For the last three years, I've mostly been working on more modern race cars, but back in the day, I worked on several Maserati Tipo 61 "Birdcages". I had my hands in four or five of the lightweight masterpieces and came to know them pretty intimately. I'm back in NorCal for a bit to do … Continue reading Back to the Birdcage
The Talbot Lago Finally Makes it to Pebble Beach
I started working on this project back in 2016 in Colorado, the beginning of a long and circuitous path. In a previous post, I explained some of the issues that helped make it a five year engine build... One of the few upsides of a worldwide pandemic is that some events get postponed, which gave … Continue reading The Talbot Lago Finally Makes it to Pebble Beach
Brown Drakes on the Henry’s Fork
A few days chasing brown drakes on the Henry's Fork near Last Chance, ID.
Motorhome Maintenance… Springs, Brakes and Driveline
Part One: Springs I've been traveling with my 2006 Fun Mover since 2015 and apart from oil changes and two sets of tires, I haven't had to do much work on the chassis side of things. The house side is another story... there is always something that needs fixing. When I bought the rig in … Continue reading Motorhome Maintenance… Springs, Brakes and Driveline
Fish of the Day: 06/27/2021
Here's a lovely brown trout from the Madison River in Montana, near the Ruby Creek campground. I remember that day well: salmonflies were popping, the caddis were hovering, the Goose fire had not yet started to darken the skies... This fish deserves her own gallery...
Henry’s Bugs: Opening Day at Harriman Ranch, Henry’s Fork, Idaho
I’ve turned over a lot of rocks in the knee-deep waters of the Henry’s Fork, the famous Snake River tributary that flows past Last Chance, Idaho. There are long stretches of time where there are no rising fish to be spotted, and my curiosity leads me to wonder what they are eating when they are … Continue reading Henry’s Bugs: Opening Day at Harriman Ranch, Henry’s Fork, Idaho
Boondocking for Flyfishers: Steiner Flat, Trinity River, CA
In the winter of 2017, I attempted to catch a California winter steelhead on the swing. I spent three months on the attempt, and did not succeed... though I did get one under a damn bobber with an egg pattern (but that's another story). That winter, the long drought broke, and all of the rivers … Continue reading Boondocking for Flyfishers: Steiner Flat, Trinity River, CA
Get to Work Ya Bum!
There has been a notable drop in the rate of new content being posted here at travelingwithtools. That’s because I’ve been back at work for a few weeks, and despite thinking I would be able to do two things at once, I have not. I've landed at the same Northern California shop that I worked … Continue reading Get to Work Ya Bum!
An Alfa Romeo 8C Project
A post about classic cars! Travelingwithtools has been focused on the travel part of late, so I thought it was time for a tools post. This Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 came to me in 2008 with a badly leaking rear main seal. As I recall, it was a very fresh restoration but there had been … Continue reading An Alfa Romeo 8C Project
Merry Christmas from Reno, Nevada! Three cheers to a happy and healthy 2022.