Category: cars

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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...

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Fusebox Bracket

I now feel like I’ve been working on the front wiring harness forever. But I did accomplish something today. Part of the wiring is mounting all of the fuseboxes, relays, and other electrical bits...

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Wiring

I’ve been spending a lot of time on the wiring harness recently. A lot of the time is tracing wires I don’t need, like the door switches or radio, and removing them. This simplifies...

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Fettling the Scuttle

The next big piece of work on the Westfield is the wiring harness. Since that will need to go up under (and through) the scuttle, I’ve been working on making that fit. There’s a...

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Garage Time

The garage I’m building the Westfield in is small, but it’s pretty well equipped. It has an engine hoist, lots of jackstands, a good heater, lots of light, and a radio. The one thing...

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Happy Meal

I finished up the back end of the engine today. That included replacing the O-ring on the crank angle sensor, which had been leaking, the cool new, lightweight flywheel, … and a new clutch....

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Redhead

I’ve got the engine apart at the moment to replace things like the timing belt. As long as it’s apart, I figured I’d make things a little prettier. The biggest change is that I...

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Goody Box

Oh, oh, oh! What do you think is in the box that came from Flyin’ Miata today? It’s all sorts of goodies for the engine that’s going into the Westfield! There’s a big clutch, a lightened...