Money Shot – Paint
A moment of quiet reflection in the S&M Shop This is the stuff. After clear coat, wet sanding, and buffing. Did everything go smoothly? No, but it all works out in the end. After vinyl stripes and black paint for hood and cowl After trim, wheels, etc. The car is STILL not done. Instead of "finishing" the car, we decided it was time for some of this. Fall of 2010 - Master M decided the bog off the line was unacceptable. A 4.30:1 center section was put together. The usual suspects set off for Byron, Illinois on a rainy Saturday morning. The Hoosier slicks are not very good in the rain, so we put a pair of tires on from the Caliente, threw the slicks in the back seat and took off. On the way, it became apparent that the Money Shot doesn't like to cruise on the freeway with 4.30's. At the strip, with the slicks reinstalled, Master M blasted down the drag strip to... pretty much the same time he ran with the 3.91 gears. More runs, same result. For the last run of the day, Master M revved the 340 to RPM's unknown and dumped the clutch, spinning the slicks hard. This resulted in a best-to-date ET of 12.26 and Master M had his happy ending.