An awesome varied show today. Click through for some of my highlights (didn’t want to burden kinja with all 200 of my photos...) There’s Bowler Wildcat, Fiat 126, Trabant, Clio v6, various fast Fords and more.
Going to be showing my car at a relatively large local classic car show. As much as I love the old girl she’s far from a show car, but hopefully someone other than me finds her interesting.
Yesterday the Twingo starting sounding like a creaky old ship while steering. Had a quick look yesterday and the noise is travelling through everything making it hard to tell where it’s coming from.
Sold my motorbike today. I enjoyed it for a while, but once the novelty wore off I realised cars are more my thing. It did it’s job and helped me decide whether the cost of learning and getting a bigger bike were worth it or not.
My seats have a lot of faint water mark staining and I’m struggling to get rid of it. I’ve tried a Simoniz foaming seat shampoo that cleans well but won’t get out these marks. I don’t want to spend too much but I could make an exception for a really good product.
16 inch wheel next to a car that wears 12s. Gives you an idea of how small this car actually is.
Rare sight on British roads these days. I saw it driving around too so mechanically it’s okay, but was definitely wearing some “patina.” I quite liked it.
300 mile trip over the next two days. That sounds like nothing but in a car like this it becomes a bit of an adventure. Hopefully she stays reliable.
New exhaust is in transit so thought I may as well get the old one off after work. The rear silencer fell off a couple weeks ago and the rest wasn’t in much better shape.
There’s no feeling like the successful first drive in your project car after chasing problems for weeks.
What is going on with the “suspension by pogo stick” Mustangs? Hopping on and off a wheel and seemingly causing the drivers a lot more trouble than last years cars.
These new bathroom scales are so freaking grounded to the ground.
I knocked a couple big items off the Daihatsu’s list. Changed the clutch and replaced a cv joint. It became a big debacle since the Daihatsu is so small you have to lower the subframe quite a bit to get the gearbox moved enough.
New Exedy clutch just picked up today. Hot wheels Viper for scale (we ran out of bananas).
So which one of you weirdos loves getting high and thinking about North Korean dictators?
Winning this “prize” for coming 1st in karting during the Wales oppomeet. It’s now off the car but I do plan on framing it as an amusing keepsake.
I got them cheap because they were pretty scraped up. Decided I may as well do a colour change, from silver to the BMW sparkling graphite you see above. Pretty pleased with the results.
Managed to get the brake pads on the Daihatsu changed on one side. Got side tracked by boring household stuff so will have to do the other side tomorrow.
But it’s snow problem for the Daihatsu! (Sorry)
Not much snow but check out the icicles!