Sunday, July 18, 2010

The drive shaft is still not balanced because it was shorten and then just welded back on without trying to balance the shaft. That reason behind that was because it will just be replaced with a new one anyways after the new transmission is installed. So we were going easy on it and not trying to really have fun nor be stupid and wreck stuff.

Here is a video of the my dad and I taking it for a little spin.



This last Saturday my dad and I took the Sleeper out for a drive. I am documenting what the rear-end and front-end look like since I have talked already about it. She turns nice and sharp instead of that barrel roll that she use to do.




Saturday, May 16, 2009

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Please visit his website www.olsonautoservice.com and review more of what they have to offer along with the race schedule for vintage racing.

Monday, April 27, 2009

After the new rear-end was installed, my dad took it out for a test drive. The suspension is much better now, it rides more flat around corners, but the rear-end still will only spin the one wheel. The next thing to do is to put a Detroit locker in there to keeps thing equal. I don't know what will be done. I think things will wait until the transmission is installed along with the drive shaft.

Keep posted and we will see how this turns out.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

My dad called not to long ago telling me that the rearend is now installed and the disc brakes now work. Remember, the rearend is out of a 94 cop car and it went in perfectly like nothing changed from a 85 to an 94 caprice classic. There was some hangup with the bolt pattern on the rotors but that can be fixed by replacing the front assembly. The driveshaft was a little to long after the installation so they (Dad and Mark) shorten the drive shaft by a little and weld it up. It is not ready for racing until a new driveshaft is installed but it is ready for the transmission. Slowly but surely they are making progress on the car. I wish I was there to help in all of this work but we have remodeling going on which keeps me home when my family goes up to see family.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

During the winter slumber, we are reviewing the tasks that we want to accomplish for the summer to come. We have a new rear end, a heavy duty sway bar for the rear end, and also a new transmission to install before we can take it for a spin. One those have been installed, I will not baby that engine so much. I have been gentle because it is a new engine and also the transmission and rear end are weak for the power. Next summer will be exciting for new videos and more pictures.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

REAR END FOUND!

My father sent me an e-mail telling me that he found a rear end for $200. Here is his message. "
I just bought a used 1994 squad rear end , posi with disc brakes and frame , control arms etc....200$$$ , I measured everything and it should fit, we will have hook up brake lines and I don`t know how the brakes are going to work....oh well!!! , I just put her to bed last nite also at home, she takes up alot of room!!!...later"

I think this says it all. We were thinking about getting a 9 inch rear end but this one is much cheaper and also ready to go. We will not have to do any additional work besides hooking everything up.