pinto & pals
The two days that I was up in Soldier, I did two days of work on the Pinto, plus two half days of nuisance chores for my Mom. With that and a disrupted sleep pattern, no wonder it took me a little while to recuperate.
Little known fact is that the front eye bolts on the rear Pinto spring get torqued to an even 100 foot pounds. Unless the car is up on a hoist, and I don't have one, it takes a lot of grunt work in an awkward places to tighten them.
Replaced the emergency brake cable with one that didn't hang and screwed the show adjusters waaaay out. The brakes finally work. Very well too, and I'm not used to power brakes in a Pinto. The rears lock up halfway easy on gravel.
Once I got the rear buttoned in and the battery charged up, the engine started right up after sitting for the winter. The computer even kicked down the EFI idle properly.
Both the fresh engine and posi differential are still tight. The rear tires grumbled as I took a tight turn while backing up the Pinto. There isn't enough weight back there to make the differential clutches really slip.
Had fun roaring up and down the road until a lack of hood clearance knocked the throttle cable off the bell-crank and I limped back home idling in second gear. I'm going to modify that bell-crank.
Next time I'm up in Soldier, I'm going to get the turn signals to work again, change little plastic gears until the speedometer read right and other shake down things.
I almost went to see "If You Could Say It In Words" because I thought that it was a documentary about an struggling artist with undiagnosed Aspergers. Then I skipped when I found out that it was a fictional romance between this guy and a somewhat unmoored in life woman. Now I wish that I would have saw it just to pick up a reference on how an Aspies can be depicted in media (In Sci-Fi Guy!, Oly and Merv are supposed to be Aspies). At least, I could probably see it again on DVD soon enough. Also see "Billy the Kid" someday, which had been described as a real life Napoleon Dynamite.
It looks like Musclewomania is only taking one original entry per entrant. So what sort of pin-up can I do with Flexia that is original and flattering?
Selling off extra car parts on Craigslist.