Category: westfield

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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,...

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Clecos

I’m currently riveting shear panels onto the Westfield’s tube frame. To do this, you clamp the panel onto the frame, and then drill holes every couple of inches for the rivets. The tricky bit...

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Fettling

One of the fun things about joining a new community is learning the lingo. The world of 7 aficionados has quite a bit of interesting vocabulary. One of current favorites is the verb “to...

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Dash

One of the more complicated bits that gets transferred from the Miata to the Westfield is the wiring harness. It doesn’t seem like it should be that bad, but the wiring harness in a...

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The Most British Bit

Nothing too exciting on the Westfield front. I took advantage of the wonderful weather we’re having by stripping more parts off of the old Miata. I’d be nice to get that done before winter...

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Puzzles

So I’ve been sorting through the pile of car parts in the garage. I’ve now got things in good enough order that I can plan the first step. As you might expect, that has...

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Westfield

So last weekend we finally got the box open. It was from Westfield Sportscars in England, and it contained a kit for a Lotus 7 clone which is based on the Miata. That’s what...

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The Box

The Box with the pieces for the Westfield showed up recently. Here it is having cleared customs, just waiting for a ride home. Then it got loaded on to the truck to make the...