Things rarely go as expected when working on a project in the garage. Inevitably, one will discover a part is missing, something needs to be removed and there is no tool to remove this something, or one discovers that while this is removed, it would be a good idea to replace that. Continue reading “WDID – Reenacted the Exxon Valdez”
Sometimes I perform jobs in the garage that may not be quite as technical as others. I might do something that requires no tools whatsoever. It’s possible I would perform a task better handled by a six year old. This post will cover just such a task. Continue reading “WDID – Installed a Piece of Foam”
My 1971 Corvette will see some fairly hot weather. We intend to drive it down to Napa, CA next summer. Napa itself is fairly temperate, but to get there from Seattle one must venture through such places as Redding and Corning, where it’s not unusual to see temperatures north of 100° F. Continue reading “WDID – Dam my Corvette”
When I was a young boy of about eight, my grandmother would take me to the grocery store in her 1969 Ford Thunderbird. It was dark blue with a white vinyl top, white interior, 390 V8 engine and an automatic transmission. It would have been five years old when I was eight. Continue reading “On “Convenience” Features”
My 11 year old daughter has taken an interest in riding horses in the last few years. Continue reading “Apparently My Daughter Will Need a Truck”
I purchased my 1971 Corvette with the specific intent of building an engine for it. Little did I know that it would take almost twenty years to achieve this. The Corvette came from GM’s factory with an L48 350 cubic inch small block making 270 (gross) horsepower.
In August 2011, my wife and I were driving home to Seattle in her 2002 Porsche Boxster S, having left Napa, CA that morning. The drive is about twelve hours and 800 plus miles. Continue reading “A Flat in Oregon – A True Story”