The car is back from CCK Historic after they pulled a late night shift to get the car finished. The guys down there really pulled the iron from the fire when their suppliers arrived with the wrong grade metal for the rollcage. By the time the correct steel had arrived things were looking bleak for a finish this weekend, but as I say they all pulled together, got some overtime in and finished the job. Thanks guys we really appreciate the extra effort.
So the car is now looking really good
Now the full rollcage is fitted we have had our first opportunity to practice getting in and out of the car. Luckily, Ian has been practicing Tai Chi for some years and Janine is taking Pilates classes. This is almost invaluable as the techniques required for entry and exit require a significant amount of flexibility!
While the car was out of the way we had time to get all the rest of the bits together and organised. As we are on a budget we never did get around to purchasing a clutch aligning tool, subsequently with the application of a little muscle power we used the gearbox as a clutch tool
The famous ‘heavyweight’ bulletproof bell housing has been fitted using a bespoke adaptor plate for the Jaguar gearbox and a new clutch release bearing has been adapted to fit our specific requirements.
And obviously the result of all this work is…
So we are back on track, hopefully quite literally. The Pendine event is really important to us as this is our big chance to say thank you to all the people who have got us this far.
So please take this as your invite to come and see the car running at the fastest speed we can get up to in the UK.
We are looking forward to meeting as many people at this event as obviously this event is a little more accessible to everyone than the USA.
As usual we will also take this opportunity to point out that we are not overly endowed with funds at the moment. We are hoping that the Pendine event will show anyone that maybe wavering how serious we are and also how close we are to having a car that is ready to attack 200mph at Bonneville.
Thanks all for taking the time to read this and for your interest in our project.
We welcome any advice, suggestions or ideas from anyone.