I attempted to drive the car to work last Thursday. It was a nice day with little chance rain and it had been parked since the event at Pueblo so it needed a little exercise.
About halfway there I noticed the temp gauge was climbing and within a few seconds the high-temp warning light came on. I pulled over and let it cool and drove it (mostly downhill) to my mechanic. I feared another blown head-gasket but was relieved to find out it was just a stuck thermostat. This is the second one to stick closed, so it's gone. Brett cut the center of it out ensuring that it will never fail again.
I got the car back Friday and drove it for an hour with no problems.
Over the weekend I also installed a set of Schroth Rallye 3 harnesses. These are four-point harnesses designed to be used with stock seats and have the Schroth ASM feature. The car is pulling 1.1-1.2 sustained Gs now which require more than a little effort to stay in the seat. I tend to push against the steering wheel (illustrated by the lack of suede left on the face of the wheel) to hold myself in the seat. These should make driving a lot more comfortable.
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