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  1. Progress at a snail's pace

    Since the last post the wheels have been media blasted, primed, and painted with Ford silver wheel paint and clear coated. 5 tires (needed a spare), Kumho SOLUS TA11 Tire 155/80R13 79T mounted and balanced. In mounting the wheels on the car there were two studs that no nut I had would thread all the way flush to secure the wheel to the front right spindle. There are 33 wheel nuts and any of them would thread up snug on 14 of the 16 studs. Naturally this was not evident until mounting the last wheel. ...
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  2. TR3 frame part

    I am in need of a rear cross tube for a TR3 frame.
    Thanks for any ideas.
  3. Austin Healey 100 Restoration

    My father many years ago purchased an 54 Austin Healey 100. He has since passed away and left me the car. Its been in our family 48 years. Its been sitting in a garage for 25 plus years. I drove it a little when I was a teen back in the 1980's. The car has low miles. Its all there but needs full restoration. I would like to do it myself but am not capable to do it right now. I wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction to a reputable restoration facility that can do the job. I reside ...
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  4. Sometimes you do what you just want to...

    Sorting through old cardboard boxes filled with rat nesting material and dead insects, I decided to do something that interested me more than old rusted and greasy small parts. So I took an SU apart and soaked the larger castings in a bucket of carb cleaner.

    When I opened the gallon can of cleaner after two days, the castings were still black but they wiped up with the help of toothbrushes and old tee-shirts. I was forced to smile. Renewal is a powerful effect. I can see the assembled ...
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  5. Dodged a bullet and made a find

    I managed to come to my senses and did not look at the third Sprite. A review of the posted photos showed me that I would have about the same quality pile of parts, just a larger pile.

    Spent a day in the shop and just for the fun of it I tore down an SU and put it in the soak. Can't wait to get back to it and really clean it up for the rebuild kit.

    I found a lot of small parts bags from 15 years ago when the original owner was attempting to repair/rebuild the initial MK ...
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