Had to attend business meetings in Arizona for a few days this week... so no work on the 33. I did however, find time to catch the last few hours of the Barrett-Jackson Auction while I was there.
I was PVR'ing it at home with the hope of getting on TV. When I arrived I saw a guy bidding on a beautiful '70 Chevelle... then i saw the cameraman heading toward him, so I casually walked by; the rest, as they say, is history!
That's me walking by with a cold one in my hand as the bidding hits $47000. Too funny!!
January 25, 2013
As the kids pitched in and got me some Summit Racing Gift Cards for Christmas, I figured it time to order a few parts for the '33; a Ford Racing Diff Cover, Ford Racing Headers and a Holley "Blue" Electric Fuel Pump.
January 30, 2013
Nov 6-8, 2013
|Me (Centre) with Factory Five Tech Super Star Tony Zullo (Left) and President Dave Smith (Right)|
|Me with Sam Ames - The guy who did my renderings... just bumped into him and though we never met before, I recognized him from pics!!|
All of this is arranged by Steve Wallach and his Company ETA Cruises (www.cruise-eta.com) Check Them out!!!
We met a bunch of Great people and spent 10 days with them on the ship and riding 3 of the 4 islands we visited... St. Thomas, St. Kitts and St. Maarten.
All were challenging rides where we all (or at me anyway) had to tap all of the skills we have. The riding is not the same as here... steel hills, sharp switchbacks, cobble stones roads etc, but you will never experience anything like it. The most beautiful weather, friendly people and fabulous scenery you can ride through! Here are some pics of the place we rode!
|From Left to Right - Paulie Galietti (Road Captain ETA), Me, Julie, Bernie Charland (Road Captain ETA (Back)), Steve Wallach (President ETA), My Brother Vinnie, Sister-in-law Laurie|
Well lets start at the beginning of the summer. If you are here you probably read the last posts (duplicated on the ENGINE page and the PLUMBING page)
July 26, 2014
Then of course Mathew and Tracy's Wedding. What a great day at Peninsula Golf and Country. Here are just a few of the 1,000,000 or so pictures I took!
|Matt and T2 tie the knot!|
|Tracy - Julie - Sara <3|
|The family having fun!|
The EZGO needed a complete body job and naturally I have to get a newer cart to drive while thats underway! Of course once the old one is done, the newer cart needs a theme as well!
Plus the whole joint needed de-cluttering. This was a series of projects that took almost every weekend through out the summer! Here are the pics
|Driveway moves to where old lawn was and visa versa|
|The lot is all done. a new fence, car port, patio stones, grading, new front lawn and driveway, deck levelled and all overgrown bush gone!|
|The 89 EZGO undergoes a transformation. This was fun!!!|
|The new ClubCar also got a new wrap job, wheels, |
upholstery and Sons Of Anarchy Theme
Throw in a few upgrades on the bike (new apes and seat), a couple of Vegas trips and of course earning a living at the dealership and the next thing you know... an entire summer is gone! Here's the latest Harley pics.
So clearly now it is time to get back to work on the car!!!
Well it was a fabulous summer, but not to much progress on the car. We chose to spend every weekend with family and friends in Grand Bend... which was a really nice break for both Julie and I.
In this section I will try to give you the highlites month by month to bring us up to today's date.
April 12, 2015
We carted the car before bookmarking our progress for the summer. A milestone day in deed. The whole gang was over. Andy, Paul and our new friend Rob (funny story about him this day.
Anyway here are the pics and a video from the day.
|Some one nudged the lift I think. Well as I was lowering it the line blew off and soaked Rob in hydraulic fluid - too funny!|
|Funny that is until Andy and I got down on our hands and knees to clean up the mess|
|Stuck half way after the line blew|
|So I replaced the line and got the lift all the way up. Note the "33" in the floor tile design.|
|And this is how it will stay for the summer.|
Added some parts to the bike, added a new BBQ and went to number one son (Mark) Stag and Doe (He's getting hitched)
|New luggage rack|
|New air cleaner cover|
|New highway pegs|
|New passenger pilon and backrest|
|New daughter-in-law (Leigh-Ann)|
|The wedding party|
Did a little dressing up of the deck at the trailer in the Bend. This included stripping and restraining the deck and adding new glass railings. Looks very nice I think.
|Me, Mom, Jeremey and Mark (left to right)|
|Julie, Me, Paul and Di (left to right)|
|BEFORE - It was ok but the wheels were rubbing so it had to be lifted and then the wheels were too small for so let the mods begin!|
November 1, 2015