Today we got AM73-79 out to Sandia Motor Speedway in Albuquerque, NM for its initial outing following restoration.
We got this car from Tim H in Tulsa, OK back in 2013. Jay Davis a previous owner of this car actually stopped and saw the car several years ago and helped with its history.
I ordered a new body from Marchant and Cox, minus the radiator shrouds. Car ran good. I’m worried about those small aluminum radiators in our heat and dry air. It was 90+ degrees out and I limited rpm’s to 5500 and water temps sat at 90 deg C and oil was 90 deg C. So there is hope?
I changed the location of the shifter down an inch and it seems much more comfortable. Can’t wait to try AM74-5 (Falconer bodied) which has the same change. Change was necessary as the sheet metal plate that holds the front end of the shift rod at the bulkhead was severely cracked allowing excess movement.
So now into the shop for inspection and getting it ready for some solo work the rest of the year. Maybe track time if things work out.