Further to Chris’ post on yesterday afternoon’s work, we managed to achieve a few good things all over:
- The air intake pipe is now fitted, although the top speed has subsequently gone down (see below), possibly because there’s a slight kink in the new pipe. More investigation required….
- The near side headlight now functions properly, thanks to Phil and Chris’ sterling effort.
- The near side wiper now functions(ish) following Ian’s judicious use of molegrips.
- The near side front wing is now actually attached properly (see left hand photo in Chris’ post below)
- The drivers’ seat is comfortable! Probably because the bottom of it was taken out and replaced with that from a Hyundai, which does make the driving position slightly higher, but I’m a short-arse, so that’s quite beneficial.
- The partition between driver and passenger has been removed to allow us to actually talk to each other en-route.
All in all, pretty good, and if it keeps coughing up money at this rate we’ll be rich!
It also has has a wash and coat of polish for the first time in its life, and looked so good, that I gatecrashed Tadcaster car show in it today. There was plenty of fancy metal there, but it got its fair share of attention, especially when I mentioned the plan to take it to Le Mans… While there I aquired some 1″ x 2.5″ union flag stickers to go on the wings (photos to follow), and a steering wheel cover to replace the monstrosity that was on there before (mmm…fake walnut formed from plastic.)
I think the door mechanisms might have to be the next priority, as I’m getting tired of opening the driver’s door from the outside…