now it's on a dolly attached to my truck out back, and rwd4ever can't do a whole lot with it.
Hopefully rwd4evr will take over reporting and upload pics occasionally, but I will certainly have access to get in as I will be sharing shop space with him, and the car will be in there. I'm not sure how much time or tools I will keep there as I work from home, and have a wife and three kids. Rwd4evr is more of a free man with that respect. So I can live vicariously through his projects and work. I can feed him deals and car parts and stuff like that. Hell, so far I have found for him:
- fintail 220s
- m110 engine for the above car from
- w108 280sel 4.5 that I "split" with him
- w108 diesel conversion I found on eBay
- now this ponton
None of the cars above run!
I like to stick to cars that run or just part them out. I spent last winter trying to get a damn 1970 250c running and rebuilding those damn zeniths. I have found far greater luck with injected cars and will stay the hell away from any carbs. Give me a k-jet or a d-jet any day of the week over a carburetor. Rwd4evr has no problem with them though.
At this point, I can't wait to see this thing up in the air. With the engine in seemingly decent shape, and a cleaned carb, I'm wondering if the exhaust is still intact, and with an IV bottle of fuel if this thing will run. If it does, well... Shit.