Saturday, June 11, 2011
On the home-front, the Nifty50 has gotten a few upgrades! Fenton headers, and Offy intake, and 2 dual carbies for starters. Thanks to Dick York at Dick's Hot Rod Carbureators for building the SWEEEET set up. Also thanks to my buddy Erin Whiteneck from the TwistedRodz for helping me get everything installed.
Once the headers, intake, and carbies were installed, the car was put on a rollback and taken to Greenville, Ohio by Sham's towing in Union City. Thanks to Drew's Exhaust in Greenville for a SIK dual exhaust set up with glass packs and 3" chrome tips.
Finally, the car was driven to Sham's Garage in Union City, Ohio were Sham along with several others sync'd the carbs, installed new points, plugs, battery cables, etc. The only setback was that we found the compression to be low in cylinder 2, and REALLY low in cylinder 3. Looks like I'm gonna have to spend some time trouble shooting the lost compression. Since I've already exceeded the maximum amount I had planned to spend on the Nifty50 this year, I'm hoping it's not going to be any serious expense....but, it has got me thinking about a 235 or 261 swap down the road....The little 216 just isn't the "best" thing to have under the hood. lol
Other cool happenings around here include the start of my son's trike build.