September/October 2004 – Clearcoat, boot lid, steering column, sundries

This entry begins the third year of restoration work on the old car. Clearcoat and boot lid installation The car body was completely sanded smooth with 800 grit sandpaper, and ripples and “orange peel” areas were smoothed out. The surface was then degreased and coated with another double coat of clearcoat. This final clear coat Read more about September/October 2004 – Clearcoat, boot lid, steering column, sundries[…]

April 2004 – Cylinder head paint, small plating, bushes installed

Cylinder head gold paint When my dad was here, we inspected the tappets that accept pressure from the cams. One of these appears to have been damaged either by dirt or by corrosion. The surface of the plate where the cam touches has been pitted. This will probably have to be replaced, since a roughened Read more about April 2004 – Cylinder head paint, small plating, bushes installed[…]