Thursday, July 17, 2014

Re-Starting Work on The '67 Convertible

It's been a long time since I have been able to do anything with any of my cars. But losing your storage is a very good motivator to get going on projects.

I had the '67 Cadillac DeVille Convertible towed to a mechanic I found who's shop is right down the street from my house. I like this guy, he's into old cars and knows a lot about them. When I called him after an internet search, he asked all the right questions about the car, and ran through the steps he would take on it, and they were all right, and he talked to me like I was a competent human right off the bat (a trait that is unfortunately hard to find in automotive mechanics).

His shop is tucked back from the street, and has a security gate for when he and the other guy who work in the building are not there. The shop is in town, close to where I live, and it makes me feel more comfortable to have it a bit closer to me after having it be over an hour away from me for so long.

Here's where the '67 had lived for the last 10 years, it's the one in blue. The one under the silver tarp is the '79 Coupe DeVille.

'67 DeVille on the tow truck going to the shop, notice there is no glass in the passenger side window. and most of the trim has been removed.

It's exciting to know that the car will run and drive soon.

Here's what's being done to start with:
  • Brakes - so far the Check Valve for the Bendix Brake Booster has been replaced, the fluid was low (gone) in the front will probably need wheel cylinders replaced on front...
  • Water Pump - on order. Single-outlet version being delivered from AZ Vintage Parts (rebuilt and ships with all gaskets and a 1-year warranty)

once those two things work, we'll see what else is wrong with it ;-)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Odometer Numbers

I love when the odometer numbers line up, and am always compelled to take a photo when ever I see it. Here I am at 133333 miles on the Datsun, with an added bonus of 22.2 trip miles at the same time.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Sold the 944

We were doing some yard work and had the garage door open when a guy stopped in front of the house and asked if the Porsche was for sale... So it went to a new temporary home of a guy who was going to fix it and turn it around for a profit. He paid me $1000 for it, not bad considering I paid $3800 and got 5 solid years of use out of it, and only put about $1000 into it over that time.
I will miss it, it's been a fun little car, but honestly, I'll never get around to fixing it before all the other cars I need to fix...and they are still cars that are able to be picked up for relatively little money, I can get another one if I want it, maybe one without the peanut butter color interior.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

1983 Datsun (by Nissan) 280zx

I bought this today. I wasn't planning on it, but I've wanted one of these since I was in high school.
It's in very good condition, though the dealership did a clean up on it, so I'm sure there are some problems that have a band-aid solution applied to them, that I will discover later.
  • Silver 280zx turbo
  • Automatic 3-speed (boo, but it will force me to drive slow)
  • Talking Lady
  • 125,000 miles
  • T-tops!

Monday, May 07, 2012