1987 Buick Grand National (All original with only 16k miles)
1965 Buick Riviera Gran Sport (Currently undergoing a frame off restoration)
1965 Buick Riviera 401 car, unrestored survivor, driver.
2005 F150 FX4, Supercrew (Daily Driver)
2001 Dodge Grand Caravan (Beater)
Rod, that little guys came running out of his house followed by his whole family. He has been watching the build since it started and as soon as he heard it start heart he knew exactly what it was! He came over and repeated over and over, "Mr Hodgkins built a race car! Mr Hodgkins build a race car!!" It was so precious. His whole family was quite excited and everyone had very broad smiles...
Mark I'm close to 6'6" and I was driving without a seat. The Kirkeys and seat belts will get bolted in today and then I'll try getting on the throttle a little bit!
MKIII Roadster #5835; IRS, Team III Wheels, Kuhmo XS Tires
Anderson Performance 408 Engine; Levy G-Force T5 rebuilt by Hanlon Motorsports
Engine Installed July 4th, First start July 5th 2009
Metal Morphous paint completed on November 20th, 2010
Titled and legal July, 2011
Congratulations, David!! But now to stay on schedule, I'm going to have to solve the idle issues and drive it next Sunday!!
---------------------------------- FFR Delivered 8-2-07: Build started (after Mustang project finished) in October '07. First start 11/16/08 13:08 First Go Kart 11/30 15:33 Body on #1 1/11/08 11:40 First Shakedown Drive 3/1/09 13:30 500 Miles as of 4/5/09 at 11:00 1000 miles 5/2/09 07:00 Delivered to new owner 6/28/09 17:00
Sooooo Dave, I was a little hard to tell if you are excited.
Great work, I can't wait for my turn.
Happy Wife... Happy Life
MK 3.1, IRS,Koni,Wilwood 4WDB,Wilwood pedals, Quick rel steering wheel, 450HP/399ci(351W)/TKO600 5sp,17" AR Cobra III
Still building... but I'm now on the road
B.A.R exam passed, got my plates 09-28-11
Currently in the stable:
1997 Toyota Tacoma (daily driver)
1965 MK 3.1 Roadster (399ci/TKO600) paint complete 12-08-12.
1968 Mustang conv 302/C4 (bought in 86')
1956 F100 project (For Sale) Chevy 350/350
2001 Paint (1 HP)
In search of the next project. :)
2005 Mazda 3
1999 Corvette conv
1995 Appaloosa (1 HP)
I took it down the street and back on Sunday and noted these things:
It's WAY to friggin' loud!
It needs an alignment BAD.
The brakes need to be bled.
I have a small fuel leak from the bung that was welded to the fuel pickup.
The clutch has an "issue". The first 1-2" of travel tightens everything up in the bellhousing, and THEN the TOB engages the clutch.
My wife was NOT PLEASED with me driving the go-cart on the street!
I couldn't get to 10* base timing with the distributor. It is hitting the alternator. I wonder which way it has to rotate to pick up 1 tooth? Clockwise, or CCW?
So fun, fun, but I still got a lot of work to do before I can mount the body!
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