Jim Kelly posted:

I agree that the center fill gas cap is cool.  However, unless I'm missing something, there is no "dog bowl" surround with drain on the filler neck, so driving in the rain would let water into the trunk.

Having owned a Spyder for 15 years I have a little experience with center-fill. Yes, some water will get in if you drive in the rain or wash your car. But which of you Californians will ever do either?

I did the doggie bowl with drain on my first car. It works and keeps it all out, yes. But honestly there isn't that much that gets in, even if you drive in the rain. Haven't installed the bowl on the new car yet after 2 years.

And if you tow, just blue tape over the whole deal and you're good.

Greg drills a hole in the bottom of the trunk and a small towel will get whatever may be around the filler neck.

Greg, very nice, my only comment is that I personally do not like the way the fog lights or driving lights are mounted to the body.  

It would be really nice if the mounting hardware was chromed somehow or looks more chunky ... or was imbeded in the body and did not show.   just my 2 shekels. 

To all of you that are drooling over Greg's recent build ...

This is my build and Greg has produced one of the best ever.  And yes, the fog light mounting is my request, not Greg's suggestion ... in keeping with Outlaw/roadster positioning and hardware desires.  Shipment is scheduled.  Fun awaits.

A big thanks to Greg Leach, Vintage Motorcars of CA and Greg's gang for a great build, great responsiveness, and attention to every one of my desired details.  And yes, a drain is being installed around the fuel filler cap, among other final touches, prior to shipment.

Finally, a special call-out to Troy for his counsel; a better SOC friend would be hard to find.  Thanks for your recs, Troy.

Happy motoring, all.


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