Friday, September 10, 2010

Half Shafts, Battery and Oil Filter Adaptor

The 1963 rear end won the poll which means we don't have to install the 1965. And since we don't have a 1963 rear end in hand we are in no hurry to remove the 1975 that's currently installed. We can install the correct half shafts though. This is a picture of the 1975 rear end with 1975 half shafts. We will replace these half shafts with the correct smaller diameter shafts from 1963. The swap is half done in this photo. The 1963 half shaft is on the left and the 1975 is on the right.
Here is a side-by-side comparison. Left is the 1975, right is the 1963.  Universal joints are identical in size for both.
All done.
We also installed a new reproduction of the 1963 battery box.
This is an adaptor that lets us use screw on oil filters instead of the original oil canister. It will be a lot easier to deal with when it's time to change the oil.
Max H. likes to see an occasional "big picture" of what's going on in the garage. Here you go Max.
More on the fuel injection should be next. Stay tuned!


  1. I'm still impressed with the level of detail in your build - but I wouldn't expect anything else from you. I see bike sheet metal on the shelf in the background.
    Jim Q.

  2. Jim,

    Good eye and thanks for the comments. Yep, that's the set of skins for my Harley when it use to be green. They are primered and ready for art work, unfortunately, the Corvette has consumed most of my spare time. Last week I did complete a custom helmet for a lady at work. Want to see it?

  3. I would love to see the helmet.

  4. You got it. Check the "Pink Helmet" post.