Well, as usual, I didn't get half the things done I wanted to. I had good intentions. I polished the bonnet and rebuilt the rear deck/lid. I covered it with the the same canvas top material I got for the convertible top (not done
) It looks very sophisticated, even if I do say so myself. I didn't get the doors done. I do have the frame started for one, but ran into some issues with the panelling. I figured rather than rush it, I'd just go without for a while. I also built a box for the boot. (That is trunk for us USA type people). It will hold several qts of oil, some rags, a few basic tools (very few) etc. Got the first oil change done and checked the car over; topped off the tank (still no leaks
) and installed the luggage rack I built last year. We are ready for the roadtrip to The Gathering in the morning. The weather is supposed to be great. We are meeting Bill (a.k.a. Tailwind) in Dubuque for lunch and then caravan together from there up to Preston. I expect we will arrive between 3:00 and 4:00 ish.
I even got a few tries at the cold start tuning of the engine. Getting better all the time.
Did I mention that I had to rebuild my laptop a couple weeks ago? My Windows system got FU'd, so in order to save what I had, I just purchased a new hard drive and did a fresh install. That was over 2 weeks ago. I'm still getting daily Windows updates from Microsoft trying to get the system up to current configuration. Then there is all the actual programs to load, configure and find the license registrations, not to mention transferring all my user files. It all takes time......I didn't have enough to do it all.
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