Looking over my front wings, I notice some interesting things.
These wings are 10 feet long. They are made of four main formed or shaped pieces welded together with really beautiful welds, so good you can’t see them on the outside with all the paint off, really nice workmanship.
Then there are the 2 pods held in position by 2 screws each and then spot welded all around, and six more small pieces welded on.
The upper valence panels were pop riveted on with 3 pop rivets before they came back with spot welding.
The trim beading was pop riveted on.
There are 3 clip brackets for the bonnet side panel on the left side but only 2 on the right. I don’t understand that, but the parts catalogue lists only 5.
The left and right upper valence panels are actually the same panel; all the punched holes are exactly the same, and the punching draws are in the same direction.
Someone drilled some extraneous holes in the right valence so I am filling them with plug welds.
Here I have labeled with an X the 7 holes I believe to be wrong, since they are not found on the left side and my disassembly notes say they were not being used.
My questions for tonight are:
- what about the hole number 8? My horn relay was there. It doesn’t fit anywhere else. The screw hole spacing is 2-5/8". It is a Lucas SB40 dated 2-50 so I believe it to be original.
- where do you guys have your horn relay?
- my car is LHD, so shouldn’t the horn relay be on the left side near my steering column?
- was there an earlier Lucas relay with screw spacing of 2"?
Right Side Upper Valence
Left Side Upper Valence
Thanks for any guidance or other thoughts.