Category: cars

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VIN

Yesterday Tom & I towed the Westfield over to the State Police office in Revere. We came home with a “Massachusetts-assigned Vehicle Identification Number”. That means that in the eyes of the state, it...

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Skidplate

One of the trickier bits of the Westfield is that the Miata engine is quite a bit taller than the one that was originally used in the Lotus 7. That’s a problem if you...

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Spring

The snow is finally gone, and the daffodils are out. Time to get the car out and wash the winter dust off.

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Fire Extinguisher Bracket

Every car should probably have a fire extinguisher on board. That’s especially true for a home-built car. But the Westfield is pretty tiny, and finding room for the extinguisher has been a challenge. I...

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Golden Guide

Hemmings just had a blog post that really tickled me. It was about an obscure old book called The Golden Guide to Sports Cars. Well I had a copy of that book when I...

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Fun in the Sun

We got the Westfield out of the garage this morning. There was a lot of fussing about ground clearance. It was pretty tight. Once it was out in the sun, we could see how...

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More Wiring

I spent a lot of time on the wiring this weekend. Mostly on the wiper motor, the only Lucas part in the car. After a lot of running around in circles, I finally measured...

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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.