I decided I should go ahead and start a thread catching up everyone on what's been going on with my roadster. Yes - I still have it. No, it's not driving.. yet. We'll get to that in a minute. I've been largely absent around these parts and realized I missed this. Posting elsewhere is a magnet for bullshit sometimes. Not here. Ryan and all of his henchmen (moderators) do a great job keeping the off-topic shit to a minimum and I like that. I left Austin Speed Shop almost three years ago and moved back up to Arlington. I started working at Murray Kustom Rods and I love it. I've seen my skills grow and I'm consistently challenged and learn so much from it. While at Murray's, within the first few months, the inevitable question was asked .. "Where's the roadster?" I didn't have room for it up here at the time. It was being hidden at a friend's in Austin while I got my shit together. What do I say? "Down in Austin." "Bring it up. We've got room in the back." Flat-Top Bob did the deed of transporting it from Casa de Anderson up to the shop where I was inundated with "What's left?" What's next?" "Does it drive?" The cam in the early 283 I had built in Austin ate a lifter and I lost all motivation to work on it. "Well .. We have a few small blocks just sitting around that all have various issues. See if there's one you can throw in there and get it on the road quickly." A mystery 350 had developed a knocking noise from the bottom end. I quickly diagnosed it as a rod cap turning loose. A quick trip to Summit Racing for a single set of rod bearings put the engine back together. It was driving again! Next, I set on making the Weiand WC4D work on the mystery 350. Josh, one of my co-workers at MKR, helped with dialing in all the carbs and getting it running as close to right as he could. Things were going great! I was slowly tackling all of the bugs with the roadster! And then a new guy got on board at the shop - Mark. So I invited him for a ride in the roadster. Little did I know it would be his first and last ride in the roadster..