Category: westfield

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End of the Season

So I was driving along in the Westfield today and hit a big pothole. There was a bang, and the right side of the nose dropped. I quickly pulled over to the side of...

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Cars and Coffee

Chris & I took the Westfield to its first Cars & Coffee this morning. We had a lot of fun. There were maybe 100 cars there, from old Alfas to new Lamborghinis, along with lots...

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1385

I finally got the Westfield onto some scales today. The total is 1,385 pounds, with a full tank. Not bad! That’s about 685 pounds lighter than the donor.  

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Getting Legal

Today the Westfield finally got its real inspection sticker. That’s the last step in the registration/inspection process that I started at the beginning of the summer. When I started, I looked for information about...

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Registration & Inspection

Last week the title cleared, so it was back the RMV to fill out another RMV-1 form. They gave me the plates, and then I was off to the inspection station, where they gave...

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Skidplate Installed

Do you remember the skidplate I was making? I’ve finished it up and installed it on the car. To do that, I needed to add some mounting brackets. That involved a second vacuum bagging...

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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...