Sunday, November 21, 2010
Oh man, the Hot Rod Revolution was held here in Austin for the first time. It's regular location is in northern California and the fellas that put it on wanted to try out a satellite show of sorts and try it out here at the old power plant right in the middle of town. There were about 100 cars there, all hand picked by the organizers and it was unreal. I hope that they keep doing it every year. Anyway, here's where Nacho was parked all day. That top picture was taken by one Mr. John Tullis, my favorite shutterbug in Austin. I'd like to think that Nacho was happier than he's ever been. And the fresh coat of WD-40 made him look competitive and maybe even given him better gas mileage.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
As of yesterday, this is what I hit when I want you to get out of the way. And homeless folks standing on street corners with "gimme" signs seem to get a kick out of it. One fella slapped his dusty old cowboy hat on his knee so hard he just about fell over. I wired it up with the old cloth covered stuff and it looks great.
So, at the Chickashea swap meet a few months ago I found a sweet original Sparton horn. All I needed to do was figure out how to hook it up. Since I re-wired the whole car (and the horn rod in the steering column was now bypassed), I needed to figure out an independent way to wire it. Gotta love eBay for the little stuff. After looking for just the right one for quite some time, this NOS column mount horn button showed up in the listings. I placed a bid and won and it came in the mail this week. I thought that I won just the single button, but four identical and in the box ones showed up. Nice old button, right?