Caliente – Engine, Rough Body Work, and Primer
Master S. has decided that the Caliente will get primer, then a good flogging, and finally finish body work and paint. A nice flogging is ALWAYS a good way to start things off. The trunk, dash, firewall and door jambs were painted. Color is the modernized Shelby Lime Gold. So then there's the engine. A big block Ford of undisclosed specifications built by Philip Oakley. It looks nice. Incredibly, the engine fit right in place - as if the car were designed for it. Plumbing is done! Body work is roughed in and a couple coats of black DP applied. After the car makes a few runs and sits in the sunshine for a while, we'll make it look pretty. The clutch and flywheel arrived. Big Brother, Little Brother.