Author: Mike Garrity

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It’s a Wrap

We did the next step on the dashboard today. If you’ve been following along, you know that it’s made out of hammerformed aluminum. But it still needed some sort of finish. I could have...

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Gauges

I’ve been wiring up the gauges this weekend. I still have 4 switches and 5 indicator lights to go, plus a lot of tidying. Here’s what they look like from the “right” side.

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It’s Alive!

So this happened today. Shortly after that, the neighbors noticed all the commotion and came over, so we did another take.

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More Scary Holes

So the next thing I had to do after making my nice dash was to cut a bunch of holes in it. That made me a bit nervous. I got a lot of the...

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Hammer(form) Time!

One piece of the Westfield kit that I didn’t like was the dash. It uses the instrument pod from Miata, and put it into a flimsy plastic molding. The result just didn’t look right,...

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Stalker MX5

If my Westfield project has given you the urge to follow along, there’s a new option you should be aware of. Brunton has just announced a version of their Stalker kit that is based...

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Scuttle

I finished off the area between the scuttle and the engine this weekend. It holds the pedal box, the battery, and the header tank for the cooling system. You can see the last two...

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Brake Light

The Westfield is so low that being seen by other drivers is going to be a big challenge. Because of this, I knew that I wanted a really bright 3rd brake light that was...

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Shifter

I needed to do some work on the shifter because of this rip in the boot: When I had it apart, I found this: That little white bushing in the slot should be symmetric....