By naterisch
05/22/2016
When you read this, Kugel, my ’72 2002tii, and I will have just returned from a nearly-2,000-mile jaunt to the Vintage in its new home in Asheville, North Carolina. I’ll soon have a piece in Roundel Magazine about it.
By naterisch
05/16/2016
There is a learning curve in everything. From the moment you are born, learning is a part of the journey of life; it’s also what makes you become successful, whether at your job or hobby, or even at being a better person in everyday life.
By naterisch
05/16/2016
Last week, I was walking cheerfully down the path of dealing with Otto’s low compression in #3 cylinder, at least as cheerfully as one can walk when one was a mouse click away from listing a car on eBay, then decided to do a compression test, got a bad result, and had to postpone the sale and yank the head off.
By naterisch
05/08/2016
Recently, my wife and I purchased a house with one feature that catered to my car obsession: a garage. However, before moving in, I had already decided that I wouldn’t be someone who uses the garage as surrogate for an attic; garages are for cars, dammit!
By naterisch
05/08/2016
When last we saw Otto, his head was literally dangling from the ceiling of my garage. Pretty grisly. Once the head was off, I slid the head gasket off the top of the block and held it in front of me like a prize bass, fully expecting to see clear evidence of failure between the #3 compression ring and one of the coolant passages.

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