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What did you do with your car this week?


#1

It’s time for the weekly check-in on what you and your car were up to. Whether it was turning the wrenches too keep that restoration moving forward, or just going out for a nice drive, we want to hear where you were or what your project was.


#2

#3

Admired it longingly parked in the garage. I should take it out for a through spanking before it starts raining. Porsche 930.


#4

I finished installing the carpet and cleaned the carbs by getting a couple wide open throttle pulls up a hill. Corvair seems to run better the more it’s driven, which is never enough.


#5

Drove it! Yeah, crazy talk I know, but I swear it’s the truth! And it was good. I mean, dogs suddenly didn’t start liking cats, fire didn’t start raining from the sky…nothing!
I’m even thinking of trying it again next weekend.


#6

Admired it after getting it professionally detailed. I’m just getting too old to detail it myself. Then after putting the car cover on I added three baby-blankets to the covering so the cat could take an afternoon nap.
Benz 550SL


#7

@richard.debeer - Even being young, I pay to get my regular car detailed twice a year- fall and spring. The shop just does so much better than I ever will at home. No shame in that.


#10

Dark blue 47 Ford coupe, first time I showed it and won top 3!


#11

Thank you Sir, I appreciate that. Good advice.!


#12

Sorted out issues on my '75 Porsche 914, after completing the installation of a front sway bar and 930 turbo tie rods. Now to replace the steering column bushing, get the horn working again, and maybe even the hazard and fog lights. I enjoy doing these projects in part to learn how the cars are designed and assembled, but I think mostly for the pride of knowing as I drive it how much of a hand I have personally had in keeping it on the road.


#13

I just replaced the lower control arms with fully adjustable. Now the entire alignment can be adjusted to my liking! (I already have fully adjustable coil-overs and tie-rods)


#14

My partner took her car to a car wash to support no-kill animal shelters.


#15

#16

I took the 1950 F3 out for a spin with a 10 year old. He didn’t quite understand the double clutching needed to shift the 4 speed but got a lesson on how to do it. Those old flathead 6’s are not fast but they had good torque and can sure pull. Ford got that right for a truck engine.


#17

Replaced the clutch on my 1965 GTO. Been having a chattering for some time. Great improvement.


#18

Last night I just “finished” the axle swap in my 71 Cutlass… Open Diff->Limited Slip :smile:


#19

Had it out for its bi-weekly drive a few days ago. My wife and I enjoy getting waved at, thumbs up and comments when we take it out. Had it out to a car show three weeks ago. It looked good parked to a red Jaguar XKE. 1957 Pontiac Chieftain


#20

69 Jaguar XK-E. Another trip back to the shop :frowning_face: One stupid thing after another. this time the carbs are leaking damper fluid. They only had it for 9 months for mechanical rebuild. They do get right on the problems, but don’t want this to continue GRRRRRR.


#21

I lost sound from the radio in my '72 Chevelle SS so I decided to investigate. Turns out the previous owner added one speaker underneath the dash and the wires had come off. I reconnected the wires but that was the only speaker I was getting sound from so I removed the dash pad to check on the factory speakers. I was shocked to find the passenger side had the original speaker still installed but it was not functioning. The driver side speaker was gone so I bought some replacement speakers, fashioned a custom bracket to hold the drivers side in place and now I have a weak, but functioning radio. Since my Chevelle is stock and mostly original I was reluctant to put a set of 6X9s in the package tray. This will work just fine for now. After I put everything back together I took her out for a nice, long drive with the radio on.


#22

Had to put inner tubes in my new michelins, the original Fuchs alloys on my 69 911e would not accept just valve stems…and we tried all types, don’t need a blow out at 125…