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.
After spending the last year gallivanting around the country, it's time to get back to work. I've landed in Reno, Nevada for a stretch to clear up some unfinished business... the Austin Healey that's had a happy home in Mom's garage needs to move on. It's always the last few percent of a job that … Continue reading Back to Work
Some automotive design innovations last (Otto cycle 4-stroke) and some do not (Bugatti Brescia cam box design). Today I dove into the cam box of a 1923 Bugatti Brescia, a model with which I had not previously been introduced. I had heard of the "banana tappet", but not held one in my hands. For some … Continue reading Bananas!