Daily Archives: September 10, 2011
The MSD (Multiple Spark Discharge) ignition, basically electronic ignition for older cars, is installed. You can see the red control box in the lower right corner of the picture. The battery is in and most of the wiring is run, if not tidied up yet. We have also installed the radiator but haven’t hooked the hoses up yet.
The second picture shows more of the air conditioner install inside the car. I cut a holes in the dash and inserted factory style air conditioner outlets for a nice clean look rather than mounting the outlets below the dash.
All the little details, taking the time to install the factory style air conditioner outlets, neat and tidy wiring, just sweating the details, adds up to a more polished, professional looking job when the car is done.
Like wise men say, if you pay attention to the little things, the big things takes care of themselves.
Today I bring you a blast from the past. This is Don’s show winning 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS. This is a true SS, black on black, four speed car. I understand this color combination was quite rare on the SS.
I painted this car for Don a few years back, long before this website, and for some reason I never took pictures of the car. What was I thinking?!? Yesterday, out of the blue, Don stopped by the office with it. When opportunity knocks … open the door! I still don’t have any build pictures, but I took the opportunity to grab a few snaps of the car while it was here.
Karl’s Mustang, Terry’s Austin-Healey and Rufus’ Camaro, to name a few, they all have the High Performance Finish, and they look good indeed. But nothing, and I mean nothing, shows off the High Performance Finish like black. Just look at the reflections in the hood and trunk. Oh yeah … that’s what I’m talking about!
If I seem a little giddy it’s because I simply love this car. These Malibu’s have terrific lines and the black really makes this car pop.
I was at Don’s house several weeks ago picking up a motor for another client. Don has several really nice cars, of which this is but one. While I was there he gave me the courtesy of allowing me to look at them. While I was nosing around, all but drooling on his cars, his wife made the comment that she didn’t know what she would do with all the cars if he were to die.
That’s easy … she should call me.