I finished hooking up the lights yesterday evening and took the 'A' for
the most extended ride yet - just around Tucker. Stopped at BP & filled
her up - not quite the class of the Seinfeld commercial but close.
I had forgotten how noisy these little buggers are - not just the
engine/exhaust but the fuel pump ticks, the voltage regulator clicks,
numerous whirs and rattles. Some of these probably don't belong there
and I'll be asking about them as I sort em out. Down-shifted into my
first corner in over 30 years - what a trip!! I took it a bit wider
than I'd've liked but I had to hold the drivers side door shut.
I was itching to drive it to work this AM but it rained. Tomorrow is
supposed to be nice so I'll try it tomorrow. A buddy checked out the
dent from my weekend mishap - said it should be no problem to pound out.
I had a few things to touch-up anyway so no big deal wrto paint. My
goal was to have it on the road by the time the azaleas bloomed - looks
like I just made it.
Question - My turn signal indicators don't work. I am not sure I hooked
up the tail lights properly and may have switched wires (red vs
white/red & red vs white/purple I believe). Does this make any
Suggestions on replacing/installing/repairing a latch tapping plate that
fell inside the post would be appreciated. I'd thought about drilling
and tapping a piece of scrap steel rather than pay $14 to Moss. How do
you hold it in place when the latch is not bolted on?
'59 MGA (On the Road Again!!)
'84 Turbo Regal (next project - engine is balanced - will be a beast)
'87 Grand National