It's Sunday night. Update?
Just came in from the shop.
Well....its alot closer. It runs, kinda. Engine is crap, hoping to find another but fixing this one. It pretended to be a miata and chowed the woodruff key in the crank pulley. So its not just miatas, its anyone who half asses a timing belt job.
I welded up the damaged pulleys and I need to see if I can find a woodruff key to fit back in or a piece of bar stock or something.
Brakes work, clutch works cooling system seems functional. Exhaust is loud as hell, not sure what to do about that, limited space means limited options.
Still to do, turn the bundle of wires in the cockpit into a harness. Mount doors, tweak bodywork to fit over tires. Adjust shifter. Mount seats. Install cage. Electrical accessories and lights (kinda need them for BABE) Probably a 100 other things. Still not sure it will be done but we'll just keep pressing on.
OTTER: "I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part."
BLUTO: "We're just the guys to do it."