WCSTA -06- 56 T1

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Re: WCSTA -06- 56 T1

#121 Post by Harlan Halsey » Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:45 am

Craig at cooks Upholstery finished the interior, the tunnel and the lower verticals
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Nice job as usual. and he made sure that I could drive home before the rain began.

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#122 Post by Harlan Halsey » Sat Mar 05, 2022 4:50 am

And Rocky Taylor found early (big) window crank and door handle escutcheons for me at the Lit Meet.
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Now if I could figure out how to put the big escutcheon under the door handle...

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#123 Post by Greg Bryan » Wed May 18, 2022 12:30 am

Harlan - just went through the entire thread from page 1 - terrific job you did and well documented for posterity.
Beautiful car
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#124 Post by Harlan Halsey » Wed May 18, 2022 4:47 am

Thank you, Greg
I wonder what happened to the other WCSTA cars? Particularly the one which won the Stoddard backing?

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#125 Post by Greg Bryan » Wed May 18, 2022 12:49 pm

I believe it was Trevor Gates whose car won the Stoddard package. Trevor has since then started a business in the same little business part as Jack Skaggs doing body repair and restoration on 356 cars. Not sure what the status of his car is, however. He's probably in the boat of working on everyone else's car and never gets to his.
You're right, though - it would be interesting to hear the individual stories on the dozen or so cars that were in that contest.
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Re: WCSTA -06- 56 T1

#126 Post by Harlan Halsey » Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:18 am

Unfortunately, the horn ring (which I had chrome plated though Kochs) blocked my view of the instruments :( So I pulled the 400mm repro Nardi off the shelf.
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Unfortunately, the hub of unknown origin lacked the horn button removal hole. But with a little help from the milling machine: (The end mill was too short to go all the way through.)
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The hole came out in just the right place. :D
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#127 Post by Greg Scallon » Sat Jul 02, 2022 10:41 pm

Harlan,
Did you also open up the diameter of the horn button hole itself? My understanding was that the Nardis, including the newer repros, could only use the slightly smaller dual function horn button, not the stock button. I think yours looks pretty great with the stock button in there and would like to do the same to mine.

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Re: WCSTA -06- 56 T1

#128 Post by Harlan Halsey » Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:32 am

Greg,
No, in fact the hole is a few thou larger in diameter than it needs to be. I put a thin brass shim there. I don't remember where this hub came from. I bought this Nardi for the Carrera. A few years ago, I decided to get one of the original 415mm for that car and I think I just mounted the new Nardi to the existing hub. That one takes the same 356 stock horn button. Anyway, I now have 2 A Nardis each with the same horn button. They are single function so no headlight flasher function.

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