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!
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
I’ve been parked out in the Nevada desert for a few days now, since finishing my look-back series on our trip to Africa in 2016. I’ve been poking through my photo archives and infrequent journal entries, looking for the path forward for the blog. I have a pretty good idea what I want to do, … Continue reading A Note From the Desert
It's taken me some time to recover from the big auction closing day on Wednesday. The Bugeye got a good price, a bit better than I had expected, but fair I think. Amazingly, the winner was local and he was the only one to come look at the car in person. We did a bank … Continue reading Sold
We are inside of 24 hours remaining on the auction at BringaTrailer.com! I'm chewing my fingernails off over here, as there's hardly any chatter going on in the comments. Despite having felt at times like this car was a terrible use of my time (650 hours documented, folks!) I have always felt warm and fuzzy … Continue reading Less Than 24 Hours Remaining to Bid on the 215 V8 Bugeye Sprite
The clock is winding down on the 215 V8 Bugeye auction over at BringaTrailer.com Today I'll tell you a little about the instrumentation I selected. The gauges in this Bugeye hotrod were chosen after a Jaguar XKSS was in the shop and its dash caught my eye. The Jag used 5” Chronometric gauges that were … Continue reading 2 Days Left on the 215 V8 Bugeye Auction
Three days remaining on the V8 Bugeye auction at BringaTrailer.com! Here are a few photos from the refurbishing in 2014.
It's quieted down over in the comments section of BringaTrailer.com. Two comment and two bids... not even any controversy! Here's a few pictures from the night I first saw the car. What on earth was I thinking?