We’ve been rockin’ and rollin’ here at the shop the past several weeks. And, I must admit, we’re a bit behind on blogging everything that we’d love to blog about…so hopefully today’s post will attempt to get us a little bit caught up.
You may have seen this Miata at the Open House…
Well, she had been in our shop for a few weeks awaiting a new head gasket, due to the fact that oil got into the coolant. Never a good thing!
We ended up rebuilding the cylinder head, which we always do once the gasket is compromised. Here it is after we got it back from the machine shop. A big thank you to Stewart Engines, who helped us with this project!
Engine without the head:
New cylinder head in place:
And after getting all buttoned up, Matt, also the owner of a 1989 325ix, was happy to pick it up and ride off into the sunshine!
The day after our Open House, we headed to the Central Indiana Vintage Vehicle car show at Forest Park. It was a perfectly beautiful day with some perfectly beautiful cars.
What a great day for a car show! Here’s a look at what caught my eye.
Hi Sean and Nick!
Want to see more? Visit our full gallery here!
I know this post is a long one, but I promised I’d get back on track with all that’s going on here! This next story is a bit of a sad one…well, not “The Notebook“-sad, but almost… So the other day, Reggie was going to work on the A/C in the Baur, when this was discovered:
A very rusty battery box. I told you this was a sad story!
And what makes it so sad is that Reggie had hoped to get the A/C working to enjoy over the holiday weekend. Well, not so much the A/C as just cruising in the Baur in the beautiful weather that’s in the forecast. Needless to say, the Baur will have the entire holiday weekend off. But alas! There is some good news amidst all this doom and gloom! With the help of this tool and a few other grinding wheels…
…this rusty hunk o’ junk is outta there!
And his little friend too!
After the rust removal:
And soon enough, this new rust-free battery box will have a new home, and all will be right with the world.
It’s Friday afternoon, and you know what that means…It’s time for the Cruise-In! We had a great turn out last week, and can’t wait to meet up with everyone this evening! Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July!