Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sanded and Painted

It is finally sanded and painted. The rust is gone and a nice special mixed paint is on the car and ready to have a window put back in it.

Home made paint booth

All done

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Rust Repair and Rear Window

Started working on the rear window rust. Found out that the window was barely being held in by the chrome on the outside. Removed the window without breaking it, a new one is $450. And Connor and I are prepping it so he can drive it soon.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Parked in garage again :(

Friday, January 28, 2011

New Year = Emission Testing

The Chevelle has been running great! The only major problem at the moment is that it is leaking oil out of the valve covers. Because the valve covers get so hot it burns the oil and makes the engine smoke and smell pretty bad lol.

Hydrocarbons 197/450 PASS; Idle 247/450 PASS
Carbon Monoxide 2.49/3.75 PASS; Idle 2.56/5.00PASS

(scroll down a few posts to compare this years results with last years)

The readings are very similar to last years except for the idle because we tuned it up just a little bit because of the winter months.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Bondo & Primer

Sanded the bondo and primed it all up. Just need to wet sand and give it a coat of paint.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

More Work

Well the carburetor has been leaking fuel like crazy out of one of the many bolts in it. We put some lock tight around the bolt which stopped the leak. As we were looking at the puddles of gas sitting on the engine, we noticed that my right upper control was very loose. We could just move it side to side which is not good. One my bushings fell out. So this got us started in a project we really didnt want to do lol.

After going to auto zone quite a few times and as well as pep boys, Sun Devil Auto, and Napa, We were able to install the ball joint and had the new bushing put into place. We put the ball joint in and start filling it with grease and of course the seal starts leaking like the rest of my 39 year old joints! So we had to pry it out again and get a new one. It was a pain in the butt project but was so worth it! The car is driving smooth but does pull some to the right now.

Wednesday is the first day of school so I am trying to get some body work done before then. I will be sanding, bondoing, hammering and painting probably all day today. I will most definitely take some pics!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Car is running great!

title says it all! of course there are interior an exterior problems but hey it runs well!