Continuing our use of parens to make not-very-good jokes in the title, I have the car on its own wheels tonight for the first time since 1998. It’s shocking how small the car becomes when it’s not floating three feet up in the air!
I still need to attach the radius arms to the body…we’ll see how much of a fight they put up, it’s rarely a good time. (And the rear mounts on the axle proved to be as fun as I predicted.)
I’m pleased the front ride height is 12½ inches right now (measured at the torsion bar)–about four inches high. That’s good, since there is still hundreds of pounds of stuff to go in the car.
It’s too bad these tires are about 20 years old, badly sun-rotted and probably have the stickiness of banana peels. I’ve always thought these Avons made for a handsome tire on an E-Type.
Weather cooperating, I hope to wheel the car outside tomorrow for a photo in actual sunlight.