Not too long ago mankind prepared for the winter by securing heat and storing food.
Today I have been running around buying necessary parts to deal with the boat oil filter and hardware to cover the boat in order to keep it dry and in good shape for upcoming spring. Besides of giving the motor a service I needed to deal with a turbo issue and some strange electrical phenomena.
New oil and filter and best of all no traces of harmful disorder in the old oil. Puuh.
Had to repair a brooken tread for one of the thermostat house bolts, at the same time I changed thermostat since the old one gone sick.
Put in an insert tread
Kind of the same feeling as waiting at the dentist
Camaro a little bit closer. Happy and back on track.
Since we have a long winter coming I couldn't help myself and started with the model A.
It need some TLC with Cooling, Engine and front end.
Me and my father restored it when I was 15 years old and it's at least 35 years ago
The idea is to get it in good driving condition to the spring.
Cooler out took away old leaking hoses, water pump which will be modified to a modern sealing type and fresh bearings. Will also change oil and update ignition etc…..
Took out the radiator as well and cleaned it. Now there’s at least a flow through it which wasn’t there when I started…
Meanwhile, in another part of south Sweden, Håkan & Carina are working with their usual autumn / winter car nursing. All the old cars that has enjoyed warm summer winds and road trips now has now got their service and needs to get back in to various garages and barns to get shelter from the storm.
The W136 170 SV…
...the W124 400E…
...and the W116 350SE..
...as well as 454 Bad Ass Burb and the W123 300D Lang all needs to sleep for a while while the Land Speed Racer (and the C20 and the Chevy -36 and the Corvette gets som more attention....)
The wind is howling in the darkness outside...but when I close my eyes I see light and hear a familiar humming sound. Could it be a weld torch?