Tuesday, August 23, 2016

August 23 Update - Car is Done!

The front suspension is done, including a re-check of the toe-in front alignment.  Carpeting is done in trunk.  Our to do list is basically done, we are ready to start driving this thing!

Thursday Dave M will take the car home and start driving it on a regular basis.  We also will start displaying the car in high traffic locations with signs about the auction.  Here's a picture of the car with one of our signs:

Looks awesome!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

August 16 Update

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August 9 Update

Ray, Dave M, and Vince worked today.  The seats and seat belts are now installed.  The hood now latches correctly.  We have license plates and insurance, so Dave drove the car and filled up the tank.  He says it ran well.

We did notice the front wheels are kind of "bow legged", ie they stick out at the bottom more than the top.  The cause is worn bushings on the lower A arms, another common issue with MGB's.  Fortunately it's an easy fix and we have the parts.  Next Tuesday this should be tackled.

Latest pictures......

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August 2nd Update

Clay, Dave M, and Vince worked today.  Carpet installation continues, many pieces require you to glue a part of the piece and let that set before doing the rest of the piece to get a great fit, so it moves kind of slow.
Worked on hood latch, found poor alignment of latch mechanism, we'll spend more time on this next week.

Installed new tires from Best One, thanks again guys!  Sprayed undercoating on inner fenders.  Installed donated top from Vince's '68 MGB onto a folding frame.  This is starting to look like a nice car!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

July 26 - Thanks Best One Tire!

Best One Tire has decided to donate new tires for the project car.  The Newburgh and Burkhart Road stores are splitting the costs.  We really appreciate their willingness to support our efforts, and therefore Easter Seals!  The refurbished wheels are now at the Newburgh store awaiting the tires, hopefully we'll have them ready to install as soon as next Tuesday!

Today we had four people (Vince, Dave M, Ray, and Clay) working.  Vince got the rest of the lighting working, even including backup lights and hazard warning lights.  Dave M continued the carpeting installation.  Clay completed the assembly of the driver's seat, installed windshield wipers, and cleaned up some electrical connections.  Ray cleaned up and painted the convertible top frame and hood prop rod.

Vince has decided to donate the convertible top from his '68 MGB.  It's in great shape, about 7 years old and rarely been installed.  He prefers a top with the zip out rear window, which he'll get later.  In another week or so we'll make sure this top fits well on the project car.

Pictures from today:

This picture has the seats just sitting there, sure look nice!  Another week or so we'll finish the carpet and complete seat installation.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 19 Update

Dave M, Al, and Vince worked today.  Dave continued installation of the carpeting.  Al used his painting skills to paint the steering wheel hub and some areas around dashboard switches black.  Vince fixed all wiring on the rear of the car - turn signals, running lights, and brake lights.  And we all worked together installing the hood.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

July 12 Update

Dave Folk, Clay, Dave M, and Ray installed grill, started placing side mirrors, started on carpet installation and installed cockpit moulding. Also cleaned and painted on engine bay.