Sadly, I sold the GN. I had it for 14 years and had a blast with it but the v-8 was calling. My best pass was 9.45 @92 in the 1/8th and I drove it to work everyday for a while. Bought a '86 C10 and I plan on putting a LS in it and hopefully add a turbo. I miss the boost.
Missed the thread until it was late, but I'd say the reconciliation you're looking for in regard to works is this: a man in love doesn't just say he's in love, does he? But it isn't the doing that makes his love real. It's the reflection of the real love he possesses.