Friday, September 28, 2012

More Tweaking

Gary has been SUPER busy with his projects lately, but he managed to spend some time with me yesterday. As I predicted earlier, I just knew that he wouldn't be happy with my nicked up wheels. After all, they can be seen more now that I sit up higher on my new axle. He's actually looking for brand new wheels for me, but for now, some fresh paint on my old ones will do just fine. My wheels were previously painted on just the outside, but Gary decided to paint BOTH sides this time. They do look better this way, even if I'm the only one that really can see the inside of them. One thing always leads to something else when Gary works on me. Even though my wheel bearings are brand new because they were included with the purchase of my new axle, they are no-name bearings made in China. No offense to our Chinese friends, but Gary has always been a fan of Timken bearings that are made here in the USA. None of this matters to me, but we all know how picky that Gary can be sometimes. His pickiness always benefits me, so I'm not going to complain. Anyway, the Timken bearings in my old wheel hubs were the same part numbers as those in my new hubs, so they were cleaned, re-packed with fresh grease, and installed. My brakes are getting adjusted again too. And to put the icing on the cake, so to speak, I'm getting a brand new pair of baby moon hubcaps. Sweet, huh? I'm hoping to get out of the garage for a test run soon. It's been a couple of weeks since my last trip out of the garage, and I want to GO somewhere! When and if it happens, you'll read about it here. Check back soon!

1 comment:

  1. Toaster - can you ask Gary what his trick to getting paint to stick to aluminum is (if he has any). Despite sanding the surface, then using self etching primer and rustoleum paint, there is one upper section of one of the Scotty's that has a small section of aluminum that had no paint on it (suspect years of sun bleaching out all the original paint) however once painted, the next morning we find that the paint has split and peeling right back - taking the entire undercoat of self etching primer with it. We've done this process twice and it keeps happening. Help?