good day, ladies and gents
My first foray is automobile restoration
I have just bought a 1986 Pontiac Firebird, with a 2.8 V6, hardtop.
It runs, little splotches of rust on the hood, leaking valve cover gaskets,
leaking rear transmission seal, a little rough when idling.
I got it for $400.00, the previous owner lost his garage with the 4
hurricanes we recently went thru.
I now state that my knowledge in repair/restoration is limited to books, and
3 years of auto shop, 30 years ago.
My intent here is to 1) post irregular and ongoing updates on my progress
and/or slow and progressive descent into madness and hell. 2) to accept any
and all suggestions as to my inability to anything right. 3) I intend to
document my progress with photos and dialogue(barring any difficulties with
massive amounts of alcohol and prescribed medications.
In anticipation of the hours of fun and enjoyment that I will reap from this
adventure, I have already notified my shrink at the VA, and she has
prescribed and adjusted my medications, to the best of her abilities.
so let the "fun" begin. . . .
I have bought a Haynes and have ordered a Chilton's, and a buddy of mine is
a diesel mechanic by trade with first aid /cpr training.
pictures forthcoming shortly when Vie finished reading the instruction book
for my digital camera