My family and I recently started visiting at Church of the Highlands and I joined a small group oriented around cars. We talk about restoring old cars, tuning new ones, and drooling over Continue reading “Good News / Bad News”
I’ve made a relatively complete list of what I have seen needs to be done to the R54. I am well aware of “scope creep” and how when you pull one thing apart, it reveals Continue reading “To Do List – Setting Priorities”
I was driving the car and heard a backfire up in the carburetor. The car kept running, so I thought, “No big deal.” It wasn’t until I smelled a very strong gas odor that I thought my initial analysis might be incorrect. I pulled into a parking lot and opened the hood Continue reading “Carburetor Rebuild”
When we went to look at the R54, I noticed a few things like the antler fastened to the shifter and the fox pelt draped across the back dash. I noticed the less than spectacular paint job and the cracked glass in the driver and passenger side doors. I noticed the GPS and new radio installed in the dash. But it’s what I didn’t notice that pretty much sealed the deal.
The guy selling the car had a disclaimer before he showed me this particular feature. Continue reading “Dixie Plays Again”
It’s my wife’s fault… at least that’s what I tell myself. If we hadn’t gone to Mt. Morris, IL for her family reunion, I never would have had the chance to test drive a ’53 Chevy. Continue reading “It’s a done deal!”