Category: cars

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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...

What Makes the Miata so Great? 0

What Makes the Miata so Great?

Here’s another nice video from the guys at XCar. This one’s about our favorite toy, the Miata. Stay to the end to find out what you’re supposed to do when yours rusts out. It’s...

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Rearend

I’ve been doing a lot of work on the rear end of the Westfield recently. The differential has been in for a while, but I didn’t have the axles in until last weekend. Miatas...

Fathers, Sons, & Cars 0

Fathers, Sons, & Cars

I enjoyed this article on NPR last night. It’s about the place car repair has in the traditional American father/son relationship.  

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KTR Visit

Before the Historic Festival every year, Lime Rock holds some open houses at sites that are involved in vintage racing. Tonight Peter and I went to one of these at KTR Motorsports in Ayer....