Tuesday, August 09, 2011

In a Holding Pattern

The GT6 rebuild is being held up on three fronts.

Firstly, I'm waiting for some forged pistons before the engine can get rebuilt. A set of Hepolite .040" pistons is available as an alternative, but I want the forged ones I ordered back when the GT6 arrived. The latest word is that they'll be ready in September.

The bodywork is done, and the tub's waiting for its colour coats. Unfortunately the painter's assistant was one of four guys who decided to build a bomb and take it out to the country to see if it worked, Mythbusters style. It did, just a bit early: http://www.dailymercury.com.au/story/2011/08/09/charged-over-ute-explosion-in-court-after-mates/
He's alright, but has taken time off to recover... and so Joe's various restoration jobs have been put on hold.

Lastly, I haven't heard from the upholsterer for a few months, and as he's 800km away in Brisbane I haven't been able to drop around and check on progress. Time to start phoning methinks...


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