I'm slacking. Time for an update. I got the car running a few weeks back and have been sorting things out since. Leaks galore, rebuilt an overly loud exhaust (personally I don't mind it but I do have neighbors and I'd like my wife to ride in this) which needed modification to fit, wiring issues, bolts to be re-tightened, etc. My header is melting my engine mount, I'll need to insulate them as they are close together. Typical stuff...
After plumbing in a return line to get the fuel pressure right, and discovering that I had the 12v switched power line hooked up to a terminal that didn't have power when the key was in "start" it now runs. I even drove it, too. Next is to get an alignment and I ordered some new mufflers that are quieter as I want my wife to ride in this, ha ha
Last weekend I discovered that the inner halves of my rims don't match! whoever built them mixed and matched both soft lip and traditional lip on the inner rears. So back they went. It was a 3 lb weight difference, too. grrr.
quick update- in addition to sending off my rear wheels to be rebuilt I do have the glass in now, I got the brakes bleed after having to make a new flare. It just kept leaking hard and after dis assembly it was cracked. Then onto the clutch to bleed that and that too gave me fits. I replaced the slave cylinder and that at least allowed fluid to pump through but it was still a dead pedal despite continuous bleeding. The solve was using a Mighty Vac unit and sucking up air out through the top. Worked like a charm. I had this tool for over ten years and this was the first time it proved useful. yay.
Also welded in tabs for the seatbelts, installed them and the seats, too. I had to lower the driver side a bit as it was too tall and I was hitting my head on the roof just sitting in the car. Sometime later I'll do this for the passenger side. Maybe when I take the seats back out to add the 5th belt slot in the seat. I won't need this until a track day, which will still be a while from now. With the lowered seat brackets I needed to make a special wrench to access the bolts. I may think about a better way to mount these as this is a PITA as it is.
I have a driveshaft on order, and that will take 4 weeks. Opted for a carbon fiber one. In the meantime I'll test the electornics as I can't really start this without the shaft/ fluid in the trans. So close now.