As of today, Helmer is in pieces. He's at his new home but no longer all together. The restoration metaphor is at that point where deconstruction must take place before new life can emerge. Noah and I took off the doors, hood, trim and lights last week. We were able to do this because of a generous donation of place. The Pang's have allowed us use of their three bay shop as a spot to spread out. In partial exchange, we will be providing the labor for a new roof and siding. Now if we can just keep track of all the parts...
Also, good news, Cam 1 in Dollars Corner has agreed to be our "Old School" Machine shop. We will be taking the engine to them in the next few weeks for a freshening up. This will be a great chance for all of us to have a look inside an internal combustion engine in a lot more detail than the average person gets now days. A lot of the modern cars don't even have a dipstick anymore!
We have also decided on a color - you can see it in one of the pictures above.
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One of the guys
There are several old guys and young guys working on this project. Some of the young guys know more than the old guys...