THE GARAGE QUEEN

There she sits. Uncovered and ready to go. Yet she sits. It only takes a short sequence of steps to get her mobile. On the passenger side or driver side you release the two hood latches and very, very carefully lift the hood to access the gas shut off valve. Lower the...

WHEN SHOULD AN OLD CAR RESTORER DOWNSIZE?

My car restoration days are behind me. I have three nice old cars to maintain and drive as long as I can keep my license. The question remains. What to do with the auto related tools and supplies I have accumulated over the last thirty plus years? The following...

WAS BUYING AN UNUSED 6’ METAL LATHE A SMART MOVE, NOT!

My car buddy learned of a metal lathe up for sale by the widow of a car enthusiast. Would I be interested? It seemed like a good deal and an opportunity for me to keep active in my retirement doing some metal work. Sure why not? My buddy and his friend delivered the...

1928 LASALLE TAIL LITES

There was only one original tail lite on the driver’s side of my 1928 Lasalle Five Passenger Coupe. It was the usual setup for most cars of that era. Below the single tail lite was the license plate holder which was lit up by a bulb in the bottom of the tail lite. The...