Was pointed out to me this weekend by my loving girlfriend that i am in serious danger of ending up like the guy on top gear that built the car in his dining room. I have decided to take the time available while car is being rebuilt to spray my one set of wheels blue, spare cam cover red, rear calipers black and also get all the other little bits sorted. The final drive seen only arrived on Friday so they can now get cracking on the car, the crown wheel and pinion had some serious damage so we decided to install a new shorter ratio rather than take the chance of losing the whole box, luckily all gears were perfect, although all the synchros are toast. Those straight cut gears really are strong.
I then made the fatal mistake of telling her that i am looking for a chassis to build over all the bits i have accumulated during 4 years of ownership and upgrades into an exige for my sister, i know it seems like a big task but you would not believe how many std parts we have in perfect condition, and will then have no comfort compromises in the current track car. Anyway she said that if the chassis gets within 10 m of the dining room she would be removing the offending parts as well as mine permanently. She was beyond reason as i tried to explain that building the car in the comfort of the dining room would avoid all the “you are always in the garage working on that damn car” arguments, but she would not listen. Go figure
Anyway here are some pics of the parts in dispute:
[image] http://home.tiscali.co.za/~20047668/IMG_0188.JPG [/image]
[image] http://home.tiscali.co.za/~20047668/IMG_0189.JPG [/image]