Archive for February, 2013

More frame finishing.

February 26th, 2013

WithHampton Downs about a month away I better get a wiggle on so I am working on the car a lot now. Last week I stopped off at the sheet metal place and got some 2mm steel to make my front shock arms finally. I cut two rectangles and pop riveted them togther then blued […]

6 volt to 5 volt regulator or how to run a GPS unit off a 6 volt car system.

February 18th, 2013

This is a little project that came up due to a discussion on the Austin 7 friends site here. The problem is running a car GPS unit in a car that has a 6 volt supply. Normally these units have a little power regulator that plugs into a 12 volt lighter socket and steps down […]

Frame cleaning.

February 17th, 2013

After a break last weekend for my birthday (for which I rented the local theatre for a special screening of Star Wars, the original version before it was Lucased to death) I got back to the car this weekend. A couple of weekends ago I finished off the open ends of the frame. I just […]

Frame brazing.

February 3rd, 2013

Not much to report this time. I did get some good second hand brake shoes from the VAR spares people and have cleaned and painted them. Soon I can rivet on the new linings. I’ll make a punch on the lathe I think. I also brazed all the joints on the frame. I still need […]