Alis­dair Cu­sick

As the restora­tion work reaches com­ple­tion, Alis­dair Cu­sick finds he has time to drive and pol­ish the old timer

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As the resto nears com­ple­tion Alis­dair fi­nally drives the SI

Af­ter lots of hard work, James and I have done al­most ev­ery­thing we need to, and the car is very nearly ready for the road. This month we’re work­ing though the last de­tails, sort­ing wiring, light­ing, body­work, and all those lit­tle tidy­ing jobs left on the list.

We’ve roughly two types of work now. There’s the wiring to fin­ish, in­clud­ing fit­ting the sec­ondary loom that deals with lights, horn and in­di­ca­tors. Then we have the body­work, fit­ting the front wings, wind­screen, hood sticks and var­i­ous other parts. It’s a fast-paced, ex­cit­ing time, as each job makes the ve­hi­cle look more and more like a fin­ished car again. A good mul­ti­me­ter and a power probe are in­valu­able here, as it’s very easy to get con­fused and blow a re­lay, or even melt the wiring loom through a short. As al­ways, we take our time, and use the orig­i­nal wiring di­a­gram as ref­er­ence.

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