A friend writes:

I truly hope all goes well …………… will need to take me out for a ride.
Absolutely, no problem taking you out for a ride!

Factory programmed break in is for the first 100 miles (won’t go over 4000 RPM’s). I’ll make a point to get past 100 miles pretty quick. Then I’ll do the right thing to make sure the engine is broken in properly. That means variable loads for 1000 miles. Probably will go on long cruises on Rte 132 north using regular gas. But after the 100 mile mark I’ll be giving rides.

This is not a done deal, but looks like I can swing it as long as something stupid does not happen financially before January. I’m trying not to get too excited about the car before I own one. But lately it’s becoming difficult.