It has been raining here in Columbus for almost a week. Not just your quick shower, but the dreary grey skied, constant drizzly kind. Rainy days are good for 1 thing… napping. (I take that back… its also good Mall shopping weather, provided you can get a good parking spot!) In any case, its not the best weather for working on the car.
Alas, rain or not, I am determined to make some serious progress on the BIRD this weekend. Saturday, I’m driving up to Mr. Moody’s to get the intake manifold for the mock-up. Then Sunday, after the mock up motor is sitting between the frame rails, I plan to spend the day setting up the seat mounts (Yes, folks. Laugh all you want…I’m short. I can’t reach the steering wheel where its at right now, and the pedals I can only press with my tippy-toes. I need a booster seat!) and getting the Lenco levers set up to reach me as well.
This stage of the project is the most difficult for me. Most all of the work that needs to be done right now, I can’t do, and so I feel pretty helpless… a feeling I’m not used to. I’m learning how to weld, but obviously my safety is too important to risk trying the chassis updates myself. So, for now I keep myself busy on the little things… my time will soon come, and learning the characteristics of the new motor will be a fun challenge.
I’m still struggling on getting the site complete, but its slowly making progress. Almost 100,000 hits in less than 15 days “officially” online (The soft launch was 3/1, but the public’s first view wasn’t until 3/18). I’m amazed at all the responses I’ve received. In fact, the only ill comment was made by someone out of Orlando…. imagine that.
Oh well…. its back to the grindstone.
Be safe & go fast!!!