One of these cars is not like the others

hit the Portsmouth Abbey show this morning. Intermittent showers kept most folks away but some cool cars showed up.  

all so round except


1800 Door Gaskets and Window Channels

Got my door gaskets and window channels done:

A busy space


On a towel at the kitchen table is an ideal workplace.


Before cutting the slot


Soapy water saved the day


Had to cut my own slot for this piece to go through. X-Acto 111 is my friend.


Before trimming


After trimming




Noting where the dum-dum is from the factory


A pretty non-scientific removal method

Removal and installation position


These got new channels. Theres a slight bend in it that you have to emulate with the new material.


Tools of the trade. Mostly used the blue one but the yellow hook was good for the front lower door where space us tight.

The gaskets fit into a channel and came around 3″ too long, trim to fit


Had to do a little rust work. That provided a nice clean channel to work with.

Rust work underway

Sweet Sadie


December 1977

I adjusted the valves and made some other improvements to the GT last weekend and the car is better than ever. To celebrate, here’s an article from Tim’s collection:  


We determined that mine has a K cam. And it seems to pull like a B23. The shakedown motor turned out to be a gem.  

What is your favorite letter in the alphabet?


A polished tailpipe and new turbo muffler tops it off. IPD Sport Exhaust lives on.


How the heck did this get cracked? All better now.


Floating in the ether

Ebrake work on the 145. And some welding.  


Weekend Fun

Cars and Coffee at Larz Anderson on Saturday then all-day Volvo fun and camping through Sunday. My idea of a perfect weekend.

minky likes the exotics


hanging in my old car, Zack’s new car


M helping with horn installation


and with quad round swap


classic camping

not sure how it ran with the wrong cap and bad wires


eggs florentine and sweet potatoes for breakfast


Carrie inspecting her new acquisition


was in desperate need of a new hatch and wiring


and some welding on the strut anchor


and other odds and ends


mmmmm beer


bedliner coat #3


the 145 got trim rings polished too





new acquisition ready for action


Look who’s out

After a long winter my 1800 is finally out of storage. I always forget how pretty it is.   

hi there

 Looking forward to concentrating on this and the GT now that my C900 and 444 are going