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Today the car landed. Over the last few months I've been working with a fellow board member on the purchase of one of his cars. Today the truck dropped the bugeye, who I have named Ms. Scarlet, off at a buddies restoration shop 2 hours away. She made the trip from Ohio unscathed and ready for me. Unfortunately I have to work, so I'll be picking her up Sunday, which is too far away! Here's a few pics of the journey, and a list of mod's to follow. Its great to be back, having a LBC again. I can't wait to get to tinkering! Oh, and there are some things to be done, I'll have some questions for ya'll :smile:
 

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[FONT=&quot]A quick cut and paste of things done to her....

Seats recovered by upholstery Shop. [/FONT]

[FONT=&quot]New carpet [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]New panel kit [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Correct rubber door panels [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Padded door pockets [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Vacuum and Amp gauges installed under dash. [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Cell phone plug installed behind dash [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]AM/FM CD radio in dash [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Covered panel behind seats with speakers for radio [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Moto-Lita Wood steering wheel W/Horn Button [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Lucas mirrors mounted on doors, Drivers side is curved mirror. [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Surround vinyl covered [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]New floor mats (go over carpet and have sprite embroidered in.) [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Mini Lite style wheels [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Custom (Sprite insignia) decals on wheel centers [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]1 Honda donut wheel for spare (It’s smaller) [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Original Jack, lug wrench, and WRATCHET [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Spare tire strap [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Front and rear bumpers [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Original rear arrow [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Anti-Tramp Bar [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Anti-Sway bar with Prothane Bushings [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]S shaped rear springs to allow for larger rear tires [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]3.9 Rear end [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Electric fuel pump [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]New fuel and brake lines [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]¾” master cylinder [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]1” slave cylinder [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Silicone brake fluid (Dot 5) [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]MG Dual piston rear brake cylinders and backing plates [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Disc brakes in front with backing plates [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]SS front brake lines (Flexible) [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]SS vacuum line from front of engine to PCV valve [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Spin on Oil Filter [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]1275 engine [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]1 ½” dual SU carburetors [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Chrome covers on carburetors [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Ram pipes inside air cleaners [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Brass Carburetor Cap & Damper [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]K & N air filters [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Alloy Valve Cover [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]6 Blade cooling fan [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Battery tray liner [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Battery cut-off switch [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Cruise Control – currently disconnected [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Datsun 5 speed transmission with Morris Service conversion [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Knight Rider lights behind grill (red, red switch on hanging gauges) [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Driving lights (White switch on hanging gauges control relay) [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Driving lights are on correct light brackets [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]New windscreen [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Fuel tank was cleaned and treated [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Side screens (new rubber and windows) [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Metal of sidescreens were stripped, polished, and re-anodized [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Center Console [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Car Cover [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Luggage rack (Bugeye style) [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Tonneau Cover [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Headlamp Stone Guards [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]H-4 Halogen Headlamps [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]3 point seat belts [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Sprite wood shift knob [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]LCB headers [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Wind wings [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Slotted plug in fuses [/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]MGA M/C Cover (Extra fluid) More info on this[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Dual Horns[/FONT]
 

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Glad to see your car arrived safely.
 

Rut

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Woohoo! Glad to see you back in the Bugeye world...post more pictures when you get a chance.
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Welcome back to entomological endeavors! Nice looking Bugeye, may you have many good miles with Ms Scarlet :driving:
 

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Nice looking car, but that list of mods will keep you busy all weekend. What are going to do the second weekend you have her? :smile:
 

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Sweet car. Love the enthusiasm!
 
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Welcome back to entomological endeavors! Nice looking Bugeye, may you have many good miles with Ms Scarlet :driving:
Entomological, took me a second there, love it! Takes me back to pinning bugs in college :smile:
 

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Entomological, took me a second there, love it! Takes me back to pinning bugs in college :smile:

Now we drive them instead. :smile:
 

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Nice! It sure has the bells and whistles I like. Great time of year for a new roadster.
congrats!!!!
 
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Two hours of driving from Lodi to Chico and the car is home. She did amazing, cruised 65mph at 2600 revs thanks to the Datsun 5 speed and 3.9 gears. Now comes the fun, making her mine! Tomorrow will be 340lb springs to get the front end lower and sportier, then get the fuel gauge working. I'll try a sending unit first, then move on from there. Tonight my lady and I are going to celebrate this monumental time with a bottle of wine we've been saving for a special occasion :smile:
Oh ya, the car is missing the mounts for the top bow when stored, if anyone has a spare set, PM me.
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Congrats! Now you need to change your forum signature... no longer searching. :grin:
 

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I fought a non working fuel gauge on my BE till I realized the PO hadn't put the ground wire in the loom back on the gauge retaining stud. Attached the right way and no more problems!

Kurt
 
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Thanks! Already have had a ton of run working on her.
 
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I'm going to try to. If so, I'll drive the car down, but probably just as a spectator and not put her in the show.
 
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Just got her shined up, had to post pics of her at work today :smile:
 

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Rolling British Car Day is this Sunday April 19 in San Diego. There will be about 250 British cars of all makes. It is a one and a half hour drive through the back country ending up at the Pauma Valley Country Club where we park on the grass and have lunch. It is probably a little far to drive down for you but I would love to see you join us. there will be other Bugeyes besides mine cruising around.
 
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