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Forum: The Car Lounge   Today, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Mike T
The EV part is good, but it's super bland to look...

The EV part is good, but it's super bland to look at.
Forum: The Car Lounge   09-14-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
Passenger side door panel done last weekend: ...

Passenger side door panel done last weekend:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48696787163_9753ad9d0c_h.jpg

Italian rubber mats glued on the inner sill on the passenger side today. Condition...
Forum: The Car Lounge   09-01-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48662342051_53...

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I mounted the sill trims (stainless steel) yesterday.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48661969023_4fc0cb6ca7_c.jpg
And today...
Forum: The Car Lounge   09-01-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By Mike T
I think they've been made in Poland for quite...

I think they've been made in Poland for quite some time - I believe the Mexican factory is not building them for the USA.

Bummer for small car lovers.
Forum: The Car Lounge   08-18-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
The left fender peak trim is also on and now the...

The left fender peak trim is also on and now the rear roof trim as well.*The clips that hold the trim on have teeth that bite into the body seam so all were treated with a thick goop of Waxoyl before...
Forum: The Car Lounge   07-28-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48400542787_fe...

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I had to drill two new holes in my brand new rear fender to mount the stainless steel trim at the peak of the rear fender.*...
Forum: The Car Lounge   07-27-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
The stainless steel trims are now mounted on the...

The stainless steel trims are now mounted on the replica inner door and rear seat area upper side panels...
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48391618746_52b62b8ab7_c.jpg

right quarter window...
Forum: Off-Topic Cafe   06-06-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Mike T
We were at that cemetery two weeks ago and it was...

We were at that cemetery two weeks ago and it was all roped off with no access to the graves, in preparation for D Day and some VIP visitors. I expect that some US people who came to pay their...
Forum: The Car Lounge   05-09-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
I dropped the injection pump that's second from...

I dropped the injection pump that's second from left on the photo above in person at Nottingham Diesel Services with Steve on Wednesday, and he tells me that he has four NOS pistons for this pump...
Forum: The Car Lounge   04-27-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
My Kugelfischer KF2 injection pumps - the one...

My Kugelfischer KF2 injection pumps - the one from the car is second from left.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47719227681_9265872e0a_c.jpg

The stainless steel trims from front and rear...
Forum: The Car Lounge   04-22-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
I whipped the Kugelfischer injection pump and...

I whipped the Kugelfischer injection pump and head off today.* I'll bring the pump with me to Britain next week for calibration and new seals, and the head seems good with no fine cracks between...
Forum: The Car Lounge   04-05-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
The front seats have been reupholstered by Geoff...

The front seats have been reupholstered by Geoff Chrysler.

Very nice: natural grain dyed through light grey "Hyde" brand leather, with heating elements (I'll need a better alternator than it...
Forum: The Car Lounge   04-01-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
The handbrake cable and control were assembled...

The handbrake cable and control were assembled and mounted today, along with the pedal box.

The worst part of the whole operation was discovering that the buttress under the driver's side, which...
Forum: The Car Lounge   03-17-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
Recent updates... ...

Recent updates...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7839/46651144934_337b22be9a_c.jpg

I bought a different set of rubber isolators for the wiper motor and drive, because it's in a colour that more...
Forum: The Car Lounge   03-08-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By Mike T
That opening is about the right size for a large...

That opening is about the right size for a large car to nose right in....
Forum: The Car Lounge   02-27-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
Last bit of work done at Victoria Plating Ltd: ...

Last bit of work done at Victoria Plating Ltd:

The 4 holes that a previous owner had punched into the sill/rocker panel embellishment strips when the captive bolts rusted off decades ago were...
Forum: The Car Lounge   02-25-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By Mike T
Chinese car? No thanks. I don't even like...

Chinese car? No thanks. I don't even like Huawei.
Forum: The Car Lounge   02-17-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
The Dynamat installation is done.*Onto the...

The Dynamat installation is done.*Onto the electric washer pump (mounted under the dashboard) next and then the steering column + pedal box will be installed in a week or so.
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Forum: The Car Lounge   02-03-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
Together at last: 6 Jaeger France gauges in MPH...

Together at last: 6 Jaeger France gauges in MPH and degrees F ( but the oil pressure is in bar - luckily I am bilingual ;) ) plus the 5 original warning lights that make up part of the sports...
Forum: The Car Lounge   12-15-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 700
Posted By Mike T
Mercedes-Benz B 200 five speed manual driveshaft.

My car, a 2008 model with about 160,000 miles on it, broke the right driveshaft a couple of weeks ago at the outer CV joint.

The legendary parts system of M-B was more slow than I hoped; even with...
Forum: The Car Lounge   12-09-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4860/45429007954_ab...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4860/45429007954_ab2e109dee_b.jpg

The spray nozzles also were added. Trivia about the 404C is that you really have to take the heater box out to get these puppies...
Forum: The Car Lounge   12-01-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
Some recent work on the 404C, last weekend and...

Some recent work on the 404C, last weekend and just today:


https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4874/46138966111_b6e906c67a_b.jpg

Clearcoat on the Carrosserie Peugeot plate.

...
Forum: The Car Lounge   11-12-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By Mike T
Nice! In the spirit of amortizing the full...

Nice!

In the spirit of amortizing the full environmental costs of new cars, I am going to use up our family car that we bought new in 2007 first before getting an EV or plug in hybrid (preferably...
Forum: The Car Lounge   10-01-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
This past weekend: ...

This past weekend:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1929/31125496268_3d2c5e1e7c_b.jpg
Installed passenger side vent window with the new gasket....
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Forum: The Car Lounge   09-15-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,127
Posted By Mike T
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1898/29769103237_0c...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1898/29769103237_0c57704d04_c.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1857/43797069525_bab81a63d8_c.jpg

I was dreading removing for the second time the driver's side...
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