Decided to wrinkle paint the rocker cover. Didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped so will probably get done again at some point, but for now it's on the car. It has tidied up the look of the 'bay a bit. . .
Ronin has been tucked away in the 'Man Cave' for a refurb and to give me time to work out whats wrong with my engine/ECU setup (Haven't driven him for a while as my AFR readings suddenly went absolutely haywire and I've not managed to establish whats been causing it. Looks like it's running very very rich despite reverting to the original basemap).
Planning to strip and redo the underseal and I am going to rebuild my dash as its started to disintegrate, much to my disappointment. The original adhesive I used was just rubbish. I may incorporate a few little suprise tweaks whilst I'm at it too.
I think the Corn*s exhaust will be coming off too. I've gone from loving the roar to deciding it's just too loud (my age now dictates that I don't want people staring at me as I drive down residential streets scaring small children and setting car alarms off)
My daily hack (L322 Range Rover) is a bit more comfortable during winter months anyway and is not exactly a chore to drive
Work continues. Unfortunately whilst replacing the cam seals water pump and crank seal I've discovered a worn keyway (Shortnose crank). Attempting the Loctite 660 fix.
As a consolation I have someone making me a special rear panel badge to my design. (This is the same logo that Adam/Revlimiter incorporated into my tacho gauge face for me and will be a repeating motif across my car).
Finished article. Another part of my overall vision for my car made real. Not by own fair hands this time alas. Props to Craig Cunningham from the Mx5nutz community for his skill in making this for me.
In other news. . . I have been adding to my car collection. First Ronin got a new garage buddy last year in the shape of a limited edition Alfa Romeo GTV Cup V6 (#60 of 155 rhd cars).
Then this week I managed to add one more to the fleet - this time in the shape of the car I have wanted to own for 20 years, a Porsche 968 Sport (UK only model. It's a Clubsport with lightweight cloth reclining front seats, cloth rear seats, electric hatch release and electric windows).