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Old 07-11-2017, 01:15 AM   #271
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Yeah what a surprise! lol






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Old 07-31-2017, 12:03 AM   #272
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The dash shell is complete. Had major problems with the TIG tying to warp everything out of shape. Ready to cover with leather and wood once I have the gauge openings, steering column cut out, and all the miscellaneous other openings located and cut. All the openings above and below the center console have been filled to provide extra stiffness (this booger needs all the stiffness it can get in the cowl area) and make it look like part of the basic structure. Idiot lights are in place, I wanted to keep them and this was the only logical place to put them. I may have to do something about the plastic see through cover eventually though.

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Old 07-31-2017, 10:21 PM   #273
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I just came to the realization that I am going to need to get the Vintage Air heater/AC unit and control panel before I can finish up this dash.

Also considering trying to source an 86 - 88 FC tilt column and turn signal unit instead of the Ford part. It sits a lot closer to the dash panel which is one area that I am struggling with. Right now the wheel is right in your chest with the aftermarket steering wheel, which is damned uncomfortable. A few inches closer to the dash panel would make a huge difference.
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Old 10-04-2017, 01:26 AM   #274
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1975 MG Midget - 1500cc; 4 speed. 1640lbs. with the cast iron engine and trans.

For those of you that don't know what kind of an idiot I am, I will give a brief explanation. I bought the above green hair removal tool to get around with until I could get my 79 SA back up. It seemed to only need a few things and I could either do a swap on it later, or fix it and make a little bit of money by selling it.

No dice. Every time I fixed one thing something was broken/screwed up that had been hidden away by the previous owner(s), or broke in the process of fixing something else. After about a year of fighting with it non-stop, and putting far too much money in it, (2 engines, 2 transmissions, carb, manifold, ignition, switches, wiring fixes, radiator, lights, etc etc. ad nauseum). I have had enough with the weak kneed, poorly designed and built, crappy 55hp engine and glass transmission (and worse wiring). Time for something infinitely better.

I have put quite a bit of work into suspension/interior/exterior so not all the money dumped into it will be wasted.

I will be cleaning up the '87 S4 NA 13B and 5 speed that I have and transplant the whole shebang into it. Hopefully I'll be able to retain the fuel injection, but we'll see as I go along. In addition all the wiring will be stripped out of it and either tossed in the trash, or burned in a black Sabbath bonfire to help it on it's way to hell. I will be using the GSL-SE front cover and pan to utilize the front engine mounts. The trickiest part (other than wiring) is going to be building a header, as there isn't a lot of room.

More pictures to come as I get stuff done.
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