But I can’t put it off any longer, because I need to pass inspection this month. Already adjusted the drums (which made no difference at the pedal or the parking brake handle) now I have to adjust the parking brake cables and do the REALLY fun job of replacing the pads and rotors...
And this makes people amusingly mad for some reason.
I feel like it’s impossible to write about this without sounding patronizing or preachy, but I just want to put this out there for anybody dealing with depression or suicidal thoughts, or people who know and interact with such people. This will sound cheesy, but, just hang in there.
Sometime early this morning a thief or thieves went around the neighborhood breaking into people’s cars. They dropped a camera lens they had removed from my car and I found it today out in the grass behind the house. Should I take it to the police to see if they can get fingerprints off it, or would that be stupid?
As the car of choice for jackwads?
Looking through antique photos on ebay, looking for good photos of old cars I began to notice that I was seeing a particular car show up in LOTS of old photos...
26/27 Model T headlights on a country road in twilight.
Do these do anything other than make the lowbeams work less?
I’m watching twitter conservatives go ballistic over Otto Warmbier’s death. Blaming communism, blaming Obama, ascribing his torture and death to all sorts of enemies. But apparently without any hint of recognition, that at least on a very basic level, our own society isn’t really that much better as regards valuing…
51st and N. Lamar (right across from Austin Books and Comics). I’m going to show up around 11 and leave noon-ish, but the show runs till 4pm and is usually pretty good.
Dozens of vintage (and not so vintage) Volkswagens assembled in Austin for the annual June Bug Rally. The rally is more of a motorized scavenger hunt than a rally in the usual sense, where drivers roll around the city searching for checkpoints and following directions to get to the finish line. I showed up to witness…
Spectated the 2017 June Bug Rally. Too tired to post about it, but here’s a photo of one of the cars on the run.
At 51st and Lamar on Sunday. Free registration for cars made before 1992. How about a mini Oppo meet?
I went last year, lots of interesting stuff showed up. Bricklin, Isetta, A row of Volkswagens, a row of Model T Fords, etc. Registration is free and open to any pre-1992 car. How about an Austin Oppo meet up?
Mileage results were surprisingly disappointing. Last week I got 28mpg in mixed around-town driving. On the highway though?
go gog o