|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!
|03-14-2015 11:46 AM|
worked on the gauges some today
start by cleaning off lots of dirt
some light rust on the outside really more of an annoyance then anything else
I think the fast etch will clean this up
some damage from the previous owner probably installing a radio
easy way to pop off the clip fasteners
so I have some weld repairs to do and the welder is buried, but the good news is the kids found an apartment so dad gets his garage back in a few weeks. this was a nice break but I am ready to move forward
|03-08-2015 06:19 PM|
finally another nice day....worked on the dash
these are those small head rivets that are hard to Find. there are some in the mail to me from Gio but they must be stuck in customs some where.
I marked the retaining clips
heres the how they make the bead
heres the thickness of the tube
and where we wound up
|02-08-2015 02:21 PM|
beautiful day today high 60s*
sand the doors one more time
thoroughly clean them, a paint job is only as good as the prep work
first coat self etching primer
and the black higher build primer. funny thing was the doors were not painted under the hinges....so this time around that area will get painted before the door gets hung. that may be the first car part i paint the body color.
i guess my next task will be to start cleaning up the dash. its still accessible.
|02-07-2015 02:04 PM|
well finally some nice weather, as you can see I need to do as much out side as possible
we did save some small work area and a place for the visiting 85lb beast, I mean my sons dog
time to do some more sanding on the door skin and put some filler down, since there is no repair here it is just polyester filler
use a long sanding board so you don't get waves
after sanding and a wipe down with wax and grease remover it gets the self etching primer. the kids and dog are away for the weekend so the evaporating primer will not bother the beast.
and my black primer
|01-18-2015 01:42 PM|
well it was a busy day today
here is the manmade hole surprisingly located underneath the first barrel bolt of the door frame.
body dollys come in all different shapes and sizes this has a radius side and a flat side
hammer from the inside "on dolly', this means the hammer hits the metal on the support dolly, off dolly means the hammer hits the metal but the dolly is not behind the striking hammer
first go around
skimmed with fiberglass
now to the work that got me no where......my son, wife, granddaughter and dog are in between apartments so they will stay with us for a short time and the garage will be used for storage
built a frame for storing the body on top of the chassis
lift the current car body and frame up on to 12 ton jack stands about 24" tall
we got the heights with in 1/2" of each other then my son and son inlaw just got on either end and picked it up on to the new frame
you can see how high up the blue jack stands are these were under the old car frame
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