Slow Progress is Slow…


… But the end is in sight!

I’ve been a real loser not posting anything, but just wanted to update. We were able to source a cheap used crankcase, and have the engine back together and running. Did you know you only need a battery and a can of gas to run a VW engine? It’s currently sitting on the floor of my garage, waiting to meet the car for the first time in months.

In the meantime, we’ve also been working on the car. For safety’s sake, we’ve replaced the brake system with new oem type components* and also put in a new gas tank and fuel line to the engine compartment. We also finished up the wiring, what little there is – kill switch, ignition, starter, brake light.

Next step is to get the engine in the car and get it over to the shop for a cage. After that we can install the windshield (would you believe that a sheet of lexan in the right size is cheaper than a glass windshield? I was shocked), doors, rear view mirror, window net, and the fire extinguisher, and we’ll be ready to roll!

Also, we’ve been accepted for the race at MSR Houston in October, so the time is right to get everything together.

  1. #1 by Bender on September 18, 2009 - 8:43 pm

    I can’t wait to see that little beauty on the track.
    See you guys in Houston.

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