Saturday, August 15, 2009

Some New Developments

The radiator is still out of the car, but has been repaired and is ready for reinstallation when we find the time to do it.
At the moment, the radiator looks better than the car itself.

We've also sucked all the glass and various other detritus out of the car, and removed the seats. It looks good except for the... you know, the ugly parts.

We've gotten a little more progress in on the fender. The front driver's side quarterpanel has been pounded out into a more or less carlike shape, useful for ugly removal later.

I've also sent the logo medallion off for Del to work his resource-having magic and get one made. I'll post up pictures when we have a physical object to post pictures of.

May the hands of Mechanus always guide your wrench,


Monday, August 3, 2009

Wishlists and vacuum cleaners

As always, there's a lot of things you need in a project like this.
Here's what we need. If anyone knows of a great place to get something on this list, or happens to have one of them just sitting around, please contact us.

[ ] headlights
[ ] left side marker light
[X] radiator
[ ] battery
[ ] shop manual (I'm not sure about this one, as Del has been able to download one, but a physical shop manual would nonetheless be helpful, especially if it's not in Italian)
[ ] tune up kit (I'm working off of a list written by my father, and he's not here right now. I have no idea if such a thing exists)
[ ] distributor cap
[ ] spark plugs
[ ] s.p. wire
[ ] windshield wiper arms
[ ] windshield wiper motor
[ ] windshield
[ ] wing windows
[ ] door windows
[ ] door handles (right and left)
[ ] inner door panels
[ ] right side floor pan
[ ] rear window
[ ] rag top
[ ] car horn switch
[ ] radio antenna
[ ] mirrors
[ ] dashboard
[ ] seatbelts for all seats
[ ] rollbar that fits and is functional

In car related news, our little baby is looking cleaner every day. We've had to rip out the passenger seat, and discovered that there's an enormous rusty hole in the floor under where it was. I suspected this already, but still, it's a bit disappointing. On the other hand, we've gotten the interior cleaned out, for certain dirty values of "clean". Pictures will be forthcoming just as soon as I can find/comandeer a good digital camera. I made a critical water-related error with my old one, and it no longer functions. Not much of a loss: it sucked.

May the light of the Cosmic Lord of Streetlamps shine down upon you,

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Howdy-doodles, readereenoes!

I feel I ought to explain for those of you angry at the lack of pentagrams and stories of skillfully summoned demons why you are looking at a beat up sports car instead. I know Del's given you a couple of hints on that, but I feel compelled to be more forthcoming and comprehensive, and also informative and funderlicious.
The reference is to an episode of the wonderful television program from the creator of The Simpsons called Futurama. If you do not know what I am talking about, I'm afraid I'll have to confiscate your television license and all related materials. The episode in question is called "The Honking", and involves the third most awesome robot ever, (Jesta and HK-47 being 1 and 2), becoming a werecar. Hijinks ensue until Bender Bending Rodriguez and his looney friends track down, via Calculon, the original werecar, the US government's Project Satan. Made from the parts of the most evil cars in history, Project Satan is the ultimate mechanevil. Yes, it's a word now.
In any case, yeah. That's why no Shub Zigguraut, Dark Lord of Pyramids™, or whatever.

Here's a link to the wiki page about it. Enjoy getting lost in wiki.

May Mediana always keep you away from oncoming traffic,