Originally Posted by Magick Man
Indeed, but it looks like it hurts, a lot, and I don't have a mutant healing factor, so I'd be more like the Tin Man than Wolverine.
~90% of it, which is very good. He bought them new, and they were reworked and upgraded by Joe, then they were terminated as balanced around two years ago. The Balancing Act is newer and it's a very cool piece of kit, I love the vintage look and feel. He also included various tubes for rolling, so that'll be neat.
On the car front, my mechanic's assistant took the Cobra out, even though he had no permission to drive it. Richard can, he's the main guy, but that's it. Well, the idiot did run it off the road and did a little damage, he wasn't hurt, but it's going to need some TLC. Important safety tip, if you don't have the maturity and self-control to handle a very high-powered sports car, just leave it alone. We stopped by and looked at it on the way back from our date (Twilight BD2 = meh, I'm glad it's finally over) and it won't take much to fix it, though it appears he did damage the RT front control arm, among other things. We did find out that the body is tougher than regular fiberglass, which would have splintered. Rick was going to fire him but I asked him not to (benefit of being the owner's friend and best customer), the kid's only 20 and he and his GF have a new baby, and he was extremely apologetic. Overall, he's a good guy and this is his first offense, so I think he deserves a second chance. I think he'll learn from the experience.
ALSO, I think it's a good sign that we need to add a traction control system. FAST, the makers of the EFI system, makes a simple setup that can control the TB if you lose grip (it doesn't do any braking, like others). That likely would have kept tonight's mishap from occurring, and it can be turned off if I don't want to use it. I think I'll get it installed on the `cuda too, while we're at it.