are starting with the assembly of the glass chrome and bits and
pieces. This is really cleaning and reconditioning parts to
start. Actually most of restoration is cleaning and restoring.
week I cleaned and restored the light canisters, the sump guard and the
hood catch. I will continue to clean and document but I
thought that I would illustrate the rejuvenation of the hood latch.
May 25, 2005 - Interior Handles and lights
think that these are cast Puta. I have given them a brushed finish
since buffing them made them too shiny for my likings. I will
need new switches and some of the internal plastic has just failed from
and before. It looks great but I cannot get the original
finish. Any ideas appreciated.
up of the passenger seat handle end piece. Before and after
and after. The plastic has just disintegrated on the switch.
August 4, 2005 - Race for Laguna Seca/Concorso Italiano
of the glass and chrome to date can be seen in the bodyshop
page. The remainder will be here.
Grill from OKP in. Front bumper on. No overiders.
hand light will be changed.
connects on to those two brackets behind the grill?
Bumper. No over riders here either.
chrome acorn nuts and highly polished stainless steel.
markers minus the ugly black gasket. Looks really clean.
bleeding the brakes there was some splatter on the
fender in the picture. This will need to go back to the
mirror with Alfa Logo. New door handles.
14 August 2005
the finished page begins!! Although the car is not
complete by a long shot, it is drivable and presentable. I
took the car on a drive today for the first time. It was a
reasonably long drive. The car handles magnificently.
There are some rattles and squeaks. The rev counter cable
needs some work - it sounds like a lasso is in there! The
carbs need to be set properly. Front window needs finishing
trim. All trim needs the retainers. Windows need to be
aligned. Windscreen wipers need to be installed. the list
are some images for you to enjoy.
sump guard got scratched again! No over riders. Wipers need to
be put on.
badge needs to be put on. Windscreen molding to be
needs a final polish!
is looking beautiful. Bonnet needs slight aligning.
that not the perfect ride height??
plate frame has light. Sweet and clean.
is the third trunk gasket. We cannot get it to fit properly.
can see the Healey in the garage.
can see the trunk fit! Interior is done and looks great.
fully carpeted. Still need the finish trim on the top.
And the gasket??
picture with the air filter and the bonnet (hood to you).
is an extra hose here. Can you see it?
pressure regulator gone; it was problematic. Running perfectly
there is no return line. This is how it was done in Italy!
car drove like a dream. Its water temperature and oil
pressure was dead on. The instrument cluster needs some
work. Not all the things work.
much more to follow......
Made you look!