Hah! The twins are still daily drivers. The exception this year is that the
convertible lost overdrive, and I put off having the trans rebuilt over the
winter, since I prefer a stick over automatic in snow. It sat in the garage
for almost three months, and only recently went into the shop for surgery.
While they're both 1993 5.0's, they are entirely different cars. TFrog is
quick and nimble, CFrog is a heavy pig. But that occasional 80-degree day in
April just cries out for topless, and I have to get moving on my farmer's
Also, since the day I bought it in late 2003, CFrog has always had a badly
pitted windshield (as if the previous owner liked to tailgate dumptrucks
filled with sand). Not a problem, unless I'm driving into direct sunlight
(as, say, my morning or evening commute). I just had that replaced with new
glass, and wonder why I waited so long. Sure, it wasn't high on my list of
to-do, but it makes a big difference.
Of course, daily driver means daily deterioration. I'm noticing now that
TFrog has reached the end of "polish and wax" in spots - there's signs that
I'm running out of paint to polish! Time to get serious about a new black
paint job, probably just in time for its 20th birthday. These guys aren't
NEARLY as old as your car, but they're getting up there.
TFrog - 1993 LX 5.0
Good to hear that your "frogs" are doing well! I'm retired
and no longer need to make that dreaded drive to work.
The Capri only has 67K miles on it, and I only take it out
of the garage on nice summer days. I will probably drive it
more often after I get those Michelin TRX wheels and tires
replaced. In the mean time, there's enough rubber left on
the tires to take some quick trips to Kwik Trip.
Dick in MN
On Thu, 12 May 2011 18:23:05 +0100, "Jimbo ..."
Where in Scotland? I spent a couple of fantastic years (1959-60) in
Prestwick, Ayr, and Troon when my dad was stationed there with the
USAF Air Sea Rescue Squadron.
We're now setting into spring-time in Oregon. Rain, sun, rain, sun,
rain, sun, but it's no longer in the 30's. LOL
Might take my "outdated" "underpowered" blown 4.6 for a spin, in honor
of Dick's Capri. :)