80. IIMuch 2 vent about

The standard SLC fuel system is fairly simple.  A low pressure fuel pump siphons fuel from the bottom of the tank and dumps it into a swirl pot, or second, smaller tank that’s usually tall and skinny.  A second high pressure fuel pump pulls from the swirl pot and feeds the engine.  The purpose of…

79. Sacre bleu mes pneu sont caca!

I made an interesting and scary discovery in February – the seriousness of the C19 pandemic was really starting to pick up steam and I needed to spend some time in Colorado, we were still in San Diego at the time.  Instead of hopping on a flight like I had originally planned I decided I’d…

78. But for an inch …

The factory kits include (at the time I purchased my car) 7″ 850# springs for the rear dampers.  Many builders going with an aluminum block based LS motor and Graz will find themselves running the spring adjustment collars almost all the way just to get a reasonable ride height.  In my case, I’m running a…

77. Finding center

**Warning: Rant follows – I’ve been recently “upgraded” to WordPress’ latest editor which they call the “Block editor”; it’s total garbage.  The additional clicks required to add captions to images and the bugginess is enough to make me not want to write another blog entry, utter trash.  OK, rant off, I’ll figure this thing out.**…

76. Garage update

In a recent post I mentioned one of the perks of this new house was that I was finally able to upsize into a 3-car garage.  It’s been great being able to drive the SLC without having to pull the S5 out, lower the lift, drive the SLC off, then park the S5 back into…

75. Independence day

This post is just for fun since I’d taken some fun photos and wanted to post them.  With the July 4th holiday coming up I thought it would be a fun opportunity to take some photos of the car.  My iPhone photographer skills are lacking pretty hardcore but the phone does a nice job taking…

74. One last cruise

Before packing up our gear and leaving San Diego, Bob and I took a few hours out to hit the twisties in our very different cars – me, in the SLC, and Bob in the “Banana Boy”, his 1953 Studebaker Commander.

73. Changes

Wow.  It’s been almost 10 months since my last update and so much has happened in that time!  We’re in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, I hope this update finds everyone safe and healthy! Apart from all the churn that the pandemic has caused, my own personal life has taken quite a turn.  At…

72. Sometimes you need a year to figure things out …

Waaaay back in Post 43 I discussed the door locks and I mentioned that I was having some difficulties getting BPhillips’ lock solution working for me.  I struggled with it for about a week before giving up and moving on.  Try as I might, I just couldn’t ever get the spring to work well enough…

71. Sting like a bee

Without further ado … Before putting the car back together I applied 3M clear PPF to the area just behind the front wheel.  This vent opening gets a TON of debris thrown at it from the front tires.  Plastidip is pretty tough stuff but I didn’t want the rocks to tear it up so I…

70. The emperor’s new clothes

We’ve been getting into the high heat months in San Diego and I’ve been splitting my weekend time between popping by the local Cars & Coffee events and taking the SLC out for drives on the back roads.  I’ve found a local loop that’s about 100 miles and if I leave early enough the roads…

69. I got squished! And other updates

I came across @SquishMyRide’s instagram account and was really impressed with Eric’s work.  I commissioned him to Squish the SLC and I think it turned out great! OK, so when last we met I was feeling a bit down about the fuel system.  I’d gotten burned a few times and was feeling pretty beat up…