I feel sorry for all of you (but not as sorry as I do for myself ;) because you've
all had to go a couple months without a real-time car build-up article. I've had to bore
you with Articles on moving, the weather, garage remodeling, the absence of the car (it's
still at the exhaust shop) and now an article about my latest mode of transportation. :)
Believe me, no one wants me to get the
car back and start working on it and writing about it more than ! I
can see the light at the end of the tunnel now!
It's about time to update this monthly column
before I miss the month completely and I was wondering what to write about. Then it hit me
- why not write about speed and power!
A couple weeks ago I was visiting with my
brother in-law and he mentioned that he wanted to sell his scooter. He's a Shrine Circus
Clown and used the scooter in parades. It's an '86 Honda with only 80 miles on the
odometer. We worked a little trade for some computer work and it ended up in my garage.
Let me tell you, this is the perfect way to ease into the high power I'll be experiencing
with Project33. This little baby will rocket from 0 to it's top speed of 35 MPH faster
than you can say "Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious!". Even with it's monstrous
49cc engine it still manages to get decent gas mileage and costs well under a dollar to
fill. After being called Scooter since birth - I finally own one! VAROOOM! :)
They put the first coat of color on the garage floor today. In the photo you can
see the garage door is slightly open (or the door will never open again) and the new gray
color is peeking out. It looks great so far and it's probably a *good* thing that the car
is still not here - or I'd have to move it (read P.U.S.H.) around the garage as they
painted. They're doing one side of the garage first and then I'll move all my
"stuff" over to the finished side so they can paint the other side. It will be a
week long process.
I can't wait to see the exhaust! I've talked with Bob Oien, of Professional Exhaust
in Sioux City, IA, and he says it turned out great. He's taken pictures and documented the
building of the exhaust on tape. He'll drop that off when he delivers the car and I'll put
it in an article(s) ASAP. He, like all of us, is now waiting for the 3" side pipes to
get back from being chrome plated. The chroming company said it would take anywhere from 2
days to 2 weeks. In the real world that usually means 2 months but I'm hoping for the
For the time being
I still have one more "saved" article up my sleeve to throw out there for
discussion. I can't wait to see what readers have to say about my strange idea. Hopefully
the car will get back here next week sometime and after sitting in the garage staring at
it with a huge sh*t-eating grin on my face for a couple nights - I'll be back to work on
it once again - like it's meant to be. If not, watch for future Articles on mowing the
lawn. ;) Thanks for sticking around through all my recent life changes.
See you at the Back to the 50's in St.
Until next time -
Keep the shiny side up!