Journal: What Car Projects Have You Been Putting Off?

What Car Projects Have You Been Putting Off?

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
January 31, 2013
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We have quite a few cars between all of us at Petrolicious (some have way more than others!), and a couple of us always seem to have one car or another either in the shop or stationed in our garages at home in various states of progression (or disrepair). As it is with most petrolheads, we always have something more we want to be doing with our cars, but haven’t actually gotten around to doing them.

What car projects have you been putting off?

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Jonathan Tong
Jonathan Tong
3 years 9 months ago

constantly working on series 1 240z
but putting off my:

69 baja bug
81 280zx

Derek Entesano
Derek Entesano
3 years 9 months ago

I’m itching to get cracking on my stepfront ’67 Alfa Romeo GT Veloce. But can’t start until I finish my ’66 Super. Hopefully this year… I’ve said that for the last couple of years. 🙁
[url=”http://www.alfa-male.com/category/my-cars/gt-veloce-project/”]Your text to link…[/url]

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
3 years 9 months ago

Jobs to do on the Daytona? It has a tiny weep on an oil seal at the back of the engine, but it’s an engine out fix. Also keep thinking about painting it back in it’s original Dino blue metallic

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay
3 years 9 months ago

Go blue!

El Lazaro
El Lazaro
3 years 9 months ago

The red looks great to be honest. What’s the other car in the background? (bora? …I’m not well versed)

BiTurbo228
BiTurbo228
3 years 9 months ago

365 GT/4?

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
3 years 9 months ago
No it’s the 365GT4’s predecessor the 365GTC4 (it belong’s to my Dad). The most basic explanation is it’s a 2+2 version of a Daytona but it’s actually much more complex than that. I wrote an article comparing the two cars a few years ago http://www.drivecult.com/features/sibling-rivalry-ferrari-365gtb-4-daytona-versus-ferrari-365gtc-4 As to the Daytona colour it still shows up well but it was last painted in 1985 and there are a few areas that need a little attention. The car is 40 this year so as a birthday present to it I might get it repainted. Have to say I like the idea of the… Read more »
BiTurbo228
BiTurbo228
3 years 9 months ago

I realised my mistake about 5 minutes after posting, but I couldn’t find out how to edit it. Didn’t put the ‘C’ in.

Very cool car.

Also, I really like blue cars. Not as flashy as red, but more colourful than the sea of silvers, blacks and whites.

El Lazaro
El Lazaro
3 years 9 months ago

Very good read with pictures to match. Thanks!

Alex Beatty
Alex Beatty
3 years 9 months ago

Right now my ’85 GTV6 is the one on hold while I get my ’72 510 running for autox this spring.

Jacob Hogan
Jacob Hogan
3 years 9 months ago

My 70 Mach 1 Rebuild. New 351 Cleveland, New C6 transmission, And new power steering setup needs to go in. As well as a new fuel pump and new fuel line. Brakes need to be redone as well… One big monkey on my back.

El Lazaro
El Lazaro
3 years 9 months ago

Gorgeous! love the color

andrea caldera
andrea caldera
3 years 9 months ago

I’m working on a 1965 Fiat 1100 D familiare!

Doug Escriva
Doug Escriva
3 years 9 months ago

It’s time freshen-up the main and rod bearings on my ’57 Austin Healey 100-6 MM. I dropped the pan already, now it’s just an afternoon on my back….

[url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/27357414@N02/7647589674/”]Your text to link…[/url]

Adam Spooner
Adam Spooner
3 years 9 months ago

Looks like the comment form’s auto-link feature is a bit over-protective. My [url=http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,57/page,viewtopic/t,368267/]Project Blog[/url] on the FAQ.

Adam Spooner
Adam Spooner
3 years 9 months ago

All of them?

I’m restoring a ’73 BMW 2002. I haven’t kept my Project Blog up-to-date on the FAQ (http://www.bmw2002faq.com/component/option,com_forum/Itemid,57/page,viewtopic/t,368267/). I currently have it stripped down to a chassis (engine out, subframes removed, etc.). I just purchased a welder, and I need to teach myself how to use it. I think things will move more quickly once I learn.

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay
3 years 9 months ago
Go for it! I saw your blog and it looks like you have made a serious commitment. It’s not the destination, but the journey, right? If it makes you feel better (or worse), I own at least five welders and things haven’t moved any more quickly. Doh! I own a 1974 tii that is patiently waiting for me to fabricate any number of parts on the list in any order. I think I will start with mounting new tires, so I can just get back to driving the snot out of it. Oh, I also need to replace the heater… Read more »
Adam Spooner
Adam Spooner
3 years 9 months ago

It’s definitely been a journey so far. I’ve enjoyed every step of the way, but I really want to drive it.

The exhaust manifold on my 02 shattered a few weeks after I purchased the car. I was backing down my dad’s driveway, the exhaust scraped (the car is lowered), and it shattered the manifold. It was a good reason to purchase an entirely new exhaust system (from IE).

BiTurbo228
BiTurbo228
3 years 9 months ago
For me, it’s not a matter of drive to get things done, it’s a matter of money. The Spit6 project is coming along at a nice pace ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/81749070@N07/sets/72157632321362411/ ), but there’s so much more I want to do. Some modified builds, others just classics. List of future builds: Jaguar XJC in Ecurie Ecosse blue with a tuned 4.2 engine (triple carb or FI), Triumph Stag with a 4.0l AJV8, Group44 tribute Mk2 GT6 (white with a single offset two-tone green stripe), Alfa Romeo GTV6, Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV, Alfa Romeo Berty coupe with an Arese V6, 2.0l Alfa Romeo… Read more »
BiTurbo228
BiTurbo228
3 years 9 months ago

Still doesn’t like the links: http://tinyurl.com/b6f6xt8

Josh Clason
Josh Clason
3 years 9 months ago

I have been putting off changing the gasket on my oil pan for the 2002. It is starting to get worse. Also I need to change the seat webbing on the driver side seat.

Christopher Gay
Christopher Gay
3 years 9 months ago

Do it! (Oil pan)

Clayton Merchant
Clayton Merchant
3 years 9 months ago

The ’71 MGB that keeps the MGA company in the garage that has been torn down to the shell for the last 4 years. It was supposed to be built for my wife and that was the sell job I used when I acquired it. She and it (the MGB) are patiently waiting it’s turn and hopefully one day time and funds will allow this type of frivolity again. In the mean time the “A” is the fun car.

Alex Clise
Alex Clise
3 years 9 months ago
Sleeping in the back corner of the garage is my Cadillac Seville Commemorative Edition. The car and I were born in 1985, the last year for the “roach” or “bustle-back” Sevilles. The General created a handful of specially trimmed, white & blue Sevilles and Eldorados at the end of ’85, bidding adieu to both body styles, and ushering in 5 or 6 years of uninspired, midsize luxo-boxes. Most folks have a love-it or leave-it relationship with this body style and the finicky 4100 power-plant, but we seem to be in an age where even ugly ducklings are getting due appreciation… Read more »
Ryan Hoyle
Ryan Hoyle
3 years 9 months ago

Getting the rusty flour replaced… All of them… I don’t have a welder, or the electrical circuit to use one.
Started her (79 fiat spider), friday night after 2 months of silence only to hear an engine knock…. So now it’s off with the oil pan to check the rod bearings. Floors will have to wait.

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