Category Archives: Body and Soul

Little By Little

Gradually making some progress in removing imperfections in the Blue Rascal’s skin.  Stay tuned.

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der blaue Schlingel

In black & white & gray, however …

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Door? Check.

Finally, after all this time, today I got around to replacing the driver side door stop/check that had annoyed me for the past couple of years.  Now the door can be opened and it stays put.  Just like new.  Funny … Continue reading

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Insulation Removal Progress

Up early this morning, even before the accursed leaf blowers and lawn mowers were started by overzealous neighbors, I was able to quickly strip out the disintegrating foam insulation.  Took all of fifteen minutes and brought it down to remaining … Continue reading

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Crap and Crud, Disgust and Dismay

The other day I discover that my shabby under hood insulation is crumbling and is now occasionally depositing bits onto the engine.  So I need to take action on this right away.  My research starts, as usual, with Clark’s Garage … Continue reading

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die Motor / le moteur

Opened the hood and took a look.  My idea was to start detailing — well, cleaning up a bit — the engine and its home.  But I discovered a project that may take precedence.  Coming up soon.

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So I Meet This Guy …

Mark.  Seems that in a former life he raced dirt track sprint cars.  Our meeting came at a recent, more inauspicious time.  This was when he drove the tow truck we summoned from the Middle of Outer Nowhere — actually only … Continue reading

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Out With The Old, In With The New

This is the upshot of the recently fated trip of the Blue Rascal.  A new radiator, FedEx’d from Pelican Parts, now replaces the leaking one you see here.  Sorry, no r&r pics. And I have now had a chance to … Continue reading

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A Most Excellent Adventure

(with a nod to Bill & Ted) Time to visit Jason for an annual (aircraft-inspired) inspection and attention to some niggling matters.  So it is over the mountain on a wonderful spring morning, 86 miles distant with at least half … Continue reading

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One Year On: One Thousand One Hundred and Eleven Miles Later

Today we celebrate one year of custody of the Blue Rascal.  From a starting mileage figure of 154,746 and today’s 155,857, we can calculate an elapsed figure of 1,111 miles.  Not as much as I had planned — lots of … Continue reading

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