Re: another milestone
Posted by Jesse Ybarra on 6/4/2012, 9:57:53, in reply to "another milestone"
I love reading about the progress you are doing, you are building and enjoying an FC that will be one of the best. |
My wife and I are in MN this week, on Saturday morning, I will fly to Craigs, to see him about a special Jeep. I miss not being in my own sand box, so it is nice to read about your progress. I know what that feeling is like, to hear the engine start, for the first time.
: OK - after buying my 59 FC 150 seven years ago
: - and dragging it home - I reached an
: important milestone today...!
: for the first time EVER I started it up and
: drove it!
: I've been working feverishly these last few
: weekends to get things back together -
: drivetrain, shifter, linkage, cab, steering,
: brakes, emergency brake, cooling system,
: working accelerator linkage -
: and today - I put the drivers seat in -
: started the beautifully rebuilt engine
: (original F Head 4) put the clutch in, put
: er in reverse and backed up about ten feet,
: hit the brakes (and they worked!) put her in
: first and pulled forward - did that about 5
: times - very very very emotionally
: satisfying! Still have a LOT to do - the
: cab is primed and needs to be painted - so I
: can then put all the glass in and then do a
: proper job of wiring - but maybe six weeks
: and it will be a reasonably and fully
: restored FC - and a thing of beauty - see
: you all on the road real soon.....