Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pittsford Classic Car Show 2010

2nd annual Pittsford Car and Bike show, Pittsford, NY.  My favorite car at the show was a very rare 1964 Type 34 Karman Ghia shown below.  The owners, Mike and Patty, were very nice - spent a good part of the day chatting with them.

Other neat cars included a tiny little thing called the Austin Mini Moke ... for more pictures see Here

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Out of hibernation

Well, it's been a long winter, but we're finally out of hibernation.  The first car show of the season has come and gone, and the first "project" was completed - replacing the brushes in my generator.

I am pleased to report that charging is now fast and reliable.  But all Thing projects are a learning experience, and this time it had to do with fan alignment.  I learned that on a Karman Ghia you can reach around the fan shroud and get to the fan; on a Thing you can't - the engine must come out.

In my case, though, an expert was able to achieve decent alignment without taking the engine out - but this will be something to look at next time around.

A few pictures from the shop, including a nice looking bus project in progress, and a vintage beetle sign.  Next car show is Saturday, downtown Pittsford, behind the library - hope you can make it.