Monday, November 14, 2005

It's ALIVE

Holy old engines Batman. The Edsel is alive. With dad turning 62 today his mission was to see that engine in the Edsel fire off.

With a little TLC and some creative fuel system work it fired off and ran like a top after 30 some odd years in storage. After a oil change, new plugs, a carb rebuild and oiling up the cylinders over the last few days it only took a couple spins and POOF it was snarling away with open exhaust.

Happy B-day old man

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Winter is almost upon us










With winter coming, it's time to put the toys away. Did you already? I have, mostly because insurance was going to kick me in the balls for just a few months. When I get some extra coin then I am going to spring for insurance threw www.hagerty.com. Great classic, hobbyist, and just plain not your daily driver car insurance.

But before they are tucked away, one last pic right?

Monday, November 07, 2005

And more progress




Now it looks rough. Is it a bad thing if you've got 31 hours of work into the project so far and 34 beers have been consumed?

Next post on the Edsel will be when it is totally torn down. Want to spin off in other directions for a few.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Progress










Just enough time to prove we actually have done something on "Blue Bird"(thanks Uncle Bernie).

The driver side is getting torn down and we are seeing some work ahead of us.

That's Willie, my dad the head stud duck at Willies Repair enjoying a Miller after a long day. Looks like the doors are savable but the driver side fenders front and rear are in tough shape. Replacement pieces may be in order. I bet those will hurt the wallet.

Just a quickie today. I'll spout off Monday hopefully.