Things are moving forward well with the Jetfire. Engine and transmission, drive shaft, heater box & rad in so Steve decided to fill the rad when he discovered it was pouring out the side of the block. Turns out there should have been a drain plug installed by our engine builder that was not, nor was it pointed out that we needed to do that!
I continue to be amazed how fabulous my interior is! The seat bottoms had a number of splits and tears so they were recovered by resewing a used ‘era correct’ rear seat cover from a parts car. I replaced the carpets and purchased enough carpet to recover the door card bottoms but they are such nice shape I don’t have the heart to tear them apart. You can see the difference between the deep red on the door panel vs the brighter red that is supposed to be correct. Even the custom shops can not get that deep red loop. All the rest is original to the car and a big dose of love, polish an attention brought it back to the way you see it!
Lots of bits and pieces needing installation yet. The turbo system will be the last thing to install before fire up – which should hopefully happen next week!