I talked to my mom today. She's really not one to give pep talks but in a round about way she did. She told me a bit about the car my dad (and friends) built for the 1972 Mexican 1000.
They decided to build, from scratch, an off road race car. It was a corvair (yes, corvair) powered four wheel drive dune buggy type thing. The team consisted of a judge, an engineer, a constuction worker and many others, all with mechanical abilities but none were real mechanics. They layed the car out in chalk on the garage floor. It took a bit longer than they thought to build and in the end they only had one afternoon to test it before the race. They entered the race and wound through the desert finally breaking down in Mulege 700 kilometers from the start.
So, all we have to do is get a 1979 Rx7 running and we'll always be less than a 2 miles from a pit stop. We can do it!