Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Beauty resides below: Battery and horn installation

This cover lives in a pretty obscure place. It is under the front hood (or bonnet to our UK readers) and below the spare tire. Regardless it was the subject of some pretty substantial straightening and restoration work.

It is below this cover where some real beauty lives. Some of you may remember our horn restoration:

Now it was time to install the horn along with our battery and freshly made battery hold down that Dad helped make a few days ago. While we were at it we gave the battery its own facelift by stripping off all contemporary markings and replacing them with period FIAMM decals and painting the chamber covers white to more match a new battery of the time.

Sure it is all well hidden and out of view but what a pleasant surprise for when the cover comes off.

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