I still don’t have confirmation of my delivery date yet, but I know that one of the Academy entrants has had confirmation that his car parts will be picked before 8th Sept for a pre-build of 2nd week of September… Given that person is slightly ahead of me in the queue (I think I was about the 15th entrant or thereabouts) that still looks like I might be on for a delivery date of late Sept/early Oct (which is what we were provisionally told.)
So, in order to keep busy, I’ve got together a few more of the tools I’ll be needing. I am now the proud owner of 4 Halfords 3T axle stands. With 3 tonnes, I could stack 6 Caterhams one on top of the other, but they were the highest ones available off the shelf at around 50cm at their highest. This should offer fair clearance for the days when I’m buried under the car or angling the car if I do decide to follow the manual and connect up gearbox/bell housing/engine ahead of dropping it into the car.
I also picked up a low range torque wrench (8-60Nm), again from Halfords. By gosh they are expensive tools :). That goes alongside my other torque wrench that covers the higher numbers.
I picked up a Bosch cordless drill/driver and bit set which were on offer. Fingers crossed it’s portable enough to poke into all the corners it will need to get to.
Finally, I also got a bag of disposable gloves for when things get messy.
It’s getting more real by the day at the moment and I go through equal measures of dread, excitement, regret (that I didn’t get Caterham to put it together), fear and joy.
The adventure is nearly here…
I’m going to make a sweep of the tool chest and try and see what I’m missing