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I found a great workout plan..it's called the 7 polish plan.

i figure after we are done trying to make the aluminum look as nice as the others here, i will have met my new years eve promise of workimg out more this year. dang! even with this top of the line stuff, it's quiet challenge!

 

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Great looking 7! If I may ask, any issues with E checks in the Akron area?

I had cocooned mine for the trip to N.C. and back. It now needs cleaned real bad also. What polish are you using? I have never found anything that would last on A/C. If I'm unable to find a good product, it will soon be paint time. #AB1036

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driving legally??

e-check..oh yeah that...well uhh..uhh...we havnt quiet been down that road yet.

(insert rogue biker music theme here)

First we got to get this thing ready for getting an "assembled car" title.

oh boy.:ack:

then if all goes well we are planning on registering it as a collectors car with collectors plates. if we can pull that one off we wont have to do e-check.

if this doesnt all work;.

Ummm well we havnt quiet figured that one out yet. except, we have this set of historical plates we got for the healey sprite and for the moment, that has worked ok.

Yes officer this car was made by Austin of england, cant you tell it's a bug-eye?.

 

As far as polish...it would be about as easy doing that DC-3!

First i am sanding the aluminum with some 600 wet-dry and soapy water. then using some stuff i have left over from restoring the finish on our boat. It's pretty much a good quality polishing compound. I do this with a orbital buffer until it wont do any better. (or looks like when i started) Then i use some of the stuff Mike R suggested here called "top of the line". It's supposed to be "aircraft " quality and works pretty well. But i can't get that mirror finish he does with it. I even change the buffing pad and have tried a foam one too. I work an area with that a couple times, and wash it off between tries. Next i use Mothers brand metal polish...by hand. (wax on wax off) This pretty much does the trick and gives me that optical hubble telescope mirror finish.

But,,this IS ohio and i will be driving it! So i finish off by using a mothers carnuba wax-cleaner. This dulls the results ever so slightly but i hope protects the work.

Is it worth the effort?...well...i would rather be polishing the car drinking a homebrew than watching football anyways. It's worth it to me.

 

185 ponies..OH YAY!

:7fume:

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Got the spark plug wires rerouted and properly spaced. Thanks!

have a new rocker assembly on the way too, to replace that broken #1 adj. screw. We want to get this car such that as soon as nice weather returns, it's on the road.

Dave, did you replace your front suspension with the wide track one?

and does anyone know what kind of sealer was originally used in the rear boot-trunk area between the fiberglass moulded insert and structure?

thanks.

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Weather returns? After a little extra toe-in yesterday @ 22' F I did a little drive. There was just enough dust on the dry road that on the cam in 4th things would get interesting. The heater and roof works, so did a good wash job after the drive.

 

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does anyone know what kind of sealer was originally used in the rear boot-trunk area between the fiberglass moulded insert and structure?

thanks.

 

Must be some kind of silicone. It is easy to cut with a box cutter knife and I used Permatex Black silicone gasket maker to patch it. It sticks quite well to whatever is left of the old material.

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Ok, How many diffrences can you spot in the pictures from this weekends work?

Since we are stranded looking at salty snowy rods, might as well work on some of the upgrades.http://usa7s.com/aspnetforum/upload/1619882551_MVC-067S.JPGhttp://usa7s.com/aspnetforum/upload/1302758347_IMGP2219.JPG

answer there's 7 in the picture, what you dont see is the new oil filter heat sink-cooler.

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Ok, How many diffrences can you spot in the pictures from this weekends work?

Since we are stranded looking at salty snowy rods, might as well work on some of the upgrades.

answer there's 7 in the picture, what you dont see is the new oil filter heat sink-cooler.

Licencse plate, tank filler cap, side mirror, no box on the passenger seat, some red thing in the spare wheel hub, drove it inside, oxidation of the bare ali is setting in :willy:

 

O.K. can I win something?

 

Gert

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ok you got 4 out of the 7...

new filler cap

mirrors (soon to be changed to0)

some red thing is a dont hit me reflector that fits in what was a missing spare wheel cap.

and license plate with those little LED through bolts.

oxidation? awwww...geee..i spent about 10 hrs on that immediate area polishing too! hmmm..guess i need to do better.

you get a beer from the 1/2 empty case in the background..

OK several more missed items to go..

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Winners Winners...

Yes Box..thats a 3rd brake light on the roll bar!

little thing about 3" X1/2"x1/2" it works great. Very petite weighs next to nothing, barley noticable till it's on. it's one of those LED lights the custom chopper guys use to light up bike frames.

Good eye MHK, The wheels didnt come with a center cap so i made one up. polished an aluminum disc and put a swept ear knock off on each one. Ok this added a little weight and i wouldnt run them on the track, but they look nice for the street and appropriatly fit the funky quasi-spoke wheels i got with the car.

need a new shifter knob, this one must weigh 5 pounds.

Beers to you all if you visit my shop!:cheers:

 

Solder, theres several versions of these. but they are used as liscense plate bolts.

I figure it's a small car and anything that helps it be more visible but not look terribly gaudy cant hurt. http://www.usa7s.com/aspnetforum/upload/1380400590_led_bulletlt_ra.jpg

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.......need a new shifter knob, this one must weigh 5 pounds..........

 

This is a must-have....shaves at least 0.0023 sec off your 0-60 time

http://home.earthlink.net/~slomove/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/woodshiftknob.jpg

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this is terrible,,i just couldnt resist...now i am in deep do do...

 

i bought a ZETEC OFF OF E-BAY.. Mary's gonna kill me.

 

it's a 1998 remanufactured 2.0, it had 10 minutes left on it, ...but the price was right..only $102.00!!

 

ok,,,Now what do i do?... it came out of an 98escort,and has the VCT cam.

 

oh i have so much to learn now...i hope this will work????

 

ok, it needs some of the accessories, but i figure i already have a set of webers..and maybe i can use my crank trigger..uhhh, maybe not.

 

voices of experience please come forth!

 

 

 

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=320264853383&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=011

 

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Hey Robert, I nearly bid against you on this. It would have sucked to get into a bidding war and pay much more only to find I was duking it out with you. I was going to pick it up as an emergency spare but got lazy about the 8 hour round trip to Michigan with nothing to get it home in (trunk of the MX-5 maybe?).

 

Anyway, congrats. We can get together and go over exactly what you are going to need to complete the conversion. Start checking out Raceline sumps and Caterham bellhousings, or more importantly, alternatives for them (there are some pricey items out there). If you do go to fuel injection with a stock ECU and intake system, you can increase your mileage for all of those thousands of miles you will be putting on (very high 20's versus very low 20's).

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