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Snotty

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Gremlin / Newport Question Update
« on: June 12, 2009, 08:06:54 AM »

It's just about the summer, and Jerry and I finally did some more work on the Grem.  We added a piece of turned aluminum on the glove box to match that which was done by my brother-in-law a year ago.  We also had an A Body driveshaft shortened and balanced, so the drive-line is not completely attached. 
 
Today, Big John Hutchings is supposed to come by and help us wire the motor bay.
 
Anyway, I wanted to show you the result of the work jerry and I did last Friday.  A buddy has an AMC AM-FM factory radio.  We are going to buy it form him and fill in the hole.  We also have a carpet kit to install.  There's still plenty more to do, but it;s coming along....
 


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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 12:31:24 PM »

 Looking good
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 03:02:04 PM »

Nice Snottster!!! I like the gagues!!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009, 08:01:33 PM »

Good Stuff Brother Scott!! Can't wait till we get our first ================ pictures!

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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2009, 11:35:51 AM »

Like the engine turned 'loominum with those gauges!





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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2009, 06:15:34 AM »

Thanks!  It was my Brother-in-law's idea.  He had two different sheets of it and let Jerry choose the one he liked.
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2009, 02:14:30 PM »

Those indicator needles have a cool turn of the century look like
something off of an old steam locomotive... I'm restoring an old
aluminum cabin cruiser, they'd look really swell on it - who made them?

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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2009, 10:42:24 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2009, 09:01:31 AM »

They are Stewart Warner guages.  I bought them as a packaged set:
 
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2010, 08:50:45 PM »

Jerry and I worked on the car today  - Feb. 12 - to get it ready to (hopefully) fire tomorrow.  here are the latrest pictures of the motor, taken today.



 
I love that shot!  The colors are great!
 

 
Front view.  I'll let you know if it runs!
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2010, 03:01:56 AM »

     

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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2010, 06:56:40 PM »

It's running!  I shot a video with my digital camera of the first start.  If I can get it on You Tube I'll post a link.  I'll tell you, even with Horneys, this car is LOUD!!!
 
Final picture after it ran:
 
Compare with the one above.  Those triple row pulleys are going as soon as I can find some single row AMC pulleys to replace them with.
 

It bacame a group project!  Linda Parlier. Lloyd Hines, me filling the radiator, Chris 'the Doctor" Fredriksen, and Mike Webber.  All helped!  So did Jerry, but he was taking this picture.
 

 
Even Frances made an apperance! 
 
We started at 9 a.m. and we think it was 4:30 when it was finally ready to fire.   I had to exchange a few items, and we did have some "gremlins" pop up, but it fired and ran great!  It's not ready for the road yet, but the major steps are now behind us.  Praise be to God!
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2010, 07:19:04 PM »

Is that a food stain on your shirt?
 
So?  What happened????  You're leaving us in suspense????
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2010, 11:17:12 AM »

Ha!  No, it's old grease.  Although I always wash them, I usually wear the same clothes whenever I work on a car.  Once the shirt (1 of 2) or the pants wear out I will replace it.  Until then, it's all the old stains!



 
Ok, here is the link for the first firing of the Grem.  Once there, you can see the links for two more videos, but only this one is of the motor running.
 
I hope you enjoy; we did!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wFqrrHaamE
 
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2010, 08:51:02 PM »

That's one smokin' Gremlin...sounds good!
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