April 22-28: onward

I continued making progress, painting a bracket and our custom catch can holder.

bracket, and catch can holder
bracket, and catch can holder

I also continued to remove paint from the engine compartment

mostly bare metal and factory primer
mostly bare metal and factory primer

When I started

On March 4th...
On March 4th…

In the meantime, I am keeping the local pubs in business.

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http://sbeightyone.com/

April 21: preparation and progress

I am working on stripping all of the paint in the engine compartment

This really is progress!
This really is progress!

Brad came over, and we bolted in the clutch/flywheel

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And – at the end of the day – it was a job well done.

April 8-16: more distractions than progress!

We are having a major renovation in our bathroom, which has the garage cluttered with bits that have little to do with motor cars.

On Thursday the 11th, Sharon and I headed 500km west to Chicago, where our primary focus was to attend the Stephanie Miller Show.

(see http://www.sexyliberal.com/)

Ms. Stephanie Miller and I, Chicago Theater, 13 April 2013.
Ms. Stephanie Miller and I, Chicago Theater, 13 April 2013.

We stayed in the Loop, ate very, very, well, and enjoyed – see http://www.lifeofcharles.com for more.

Back home, I decided to have Mini‘s exhaust done with a powder coating for both appearance and thermal protection, so on Tuesday, I prepared same:

Mini exhaust - before!
Mini exhaust – before!