Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More Cobra Work

Not just the Oil Pan being taken care of Tuesday. After looking the car over we spotted the side pipe hanger giving way on both sides and the side pipes themselves getting cracks long the mounting area.

So instead of this idea












I am going with this idea. We will see if it works.











Just spot welded in during this picture. I welded the bolt to the frame. Then put a nut on each side of the bracket. The Oil Pan? It is now Chrome instead of Black. I figure that way when it is upside down in the ditch it will still look nice to those looking over the carnage.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Ouch!











Our Auto-Karma for the Summer of 2010 isn't working well. Bad weather, lots of other scheduled events when the weather is good. Now Dan has a issue. Thankfully it wasn't the death blow but it could have been.

On his way to the Mauston National Guard Armory he took the on-ramp to the "I" system and right in his path was a nice piece of angle iron. He made a manuever to miss it with the tires but a section went under the car dead center and smashed the oil pan drain plug....

Not good timing. Finally the weather is nice for this week, we have a cruise night scheduled for Wednesday at a new Pizza place/Bar in Mazo and this happens to him. Hopefully we can source one before then and get it back on the road.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Rain

Yes, Rain. It's been a few weeks since I have done any updates because of just that, Rain. Only 6 days this month have been dry. Every other day there has been rain at some point in time and what that has done is dried up our fun with the cars.

So, just focus on work, work and more work and hopefully have a dry day at home so I can get the lawn mowed....

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Wonderful Austin. Troy is drooling





















Great little 1966 Austin Healy MkIII in the shop this week for some repairs, maintenance. It has a brake light switch that works only intermittent. I'll make it work more often than intermittent. It will get a Oil Change and Chassis Lube. Then wipe off all the excess oil the engine is leaking.

Gotta Love the British Cars.