Jane is convinced that I’m obsessed with nuts. It’s not true, granted I was excited to see a small packet waiting form me on the kitchen table when I got home. I’ll admit that it may have appeared that I was more excited about seeing the packet than Jane when I arrived home. To anyone else they may have appeared to be just two nuts, worth less than two quid and nothing to get excited about.
BUT that’s not the point!
These nuts represent the result of some considerable effort in determining their correct size and specification. Then even more effort tracing down a supplier. They also represent a considerable pain in the arse that has held me back from connecting the steering up completely for over a month now.
Some time the simplest of things in life are the ones you can get most excited about.
Nuts sourced from Stig’s Fasteners
It occurred to me on the way home tonight that everything on the car to date has been sourced from the Internet in some way or another. The kit was originally found on eBay along with a number of parts. All other items have been located by contacts through various forums and Google searches. In fact with out the internet I don’t know how I would have got this far. I was thinking that is would be an interesting challenge to try and keep this up and see if it was possible to build the car by sourcing parts and knowledge from the Internet only. I’m not daunted by prospect of achieving this today however if you think back 5 years would it have been possible? I doubt it.