I have been away from carcrank, I thought Facebook would do the job and it does but it also wastes so much time and then there is the politics so I have come back home also I have moved carcrank.org from my old company to somewhere else, I think Canada but maybe the US.
So after selling the Lambda and the Bébé the garage now contains, by age 1927 Austin 7 Chummy, 1935 Austin 7 Special, 1950 Citroën 11BL, 195? Lancia Aurelia B10 and 1971 Lancia Fulvia Coupe. Here is a quick catch up with their goings on.
Bought the Chummy from Port Lincoln earlier this year it was a runner, just needed a tidy up and I’m still doing just that.
Big things to do: Clutch, Hood is baggy and the hood frame does not fold or lock in place, apart from that it’s fine.
Like most Austin 7 Specials she is a bit wanting in the looks department but as a Mother never thinks her baby is ugly, so too with the Special creator. This year I have fitted a new Phoenix crank, waiting for the Richardo head to arrive and currently building a windscreen which I’m sure will make her even more beautiful.
Still my favourite car, a bit of a hotrod with an ID19 engine and 4 speed gearbox (as the car God intended). Tough as old boots and an utter delight to drive. Apart from an oil change that’s all for this year.
This one is not even in the garage yet but once Victoria manages to get the Covid numbers down, I will be off to South Australia to pick her up. Body looks to be good, motor is dismantled but hopefully complete.
Last month I reached a dubious milestone of spending more money making the body rust and dent free than the purchase price of the car ….. and it’s still in primer. It will be beautiful, it will be beautiful. I probably need to say Om with that.