Have taken a bit of time off from building the Boss 427 as its beautiful weather and difficult to stay working in the garage when friends are calling for fun.
I did get some time this last weekend to work on my switch panel. Got it covered with foam and leather matching the dash…
…and installed the switch harness with the switch labels this time. I custom ordered these from Carolina Laser
My brother came up for the weekend and we went to celebrate Nephew Nicks’ 30th birthday in Harrisburg (see previous post). Good times indeed and I managed to get some work out of Doug.
We finished the install of the dash, hooking up the connectors and making sure there was no leftover wiring.
As you can see, it all lit up and everything works except the brake lights, which were working before. I’ll look into that.
Meanwhile, we turned off all the shop lights and closed the doors for a night photo. I think its pretty cool and is going to look great in both daylight and at night.
Doug helped me do some final bleeding on the brakes and we filled and bled the Forte hydraulic clutch. I’m using a McLeod Super Street Clutch, capable of holding 600 ft/lbs of torque, so it’s a pretty beefy, strong unit. The hydraulic clutch feels good yet still reminds you that you are driving something significant.
Not much left to do for first engine start… maybe I’ll be ready by next weekend…