Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Alternators and Batteries..

Well, several electrical issues with all my cars this week. The alternator on the TR went out. Going to address that sometime this week, I have to find some place to switch the pulleys out for me. This morning my wife's car would not start, may be the battery. Going to buy a new battery this afternoon and try to get it fixed tonight. Ahh, the fun of owning cars....

Friday, September 26, 2008

The work continues

Got a chance to do some things to the TR last week. Installed the new speedo cable, changed the oil, installed the emergency bonnet opener and new bonnet catch mechanism. Did not get around to installing the glove box or heater control cable, oh well. Have someone coming to take a look at it Sunday. Spent last Sunday morning tooling around in a Land Rover Series III that I am looking at. A very cool truck. Only thing it really needs is a little brake adjustment work and some rust proofing on the floorboards. Has the mechanical overdrive and is in good overall shape. Also have been emailing another guy that has a III for sale in case this first one doesn't go through. I'll know more on Sunday!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Working on the TR6?!?!

Yep, going to be doing some work to the TR6 Friday. Have a day off from work so I figure I will get a bunch of the small stuff that I have been meaning to get to out of the way. Replace the speedo cable, install the glove box, install the new sun visors, install the spare tire mounting kit, install the new heater cable and whatever else I can find in the spare parts bin. I'll take a few pictures and update everyone on the work sometime Friday afternoon.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Gas Shortage?

A bit of a rant here. Nice to see prices for a barrel of oil are at a 6 month low but prices at the pump at an all time high thanks for Ike. Gas prices went up over .50 cents in a few hours on rumors of damage to the oil producing plants around Houston. Yes supply was messed up for a few days over the weekend but this was no reason for everyone and their sister to go fill up every car they own and every gas can that was sitting around the garage. This "shortage" caused a potential buyer of the TR to have to back out from his drive to come see the car because he couldn't find gas! Not his fault and we have rescheduled for sometime in the next few weeks. I have my eyes on a '76 Series III Landy that I am going to try to take a look at this week. I'll post some pictures once I take a look at it.

Friday, September 05, 2008

What's Next?

Well, some interesting and exciting things are a foot in my personal car land. Friend who is thinking of selling the Jeepster is planning on giving me an answer this week along with a price. I have had a few people interested in the TR6 (still for sale, if you are interested drop me an e-mail at clifclavin@gmail.com). If the Jeepster deal falls through I think I will still go ahead with selling the TR6. Maybe go pick up a Land Rover Series II and III. Right now I think I can let the TR go, find a classic Utility Vehicle to curb my itch, and keep an eye one of the roadster I really want. Austin Healey Bugeye, Triumph TR3B or a Datsun Sports 2000, I'll probably end up with one of these sometime in the future (unless a really sweet A-H 100 drops in my lap for cheap).