The racer was finally assembled enough to fire it up and ride it this afternoon. The test ride was only a 1st gear lap around a nearby parking lot, but it went very well - well enough to look forward to a test & tune day at the track. And if that goes well, we go racing.
Some details need work, like securing the wiring and lots of safety wiring. The nose section was structurally repaired, but not cosmetically finished. After successful track testing, the bodywork will get painted.
This has taken a lot longer than expected, but it has been worth the time and trouble.
11 August: Just signed up for the 29 August lapping day (Morning session) at High Plains Raceway.