Sunday, November 14, 2010

That's it. Stopping time for real

Marge hasn't seen much action this year. Or last. Or any of the last 20 years.

But after she served admirably as the mobile bar for my birthday in July and again as the bar for our annual Halloween festivities, I realized that this pony needs to be put out of her misery.

Coming up (hopefully soon), an over haul of brakes all around and front suspension. Then we will have to deal with the myriad transmission and engine issues.

When I went to drive Marge back into the garage after Halloween, at least one of the brake drums is seized up. A neighbor and his buddy helped get Marge back in her garage stall and until parts are replaced, she will be staying there.

Monday, May 17, 2010

13 months? Really?

Just so you know, I AM still alive and Marge is still in the garage. In fact, I needed to hide from the heat today, so Marge loaned me her tailgate for a nice shady seat. Still, I can't believe it has been more than a year since I updated this blog.

Not much has changed with the old girl. This year we have been a little tight on $, so Marge was the first project to get sent to the back burner. Hopefully, with a new job on the horizon, that will be changing in the fall. Of course, once I am working I won't have any time to hang out with Marge, but at least I hope to stockpile some parts.

I have always kept a mental punch list of small projects to get done, but Marge now has a dedicated marker board out in the garage where I can keep track of all the things I need to get done to get her back on the road.

The major items currently include:
BRAKES and a new front suspension.
Engine tear down/rebuild

No need to get too specific for now. The most important stuff that Marge needs is all big $, so until I can afford to get these things done first, there isn't much sense in spending the cash to get the little stuff done.