Okay I have had the Roadster on the road for almost a month. I only have 48 miles on it and have been babying it around the neighborhood. I wanted to make sure it would not over heat or break down before I took it too far from home. That was a good strategy. The other night after returning from a quick drive around the neighborhood I was backing up into the driveway and my steering column broke!!
Note to builders: Do not weld a tilt steering shaft and try to use it in place of a solid upper shaft. They sell them at tristatemotorsports.com for around 50 bucks. It could save your life.
While I wait for the new steering shaft it is a great time to work on some of those small details. Autometer sent me a oil pressure sender that I used to replace my stock sending unit. Oil pressure gauge reads accurately now. I am installing the oil temp sensor in place of the low oil sensor in the oil pan. I put on the passenger side roll bar grommets.
I am checking out the accuracy of my fuel gauge with great help from Eric at Autometer technical support. I even put on those little green lamp rubbers so the gauges will have that green glow. oo la la
I pulled out the old steering shaft and I am ready for getting the shaft (sort-ta-speak)
Hours spent on the build: 277 hours