Monday, January 25, 2016

the blood we crave shall drive us all insane

Both mufflers are sold - I decided that I neither need them nor have the space for them right now.  I'm in 'house cleaning' mode and I don't want to lose momentum, so off they go...someday I may wind up regretting it because they are super nice and still have stickers but I'll deal with that when the day comes.  The third oddball muffler will either be used temporarily or I'll put it up on the wall in the garage as a souvenir.

For now, I'm focusing on finishing collecting the last few pieces for Nigel's eventual restoration and the beginning of getting Ferris back on tires again.  There a few minor pieces streaming in slowly but nothing *big* or *exciting* to anyone other than me.

The other disc brake kit is finally gone - sold to someone who knows what he's getting himself into.  I've moved on, albeit with lighter pockets and the weight of experience.  I'm already planning the brake set up for Ferris - CSP disc - and contemplating moving the rear drums from Nigel to Ferris.  Nigel would then receive rear discs from CSP.  I just like parts that fit and are designed to fit together properly from the start.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Starting off 2016

 The wayward box from Germany arrived today.  It departed Germany on 8 Dec 15 and arrived nearly a month later...holidays, man.

Inside the box of parts was a 'gift' from the seller - they send me a Christmas gift each year for being a good customer (aka: spending lots of money with them).  It's usually a calendar or other literature - always interesting...but this year, I received an old Volkswagen themed board game.

The detail of the parts inside is pretty nice!  I didn't take it out of the box because it's 40 years old and I don't want to damage anything...maybe one day when it's quiet, I'll pull it out and see if I can figure out how the game is played.
 Among other small items, I bought this pair of NOS Notchback pop outs - they're in original packaging (although each is different - both have the OE VW part sticker affixed) and they are in very nice condition.
I have a potential buyer lined up but if he backs out, I'll pop them up in the classifieds or in the various Facebook groups to get them sold.

In addition to this, I bought a single NOS early parking brake cable (311 609 721), two repop later cables (311 609 721 A), heater cables, coat hooks, and an extra NOS pop out frame for the Variant.

I've decided that I'm not going to buy parts for random people going forward - it's too much work and too distracting, not to mention thankless.  I'll continue buying parts for a few friends but I'm done buying for random people.  I consider it a New Year's resolution for me.