July 19, 2004

The Engine's In The Car!

I forgot the camera the last two times so there have been lots of changes. Notice the spiffy roll cage padding and the painted firewall. The biggest, of course, is that the engine is now in the car. We all wish this was 2 months ago, but hey, we're pretty happy with it. Here's some other views of it: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

From the transmission side it looks like this.

Now we need to get the front fenders on. Note that we employ the exact same technic used by Studebaker craftsmen when fitting the fenders to the first production units of this model. 1, 2, 3, 4. Then we grind and grind and grind to de-hawkify it.

During this fender process Mark wasn't just practicing to get himself banned from competition. He was measuring, drilling, and fitting the dashboard for the gauges. He also installed the check valve that keeps us from leaking gas should we turn upside down. Actually, our plan is to paint some big advertising on the bottom because we figure if the car really does go over, it will be on all the news channels.