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Re: What are the Most Enjoyable Modifications You've Made?

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:13 pm
by Al Zim
The thing I like the most is being able to properly align the car. For my first 40 years of ownership it could not be done properly. My next most favorite modification was welding eyelets with reinforcing metal below the quarter windows. A 12 volt conversion with an alternator. Discovering Michelin tires in 1962. On my normal engine balancing and the standard flywheel smooth take off and fabuulious gas mileage. I never had trouble with drum brakes! al zim

Re: What are the Most Enjoyable Modifications You've Made?

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:35 pm
by Bill Tate
After those mods I previous noted on page 2, I recently added a second Optima 6v battery when I found it would fit in front of original along with the spare tire. Eliminates any concern for cranking power. Over use of the H4 lamps and other loads motivated an upgrade to a 200 watt Gen and the second Optima. Still looks stock.

Re: What are the Most Enjoyable Modifications You've Made?

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:07 pm
by John Wurner
A Coupe seats in my 58 Speedster, I can actually climb in and out without effort.

Re: What are the Most Enjoyable Modifications You've Made?

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:06 pm
by Ron LaDow
John Wurner wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:07 pm
A Coupe seats in my 58 Speedster, I can actually climb in and out without effort.
John,
Not disagreeing with what you found great, but simply to point out that one man's poison...
One of the best mods I ever did was fitting a Speedster seat to one of my C's years ago, and I have a half-done project up on the shelf to do it again.

Re: What are the Most Enjoyable Modifications You've Made?

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:58 pm
by GregVandenbussche
5 speed wevo gearbox :P

Re: What are the Most Enjoyable Modifications You've Made?

Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:10 am
by George Hussey
disc brake conversion, fuchs alloy wheels, 12 volt

Re: What are the Most Enjoyable Modifications You've Made?

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:03 pm
by jay darlington
Al Zim wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:13 pm
The thing I like the most is being able to properly align the car. For my first 40 years of ownership it could not be done properly. My next most favorite modification was welding eyelets with reinforcing metal below the quarter windows. A 12 volt conversion with an alternator. Discovering Michelin tires in 1962. On my normal engine balancing and the standard flywheel smooth take off and fabuulious gas mileage. I never had trouble with drum brakes! al zim

Could you explain the eyelets, and what were they for?
Jay D.

Re: What are the Most Enjoyable Modifications You've Made?

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:23 pm
by Steve Hatfield
I’m guessing for shoulder belts

Re: What are the Most Enjoyable Modifications You've Made?

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:27 pm
by Eric Meyer
Removing the engine, trans, and fuel tank... and installing that used Tesla drivetrain in the back and 25kwh in lithium ion batteries.

Oh wait... dammit... got the year wrong on my time machine again... scratch that... edit.. insert willhoit’s sway bar, Vic’s camber compensator, 1720, cu layer taillights, fiber steel speedster seats

Re: What are the Most Enjoyable Modifications You've Made?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:43 pm
by Frank Barrett
Pertronix ignition: faster starts, better idle, smoother running, and cheap.

Re: What are the Most Enjoyable Modifications You've Made?

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:54 pm
by Steve Hatfield
But Frank, you left a couple; reliability and economy. I’m a points and condenser man and my experience says that’s the better plan provided good quality components are used. Also, repairability is high (even at the side of the road at night, if need be).