April 14, 2019 at 7:59 pm #306019
Learning to let go is also a crucial skill I’m trying to develop.
I do plan to drive it a few hundred miles at least to sort it and make it right. I think that’ll be enough.
Then it’s probably going on Bring a Trailer with a lower reserve than I will be comfortable with.
Bridget is my forever plastic clown car.June 29, 2019 at 9:11 pm #306193September 14, 2019 at 8:58 pm #306309
The Spyder runs.
Video in link.September 15, 2019 at 1:22 pm #306311billnpartsParticipant
Progress… I like it!!
Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
Autocross & Hillclimb
"Drive Happy"September 23, 2019 at 11:44 am #306320
Got the wiring tucked up under the dash. Putting the car back together now.October 20, 2019 at 6:50 pm #306331November 3, 2019 at 10:48 am #306341
Of course after I got the car perfectly aligned I discovered that I’d assembled the clutch without a crucial part.
So it goes. Cory Drake (he with the Swiss Army Speedster) came up to help pull the engine and transaxle out, and I ordered the $22 clutch collar I actually had one of back when I put the Suby in Bridget (that time, I tried to install the clutch with this part, which on that application was wrong, necessitating a re-do.)
Damed if I do, damned if I don’t!
Here’s the dang thing that I was missing. Of course I couldn’t find it in the shop, even though I know darned well I never throw anything away.
Here’s Cory joyfully celebrating the removal of my drivetrain last Saturday:
So the new part came and I put the engine back together, along with some upholstery work. Which was also a PIA.
You can read all about that here.
And thank you once again for your support.November 17, 2019 at 9:39 pm #306356
Engine is back in and the interior work is all but done.
It won’t be long now.December 15, 2019 at 9:48 am #306379
Still hacking away at the Spyder. We’re down to fettling now.
I continue to be very stoked at how very close to the real deal this car is coming to appear.
vs Seinfeld’s former car:
rear subframe, engine with breather and coils mounted:
As against 550-0054:January 5, 2020 at 8:17 pm #306414
Here’s a blog post about the latest tom-foolery.
I’m still making progress on the build, fewer than 75 individual tasks* are left on the punch list.
*subject to change without notice.January 12, 2020 at 9:13 pm #306418
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