You just gotta love this video. If an ad comes up, click on skip ads and stick with this to the end. It sometimes shows as two videos.
Starts with Jay in a different car, but hang in there..... Full video is 12 minutes.
356 owners are a lucky bunch. We have a wonderful hobby and good companionship amongst the group we enjoy the cars with. Some of us are fortunate to enjoy all of this in relative good health.
On a serious note, I have changed the Home Page of this website. I think most of us who own these cars can offer some help to others who are in need. I felt it was time that I spoke out about this.
I bear the cost of this website and have asked for nothing in return, but I'm now asking that you consider looking at the two foundations I have listed on the Home Page, and think about making a donation.
Thanks for visiting this website, and considering helping others.
As for this website, much of it is now upgraded with better links and photos. Enjoy browsing the pages even if you have visited them before.
Miss April currently wears a set of Vredestein tires that are getting old, and after my research, I have decided I will move to Michelin tires. I've had Vredestein in the past and they perform well, but they now say "Classic" on the sidewall in large font. Makes it seem less original, and more like you are rolling on a classic tire remake. Just my impression and I can't shake it.
So, Michelin it is, and I thought I better get my order in before inflation and trucking costs go insane.
I checked around, and the price for the tire is the same at all locations (the price of the tire is controlled) but there is quite a variation on delivery costs. Next was to check stock, and oops, the 165SR x 15 XZX that I decided upon was out of stock at all of the 5 locations I checked- including Coker, who appears to be the master distributor for these particular tires.
I did find a vendor that included shipping at no charge if I was buying a full set, so that is a good savings, but of course they get their tires from Coker, and here is the amazing thing...
Delivery is 4 months away! Yup, I placed my order in October, and will get them (hopefully) in February. I confirmed this with Coker and others.
This is not a problem for me, the Vredestein will do fine until then, but wow, that was a surprise. Just thought I would share this and if you know someone looking for tires, you might want to let them know.
I've been working a little bit on cleaning up my tool kit items, and on one piece in particular I thought I would share some notes.
The spark plug wrench is a Klein 21 and has a "tommy bar" to put through the holes in the small end so that the wrench can be turned to install/remove spark plugs on the road. Inside of the large end, there is a rubber piece that holds the spark plug to keep it from falling out of the wrench during installation and removal.
I decided while cleaning the wrench that I would remove the rubber piece for better cleaning. Glad I did because the wrench was full of dirt and all kinds of crud underneath the rubber piece (deeper into the socket).
Below is a shot of the cleaned up tool and I included a shot showing the rubber piece that I temporarily removed for cleaning.
If you want to see more photos of the complete tool kit, check out my Tool Kit section of the website.
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