Yeah. I've decided I'd rather use the space and money to get my '35 pickup on the road. Spring is coming and I'm hoping to have it ready for the Portland swap meet in April. Plan to take the b*st*rd Scrambler there too. I'm at 7 cars and 4 motorcycles right now. It's ridiculous...I'm ridiculous.
Don't be. I'm not bragging. More like an addict's confession. Now watch how I justify my bad behavior...
-The '35 is my first car. Not going anywhere.
-Cutlass isn't either.
-Indian is a long time shortlist vehicle. It's safe.
-TWs are for mountain fun with friends.
-Wife's car gets a pass for obvious reasons.
-As does daughter's car.
-My lame little Vibe is an indentured servant. I'll retire it when it's paid me [email protected]/mile.
-El Camino is really my wife's car. She's driven it exactly 1 time in 20 years. I'd ditch it if I could.
-510 hasn't really been driven much in the last 2 years. I like it but don't love or need it. The market is hot and I'm cashing out.
-The Scrambler was more fun to build than ride. It was never intended to be a keeper.
I don’t really have a choice. I have a small 2-car garage and a NIMBY HOA that has strict rules about all visible cars being driveable. If it were up to me, I’d have a big country home with a 10-car garage, a 4-post lift, and a man cave next to my collection where I could retreat to when the other half starts nagging.
I love that little wagon. Really thinking out of the box with this engine.
Reminds me when we used to build Opel Kadett Coupes (the platform the Chevette is based on) with 2.4 CIH engines for autocross. We even put the straight six CIH engines in these things. Up to 4 litres displacement and now way to get that much power on the ground with no weight in the back.
Got it off the dollies and out of the garage. Gave it a pretty thorough wash included the wheel wells, all the drains, and door jambs. Got lots of dirt out of it.
After I was done I jumped it and drove it over to my dad's shop. I'll get started tomorrow.
I think I might have referenced this last year in the Prison Planet thread. I had a hot/cold hose bib installed right next to the garage. I'm sooo glad I did. If you ever have the opportunity, I highly recommend it. I'm talking to you, Turbolq4.