June 18-22: An uplifting end!

I took care of a few details: ground wire for flasher; mounted horn; and painted the painted pushrods on cyclinders.

Ed Mayer and Nathan came over (in MG Midget and new go cart):  (Nathan is about 10).

Midget and go kart
Midget and go kart

We installed the four body-front subframe bolts, and then jacked up the car


That enabled us to secure the rear trans mount, then we rebuilt the dog bone engine stabilizer mount, and installed it.

We tightened every thing, including the bracket on the offside where the hoses go.



Home stretch!

2 June 2013: Yes we Did!

Today, we finished the painting portion of the engine compartment appearance upgrade project, and we can put it in the dictionary next to the term:


Master painter and I-CAR maven Ed Mayer came over, shall we say, primed to go!

(Ed had painted the motor):

motor/trans on subframe
motor/trans on subframe

We pushed the car into the spray booth.

Windy, and hope the neighbors don't figure this out...
Windy, and hope the neighbors don’t figure this out…

Mixing paint.

mixed up primer
mixed up primer

Applying primer.

first coat
first coat

Safety first.


Second coat.


Applying the yellow.


Unmask and unveil.


Done at last!


Back inside the garage.


We celebrated with a pair of grogs.

Hard work?  Yes, but then anything really worth having is.

Next?  Reassemble!

What did I do?  Besides make the coffee, fetch the tools, and pour the beer, I was in charge of organization and documentation.

I left the skill work to Ed and Brad, did most of the heavy lifting on the prep, and I am always ready to fetch what is needed.

After the (painting) party was over…


Sept-Dec 2011

stayed off the road

replaced water pump, but problem may be timing chain.

set for winter: new trans; new timing gear/chain;  new struts; new dampers; new spring cones

for chainfall
tiggy and mini dec 20,2011
conrad, tiggy, and mini 20 dec 11
Conrad's side 20 dec 2011