This week we get straight back to the popular John Wick build and as the old saying goes, we “turned up the wick” and moved her on leaps and bounds. We have pretty much finished the outside now with the front lights being fitted, badges and the rear spoiler added.
The engine is now being built up with the air filter now decided and fitted which really suits the car, the sparkling new radiator and grill plate complete the look retro look. The steering has been upgraded to the brilliant Borgeson power system which makes a huge difference to the directional control.
The interior has had the custom made rear shelf and rear seat fitted. To complete the movie car look we have the wooden steering wheel for that quality feel.
The front interior takes more work obviously to fit in the upper dash to complete the wiring installation. The front seat will be one of the last things to go in so we have room to work. All of a sudden the John Wick car is coming together very quickly.
We had a poorly sounding car arrive for our attention on a ’68. The old engine had no compression which could be for a number of reasons. We have said many times before, the cost of a rebuild is more than a straight forward crate replacement. This was the case on this little lady where a new 302 was prepped on the stand before being installed into the car.
Yogi has decided that it’s time his super fast Mach1 got some of that attention our customer cars get. He has decided to de-trim the car and take some of the insides out. We are not sure what he is up to yet, but we are looking forward to seeing what he does with her. Yogi has turned down a very kind, but cheap offer from Lob Monster to buy his engine as “its second hand now!” As this is a family blog we couldn’t possibly repeat the response, it did resemble something that Chewbaccha would have growled.
There is the annual trip to the USA for the SEMA show 2016 which we are all seriously looking forward too. There will be quite a few of us going this year and it could be that Mustang Maniac will shut for a week or so. The blog may well have to wait for any updates until we get back, depending on how it goes while we are all there. More updates nearer the time; Flights – check, Accommodation – check, passports & ESTA – check, minimal clothes and lots of empty space in the suit case to bring back stuff – check!