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Now I'm in for it.

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by Aladin Sane, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Since the car is soon to be painted, I decided I had better give the engine some attention. I did a leak down test on each of the cylinders, and for a cold engine, it seemed pretty good. I painted the engine and valve covers the darker ford blue. Here I have the carb and air cleaner sitting in place just to see how things look. The ignition is a single wire HEI set up from ebay. I like the smaller cap, it looks better on a ford if you ask me. I will mount the coil on the front of the drivers side head. 20210314_122327.jpg
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    I still have to drop the oil pan and check out the pump. That will come next. Once that is back together, I will mount the balancer and water pump.
     
  2. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Aladin, Looks Good!
     
  3. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    I think it looks good as well. I just hope it works as good as it looks.
     
  4. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Gold Level Sponsor

    129 bucks Summit IMG_20191107_125853777.jpg
     
  5. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Yes, i thought about going that route. I just didnt like the gm style distributor as much.
     
  6. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    I heard today that the car is in final primer and should have the color applied by this weekend. It has been at the shop for exactly 11 months.
     
  7. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Any chance you get your car in May?
     
  8. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Not holding my breath.
     
  9. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    There is blue paint on my car. It has only taken 50 weeks to get to this point. Woo Hoo!!!! 30402.jpeg 30401.jpeg 30400.jpeg 30399.jpeg
     
    alpine_64 and ernestovumbles like this.
  10. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

    But you wanted red.;)
     
  11. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Aladin, Gonna look sharp!
     
  12. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Another 50 weeks, and the rest will be blue.
     
  13. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Looking good!
    You were obviously shaking with excitement in the first photo (blurry) and I can't blame you.
    Fingers crossed they will get to it sooner than later.
     
  14. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    They sent me the pics, I have not seen the car for more than a month.
     
  15. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Your Blue is much nicer to look at than the old blue car that shows up when you open the forum IMO.
     
  16. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    I was able to speak with the paint shop today. I think the car may actually be painted by the end of the weekend.
     
  17. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Exciting!!
     
  18. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    33295.jpeg 33294.jpeg 33298.jpeg 33297.jpeg 33301.jpeg 33300.jpeg 33304.jpeg 33303.jpeg We have more blue paint.

    Next week the stripes go on.
     
    dansun22 likes this.
  19. belmateo

    belmateo Gold Level Sponsor

    Stunning! Absolutely beautiful!
    Good job.
     
  20. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Wow! Looks Great!!!
     

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