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  • #306019
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    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.

    #306193
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Update on the Spyder build, for any interested.

    The engine is in.

    I made a front sway bar.

    The hood closes, the battery is in, and the fuel tank (which is very special) is coming in for a landing.

    I continue to make slow progress on most days. Thank you for your support in this difficult time.

     

     

    #306309
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    #306311
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Progress… I like it!!

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #306320
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Got the wiring tucked up under the dash. Putting the car back together now.

     

    #306331
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    #306341
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Updates:

    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.

     

     

    #306356
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Engine is back in and the interior work is all but done.

    It won’t be long now.

    #306379
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    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:

     

    #306414
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    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.

    #306418
    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Wiper motor is in and it works. 67 things left to do on the Spyder.

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