Oktoberfest is this weekend. I'm going there tomorrow. Also probably going to my parts guy's place for some E32 rear vented brakes to upgrade my 528e, also I want the trailing arms from that car. They've got slide-bearings instead of rubber bushings. Those will go on my M5 hopefully some time this winter. Also I plan on putting the rear tank back in my ramp truck and coming up with some kind of filler neck so I can double the fuel capacity. 18 gallons at ~10mpg really sucks when you've got somewhere to be. Might stop at Harbor Freight for another 212cc predator for my other doodlebug if I can find the time.
Wow. Don't mix Oktoberfest with doodlebug maintenance, but your weekend sounds better than mine!
528e...completely indestructible. I love those cars.
I believe I will be picking up my Citroen from the shop where it has been sitting patiently waiting for parts to arrive from France for like 2 blinky blanking months! Or more! France. It's good for some things. The story behind this travail may be the subject of a DT Radio show and/or I might just write it up first.
This story has a familiar ring to it.
O yes it does - and, yes, the second one was in wrong too, so we made the right callthey managed to move the seat back far enough, but now it's wobbly front to back :( i asked for a bit more welding magic, or a block of wood or something - i'm a pretty big guy to be driving around in an iffy seat
I hope to: A - Fix a small leak in the muffler on the Westy, and B - Pull the front seats in the Amazon and put new webbing in, andC - Work the local farmers market, andD - Do some mural painting this evening, andE - Play some tennis before winter fully sets in in AK, andF - Move some dirtFun times ahead.
Sounds like fun!
You sir, are a man of many talents.
Thus far C and D accomplished.
Substituting center Westy steering wheel for A and replace front power window motors in the 240 for B and A - D completed.
Start excavating my garage so that I can eventually get to my toolbox. Its gonna be hot, so any attempt by my daughter to get me to go to the beach, may succeed! Oh, and shopping for a new beach chair, the old one's given out after 27 years.
Maybe C&C tomorrow if the weather clears up. We've had a run of beautiful sunny blue skies this week until today - typical grey and drizzly. If not, I have some coolant and oil changes that need doing.
Maybe get around to putting my '05 911 turbo up for sale. Just keeping making excuses to drive somewhere instead.
Possibly cars and coffee this morning, then harvest some bananas in the garden and clean things up after the tropical storm(s). Then I'm to hang a bumper on an old Ford truck resto project, tram the Bridgeport in preparation for a sketchy wheel offset change process, then maybe put an aluminum radiator in the ute...just in time for fall.
Oh, and the library. Gotta hit the library.
ER...ER...ER....and....wait for it...ER.
Actually, you know what? I think I'm going to start seriously looking into becoming the Magnus Walker of the 996. There is a 1999 for under 10k on eBay right now AND it's already IMS/RMS post-op. Some well-placed fender fenestrations, flat orange or black wheels, maybe divide and discard the rear bumper cover along the crease, losing the black over riders at the same time; some yellow headlight film...drop the front 2" and the rear 1"... These things are too freaking cheap to not experiment with, right??
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