Archive for May, 2014


May 30th, 2014

Today I finally got around to seam sealing the bottom of the body. Well, I’ve done half of it. I didn’t want to work upside down so I did one since today and will flip the body over and do the other tomorrow.   I use Sikaflex-221 sealer which is a proper automotive sealer. I […]


May 28th, 2014

Today I started restoring the dynamo and distributor. I also had a couple of presents arrive. I decided to go ahead and buy the water pump and the fuel pump. I’ll need them sooner or later. The Austin 7 doesn’t normally have a water pump instead relying on a thermosiphon effect to circulate the water. […]

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May 27th, 2014

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Finishing the adaptor block.

May 11th, 2014

Today I finished the little carb to blower block. I drilled the 6mm holes to bolt it to the blower and drilled and tapped blind holes to take some 5/16 BSW to 5/16 BSF studs. These are the same as the ones that attach the mechanical fuel pump to the crankcase. I have a 5/16 […]

More hammering and casting.

May 10th, 2014

Yes, yes, I know. Still bloody hammering! But I am getting there. I bolted the fire wall on to make sure that sill fitted. It didn’t so some holes needed filing and the T nut in the floor needed removing and moving about 1/4 inch to line up. Things are slowly getting smoother. I fixed […]