|Yesterday 11:48 AM|
almost back in business.....
we start by fixing a design flaw in my moveable saw horses and fix the rear part of the axle so it doesn't move down and make the wheels cant
lets fit the drivers side shut face panel
and I find out the bracket that the latch attaches too has been drilled out
weld up the holes
drill and tap
|04-17-2015 05:27 PM|
well I understand that my garage comes back to me tomorrow and the coupe comes off the high storage frame and back on to the moveable saw horses.
so lets wrap up the dash board, I sanded the back side and self etch primed it and then both sides got primed in black primer. after sanding the back side I don't think the black was anything other then a primer
|04-11-2015 04:46 PM|
worked on the dash some more to fix the damage from a radio install and to weld the top tab back on. the coupes dash get wrapped in vinyl covering ,so it can be less then a paint quality finish
voilla just add some welding magic
|04-11-2015 02:02 PM|
a really quick hit today hopefully I can wrap the dash up tonight, today was wire brushing sanding and painting
a stainless steel look
still need to weld up the tears.. afdter wire brushing I sanded it
|04-05-2015 09:54 PM|
well came back from Easter break and spent some time cleaning up the shop, and making some space for me. didn't leave too much time to play but I managed to smoosh some metal
what needs to be corrected
working it with a hammer on an anvil
and we are getting there
I have the same extension weld marks as every one else. on an MGA coupe then ends that return are hand welded on at the factory
|03-17-2015 09:00 PM|
|Loose Ctrl||Can't wait to see the finished product.|
|03-17-2015 08:09 PM|
its becoming a disposable society I wish more things could be fixed also
well another trip to two more radio shacks.....one to a store that is staying open to purchase one of the DPDT (double pole double throw) relays. cost me a whopping $ .97 at this store for one. then to a store that as closing.....to buy 3 relays......for $.17 each. I purchased all they had. I was thinking of you guys when I saw the price but they didn't have more to buy. I still want to test the original turn signal relays to see if they work before I cannibalize them.
heres Barneys write up that I will be following assuming at least one of these doesn't work.
Replacement turn signal relay, MGA 1500
and heres the definition of the relay for those wondering "◾A six-terminal switch arrangement which serves to connect one pair of contacts with either of two available pairs of contacts. Its abbreviation is DPDT switch. Also called double-pole switch (2)." if you look at Barneys site it has the schematic diagram explaining how the relays work inside of the turn signal relay.
|03-15-2015 09:30 PM|
|03-15-2015 09:02 PM|
. Yeah, we had 10 or more Radio Shacks and a bunch of other electronics parts stores... now all gone except maybe 1 or 2 Radio Shacks... sometimes I feel like the only person who ever fixes anything... others just toss it and buy new, I guess...
|03-15-2015 07:32 PM|
|Loose Ctrl||I'm not sure if there are any Radio Shacks left around here.To bad.We have a Harley Electronics here.The only reason they survive is due to repair work on ham radio equipment and other 2 way communications equipment.|
|03-15-2015 04:47 PM|
|03-15-2015 02:28 PM|
. Prolly should be glad still have a Radio Shack handy... may not be long for this world...
. Reminds of when I replaced a huge Evinrude outboard mostly burnt out $500 diode setup with a single one inch square $2.25 full wave bridge rectifier chip from Radio Shack... the miracles of modern electronics...
|03-15-2015 10:23 AM|
thks, mostly the electrical systems were pretty good until kids hacked into them or the open ended connectors failed ( which was a horrible idea)
today I found two turn signal relays, but my trip to radio shack was a wasted trip and although the computer showed they had the relays needed to convert these to an electronic relay system. they were no where to be found in the store
the good news is one of the relays internally looks in pretty good shape, if you can judge coils by looking at them. so its time to so some trouble shooting with them. now to take the 12v battery our of the motorcycle and get it charged
|03-14-2015 07:25 PM|
|Loose Ctrl||Your body work is looking fantastic.I see you're restoring the original gauges.I like the idea of using original gauges in these old MG's.Does your model have to notorious failure prone Lucas electrical system?My uncles own restored convertible Midgets and they had the worst time with the Lucas electrics on those cars.|
|03-14-2015 02:06 PM|
. I don't like what I find when I take more stuff apart... LOL!
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