Category: westfield

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Jigs & Tools

My father visited the other day, and he pointed out how many of the tools & jigs that I’ve made for working on the Westfield are made out of wood. I’m not sure whether...

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On the Ground

Look what happened today: The Westfield is standing on its own feet for the first time! This is only temporary. We’re going to mark out some of the details of where the engine goes...

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Differential

I got the differential into the Westfield today. That’s a big step, and I’m pretty excited. It’s  very heavy, so I used the engine hoist, and enlisted Peter’s help. It went in pretty smoothly,...

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Reamer

As I’ve mentioned before, assembling the Westfield often involves a bit of fettling. There are a number of tools which are useful for fettling, such as files. But my personal favorite is the adjustable...

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Brakepipe Clips

I finally got the last brakeline installed in the Westfield this weekend. While working on them, I got pretty sick of these things. That’s a brakepipe clip. It’s used to hold the hard brakelines....

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Awaiting Picture

The Westfield isn’t exactly a tab A in slot B sort of project. There’s a lot of puzzling about exactly how things go together. At the moment, I’m sorting all of the suspension bits....

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Fuel Lines

I got the 2 main fuel lines fabricated today. They’re 5/16 steel tubing, and they’re really difficult to bend well. I completely buggered up the first one I did. After a little digging around,...

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Making a List

I have all the parts I need off the old Miata. Now I’m going through checking each of them and making a list of which I can keep, and which I need to replace...

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Floored

I’ve finished installing panels for a while. I have all of the major panels on except for one side of the tunnel, which I left off to make it easier to install the differential...

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The Wrong Way

I’ve still got a few bits to pull off of the old Miata. The one I’ve really wanted to get to is the differential. The new chassis will be ready for it pretty soon,...