Since our usual car events are on hold right now, what are car people up to?
Right now I’d normally be getting ready for the Portland Swap Meet, and a few local shows that take place in April. Instead, I’m working in my garage and spending a lot of time with my kids.
My ’66 Caprice needs a deep detail pretty badly, so that’s near the top of my list of things to do. I haven’t spent much time with that car in months, and since it’s black, every light scratch, fingerprint, and imperfection sticks out like a neon sign. The paint is pretty old and shows a lot of wear from years of cruising and drag racing. A cut and buff will solve all that. I also want to change some of the wiring around and put the Holley EFI fuel pump on a relay versus running it off the ECU. I’m building a list of Summit Racing parts to get that handled, and I’m sure diving in will open up other stuff I’d like to tackle, too.
Beyond that, I’m doing some a/c work in the 1979 C10 I built in 2019 for my book on squarebody GM trucks, and have the grille and the frontend brightwork apart again for a deeper cleaning than I had time for when I was initially building the truck.
My main project has been ACC #51, which we’re finalizing and getting out to press this week. I’m pleased with this issue and I think you will be too. It’ll be hitting mailboxes in a few weeks — if you haven’t already subscribed, you should do it now!
What have you been working on in your own garages?