May 14, 2000 - Hey everyone!
Yes, I'm still among the living, and I haven't forgotten about this website. I've had a
lot going on, so I haven't had the time to do any updates or additions here. But that
all's about to change!
I've been getting things ready in the shop to finally get
back to work on the 442 project, including a new air compressor...finally! It's a nice
60-gallon upright unit, 220V, 6 1/2 HP. In fact, I spent the afternoon today getting it
mounted down to the floor. (If I never have to drill holes in concrete again, I'll be
I've also got a new bench grinder (1/2 hp), engine stand
(got the engine torn down two weeks ago), and a small benchtop glass-beading/sandblasting
cabinet. After the electrician makes one more appearance at the shop this week to rewire
it (new outlets and florescent lighting) all I'll have left to do is install the air
lines, water separator, etc.....and then I'll be up and running!
The first step is going to be getting the frame
sandblasted and painted, and then rebuilding the front and rear suspension and
steering...well, basically the whole undercarriage. Now's the time to do it, with the body
off the frame, right?
Anyway, once I start this work, I'll be doing fairly
regular updates again, at least to that portion of my site....and any new work done to any
pages will be announced here, so you don't necessarily have to go checking out every
single page to see if there are any changes.
know how I'm doing, OK?