On the hoist

AS UC went to press, the car was being loaded on a truck to have an exhaust system made and fitted over at Glenroy Exhaust Centre. Silvio and his crew have done several systems for us over the years and we can vouch for them.

Meanwhile young Mick (pictured), ringmaster at Glenlyon Motors, reckons he’s very much on nthe downhill run when it comes to finishing the car.

There have been a couple of little dramas along the way, such as a starter motor that went to lunch and a brand new ring gear that lost a tooth, but he reckons that’s typical of what happens when you’re doing a ground-up build – stuff goes wrong.

We also had a bit of a wrestling match with the injection system and decided to hold off fitting it until we could get a specialist tuner on to the job of setting it up properly. In the meantime we’ve slotted a carburettor in there so we can start it up and do some of the initial engine break-in.