Tuesday, October 9, 2018
You just have to trust your own madness
Overall - they look good. The inner bearing areas need a little work but that's to be expected with anything that's been through sandblasting and is a surface that's had grease on it.
I think I'll be able to find a set I can use for the car and just move forward. The rest of the stuff will be sold off or put into a storage bin.
I bought some NiCopp line locally and will get back to this in a few days. I'm still hoping to have the brake line done by the end of the week but that's starting to sound ambitious given all of the other stuff going on this week. I may switch gears and try to dry fit the pan to see how well the hardware holes line up between the pan and body before I get too many things installed on the pan.
I'm reaching a point in this process where I may have to take a very large step back from this car project for a while. The stepping off point will be determined if I get through the brake line installation in the next week. I may just stop working on it altogether - stuff it in the back of the garage and leave it all there until I feel like working on it again. It's a hobby - it should be a source of enjoyment and engagement. All it has been for the last four months is a source of stress and aggravation (and a horrible investment). I'm not getting enjoyment, satisfaction or accomplishment out of this project and I may need to step back and figure out if that's due to other factors in life or if it's a direct result of this hobby. I suspect it's a bit of both and the solution isn't going to come easily or from one place.