… Well, actually this post is about how I CAN drive 55, car #55 that is. The 2 door hardtop, as of yet unnamed, is now legal, insured and on the road. It still looks like a beater, but mechanically, it rivals Old Blue for best-runner. The ride is definitely closest to new – got it on the freeway last night and it literally floated down the road, but without feeling squirrely like the wagon does. Not that it corners any better than a shopping cart (thanks for that one, Sir Duke), but it is predictable and solid on the road.
… So far, I’ve put a new (dual) exhaust on it, new tires, master cylinder (brakes), air filter and, well that’s about it. I’m going to give it an oil change tomorrow, already bought the stuff for it, and then maybe a tune up down the line. Mechanically, that’s about all it needs. The mechanics who did the brakes, emissions and inspection on it said they were amazed how solid the front end was on it, and other than the stuff they fixed, it was in excellent shape. Of course, it will need a new vinyl roof and paint, but then it will be good as new.
… I got my exercise today, brought all four LTDs over to Sugarhouse Park for a photo shoot (as you can probably tell by the pictures). To do this I have to drive a car over, walk home, drive another car over, etc., and then do it all over again to get them home. It’s only about 5 blocks away, but it’s uphill both ways. Partially. I had to go over a hill, either that or trudge through a lot more snow. Anyhow, here’s the pictures of my collection.