Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Plus one, minus one. Keepin' it balanced.

The LTD is in getting the dual exhaust put on it - it should sound a lot like the convertible when it's done. That's because they have identical engines in similar cars. And I decided to give the truck to Danny, making a little more room for the cars I am actually going to be doing something with. That means I'm down to a measly 4 cars - of which 3 are legal. I've been driving the '69 around pretty regularly the last week or so, and it's been doing great. No problems with the starting and charging systems anymore - seems like replacing the regulator did the job. I hate it when the regulator goes out - it's always the last thing I think of. But the good thing is that the car waited until we got back to SLC before breaking down. Nice car. Anyhow, there are the 4 cars that currently reside at my house. The convertible needs a new paint job and some body work from the tire explosion of ought-7. Other than that it's running the way I want it to. The Subaru, of course, is in fine shape - I don't need to do anything there. The '69 is getting the exhaust, needs a new vinyl roof, signal switch and back shocks. Eventually I'll need to replace the upholstery, but other than that the car is in great shape. I decided that I'm going to keep the BMW looking the way it is for now - give it that kind of eccentric professor look. But it still needs some front end and carburetor work to get it in good running order. Car 54? you ask. Look, I just got car #53 a week ago, do you think I'm already thinking about the next one?.......... Ahhhh, you know me too well. Anybody see a '69-'70 LTD wagon out there for sale?

2 comments:

Heidi the Hick said...

Wow, that last car...we had one like that when I was a teenager! Beautiful car- mint green, white interior. The roof needed to be replaced, and we only had enough money to do the canvas top, but not the back window. We had to drive that car until NOVEMBER with no back window! My sister and I huddled up under a blanket. Our winter car wasn't ready to go yet. Finally we got the back window in, on time to pack the car in the barn for the winter.

Twenty years ago, you could still justify going for a summer afternoon adventure drive. That car might have been one of the reasons I liked hanging around with my parents when I was a teenager...

Max said...

Wow! I've had to drive the car in the winter - with the top intact and it was no fun. Can't imagine sitting under the opening freezing your rear end off. But on a warm summer night, stars out, top down. Nothing like it.