Saturday, July 22, 2017

Spinning wheels

It has been a busy week.
My cousin and aunt and family drove in from Texas on Wednesday.
I didn't know how long they would be staying in town, but the house needed a thorough cleaning.
That took up most of my weekend and Monday.

Having a clean house and washed dogs is worth it!

Furry family portait:

My family wasn't around enough to meet the animals, though.

We went to the Orange County fair for a few hours after work on Wednesday.

It has been many years since I have been to the fair.
It's a lot louder and brighter and more crowded than I remember.

I didn't go on any rides but it was very entertaining.

I didn't take a lot of pictures, but I liked this carousel horse.

Tuesday was my day off and I needed to sort some things out with the cars.

Don the mechanic recently bought new 17" rims and I bought his old 16" rims.

They will go on the red car, which has 15" rims.
This way I can put bigger disc brakes on the red car.

This is what the 15" rims look like:

As you can see they have much less "rim" on them.

I thought I might be able to polish the new wheels myself, but once I got a good look at them I knew they needed to be machined.

The neighbor's son, in the same business complex, is starting his own tire company.

I was thinking about what to do next and asked him to take the tires off the rims so I could shop around for a wheel polishing place.

Instead the neighbor's son made me a better deal on polishing the rims, so they are off being polished.

There are a lot of parts to do with the Red car's brake upgrade.

Here are the old drum brakes on the rear of the car.

Don will have to cut off part of the mounting to make it fit the new brakes.

I ordered some brake parts and it will take a few days for them to arrive, and a few days for the wheels to be polished..

Meanwhile, Don is working on Steve's KITT replica.

It needs a new motor, because the old one blew up...
when David Hasselhoff drove it during a publicity event a few years ago!

I have always wanted to make a KITT car out of one of these cars...
Unfortunately the ones I've had are all so nice in their own way, I could never alter them.

(Steve also has the newly painted dark maroon colored car at the picnic.)

While I was at Don's I drove by the painter's.
The shop was closed and my Green car wasn't hanging around outside.

I talked to the painter the next day on the phone and he mentioned some missing screws and said "It will be ready Saturday..."

1 comment:

  1. A busy time Julie! I so admire your patience. ;o)