Member Page: Eric O
Member ID: ohmiteStatus: Free Member
Wilson, NY, USA
Member Since: 2013-03-07
Home Site: The Triumph Experience
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Last Login: 2018-06-22 09:49
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Painting is done !
Refinished the dash with walnut burl, it looks great. Body was separated from the frame and placed on the rotisserie. Floors, sills, fenders, A and B-posts are done. Frame/jig on the rotisserie worked out great, nothing moved or twisted. Cleaning up welds on the bottom side now. Frame has been treated with internal frame coat, Now painted with AG111 MasterSeries frame paint kit. O/D transmission rebuilt. Motor run and test of the overdrive transmission completed.
Lots of progress being made....
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1957 MG MGA 1500
1959 MG MGA 1500
1976 Triumph Spitfire 1500
1977 MG MGB MkIII
Member Journal – Eric O's Journal
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Posted on: Monday June 18, 2018
I got a couple of hours this evening for the Spitfire. I finished testing and identifying the light bulbs in the center dash piece. There are a couple of odd ones I'm going to have to search for. I added a washer between the bushing and bracket on the bonnet hinge, it is now distorting less when I tighten it down. I also adjusted the metal in the bottom of the driver's side wheel well, there was just a little interference with the firewall preventing the bonnet from coming back toward th...
Posted on: Sunday June 17, 2018
I had a great Father's Day! I hope all of the dads and granddads also did too . I got a chance to drive the MGB to a local car show in Newfane. Mostly American muscle cars there though, nice to look at and my MGB stood out as the worst in show . There was a nice Spitfire a VW bug and an '63 Avanti (I always liked them). Seeing all the great paint jobs and chrome gave me motivation to make progress on the Spitfire so headed home. Since I cut the hole out for the oil pressure/tempera...
Posted on: Saturday June 16, 2018
I got some time to work on the car today, after cutting grass and moving things. The last of the car stuff is out of the old house now. I replaced the spade connectors for the washer switch with larger ones and hooked it up. I visited the local hardware store and found spacers for the heater controls and screws for the heater water valve assembly. I installed the controls and the heater valve. I checked the fit of the center dash piece to make sure it still lined up. I then worked t...
Posted on: Friday June 15, 2018
My new and used parts order from Team Triumph came this week. I scored on many parts including rubber for mounting lights, relays, heater valves, trim pieces, lights, etc. I sorted through them and dropped some of the parts in Evaporust. I still need a right side rubber piece for the side running light. I started to wire up the dash today too. I mounted the instruments, warning light sockets, hazard switch and dimmer on the main part of the dash. I hung the assembly from the metal part of ...
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