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Mike_Smith
Posted on: May 5th, 2022, 18:47:00
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The dash sub harness

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: May 5th, 2022, 18:49:22
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More harness work getting all the connectors on the wire ends. The car is using later model column switches for the start, wipers, horn signal and hi/lo beam .  Dash switches will be for the headlamps and park lamps, and the 4 way flashers.

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: May 5th, 2022, 18:50:28
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Trial fit in the car with the dash.. I am keeping the fuses inside the car to keep the engine firewall cleaner looking.

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: May 5th, 2022, 18:52:36
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The wiper motor is also mounted inside the car.

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: May 5th, 2022, 18:54:20
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Starting to sort out the engine side of the harness.  All the switches and lights have been tested and seem to work OK.. 4 ways not working as waiting on a switch to come from the UK

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: May 5th, 2022, 18:55:51
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Got the seats mounted today, and the lap belt portion of the seat belts.. next is to locate the rear seat belt strap and figure out how to anchor them.  The seats are early Miata seats, which I have slightly raised the front mounts to give a better sitting angle. They have a very large range for front and back movement, so good to adjust for different sized drivers.

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Graham Bichard
Posted on: May 7th, 2022, 18:20:13 Quote Report to Moderator
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Mike, can I ask that you expand on how you raised the front of the seat subframes?
This is something I think I'll need to do (eventually) for a more comfortable seating position.
Car's coming along nicely by the way.
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Mike_Smith
Posted on: May 10th, 2022, 17:49:38 Quote Report to Moderator
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Graham, I used some 3/4 inch X 3 inch rectangular tube, cut a section the width of the Miata front mount, one for each side. I then drilled through, small hole on bottom for bolt, larger hole on top so the lip on the underside of the Miata mounting tab fit into the top hole. Then it was all bolted through with longer bolts.  I'll grab a picture when I remove them for painting..  Mike

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: June 15th, 2022, 02:21:09
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Graham, here is what I used to raise the front on the Miata seats.

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: June 15th, 2022, 02:22:23
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Another view. Top hole is large enough to center the dimple on the Miata seat bracket. The lower one is sized for the mounting bolt.

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: June 15th, 2022, 02:24:07
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Pulled the doors off as there was rust seeping from under the hinges. I will clean these up, repaint the hinges and install with new bolts and nuts.

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: June 15th, 2022, 02:24:48
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Hinges cleaned up and ready for painting

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: June 15th, 2022, 02:26:33
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Door buffed to remove the rust stains..

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: June 15th, 2022, 02:28:36
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Small AGM battery mounted in rear on passenger side as this is a LH drive car. Battery cables are run inside up into the dash area and passed through the firewall using brass studs and nuts.

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Mike_Smith
Posted on: June 15th, 2022, 02:29:24
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Cables running up into the firewall from the battery.

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