Archive for June, 2014

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Wired edge.

June 30th, 2014

Today I did something I have been putting off for ages – wiring the edges of the boot opening. Joss explained to me what to do but I still needed a demonstration before I was game to tackle it myself. First you need to work out how much of the edge you need to bring […]


June 27th, 2014

Yesterday I spent the afternoon building my regulator. I am using the ‘Regulator 7’ design of Dr Hugo’s site. I was talking to him and he suggested some modifications for use in an A7. I am using a MBR3060 Schottky diode as the main diode (which replaces the cut-out), a 47R 5 watt base resistor, […]

More bits and pieces.

June 25th, 2014

Well, not too many. I have all the parts for my regulator now except for one of the diodes.   I went though the old RB106 units Joss gave me and picked the worst one. This one looks to have a burnt out cut-out coil so that’s the one I stripped. It also had a […]

Bits and pieces.

June 21st, 2014

I’ve been poking about with little bits and pieces. It’s hard to remember what I’ve done! The head and black are still off being repaired so I am mainly waiting for those to be ready. Lets see, I did get an alternator regulator off Trademe. It’s not the Lucas 37565A but is a generic Lucas […]

Bits and pieces.

June 12th, 2014

I’ve been doing a few little odds and ends while I wait for my block and head to be done. My distributor arrived from Willie at Austin Repro. That was very quick! They do look rather modern. But it’s a special so I am not too worried. Worrying about keeping the car looking correct seems […]

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