Standing on its own feet

» Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 in RB6 Formula Ford | 1 comment

Standing on its own feet

Blogging about the DB-6 project has not been as frequent as I intended. I’m in the final push to completion right now, so almost every available moment is going into getting the car together. I have a hard deadline to meet: the SCCA Super School at Buttonwillow this month. I like hard deadlines because they simplify the problem: You know for sure when you are going to be done.

One of the great things about racing is that you get used to working to deadlines that never move. That makes a racer a high-value team member when crunch time arrives.

Today marks a major milestone in the resurrection of my DB-6: It’s standing on its own feet. The only remaining milestones are engine start, paint, and on-track action. Right now, I feel a bit like Dr. Frankenstein, reconstituting a corpse that will soon come to life again. It’s an odd feeling, but it’s satisfying to finally see evidence of progress since the car has looked basically the same for months despite considerable effort.

I can’t promise more frequent updates until the end of this month, but I will try. Here are some photos of its current state of progress.

1 Comment

  1. When do we get to see Suspension Part 2?
    Thank you for your postings,