Monday, October 13, 2014

Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal

Minor update today.  I swapped the distributor with a NOS ZV JCU 4R3 with properly adjusted points.  The ignition wires are new, spark plugs are gapped properly, timing is set properly.  Battery is fully charged, fuel is flowing to the carburetors.

Car won't start.

I'm rather frustrated with this car.

So now I'm going to have to start from scratch:  Change the rotor, attempt to start, change the condenser, attempt to start, check the plugs and timing, attempt to start, check the wires, attempt to start, ad nauseum.  Eventually, I'll get it to start but I know it's going to be time consuming. 

In other news: I found most of the parts I need to begin to the process of changing out all of the brake lines/parts.  I should have the last pieces in the next week or two...then I just have to figure out when to make it happen.

The little movie in my head plays a race between two apathetic turtles in a foot race: one is named "the car runs!", the other is named "the car stops".  Neither one is terribly interested in running the race or crossing the finish line so they just stand there and look at one another.

It might be over for the year unless I can find some time in the next couple of weeks.

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