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Texas57 Silver Member Robert C
Stephenville, TX, USA   USA
I have manged to get all the parts for my 57 washer system. I have a question on the location of the washer pump. I have 2 possible holes in my dash that the vinyl has not been cut open. Can anyone tell me which one I need to open up for the washer? Hole 1 is small and 2 is larger.

Thanks

Robert

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Csarneson Chris A
Big Horn, WY, USA   USA
1957 Austin-Healey 100-Six "Lola My Mistress"
Hole 1 is the washer pump. Mine doesn't have hole 2. I assume that must be a cigarette lighter or something similar.

Texas57 Silver Member Robert C
Stephenville, TX, USA   USA
This is a photo of the holes from the back side of the dash.


Photos I have found on the net show it in hole 1... but on mine hole 2 is the size of a nickle and hole 1 is much smaller. I either have to open hole 1 to fit the washer assembly or place it in hole 2. Now on a 57 did the washer pump use the dual cup capture system or was it attached with double nuts?
Any suggestions? I dont want to mess this up.. measure 2 times and cut once.





Robert



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Csarneson Chris A
Big Horn, WY, USA   USA
1957 Austin-Healey 100-Six "Lola My Mistress"
I've got a 57 and my washer is in shambles. It was attached with a chrome grooved nut on the front. Unfortunately it can't be reused so I am going to have to try to find a solution there. If you want a picture I can take one but I warn you, the washer is in pieces.

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markb2107 Mark Bethel
Wigmore, Kent, UK   GBR
Just to confuse things ,more my 57 car has the washer mounted on a bracket under the dash.
Don't you love these old cars



1957 Austin Healey BN4 100/6

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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
Robert,

Those do not look like factory holes but here's a photo of my 1960 BT7.

This is the original location on my car for the Washer Pump.

Disregard those toggle switches (they're gone now) and the arrangement of the Ignition switch, Lights and Wiper switches.

I relocated those so I could add 2 extra gauges inside the oval.

Peter



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Texas57 Silver Member Robert C
Stephenville, TX, USA   USA
Is every car different? Got to love hand made British cars.



Robert

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Dougie Doug Escriva
Portland, OR, USA   USA
In reply to # 207504 by Texas57 Is every car different? Got to love hand made British cars.



Robert

Yup, I like to think '57's are....


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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
Doug,
Where did you get that Tachometer for the race car?
Peter

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Dougie Doug Escriva
Portland, OR, USA   USA
In reply to # 207513 by petnatcar Doug,
Where did you get that Tachometer for the race car?
Peter

Hi Peter -

It's a custom made electronic race unit I had a specialist design and fabricate for me to match the exact appearance of the stock unit. They also made a voltage gauge to match. Very expensive, but I love the finished looked and it's much more accurate then the cable driven unit.


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sliproc Kevin Quistberg E
Long Beach, CA, USA   USA
I know this windshield washer topic pops up on the boards from time to time, here's my experience with said pump. I got my first Healey, a '57 4seater, in 1973 one of the first things I fixed(for some reason I don't remember) was the windshield washer system. I got a brand new pump(not a repro) at Jamestown, a British car importer. As I recall it never did work that great, so when I got my next Healey I didn't bother replacing the old system. If I need to clean the windshield I just reach over it with a rag and wipe it.

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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
Doug,
It really is beautiful.

Did you use NISONGER for the Tachometer?

I added a Vacuum Gauge and a Voltmeter and they're changing the color of all the small gauges
from black to gold to match the Tach and Speedo. (The photo is a" before shot"winking smiley.

I applied some black Alcantara to the oval to set off the new color of the gauges.

Peter



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Dougie Doug Escriva
Portland, OR, USA   USA
Hi Peter

I found a specialist in Europe I worked with to create exactly the style I wanted.

Randy Forbes Avatar
Parrish, FL, USA   USA
1957 Austin-Healey 100-Six
1999 BMW M Coupe "Blue Car"
1999 BMW M Roadster "Black Car"
2001 BMW M Roadster "Gray Car"
My '57__with a build date of May 14-15, 1958 (don't ask me why it's titled as a '57, as it was already that way when I bought it over forty (>40) years ago)__had the choke under the steering column, and the w/w pump a bit right of center (in a LHD car). Sometime in the 80's I added another gauge to the dash, just outboard of the oval, and when I restored the car, I wanted to revert back to the original configuration...

The only decent dash I could find was out of an early 3000 (quite possibly the BN7 Tim Davis has/is restored) and while still virginal, it had the choke near the center, and the w/w pump well to the right of center. I put my original pump (converted from a pump to be a switch to activate an electric pump) in the choke hole and a cigarette lighter where the 3000's pump would've been.

I did however deviate from the original trim, painting the dash and applying an engine-turned finish to the instrument area. To each their own...









The pump turned switch, for anyone else whose rubber bellows disintegrated.







Complete sequence of w/w pump conversion here: http://spcarsplus.com/piwigo/index.php?/category/136

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petnatcar Silver Member Peter Carbone
Watertown, NY, USA   USA
Nice job on the dash Randy.

Did you make a jig for the engine turning in order to keep the lines straight?

What did you use for burnishing the circles and what size are they?

I've done engine turning on gold leaf using a small exhaust valve covered with foam and wrapped in velvet.
I put that in a cordless drill and lightly touch the gold but I was never able to achieve the same effect on aluminum.

Peter

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