Saturday, June 25, 2011

Working Together

Our friend, Dave Casey, has had some health issues over the past few months, but he's doing much better now.  He's still not 100% but he's getting there and I'll be honest, we are happy about that for two reasons:

Reason #1 - We don't like to see anybody feeling bad especially someone who is such a good friend.

Reason #2 - Mr. Casey knows how to get things done when it comes to overhauling Model A's!

Here's a list of things Roger and Dave have accomplished together over the past couple of days.  

Daisy now has steering!  Woo hoo!

A steering box has been installed........I'm assuming this is necessary for the steering wheel to work.  :~)

A wiring harness.......something to do with the electrical stuff????

New exhaust manifold........I'm clueless.

A new Weber downdraft carburetor and that means more power, baby!!!  (the plastic wrap will come off later......we want to keep that thing sparkling for as long as possible!)

A new fuel line, customized for Miss Daisy.

Gotta have a fuel pump and a filter to go with that new fuel line!

No Model A is complete without using a little bailing wire on it somewhere.......just kidding!  The boys used bailing wire to install a temporary tailpipe....

And a temporary muffler so when the time comes, Daisy can be driven to the muffler shop.

I don't know about you, but I think that is a pretty impressive list of things.  

We are always appreciative of Dave's help.  And, Dave, if you are reading this, we're so glad you are feeling better!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Big Shim

This little piece of black rubber is called a shim.  Shims are used as levelers between the body and the frame of Model A's. 

It took 12 shims to get Daisy's body level on her frame.

It also took lots of time and lots of hard work on Roger and Dave's part.  But once they got finished, a big, important step of Daisy's restoration was complete. 

Here's how it was done.........

The Big Shim from Joy Banks on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

End in Sight?

We've been working on Daisy's restoration for over a year now and after another long weekend of hard work, Roger announced Sunday night "the end is in sight."

My eyesight must be bad, because I'm just not seeing it.

However, the doors now have insulation......

One door panel has been installed.....

And to keep Miss Daisy cooler,

A brand new pressurized radiator has been set into place.

We even got the hood put back on!

Maybe I just need some new glasses.  Maybe the end is in sight after all!

Wrong.  UPS just dropped off two new boxes of Daisy parts.  :(