62. A sound addition

As I’ve been driving my car more I find myself slightly irritated by cabin noise.  It’s primarily engine/exhaust noise that I believe is coming in through the rear bulkhead.  It’s no surprise really, the engine is about a foot behind your head and the total exhaust from manifold to tips is about 3 feet long….

61. Org changes

It’s time to shake things up a little.  My time working on the SLC as a full-time project is coming to an end and I’ve had some ideas about how I would like to leave this site.  I’ll continue to write blog updates as I find time to update folks on how the car is…

60. Another SLC hits the streets

It seems like it’s customary for builders to put together a completion announcement and I haven’t done so yet.  So … here’s mine! SLC Chassis #269 is officially complete.  You can read more about how I came to decide upon building an SLC in my very first post. It seems like forever ago that my…

59. They said it couldn’t be done …

… they were wrong. I’ve picked up on some chatter here and there about tinting the side windows of an SLC. The chatter summed up in 4 words is “it can’t be done”.  I didn’t quite understand why but I endeavored to find out.  The earlier generation side windows were tinted but didn’t have the…

58. That didn’t go as planned …

In December of 2016 (almost 2 years ago!) I wrote post 7, “build planning & order process”.  I had a much different idea of how this SLC build was going to go.  I had carefully thought out how I was going to build this car: Phase 1: Build it It would be a somewhat rough…

57. Let the teething issues begin!

Well this doesn’t look good … Bob recommended I hit up Kirk’s Radiator in El Cajon to give me a hand getting my AC charged.  Bob’s been taking his Studebakers here for years and it’s the only shop he trusts to do this type of work.  So I brought the SLC down to Kirk’s –…

56. The heartbreak effect

Well, today was an interesting day.  I still haven’t installed my side windows and the forecast had called for a 40% chance of rain the evening before.  When I woke up this morning I looked outside and sure enough, the ground looked like it had been sprinkled on.  Things were starting to dry up a…

55. Plastidip

So I got super excited back on Black Friday (of 2016!) because I thought once my home renovation project was over I’d be slamming this SLC together in just a few months.  Dipyourcar.com was having their Black Friday sale and I jumped on a bunch of paint and equipment in anticipation of needing this stuff…

54. SB100 – my journey to being road legal

SB100 is a California Legislative Bill that allows for 500 specialty constructed cars to be registered in California each year.  Cars such as the GT40 replica, Cobra replicas, and the SLC all fall under this bill.  The magic of this bill is it allows for one to build a kit car, register it in California,…

53. Red Bull gives you …

Wing angle: I couldn’t find any information on wing mounting angle so here’s some information for those who purchased the carbon wing option.  The carbon wing is made using the Selig 1223 airfoil geometry.  There’s an cool site which has a good bit of technical data on this wing profile here. Here’s some data for…

52. What is it?

[Start of very long story, skip to end if you want driving impressions] That was the most popular question of the day – “What is it?” The second was – “What’s it cost?” Today I drove the SLC over to the local California Highway Patrol (CHP) for the next step in getting the car registered…

51. Failure to launch

Uuungh. About 3 weeks ago, just before Bob and I got the spider installed on the chassis, I attempted to take the SLC out around the block to bed the brakes and give the car a shake-down.  I wanted to double check a few things before we put the spider on the body (hopefully permanently)….