Lawson's 818C

Feb 2022 Update!: Transmission Failure

Elementor #2272 It been a long time since my last update! Some general info here: The car now lives my startup’s headquarters in Dawsonville, GA. Way more space, just no more time! I’ve put about 5,000 miles on the car including a couple track days and autocrosses. Pretty much nothing else has changed (besides what’s […]

Resuming Work and Interior Finishing

Resuming Work and Interior Finishing Previous Next After a very long drought of any meaningful work on the car I have resumed getting the list of to-dos done. I’ve been quite busy lately with my startup, but I want to use the car some this Summer and prepare it for not being a shed-kept project, […]

New Year, New Job, New Website!

New webpage

New Year, New Job, New Website! New Job! I have just graduated Georgia Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a concentration in Automotive Engineering. Now, I am cofounding a company, Ampere EV, with a couple others. Our company is creating integrated solutions for the DIY EV market, including safer modular battery assemblies and […]

February 2019 Update: Seat brackets, clutch, and shifter

Engine: Still working through the little issues. Finding new leaks every time I start it so far…Fixed a small coolant leak from a hose clamp this time. Throttle cable installed I’ll have to change my throttle pedal mounting solution because right now there is too much angle on the cable firewall connection and it’s causing […]

December 2018: Engine Issue Update

Engine Issues So I’ve diagnosed the root cause of the issue with my passenger cylinder head. I made a bit of an error when reassembling the heads…by switching up which side the cam caps went on. Each of the caps is labelled with the cylinder number and whether it is intake or exhaust. For some […]

Thanksgiving 2018 Update: Wheels and Parts Arrivals

Visited the 818 for a little bit while I was home for Thanksgiving. I wasn’t able to spend a whole ton of time working on the car, but I was able to knock out a few little jobs that I was waiting on parts for. Wheels and tires installed! Advanti Storm S1 Hyper Silver wheels. […]

November 2018 Update #1: Items on order and vinyl designs

Just a few small updates on the build: Ordered a few more components: Avanti Storm S1 17×8-40 and 17×9-45 wheels (they’re on sale at TireRack right now!) Dunlop Direzza Star Spec ZIII tires 215/40 front and 255/40 rear iWire Wiring harness arriving next week I’ll be back working on the kit a few weeks and […]