Wednesday, November 16, 2016

It's the simple things

The NOS reflectors arrived yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised to find that they're not the more common Hella reflectors but the significantly more rare SWF reflectors!

They are in super nice condition with only a few very very minor scratches that will polish out.

I was having a tough time getting a proper photo of the SWF logo in the center of the reflector.  I might have to break out the 'real' camera to get the logo.

These are super nice and have more than justly qualified my decision to spend the money on them.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

More NOS goodies

 Four 3 bolt pulley shroud tops - I've now got 5 of these total.  Safe to say I'm done buying these (I bought all I could find anyway).
NOS main wire harness for the Type 3 before 1965.  Nice new wires with pliable jackets.

In addition to these parts, I also received the NOS front half of the fan shroud - it's in perfect condition.  I didn't get a photo of it...yet.

I've been busy going through parts and packing them up for the relocation.

Saturday, November 5, 2016


I've tried and failed three times to contact the shop where I bought the alternator to get a replacement.  I'm going to have to put the generator back into the car just to address the other issues for now.  I'll deal with the $300 boat anchor later...another seller that I cannot trust.  I'm still on the fence about getting a rewound generator for the smaller fan shroud or trying to find a replacement alternator.  I would like to have more output than 30A because of the lights I'm planning for the car but now just isn't the time...too many other things going on that demand my attention.  I'll get to it soon enough.

A bit of good news:  I'm getting a third rebuilt steering box back from the pile of five that I sent to Oklahoma.  It'll be the last - I originally thought I might wind up with as many as five units back but the internal parts were in terrible shape and both rebuilt units were poorly rebuilt.  Not enough parts to build five units but enough to build three...that's plenty for one car.

The other parts I've ordered for the future restoration of Nigel are all inbound - then there will be a period of stasis where nothing happens and no parts are purchased.

Hopefully, the period of silence will be ended with a series of nice leaps forward in progress.

Time will tell.