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  1. Seat belts, and seats...

    A couple of days have passed since my last update. Apart from the usual time spent staring at various components of the car wondering how I'm going to proceed, I've done the following.

    Seats; rather than my original plan of making new seats from scratch, I've worked on the existing ones. I extended the tabs the pivot bolts are held in. I lifted them about an inch - as per suggestions from forum members. Theyve tilted the seat backs about 2- 2.5 " further back. Its touch and go ...
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  2. I hate working under the dash....

    So todays achievements... the dash is back together. Does anyone like working under the dash? In any car? Surely the Healey has got to be one of the easiest, and yet it still requires triple jointed arms and wrists, much cursing and patience....

    Currently all the lights just aded still work - after refitting the dash and new panel. However I've discovered the heater fan now doesn't work... Using the multi-meter it is evident that there is power getting to the switch, and power leaving ...
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  3. second part - apparently too many photos for one post...

    I'm working on the carpet now. This time I stitched the sections together by hand but with two needles - like stitching leather. It was slow, but I was able to proceed in a controlled way. I actually quite enjoyed it/am enjoying it. I had my old sewing machine serviced in the meantime to do the edging - I know the BJ8s didn't have edged carpet, but it seems unfinished to me, and this isn't a standard trimming :-)

    Some shots of the carpet so far:
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  4. Maybe not for the purists, but at least there will be somewhere for some luggage...

    So While on our trip last year to Tasmania in the 356 (after the Healey let us down somewhat) I was kind of glad that we were in a car with a reasonable luggage space. Not a lot mind you, but enough. The Healey with its 'rear seats' and folding backrest really doesn't have much space. And the boot is full of spare wheel and battery! Terry's car - the rally replica - has no back seats - though the space is then compromised by roll cage and the second spare wheel protruding into the rear seat area. ...
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  5. Some photos of the work so far...

    The original position of the fuel pump in my car (not ORIGINAL original, but the way it was when i bought it...)




    The cut bump stops:



    The new position of the pump:

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