Herald Restoration June 2013
This month focused on finishing the engine assembly, attaching the trans and installing it on the chassis. The brake pipes were along with the exhaust system. The main body parts are back from the stripper and are being repaired, block sanded, primed and painted. These parts were chemically stripped to ensure all the inside areas are dealt completely rust-free. The door mechanicals were installed and the windows now function. I have had help from Bill Davies, Stephen Skegg and Walter Baroni. I also received two insulator blocks from a kind Herald owner in New Zealand.
engine block all machined and ready for assembly

engine block all machined and ready for assembly

plus 40 pistons a nice fit in machined block

plus 40 pistons a nice fit in machined block

thrust bearings fitted to specs

thrust bearings fitted to specs

plus 10 main bearings a perfect fit

plus 10 main bearings a perfect fit

center section back from chemical stripping

center section back from chemical stripping

view of stripped rear section

view of stripped rear section

stripped rear section looks good

stripped rear section looks good

bonnet looks very good

bonnet looks very good

brake lines all installed

brake lines all installed

door hardware installed and working

door hardware installed and working

engine ready to be installed on chassis

engine ready to be installed on chassis

a mssing insulator block from one carb caused consternation until one was located in New Zealand

a mssing insulator block from one carb caused consternation until one was located in New Zealand

The bonnet is ready for primer

The bonnet is ready for primer

the center section being repaired

the center section being repaired

skim coat on rear section ready for final sanding

skim coat on rear section ready for final sanding

engine bay taking shape

engine bay taking shape

parking brake hardware installed and stainless exhaust fitted

parking brake hardware installed and stainless exhaust fitted

radiator and hoses have been fitted

radiator and hoses have been fitted

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