It's monday, on saturday is a khanacross. Khanacross is like motorkhanas, but with straights. None of the straights are longer than 100metres, on dirt.
So, I pulled the beetle out of the garage this morning to go to the physio... and it ran on 3 cylinders. Hmm...
I have a few challenges.
1. There are no bumpstops (front cut off, none on the rear from stock)
2. Fire extinguisher
5. Camber compensator
So far, I have bought an extinguisher. I've got an aircleaner that fits the judson mesh, totally by accident. I have the rear rally tyres, but I'm not sure if the rims will fit under the guards. Have to organize the front steer tyres too. Camber compensator is 2 bits of metal away from being fitted.
Battery, well I need a new one I think. The generator and regulator are throwing 13volts as the revs rise. So they're ok. The battery on the other hand, keeps going flat.
I've spent a few moments cleaning plugs and all seems well there now. Might need to buy some spares though.
So it's not impossible, but the other thing is it's a 58yo car with a tired engine. The event is an hour's drive away. Then race. Then drive home an hour. And of course our other car is showing a few dramas too.
Hmm, will I make it?
P.s. turns out the battery is ok, just needs a little water. The voltage regulator was draining the battery to the tune of about 5 watts. Just as well I had a spare.