I've been doing a lot of cosmetic work on my Classic Mustang. I have the engine bay painted and I have sanded down and painted the valve covers and air cleaner assembly. I have not put it all back together yet though, because I want to give the paint plenty of time to dry and cure before letting hoses and cables flop against it. Now the only problem is that it all looks so beautiful that I'm afraid to put it all back together and put it to use - I just cant bear the thought of getting dirt and oil on my pristine components! I'm gonna have to get over that though, because what use is it to have a neat car if you can't drive her?
|My engine compartment as I bought the car|
|My engine compartment after a great deal of work.|
|My air cleaner after I restored it. I sanded and painted it probably three different times trying to get it right.|
Yesterday it rained all day, and so I could not do any painting. Instead, I took my drivers side door apart and worked on the window that had been VERY hard to operate. It seems that forty five year old grease kind of turns into an almost glue-like substance, and so was working far more as an impediment to the windows operation than as a lubricant. A little bit of carb cleaner on a scotchbrite pad, some scrubbing, and a light coat of grease manufactured in this decade did absolute wonders for its operation. I sat there for ten minutes rolling the window up and down and delighting in the ease with which it is now possible to operate it.
So one thing that I would like to throw your way is my cousins blog: Wit's End
He has not asked me to share his blog and in fact has no idea that I am doing so, so this is not me trying to throw a relative a bone. The truth is, he honestly has a neat blog - very thoughtful and well written. If you have a moment, you might wanna consider giving it a quick look! ;-)
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