Well, I have taken the pedals back out, I have decided to use DOT 5 silicone based fluid in the brake and clutch to prevent paint loss. However, for longevities sake, I will apply a rubber coating to the top shelf where the master cylinders are installed. This will prevent the paint from peeling if something ever does happen to the system. My goal for this memorial day weekend was to get the car running. This included installing the gas tank, fuel pump, hoses, carb, ignition system and all of that jazz. Things seemed to go rather well and I got the car running. Timing was next and the car really humms now!!!
Lesson Learned: VENT THE FUEL TANK!!! I imploded my fuel tank, had a spare though thank god….
NAPA fuel filter & fuel pump installed in the rear trunk compartment. The yellow wire is +12 from the engine
Side shot w/ weber DGAV carb:
Side shot w/ ignition installed:
Front view of engine compartment, carb, hoses, ignition:
Installed Radiator Shroud, Radiator, rubber gators on the steering rack, brake lines, & rocker cover. I also went to check on the body of the spitfire this weekend and have some photos of the body in primer
Radiator Fan & Installed Rocker cover:
Rear Brake lines installed:
Starter, See the blow valve installed where the mechanical fuel pump used to be? (I will install an electric pump)
This week I started to rebuild the frame and got quite a lot accomplished (or so I think). I was able to install the rear suspension, differential, axles, leaf spring. On the front side, I installed the a-arms and sway bar.
This page shows my progress and is quite graphically intensive (many photos). So here goes:
I had initially planned to start rebuilding the chassis this week but I didn’t get all the necessary nuts and bolts in time. Ahh, planning. So, Nothing happened. We’ll just have to wait until next week.