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The Battle of "Eris"

DreamChaser7

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So this build thread had been basically sitting idle since I joined while I waited to obtain at least enough stuff to get started on her. While I don't have a lot accumulated yet we are starting to get some parts and equipment together. I think I at least have enough now to get the motor pulled, finish gutting the car, prep undercarriage and engine bay, etc. I even have a rotisserie on the way from Eastwood. Need to finish cleaning up garage enough to get to her properly but that's another story. I think I might put "SCRPMNY" on the license plate :hmm:as a large part of my play money is coming from stripping copper off jobs I do, hence the problem getting to her. I will update with some photos eventually. The purpose of this update is to edit the build thread finally introducing her by her proper name, "Eris". I feel it's very fitting for our history together and probably resembles a lot of DSM owner's quandaries throughout their journey. Here is a little background on the original Eris:
While I would like to post another book of an explanation here I won't, you can click the link if you care to learn more.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eris_(mythology)

The story of Eris being snubbed and indirectly starting the Trojan War is recorded in the Principia, and is referred to as the Original Snub. The Principia Discordia states that her parents may be as described in Greek legend, or that she may be the daughter of Void. She is the Goddess of Disorder and Being, whereas her sister Aneris (called the equivalent of Harmonia by the Mythics of Harmonia) is the goddess of Order and Non-Being. Their brother is Spirituality.[10]

Discordian Eris is looked upon as a foil to the preoccupation of western philosophy in attempting find order in the chaos of reality, in prescribing order to be synonymous with truth. Discordian Eris teaches us that the only truth is chaos, and that order and disorder are simply temporary filters applied to the lenses we view the chaos through. This is known as the Aneristic Illusion.[11]

In this telling, Eris becomes something of a patron saint of chaotic creation:

I am chaos. I am the substance from which your artists and scientists build rhythms. I am the spirit with which your children and clowns laugh in happy anarchy. I am chaos. I am alive, and I tell you that you are free.[12]

The only time I ever felt order or free in this chaos in which we live was when driving her. Here's to all of us trying to create/build some order. :cool:

 

DogWhistle

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Thanks for the explanation. Your car has probably been named with more thought than most of ours. Good luck on the build. With a rotisserie on the way, it sounds serious.
 

DreamChaser7

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Jul 18, 2019
Valrico, Florida
So this showed up today...:cool:

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DreamChaser7

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I wasn't going to bother posting an update yet as there really isn't much to show, but then again I've spent the last year trying to make room in my garage for this point to pull the cover off her for the first time in 12 years! Couldn't believe that when I looked at the info from the old electric pics. Got the engine lift, engine stand and rotisserie assembled. My wife didn't think I could make enough room with all the shit I have but I gave her the National Lampoon's quote when I was done, "Hell, there's plenty of room!" LOL. The plan is to be able to keep Eleanor in the garage as much as possible throughout this build. Fingers crossed.
First thing that needed to be done was re-label the electric, at least in the engine bay, as the masking tape was disintegrating or illegible. (Glad I made good notes the first time through). Plan on re-wiring the car even though it is completely intimidating me and the more I read to try and quell that aspect the more my head hurts. From there just continued ripping out more of the interior before I ran out of day.

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