A little update on the 33: We had it out last weekend at the Midwest Musclecar Challenge, though it didn’t get to run much since we were working out some kinks. Recently, we whipped up a nice new custom made sway bar and an aluminum license plate holder.
Well, we did make it to Nashville. The 33 ran well…nothing fatal fell off…the steering worked GREAT…and we generated a short list of items to address before the Midwest Musclecar Challenge, where the car will race next.
First on the list is swaybars. We knew the car had some roll issues but simply could not get a swaybar designed and built in time, so we worked around the problem with excessive spring rate. Better than nothing, but still a compromise. We’ll have that all fixed this week.
Second is tires. The tires that we had on the car at Nashville were old when we installed them for initial fitment 3 years ago. We left them on to shake the car down a bit. Now its time for some real rubber
Power steering vent – It’s leaking but We band-aided it with a shop towel and a zip tie, but will fix it permanently this week.
We are still installing the steering rack on the 33. Its taking some time to get it to fit right since the grill/radiator had to be moved a couple of inches. But all is still going according to plan. Kurt finished up the interior door paneling and it looks great.