Cool, this thread turned into an RPG.
Sorry Phil my prayers go out to you and your family.Well its been a bit since I have posted. I have had a lot of things going on, but it probably needs to be said that my fathers health declined. We worked less on the car until he finally passed away in the early hours of September 24th 2020 at 74 years old. His cancer spread to a condition that was unrecoverable and things progressed very rapidly. His stay in the hospital was less than 4 days.
I have been working on catching up at my job, and all the other things that one must do in times like these. I wish things were different, I wish I started sooner, and I wish he could be there to see it. I knew this day was coming, but I never knew it would be so soon. If you are reading this thinking you will one day do a project like this, or any similar venture. Stop reading this and start now; tomorrow is never guaranteed for any of us. Ask yourself what you can do to go forward and stop looking back. There is nothing important back there.
Irrespective of the things I cannot change, the car gave us something to talk about when times were silent and I'm thankful for that. We have a plan, and I will continue on.
Tonight I just when to the shop and stared at this pile of parts and wondered how I could have done things differently knowing before starting there was no answer to be found. Continue on alone is something I have not done, that guy was always there to help. Sometimes it sure didn't feel like help at all, but I would be a liar if I said I didn't miss it now.
I'm way past dating on that. The only thing behind the dash is one 22x8 conductor cable. Everything else will be super small 20-22awg aviation wire, and where absolutely required larger. I personally already lost 20 lbs, but I could stand more for sure. My all time low ( high school ) would be 60 less than I was when fattest.. 40 less than I am today.Consider doing a wiring harness diet.