Carl Meek & James Lovett - Build Diary for Westfield
Raining Hard... again!


August 14 2007 - Raining Hard... again!
Didn't get to the garage until 6pm.  Slamming it down with rain, got absolutely soaked.  And I forgot my camera...

First job is to move the clutch reservoir - the pipe is currently snagging on the bolt for the steering shaft.  I made a small aluminium bracket to extend the existing one, this worked a treat.

Next, decided to do some work with the electrics, so i finished identifying all the dash connectors and connected the battery (carefully...)  Went through and tested everything, and after a few corrections, and bulb installations, everything is working - i connected the external lights and indicators and tested everything carefully.  I then installed the new self-cancelling indicator switch and control box.  Had to crimp and connect five connectors to get everything sorted.  It feels very car-like to have working lights, dash, indicators!

I got out the dremel and started hacking holes in the dashboard for the gearshift mechanism - first is the steering rack hole which needed enlarging, closely followed by a new hole for the rod itself.  Unfortunately it got to 9pm, and i need to stop making noise and go home, finish this job off at the weekend.

I then unbolted the sump and to my surprise found the oil-pickup pipe had fallen off inside. That can't be good...

I'll call Westfield tomorrow and get hold of sump gaskets so I can re-fit it, hopefully without any leaks!  No more work on the car until the weekend, busy with work until then.

Todays Build: 1 person, 3 hours. Total build time so far: 46 hours, 68 man-hours.