one man. two cars.

zero cash.


I took this pic today.

There's no doubt I have reached a bit of a milestone in my 240z build, but also, a crossroad.

From a major mechanical perspective, everything that needed to be done on the car has been done. I started with the engine in early 2018, then front brakes, gearbox, suspension, engine electrics, running gear, wheels and tyres, differential, fuel system, lighting and other electrics, and finally, some minor bodywork.    

Now I need to get it on the road and see how it all works, but I have a bit of a cart-before-the-horse situation. The case is, basically it's  roadworthy - all the lights work and as of this morning, the handbrake works. Everything else has been rebuilt or replaced. And yet... I don't really know what will happen the first time I get out on the open road. Will the brakes go all spongey? Will the fuel-gauge over-read? Will my electronic high-beam mod suddenly go all haywire and flash the headlights like a disco strobe, sending anyone in my path with epilepsy into uncontrollable fits? To actually register the car, it HAS to be roadworthy... but in my mind at least, I'm not prepared to give that assurance.

25 years ago I'd have not given such things a second thought... I would have just called three mates and arranged a trip to Yorke Peninsula for next weekend confident everything would be just fine. Years of discovering otherwise have led me to be very cautious!

I am still hoping to be driving in some capacity by the middle of this month, I just need to work out a few details. 

Watch this space...