Friday, January 31, 2014
So I haven't been feeling very good lately and have spent some time surfing you tube. I have been told by quite a few people how good top gear is but I have never really watched it. I finally checked it out and it has had me in tears for the last few days. Here are some of my favorite clips from it. Check them out and you'll see what I mean.
Hopefully this weekend I have enough motivation to get out in the garage. I need to pull the engine out of my white bug and get it ready for it's annual trip to St. George in March. I want to fix some oil leaks that have developed and re-torque the heads on it. I also need to look at my snow blower. Dixie let me know it's not running very good. Check back to see if I get any of that done or if I just waste my time surfing you tube!
Friday, January 17, 2014
I haven't posted on this topic for awhile. Winter has slowed down some of the cool cars that are driving on the roads but I still have seen a bunch. I missed a ton of pictures because I didn't have my camera or I was just too slow. I actually missed one today of a cool Ford truck with flames on it. I also had a picture of a Volkswagen Bus that a friend had sent me and I managed to delete it tonight on accident when I was moving it for this post. I am pretty crappy when it comes to this computer stuff but I am trying. Sorry that I lost your picture Ron. Here are the ones I was able to get posted here without deleting them. I like this first one a lot because the truck is just plain cool and he was driving it in a big snowstorm. Very cool in my book!
Friday, January 10, 2014
I have been dreaming about taking a road trip in an old car starting in Chicago and driving to LA on as much of the old route 66 as I could for a long time now. I debated on flying to Chicago and buying a car there and then heading west. I actually looked for awhile at cars in the Chicago area but the prices were way too high for what you could get. I then thought of traveling it in the opposite direction. I could buy a car in California which wouldn't have rust and drive it to Chicago, sell it there and then fly home. I then came up with a super idea. My Dad is from Ishpeming Michigan. That is in the upper peninsula of Michigan. I have heard many stories about Ishpeming but I have never been there. I thought it would be really cool to drive there with my Dad and see his hometown so I can actually see where He grew up and hear about his old stomping grounds. That right there is the ultimate road trip! Why not go a little further and drive it in an old car. If we do that we could drive home along route 66. I mentioned that to my Dad and He loved the idea. He has been scouting out some cars for the trip and today we went and looked at one. It is a 1957 Studebaker and it would be a great car to take the trip in. It is all original and in really great shape for it's age. It has sat for awhile but the owner has started it every year and has put Stabil in the gas to keep it fresh. The brakes need work but it is a really great base for what we want to do with it. I am pretty sure it would make the 4000 mile journey we are planning with a little bit of love and maintenance. It is just as cool in person as it is in these pictures.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
I am making a plug for a new cell phone carrier I found that is a great carrier and worth looking at if you don't want to be tied down to a contract. Check out this website if you are in the market. It will give you 25 dollars credit right from the start. I have changed to them and I pay 15 dollars a month for my usage. That's hard to beat!
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Saturday we installed the engine into the Yukon and took it for a spin. Here are some comparison pictures of the 2 intakes. This first photo shows the intake of the engine we pulled out.Here is the one on the engine we installed. You can see how much of a difference there was between the two.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
We had some time today to work on the Yukon. Here is a comparison picture of the old engine and the new engine. Below is the valve train of the old engine.