December 12, 2002
The serial plate
This is what it
looked like when we got it.
A blast from the
past. It was raced in 1971 by Jeff Kline and parked after
that until Tom bought it.
all made is gel coat silver. If they were delivered a different
color, the car got a coat of primer and the color. This car
was signal red. Rudy Klein must have painted it white. This
explains gray primer after red and then white as the color
(remember car has been sitting since the early 70's).
This is the original
paint that was underneath the duck tail.
The cockpit is
all original except the steering wheel. The seats are so nice,
a good cleaning might be all they need.
the fuse carrier underneath the dash. The arrows point to
two blown fuses that have been soldered to make them heavy
duty. Maybe this is an old German trick.
Pedals are out.
Just for giggles
we thought we'd try to start the engine.
oil pressure and a little starting fluid, it fired up. Not
bad for an engine that has been sitting since 1971.
This picture shows
the mouse house that blew out of the 1-2 tail pipe (sorry
The engine is out.
It's so nice working
on such a preserved car. 99.9% of everything is original and
never *ucked with!
this car is going to be a 6 cylinder, the engine will be boxed
and restored later.