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
Wiper motor is in and it works. 67 things left to do on the Spyder.May 5, 2020 at 7:51 am #306677May 5, 2020 at 7:59 am #306680
Now just need the MVA to open so I can title and tag it, and begin sea trials.May 5, 2020 at 10:54 am #306682Stephen HouserKeymaster
@stephenhouserMay 5, 2020 at 5:51 pm #306685
Test 2May 6, 2020 at 6:29 pm #306687Dale SchumacherParticipant
SweeeeeTMay 6, 2020 at 7:03 pm #306688billnpartsParticipant
Fantastic. Finished just in time for what would have been Carlisle. Looking forward to the videos.
Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
Autocross & Hillclimb
"Drive Happy"May 7, 2020 at 11:54 pm #306690secretagentcatParticipant
That just looks like Rolling Inappropriateness!!!
I LOVE IT!!!
You’re The Man!!!May 8, 2020 at 11:12 pm #306691Paul MossbergKeymaster
Wonderful! Car is absolutely terrific!
Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
2005 Intermeccanica Roadster
If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)May 11, 2020 at 10:42 pm #306710ricrx7Participant
Beautiful car and all for about the price of a used Corvette. Just better looking and all new.
1986 British Coach Works Type 52 (Sammy)
Chevy 2.8 V6, 5 speedMay 12, 2020 at 2:08 pm #306711StevenGlilsParticipant
Awesome thanksMay 29, 2020 at 9:34 pm #306801
Hey, friends, a favor?
If you feel like it, check out the Pelican Parts Virtual Car show and then vote for my entry (i.e. the pile-o-junque depicted above) as Best DIY Project.
You know I’d do the same for y’all.
PS: final touches are almost done. Still awaiting state authorities reopening for title/tag/taxes and destination charges to be applied.June 3, 2020 at 8:08 am #306474
Spyder reassembly progress.
The floorpan is back in.
Glass windshield is on*; wipers wipe.
54 items remain on the punch list. Some of those are such chores as “<b>VISIT MSP WITH DOCS FOR SIGN-OFF”</b>
and<b> “Get VIN/Title</b>”
There are just two dozen discrete tasks ahead of those steps. I plan to knock about a half dozen off the list today.
*The wipers will be necessary to pass state inspection, I’m told, and they’d scratch the plexi windscreen, so I have put the DOT Speedster windscreen on the car temporarily. I always planned to sell it with the car as a convertible item, with the wipers, wiper motor, etc. in a box, in case the next owner wants to go that route.June 3, 2020 at 6:25 pm #306828Dale SchumacherParticipant
Looking great! Want to drive up with Rick to see it if you will have us.
No stinking way you are selling it… come on man!
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