A few factoids about Cheatiní The Reaper:
I named it ĎCheatiní The Reaperí as after all of the stupid **** Iíve done in my life, even Iím surprised Iím still hereÖ.
The car was manufactured in 1938, making it 80 years old this year! Itís like taking your Granny and giving her heart, lungs, hips and knee transplants!
Iíve been building it for 2 Ĺ years and spent approximately 1,000 hours on it so far.
In total to date Iíve spent just over $6,000 NZ. A lot of the purchases have been luck, and in the case of the engine I sold off all of the ancillaries for almost what the engine cost me.
Friends and family have donated parts and materials. Thereís a lot of washing machine, cooker and (now) cooker hood metal in the build.
The reaction from Facebook/RNS/Old School and Drivetribe has been excellent. Itís definitely helped me get out into the garage, and pushed me to make it better than even I imagined.
It will be finished by Christmas. Iím not saying which Christmas.