Category: cars

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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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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....