We are now In the final stages of the restoration.
With pressure being applied to get the car finished we were instructed to skip some of the much needed work. So after 5 months we commenced final assembly .
Final assembly of the new gas box containing two propane gas bottles, including an auto change over device. When one propane bottle used as the fuel for the pilot runs out the second one automatically takes over.
The new electrics box was finished . It housed a new battery, fuse box, switches for turning on the 12 volt spark system, this system keeps the pilot on irrespective of conditions, so no jumping out to re-light the pilot. The spark runs constantly whilst the car is running. The box also contained a port for plunging in a 12 volt compressor which was also also installed in the box, a battery condition indicator gauge was also installed.
Final checks to pipework and burner installation.
Check, bleed and adjust the newly manufactured and installed braking system
Install the refurbished and lacquered lights. Complete the wiring and check that all 12 volt LED lights work.
,Final check for new rear box and water tank pipe work prior to the box being upholstered.
Finishing pump pit and bulk head controls and gauges. This was followed by pressure testing the systems.
With the car finished as instructed we did one road test and the car was then taken away.
Five months of hard work was now over and complete but not to our satisfaction. Although there are no genuine parts on this car could still be one of the the best replica Model 85 Stanley's around.
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