Petunia is nearly ready with her new 165HR16 automotive tire! I have been, slowly, crossing things off the list to have her road worthy again.
The new Optima battery is bolted down and I will run the wires on Saturday to complete the process. Battery security is an issue, but this is how I chose to install it. The bottom plate is bolted with 6 nuts and bolts with the nuts JB welded under the pigpen. 2 of the bolts penetrate the battery base adding an extra layer of security. It took 45 minutes to install the 5 hex cap bolts that hold the battery down. While it isn't theft proof, it will take some real effort to get it out and that includes for ME if I have to take it out! Planning to cover the red battery cable between Petunia and the pig pen with black wiring loom to help conceal it from a casual glance. I am also mulling over some way to have the seat lock in place to help with being a theft deterrent.
Getting antsy to get back on the road. My time-out lasts for another 38 days and I will be sitting on ready.