Shop Update: Mid August 2021

I knew progress would slow in August. When you live in a place that has long, cold winters, the populace becomes accustomed to getting together literally every weekend in July and August, preferably outdoors, to enjoy our summer. Summers here can be a mixed bag: Too much rain, too little rain, too hot, too cool.Continue reading “Shop Update: Mid August 2021”

Shop Update: Mid July 2021

I reached that point that if I were a nervous person, I’d be pretty concerned right now. Since the last update I stripped the interior out, and removing the carpets allowed me to get my first good look at the interior of the inner sills, the left and right front chassis legs, the bulkhead behindContinue reading “Shop Update: Mid July 2021”

End of June 2021 Shop Update

With June coming to a close this week, the Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 project planning is starting to take shape. As I suspected, the stripdown of the car would help me develop the major steps in this project, and the deeper I get into the teardown, the more this car is starting to give upContinue reading “End of June 2021 Shop Update”

Update from the Shop: June 2021

Since the last update, work finished on the shop infrastructure (for now- more shop work later this month) and work began on the Alfa disassembly. The shop lighting circuit #1 was finished. I now have a bright U shaped bowl of light on the car. It was the first time I ran conduit, and theContinue reading “Update from the Shop: June 2021”

Music Matters

It’s been some time since I posted my latest mix (YouTube) Albums. I do these mostly for myself, for long drives and when I’m in the workshop, but I do have friends that tell me they enjoy them. When I was a younger man, music was my affiliation: I was a British New Waver fromContinue reading “Music Matters”

Lineage

Does history matter? My thesis statement more refined is, does the history of an inanimate object matter? On a macro level clearly the answer is yes. Museums are filled with with inanimate objects, left by the ancients in the dirt, in the dusty corners of time, passed on or stolen through the ages. The objectsContinue reading “Lineage”

Update from the Garage: May 2021

Welcome friends. Satori! When I last updated my readers, the Alfa had been purchased but not yet arrived. That changed on April 7th when the car carrier arrived after leaving Los Angeles. As my brother in Law Joe and I push it off the truck, my son Jae did the driving. It was delivered asContinue reading “Update from the Garage: May 2021”

Capstone 01: The 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

I did not choose to make this Alfa Romeo GTV 2000 my first Capstone project easily. I studied many marquis and cars: Porsche 356 and 911, Mercedes W108-109 and W116, BMW 3 Series and 2000, Ford Mustangs and VW Squareback and Karmann Ghia. All had qualities interesting to me, all were eliminated for one reasonContinue reading “Capstone 01: The 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV 2000”