New Project Update 24th September 2003
Update 24th September 2003
If you wish to view previous work then links to updates are above. Work before this date was organised in sections (chassis, engine, bodywork etc) you can see this work by going to "New Project Title Page" above.
A comment I often get when people view my car is "You must have lots of money, especially as you only work two days a week". My answer is usually along the following lines. I have enough money to build my car because I have focused my life to enable me to build it and spend money by making sacrifices. I have not been on holiday for years, I do not go out drinking many nights a week (in fact I have now quit drinking, so I always have a clear head), I do not have a mobile phone or satellite TV, I wear my clothes and shoes until they wear out, I do not buy unnecessarily items that I have no real requirement for, my money is invested wisely, I drive a 20 year old car that cost me £200 3 years ago (best value for money I have ever spent!) etc etc. I also say that the car has cost me less per week than most people will spend on going out and I will have something to show for it.
A lot of people also express a desire to build their own car. I point out that to do something to the level of my car it is a way of life. I dedicate nearly all my waking hours to completing the car. I am thinking about it most of the time. A normal day is up at 6.30am and in the garage before 8am and work until 8pm with an hour off for lunch. Its the only way to get it done. Recently I have also started getting very agitated if I can not work on the car when I want to. I think this is known as an obsession!
Work has progressed well on the car. The engine is in and plumbed. The front scuttle and panel work (inner wings, A panels, ducting) is fitted. The suspension is on and aligned. Robin is working well on the rear bodywork. All the oil pipes are on for the engine and the water pipes will be fitted very shortly. If I fit the exhaust in theory I could start the engine! If I fit a diff and drive shafts and bleed the clutch in theory I could drive it !!!!!!!!!
|There are 21 pictures on this page, posted 24th September 2003|
The washer bottle is made from an alloy drink bottle bought
The same principle is applied to the rear camber. I have set
the wheels 0.5 degree
These are the inner wings made from 0.5" box section
and alloy sheet.