mdrowe at optonline.net
Thu Apr 17 20:21:25 MDT 2008
>This may be one of those times when spending a few bucks for a pro's
>service is the cheapest and best route in the long run.
This is undoubtedly true, but all I will learn as a result is that Spridgets
are expensive. I already learned that. Meanwhile, I am trying to figure
out how this machine works. I am not a mechanic, and have not worked on any
car since 1970. I am trying to learn by taking things apart and looking at
them (with the help of a *very* experienced tutor). It's an expensive way,
I agree, but education never was cheap.
Once this car is on the road, I will be building an engine and 5-speed
transmission (that will take a lot more learning!). So it is not really
necessary that any particular part of the engine be "best" for my car. I
will do that on a tricked-out engine with a lot of new parts. The goal
right now is to get it on the road before the snow comes.
The entire front end will be redone by tomorrow evening. Then we move to
the back, where the brakes have been deactivated with a plug in the brake
line. I can't guess why this seemed to be the best solution to anything,
except it was cheap. It is clear from the condition of the under side of
the car that the DPO stopped by running into things, so the brakes really
didn't matter much, anyway.
Long Island, NY
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