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 Posted: 07-09-2013 08:23 pm
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answerman

 

Joined: 09-10-2012
Location: Little Chute, Wisconsin USA
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It's been a while, though not a whole lot has happened in the interim.

Donor car is gone. Got the sills and rockers removed and stored, along with the rear valance (or whatever it's called, the rear panel that the taillights mount into), the rear axle and suspension, and what was left of the front suspension, and called it good enough. What was left was loaded by myself and my two teenage sons onto my little flatbed trailer and carted off to the local recycling center. At 7 cents a pound, this pile of classic British steel resulted in the recycling center handing me $23.80. Kind of sad...



The British Car Field Day was fun. Great weather, over 200 British classics on display. As expected, no trophies for Ms. Jenavieve. Actually, they didn't quite know what to do with her, so they classed her as a big Healey. Take a look at this picture and tell me which car you would vote for... or which one not to vote for. Kind of unfair competition :-)



The remainder of the summer will now be odds and ends that will keep her in driving condition (gotta drive when I can in Wisconsin, the season will be over way too soon) and getting the body panels from the donor car prepped for this winter's transplant. Other than that, probably not too much work on her for a while, though I noticed yesterday that there is a bit of fluid leaking from the area of the right rear brake. It's always something...

On the plus side, was vacationing with the inlaws this week in NY state and dropped in to visit Brett Gibson.  Had a great couple of hours chatting, sharing tips and getting insights, and looking over his JHs.

Last edited on 07-09-2013 08:25 pm by answerman