Well, I've been exceedingly busy with life and some such nonsense, but I've worked on the car a couple times in the last month. Accomplished:
- The clutch was bled but didn't disengage properly. Kiko and I worked to replace the slave with one from the donor transmission. It worked like a charm, and the clutch functions as it should.
- The tachometer and temperature gauges both work.
- Windshield wipers work (without any ridiculous devices even).
- Steering wheel put back on. We've opted not to use the aftermarket wheel, which will require us to buy a hub adapter. In the interest of time and simplicity, we've decided to use the current one.
- Nixon is prepared for a new mounting method on the car. It should be interesting, and it looks pretty amazing.
- New dark-matter power source installed.
- Instrument cluster is mounted, though I haven't seen it. Kiko removed the plastic covers and just mounted the black box somewhere near the dash bar.
- 2 spare Falken Azenis RT-615Ks obtained for about $135 all-in, including gas to get them from a long and arduous journey. I call this a victory, though some disagree. Since they retail for $120 each (or so) and these have good tread depth yet, I think I win.
- Preparations made for competition-within-a-competition.
TO DO (from memory, because the actual to-do list is in the garage an hour from here):
- Replace exhaust system/install new header
- Fix fuel gauge, which doesn't appear to work. Not sure what the problem is, but this would sure be helpful.
- Add brake ducting. This will be dryer hose, likely.
- Replace timing belt pulley (maybe).
- Check water pump (with pulley off). Check radiator overflow.
- Finish mounting Nixon to roof.
- Possibly add additional tubing over driver's head.
- Finish roll-bar padding.
- Work on two-way comms for car.
- Obtain bribe(s).
- Find a tow vehicle. This one's kind of important.
Naturally, I'll be gone for the next 3+ weeks, as I'm getting hitched and then honeymooning in the big country. Alan will be around for a week with plans to at least attend to the exhaust system.