Haven’t gotten to post one of these in a while 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Yay for race day prep pics! Looking forward to tomorrow’s @xterrasa with team @falke_sa... No, I haven’t overcome the fear of mountain biking just yet, so I’ll be participating as the runner with a few rad folks who have generously hopped on board last minute. Thanks Brad and Carien! I know it’s just a 12km trail run but I’ve been eating all day like I’ve got an ironman tomorrow 🤭🤭🤭 Best wishes for a safe and super fun race for everyone tomorrow - see you in Grabouw!
The final seat fitting is a success! The owner is very happy with the new seating position. The headroom is vastly improved, making the car much safer in the event of a rollover (which has happened to this car once before) and having a seat with padding will make the driver more comfortable which will hopefully translate into a better driving experience. The front brackets for the seat mount are nearly complete. (the IG app always gives me fits when I try to shrink a pic to fit into the dumb 1:1 format, so... You don't get to see both brackets in one pic. *rolls eyes*) The brackets are made from 2x2x1/4" angle, lightened with holes, all edges rounded and chamfered for better weld penetration. The door sill bracket will be "gently massaged" (AKA beaten with a #bfh since I don't have my press in the shop yet) until the angle matches the sheet metal, then both brackets will have another plate welded on to make the brackets properly double sheer to support the mount tube. Single sheer is a no-go for mission critical safety systems. After the front mount is finished and welded in, I'll do the rear in a similar fashion, and once I close of the open rear corner of the new floor pan, the car will be fine! (With this project, for now...) I've got another Miata waiting to come to the shop for a whole cage and floor drop install. You'll get to see much faffing about and muttering while bending, so stay tuned!
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Group swimming practise! 🏊🏻♀️🏊♂️🏊🏻♀️🏊♂️🏊🏻♀️ was fab to train with some GB paratriathletes, practising race situations 🏁 it’s amazing how much easier it feels when you swim right in someone’s wake, feels like you’re flying!