Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Mr. C's Project...
This is Mr. C in his "Toybox". It is a small single car garage however he works huge magic in this small space. Mr. C is an engineer...a double engineer! He and I are as opposite as it can get but somehow we work well together as a team. Of course this is my version of this story...his would be slightly different I am certain.
Mr. C loves to have a project and he loves to engineer solutions. The more complicated the better! So a few years ago he decided to begin a very interesting project. With lots of research we realized what he had in mind was not economically feasible and there would be little reason to throw good money away. Aha...and he re-engineered his plan and began. Here he is with his engine and drive-train portion of the plan. Now not to bore you I have skipped through hundreds of photos and two years of very diligent work on his part (there was a long delay during his trauma accident recovery) and I introduce you to Clara...now known as THE RUMBLER.
This is our 1969 Rambler American. We bought it years ago as a one-owner and she only had 28,000 miles on her. As you can see she has a few different shades of "Surf Green" on her fenders due to the original owner, "Clara" driving well into her nineties and unfortunately her garage walls kept getting in her way. What I forgot to find out before sending Mr. C to another state to pick her up is that she was not an automatic but a "three on the tree". Mr. C could drive her quite well but I never got the hang of it and living here in the hills I couldn't do more than drive her downhill knowing I live uphill!
Now that Mr. C has rebuilt her into a "Big Bad Corvette Killer" for his track racing days she only looks original...until the trained eye gets a good look under the hood and chassis. Now most of you are yawning and leaving...however if you have any techno buffs they will appreciate these photos.
Clara is now awesome in her transformation. Mr. C has engineered every element down to the finest details. Guys absolutely drool over this stuff when he opens the hood!
Did I mention Turbo power? Oh Yeah!!
Nothing is beyond Mr. C and his capabilities and I am so thankful. I truly never understand all that he is doing or having me help with but I am truly grateful for what he is able to do.
So when you see us out on the highway...we may look old and poor and sad however you just might want to move out of the way...as fast as you can...because Mr. C will "dust you off" in a throttle blast of awesome power! Well Done Mr. C!!!
Monday we had the Amgen Tour in our little town. I was at my Chamber and got to enjoy all the spectacle and efforts of so many people who make this event possible. We are very fortunate as this is the third time in 10 years that Amgen has come to our beautiful town of Nevada City.
Today I have lots to get accomplished so let me get busy. I will be visiting blogs as I "earn" time. I am trying to be more productive and not allow myself to get lost in my computer world for the entire day and night. Our weather is glorious and I have outdoor things I have ignored too long. So with my new narrow rake I bought yesterday I shall be found at the pond airing out the bogs so the plants can get fresh air and sunshine. This is really just raking leaves and debris and bagging it for pickup. What are you enjoying in this lovely Summery weather? Oh and please send us rain as we are still desperately dry. Creative Bliss and I look forward to sharing your comments with Mr. C...