Shocks, Stamps, and a Drive
It took literally tons on force to get the old shock bushings out of
the shock absorbers so we could install new ones. Before we tried to
install new ones, I sanded off the paint from inside of the shock eye
so the new bushings will go in easier. I used to paint the shocks first
before installing the bushings, but have found the eyes get so banged
up pressing the bushings in that more time was spent touching up the
nicks and scratches than masking off the bushings.
The owner of the GTB/4 wanted to get the correct Campagnolo wheels for
his car, which are 7X14 inch wheels. I found a set of cores with good
hubs, but they'll need to be painted. The numbers stamped on the rims
on this set were pretty faded, and it would have been a shame to have
these wheels painted without making these stamps more defined.
I had a custom set of stamps made by sending a stamp company a wheel
with legible numbers stamped. I now have a set of stamps that can make
the numbers more defined on 7X14 wheels!
As the Northeast gets ready for winter, my clients are getting their
cars ready for winter. Some cars have lists of winter projects, while
others are simply getting stored for the cold weather.
One customer lives in Rhode Island, and wanted to get his car
to me for some minor work before the weather got nasty. We talked about
the best way to get the car to us, and I decided the easiest and least
expensive way was to drive the car! I rented a car one way to my
client's town, met him at the rental car return, had lunch in Newport,
and drove the car 200 miles back West. The car performed flawlessly,
and I couldn't have asked for a better Fall day to enjoy the drive.
Next week is the TOMYANG.NET Fall Party!
With just a week to go before the Fall Party, we're
collecting names and planning a nice Fall afternoon of Vintage
Ferraris! I have a pdf I can send you for the location. Email me.
Set the Date! Tomyang.net Fall
October 25th, 2014 1pm-5ish
Vintage Ferrari gathering in New England. Come join Tomyang.netters for
an afternoon of fun, food, and Ferrari talk!
contact me to RSVP and for directions to the party!
Reminder: If you have a Ferrari
related project, car, or idea
you'd like to explore, I'd love to talk to you. I can also help if
you're thinking of buying or selling. This website represents what I
love to do, and now it's how I make a living, so if you'd like to do
something together, let me know. It all begins with an e-mail!