Tuesday, November 24, 2015

This is a test post. Seems there were issues with email notifications.

See the last post below for latest updates or click HERE

33 Hot Rod Update

We are moving into the next stage of assembly! BODY FIT!

No one believes this thing will ever be done, but I have the goal of paint this summer. We will see if we can get there or not so stay tuned!

We had to get the wiring buttoned up so we can fit the body, mock up the running boards and fenders, set the correct wheelbase so we can measure the max tires size and order a new drive shaft... so finishing the wiring was the key... and that as they say, is in the mirrors now!

Check out the follow blog sections for updates:

Wiring Clean Up : HERE
The trick to adjusting TV kickdown pressure on an AOD Trans : HERE
Vintage Air Control Panel Hickup : HERE
Check out pics from Sema 2015 : HERE

DON'T FORGET TO SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE FOR THE MOST CURRENT POSTS.



Saturday, October 31, 2015

Updates on the 33 Hot Rod


October 31 , 2015

Well actually only a few, mainly what's been happening all summer from April to the end of October.


Don't Forget, the latest posts are at the bottom of the page as to stay in chronological order. Look for todays date.

See the car actually driving on the road!! I "carted" the car in April before putting the project on hold for the summer. See all this pics and a video - Click HERE

See the first cuts into the body to give access to the electrical - Click HERE

Here is the carting video for your viewing pleasure. 





Sunday, February 8, 2015

Newest Updates On 33 Hot Rod


February 8, 2015

Check out the latest posts for small tasks completed since Christmas 2014. 

Remember newest posts are time stamped and are at the bottom of each page in chronological order.


  • New Electric Parking Brake - CLICK HERE
  • New Wolo Horn Installation, FatMat Mega Mat Sound Control, Buttoning up things in the trunk - CLICK HERE

Sunday, November 30, 2014


33 update! Made a list - Checked it twice!!

November 29 - 30, 2014

Tightened bolts, installed trunk hinges, mocked up the seats and set out the plans for the audio system. Go to the bottom of the Interior, Dash & Electronic Components Section HERE for pics an plan.

Also ran the car with Andy today. Got the cooling system burped. We got heat from the heater and she sits and idles at 800 RPM with nice crisp throttle response. Temp hovers at 175 degrees with the fans on.... NICE!
It ran for 30 minutes while we checked the vacuum for Power Brakes (perfect) and checked the Tranny fluid level - light one liter I think... all systems good to go!!!


Monday, November 17, 2014








"ISIS Power" Unplugs From Name



 

Due to the current political climate in the USA with the word "ISIS", Jay Harris was forced to re-brand "ISIS Power" 
under another name - Now InfinityBox LLC
 .
(ISIS was 
an acronym for the product: Intelligent Silicon Integrated System.)


IMHO: This is a real shame, and a stroke of bad luck. As a business owner I'd be frustrated as hell by this but what can you do in that situation. 

In one regard I supposed you'd want to resit changing, but it would likely cost as much to keep the brand safe as it does to change it.

KUDOS to you Jay, for making this bold step. As a show of support for your brand (and for whats it's worth), I have tried to replace all reference to "ISIS Power" with "InfinityBox LLC" throughout my blog.








(Excerpt From The Chicago Tribune) 
ISIS Power, an Elk Grove Village manufacturer of automotive electrical wiring systems, isn't a terrorist organization. That's what president and founder Jay Harris has been telling customers and the curious alike for months.

But sharing a name with a militant Islamic group has proved bad for business recently, and the 5-year-old company re-branded itself last week as Infinitybox LLC.... See the entire article here - "ISIS Power" Unplugs From Name


Sunday, November 16, 2014


IT"S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE LAST POST and...

If I've been asked once I've been asked a thousand times... 'Have you got the car done yet?... How's the car coming?... Haven't seen you online in a while!"

Well to answer... the car went on hold for the summer. (and by the way... how long did you all think it would take to build a car anyway? Answer... as long as it takes LOL!!) 

Anyway... back to the gap in time. Why you ask? A few reasons, but mostly a change is as good as a rest! There certainly was no shortage of things accomplished... just not on the car!

See the latest updates on the car (yes progress has started again) and updates on all the things that happened this summer in place of working on the car and why the car got held in the first place. Go to the following pages:

Engine, Transmission & Exhaust,

Plumbing Fuel & Brake Lines,

Notes, Ideas & Timeline Gaps,

Interior, Dash and Electronic Components

Don't forget the newest stuff is at the bottom of each page!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

CANADA DAY WEEKEND UPDATE ON 33 HOT ROD

33 Hot Rod Update - June 29, 2014
Updates on some smaller jobs plus Vintage A/C Install

Video Can be found inside blog as well - Click Here


Saturday, April 19, 2014


33 Hot Rod Update - April 19, 2014

Scroll to bottom of each updated page as all entries are in chronologic order


Pretty Proud... My "First Start" Video got uploaded on the ISIS Power Blog. Thanks Jay Harris - See their post here


More updates - Wiring continues. To see the pics and comments Click Here

There is an "ISIS update video" at the bottom of the page or check it out on YouTube or below.



Sunday, March 23, 2014

Blog Updates! Click on the links and scroll to the bottom of the updated pages!


Notes, Ideas & Timeline Gaps

Not Much has gone on because of our vacation, but here are the updates for the Timeline Gap Page that include photos from the Harley Cruise!


Wiring - The ISIS Intelligent Multiplexing System

Here are that lasted ISIS Wiring updates done before we left on vacation!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

February 23, 2014

Updates on the build site include:

ISIS Power installation video - I explain in layman's terms how the system works and show how it is being installed in the 33! (Hey Jay if you see this I hope I'm explaining it correctly LOL) 

I also give a preview explanation of the audio system and just a general update on the build


Also go to the following pages and look for updated pictures and comments relating to the above as well as a few other wire management.


Don't forget to scroll to the bottom of the page!


Sunday, February 2, 2014

First Fire Today February 2, 2014

Have been working away trying to get the basic wiring done to get her fired for the first time. The engine was built by Norm Wilson at Fortin's Engines in BC. Great guy.... even greater engine builder. Watch the video... see how well it started!

Many thanks to Andy Sardella who lends his time and talent and spends his Sundays checking my work and keeping me grounded.

To My grandson Kamryn, who helps every way he can... (usually the shitty jobs) and to Julie (my wife) who puts up with me spending what spare time we have in the garage! (plus she carries bandaids with her)

Also thanks to Jay Harris at ISIS Power, who has coached us through the ISIS Intelligent Multiplexing System. IT'S AWESOME!


Monday, January 27, 2014

CHECK OUT THE LATEST UPDATE ON THE 33 HOT ROD

Don't forget the site is chronological so be sure to scroll to the bottom of each page you view. The Updates are in the following sections.


Be sure to click on the links for more information about products and vendors!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Latest 33 Hotrod Updates

Check out the latest pics from my build in the following Sections. Remember to scroll down the page as all section updates are chronological. 

Click on the links below.



  • PLUMBING FUEL & BRAKE LINES - See the preparation steps leading toward the day we get to fire the engine for the first time - Soon I hope!


Saturday, October 12, 2013

See latest build updates. 

Click on the links below and remember to scroll down to the bottom of the pages for most current entries

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Updates - Steering Column and Engine installation

The latest updates are in the following sections. Check the other sections in the side menu for updates you may have missed.




Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Project 33 Hot Rod


NICK'S FACTORY FIVE 33 HOT ROD BUILD PAGE


FOR A PLEASURABLE BROWSING EXPERIENCE: 

  • THE LINKS TO EACH BUILD PAGE ARE BELOW. THEY ARE ALSO AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE TO HELP NAVIGATE AROUND EASIER
  • EACH SECTION'S ENTRIES ARE DATED IN THE ORDER THEY HAPPENED
  • THERE ARE MANY PICTURES... 'CAUSE EVERYBODY LOVES PRETTY PICTURES :)
  • THERE ARE MANY LINKS TO OTHER WEB PAGES; LIKE TO SUPPLIERS OR YOUTUBE VIDEOS ETC ETC. CHECK 'EM OUT TOO!!
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