Work is progressing and I hope to join the starting grid very soon. For a chassis jig, I've upgraded from a high tech scrap of wood to this high tech scrap of printed circuit board. Nothing but the best!
The array of state-of-the-art equipment in this shop is incredible! Check out this heat resistant platform for high temperature operations. NASA would be envious. The axle holes in the BWA front bracket have been relocated. Relative to the original axle holes, the new holes are lower and farther aft. A very dodgy solution, not sure why I couldn't come up with something better than this.
Judging by the weight and complexity, the Hondola seems to have lugged around a Rolls-Royce Griffon engine, probably lifted from a Supermarine Spitfire that crashed in Japanese occupied Burma. As such, the rear end has been fabricated from some very stout Naval brass armor plating, so as to support the huge V12 lump.
A choice to be made here. This car is built to take full length 3/32" axle. But it could also use stub axles. The question is, will the front end be strong enough for stub axles? Prudence tells me to use the full axle in a proxy race, but what does she know? I think it looks nicer with the stub axles.