6 Nov 2017

Been driving the car, more than I used to (as in, none) to driving it some. Attended another Cars and Coffee event; this local one’s so small I may look to others.

On the pond front, been working on a shelter for the filtration equipment – think shed minus sides. The irony is that with it nearing completion, the low sun in the sky shows that it’ll be virtually useless this time of year for keeping the sun off of things. Not a big deal though since its primary use is rain protection, keeping all the electrics dry.

In other news, there’s a Locost builder who flippantly decided to put a supercharger on his Ford 2.3 Duratec engine. I suggested that instead of bragging about how little it’s costing, that he treat forced induction as the wily foe that it is, but he persists. I think he’ll learn that there’s not an easy, fast, and cheap way to move to FI, but maybe he’ll prove me wrong. I’ll be watching.

In other, other news, Texas is for some reason messing with what constitutes kit cars https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/11/06/texas-begins-revoking-titles-for-dune-buggies-and-other-kit-cars/?refer=news

What’s unclear to me (I just skimmed it) is what constitutes the original “car.” Is it the engine, engine/gearbox, or chassis? Unsure whether this will be an issue for any Midlana builders located there.