This year began with

This year began with dismounting the carburetor. I have swapped one more so I have three now. I went to the shop that helped me before with testing and cleaning the carburetor .I took all three with me and I am expecting to get one good with full functioning accelerator pump out of the three.
The wheel covers in steel was made by a shop after my measures. Here can you see the results after I have fitted them in place. There is some chroming work to be done also.
I have mounted the thermometer with the sensor in a test bench to see within what range it is working and looked after possibilities to get it work even better. But I could not do anything about the instrument. It is not showing hot when the water is boiling so I have to remember where I have the boiling point on the instrument.I do not have the correct sensor




Interior and carburetor

Even if the most of the big restoration work is done there is still much to improve.
I have mounted a roof lamp which is controlled from the dash.
The ignition coil had to bee changed because it was burned. A new one was bought.
The trunk in the rear is in place and there is still some clothing and a couple of boxes in the bottom that I shall make for tools and service.
The carburetor problem is still much thinking about.I have got a Carter BB1 with accelerator pump there is some of the internal service to be done some of it is stuck!
The water temperature gauge is not showing correct temperature so I have made an experiment with one IC circuit that helps to show the correct temperature. Next step is to dismount the temperature sensor and make a test bench for that and the gauge and see what that gives me.
I am thinking of making two spare tire covers in steel….
Beside all that I have driven the car around and …..just enjoying it.






Wondering what has happened with my project????
In this summer the Willys 8 project has been going in slow motion because of working in our house with repairing ,building and setting wallpaper in the kitchen followed up with rebuilding the bathroom and shower. That has taken the most of my time this last months.
But …..
There has been some progress in the Willys project :
I have made the installation of the roof top .Beginning with jute pad in the bottom which was nailed in place .Next step was to lay the synthetic padding and finish with top fabric . I have also fasted the aluminum rail to see how it all will fit it will be taken of before the painting.
The steering wheel was repaired and painted the job that remains is to make a button .I have also started making the chrome rings for the instrument panel
The radiator shell and some other things has been delivered to a shop that would help with chroming.
I have found a Carter BB 1D carburetor that need some work but I think it would fit.