Category: cars

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Cars of the Mojave

After we dropped Peter at college last weekend, we’ve been hiking in and around Joshua Tree. We’ve been a bit surprised by the number of fine, classic cars in the area. Here are some...

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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....

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Engine In

We got the engine in this weekend: It went pretty smoothly and everything lined up nicely, even the scary hole in the side of the bodywork where the exhaust exits: Here are some action...

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Get Down

Three garage days in a row was exactly what the doctor ordered. I got a lot done on the car this weekend. I started out by building a new bracket for the fuel pump....

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Fitting Rear

I got the rear end of the body attached this weekend. This involved drilling a few scary holes, but they all turned out pretty well.

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Fitting Bodywork

This was a busy weekend in the garage. I’m starting to install the body on the Westfield. That involves a lot of fiddling around to get all of the joints to come out nice...

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The Collier Collection

When we were in Florida last week, we made a trip down to Naples to visit the Collier collection. The Collier collection is one of America’s greatest collections of old racing cars. I mentioned...