Thursday, December 11, 2008
Over a year has passed in what seems a blink of an eye and I've done nothing with the car but accumulate parts. Every time I think I'm going to have time to restore this old lady something comes up and takes that time away. I've probably put 400 miles on the TA in the last year and she does nothing but sit under a tarp in my garage, with Damp-Rid(tm) packs scattered throughout the interior. I crank her once every two weeks and take her for a spin every month, T-tops off to blow out the interior, just to keep the fluids circulating in the engine, differential, transmission, cooling system and AC. I managed to pick up another set of factory wheels and center caps which will make the resto easier by allowing me to ship the loose wheels off to be refinished while I keep a good set on the TA. I picked up some interior parts as well, a complete black plastic set but it was from a car with shoulder belts so I've still got to find two black colored rear passenger 'hips' for the interior. The smog pump still hasn't been installed either... still in the box and the smog pump belt is still in its plastic bag stored in the center console.