It has been so long since my last post it’s hard to know how to commence, any sense of “rhythm” has evaporated. When I moved into my shop space almost two years ago now, I thought the move alone would … Continue reading A belated update
It’s always a little nerve racking to step into the unknown. Simultaneously, by nature, I’m on the conservative side when it comes to making significant financial decisions, and as a consequence, I had some genuine trepidation at the thought of signing a one-year lease on work space for my Alfa. How much is my hobby worth, after all? The prospect of moving into a shop forced me to put a dollar value on that question. Whatever nerves were there though, pretty much evaporated yesterday as I spent my first day in the new space working on the car. Sublime, is … Continue reading A New Space. A New Era.
Since taking ownership of the stepnose, I’ve been working on it under a 10 x 20 Costco nylon canopy that my neighbor ever-so-kindly allows me to put on his property. The canopy is to a garage, what a toupee is … Continue reading Moving On
When I first started this blog, my vision (if it even can be described as such) was that I would post every 1-2 weeks, or so. There was no magic to this particular frequency, but it seemed that in such … Continue reading Progress
There are probably few phrases that can impact a car restoration project more, in time or budget, than “while you’re in there…” This is a famous line in the automotive world, and it’s accountable for turning brake jobs into complete … Continue reading The Four Most Dangerous Words
The past few weekends have been a bit scattered work-wise, but productive nonetheless. For almost two weeks I struggled to be able to do any real “mechanical” work on the Alfa as a result of my prior finger injury, so … Continue reading Odds and Ends
Sweat. Blood. And tears. Yes, I’m well aware that this is not the traditional order of these words. However, this weekend, they reflected the timeline my trials and tribulations. My goal for the weekend was a clear and simple one: get … Continue reading Sweat, Blood, and Tears