Terrific progress in such a short time! This is going to be a great, and good looking, driver -- it's good to see another Veloce saved from the depths of garage queen hell. I'm slowly starting the restoration of my #2 Veloce (owned since '76, but off the road since '78) by sending the chrome out for rework (while the shops are still in business here on the E. Coast -- never know when the EPA will kill them all). Next year I'll finally start the gruesome bodywork slog . Till then, ...
Oh, one minor comment. I'm pretty sure that the yellow decal on the brake fluid reservoir was used on the smaller OD can for the drum brake Giulia / Giuliettas. The disk brake reservoir had a blue Girling decal (which is available from Moss as an MGA part).
Have fun, and keep the pix coming!
The engine is in, 95 % hooked up. A few wires and such. So, I started to look at the seats. First the adjusting bolts were frozen beyond recovering. So I stated taking the seats apart in order to repair/replace the bolts to adjust the seat back angle.
First picture is what you will find if you remove all the covering. Yes, they were rusty beyond compare ! Why paint something you are going to cover up ? I was able to grind out the rusty bolt/nut and will make a replacement one after all the other work on the seat frames is finished.
I plan on spinning the engine over until I get oil pressure,check for leaks, then I will fire her up and see if she runs,then I will add water/antifreeze mix and check for leaks.
You are so blessed to have seats this solid. Most are Swiss cheese that I have seen from rusting through. Have these bead blasted, expoxy primered and painted black before reinstalling. They will stand the test of time.
A follow up on the seats. The first picture is where I cut out the frozen adjusters. Second one shows what the adjusters looked like and the repair part. Third is what you need to get to make things work. I used 5/16 X 18 stainless bolts with allen head. The other part is called a connector nut. You can attach the "new" part by brazing, welding or pop rivits. The last picture show the seat with new wood, as thge old stuff was completely shot.
while you are at it Pat, take a look at the seat pans. The seat pans tend to break from people stretching against the back of the seat, putting undo stress on the area just below the hinges. Look for cracks or stress marks. You might want to reinforce this area if you notice anything.