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by George Smathers
Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Recreating Beatrice
Replies: 61
Views: 16550

Re: Recreating Beatrice

:P :P :P

We Americans are a very forward people.

George
by George Smathers
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 55 pick up
Replies: 44
Views: 13530

Re: 55 pick up

Looks great!


George
by George Smathers
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Recreating Beatrice
Replies: 61
Views: 16550

Re: Recreating Beatrice

Just found out...[frame]Image[/frame]
by George Smathers
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Recreating Beatrice
Replies: 61
Views: 16550

Re: Recreating Beatrice

Thanks Bruce and Mark! Did the Dynamat pay off? Well, I did finally pay off my Visa... Actually I think it was worth it. The car sounds much more solid and the shell no longer resonates like a taut guitar. I still have engine noise but I think it's due to my headers and air cleaner. The old cast iro...
by George Smathers
Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Recreating Beatrice
Replies: 61
Views: 16550

Re: Recreating Beatrice

I think I am pretty much done (for now!). The seats, glove box door, and windshield wipers give it away that it is not a 1958 but other than that it is pretty close. I took these picture to show all of you the finished product. George[frame] http://mmoc.org.uk/mbimage.php?src=1407628796_17089 [/fram...
by George Smathers
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Recreating Beatrice
Replies: 61
Views: 16550

Re: Recreating Beatrice

Sorry for the lack of posting. I was too hasty in blaming the quality of new speedometer cables. I reinstalled my old one and it snapped too. The problem was the NOS speedometer I bought. It was seized. I sent it in for a cleaning and recalibration (my 3.9 diff) and now all is well.[frame] http://mm...
by George Smathers
Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Steering wheel position
Replies: 10
Views: 6092

Re: Steering wheel position

Great, thanks!

George
by George Smathers
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Bodywork
Topic: Steering wheel position
Replies: 10
Views: 6092

Steering wheel position

I have a question about mounting my steering wheel. On a 1958 Morris should the third "spoke set" on the banjo steering wheel be pointing at six o'clock or twelve o'clock?

Thanks,

George
by George Smathers
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: 1967 Traveller Repairs
Replies: 8
Views: 3820

Re: 1967 Traveller Repairs

Go for it Larry! Beautiful location.

George
by George Smathers
Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Recreating Beatrice
Replies: 61
Views: 16550

Re: Recreating Beatrice

Now that Spring is almost here I'm back in gear and getting down to the small things. I'm starting to run into problems with inferior replacement parts. I've tried to replace almost all small wearable part on the car but this strategy has its flaws if new is worse than 50 year old. I lost about four...
by George Smathers
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wiring fuel gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

Re: wiring fuel gauge

Thanks Blues and Bob! I'll give it a go.

George
by George Smathers
Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wire loom help please
Replies: 12
Views: 1845

Re: Wire loom help please

You've probably already finished the work but I ran mine inside the cabin. I live on a dirt road and sometimes there is brush on the road. I wanted everything protected. I had to lengthen most wires.

George
by George Smathers
Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wiring fuel gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

wiring fuel gauge

I have a question on wiring my fuel gauge. I've put in a new wiring loom to my black 1967 (1408) speedometer. I'm having trouble getting the fuel gauge to read. Am I correct in thinking that A = green/black wire from fuel sender to fuel gauge, B = 10V power from the voltage regulator to fuel gauge, ...
by George Smathers
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: BT van rebuild
Replies: 61
Views: 21772

Re: BT van rebuild

Great progress. Do you know much about the vehicles early life?

George
by George Smathers
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:33 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Austin 1970 pickup from Guatemala
Replies: 167
Views: 31238

Re: Austin 1970 pickup from Guatemala

The fact that you are willing to look away while stopped on an incline says it all! The grill chrome came out well and looks all lined up.

George
by George Smathers
Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Austin 1970 pickup from Guatemala
Replies: 167
Views: 31238

Re: Austin 1970 pickup from Guatemala

Great!

George
by George Smathers
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:06 am
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Clutch adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Clutch adjustment

I can't remember which way, but tighten the adjustment by turning the nut. Just don't overtighten or the clutch will wear.

George
by George Smathers
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Remove Control Box - Alternator
Replies: 34
Views: 5494

Re: Remove Control Box - Alternator

I put relays on the headlamp circuits because I wanted to run 60 watt headlamps while retaining the dash pull switch. Also the wiring loom I purchased from one of the major suppliers (rhymes with a bodily function) had very thin wires (16 or 18 gauge) so I needed to run new wires anyway.


George
by George Smathers
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:56 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Recreating Beatrice
Replies: 61
Views: 16550

Re: Recreating Beatrice

Boy, I am always amazed how much time it takes to do the simplest tasks. I just spent six hours doing little jobs; mainly wiring the front wings for headlamps and turn signals. I'm not complaining - it was a very enjoyable day - but a restoration sure sucks up the hours. I can see why paying someone...
by George Smathers
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: Restoration Projects
Topic: Recreating Beatrice
Replies: 61
Views: 16550

Re: Recreating Beatrice

The exhaust is on the left (car's perspective) side, the pump is on the right.