Well Tim, I gotta say thanks again.
You reminded me that when I bought my Corvette I was also considering doing one of these Daytona Coupes
, which is by definition a "build your own car" project and includes (typically) the tear-down of a donor Mustang. I chose the Vette instead because I could get into it cheaper and still have all the same fun, only with a production vehicle that I drooled over as a kid!
After a few years, I guess I lost track of that original inspiration and like you said, I started thinking about the magnitude of the task and how much time it'd take. I guess I lost some of my sense of humor about it too.
But it looks like I just might be dumb enough to finish what I started. I gotta get better at focusing and make sure I do at least one physical thing every day to move forward. Winter in Miami is The Right Time (tm)
to work on stuff and I have a bet with myself to see how far I can get before my birthday.
Oh, AND I found this product from Eastwood
made to clean fuel lines in place. I still won't be able to drive anywhere (recently found a surprise red puddle under the transmission - thanks, rats and bugs!), but a little engine noise goes a long way to getting the heart in the right spot, doesn't it?
I'll get back to this fuel tank mini-project and update here with pics/video when it happens. When.
So, thanks for the much-needed pep-talk. It was just what I needed to hear!