The story on the velle goes like this.
I bought the car 2 1/2 years ago. It was to be my everyday driver, while I was fixing it up. It had been restored before, but not very well. Well, everything costs 400 dollars. No matter what I do, its 400 dollars. So, the car has been sitting for almost 2 years, after I found out the heater didnt work, and I needed to fix it to get defrost. So while I had the dash torn apart I decided to put in a quick ratio steering box. The quick ratio is in, but I replaced the pump with a high flow pump. I dont like it, so I need to replace THAT with a stock pump. I replaced the entire steering linkage, but need to get it aligned.
The car does run. Every once in awhile I will go out and fire it up and drive it around the block. Sometimes I need to jump start it, but it fires right up every time.
Its a 72, has a 350, and an auto.
The car is for sale, kinda. Ive been selling it for a year, problem is I havnt washed it, nor have I advertised it. I dont really want to sell it, but I really need to. Ill explain that as time goes on.
I like the alloys to. I wanted one with them so I could make roadside repairs easier in case of flats. I carry around a large can of fix a flat. We have terribly garbagey roads in AZ. Mexicans dont get the concept of proper load securement, so screws, nails, paint, ladders, bags of redimix, etc. etc. are always falling out of the backs of there P/Us onto the roads.
I had a windsheild, but after testriding a HD Streetglide I realized how much better the protection from a fairing is. Again, things from the road flying up at you, also we have big stingy bugs in AZ. I hate em, specially when I get hit by them at 70+/-
Well, nothing exciting today. I enjoy the ride to work, its cool out. Makes for an enjoyable ride. The ride home is kinda rough. Hot sux. (Another reason for the fairing) Its a dry heat. Go fack yourself. Its like riding in a blast furnace.
I did stop in the overpriced Chevron by the freeway and got 2$ worth of gas on the way home. My light came on,on the way to work, and I havnt run the bike completely dry yet. Went 208 miles on this tank. Im averaging between 37 and 42 mpg, depends on how hard I twist the throttle.
Tonight we are riding down to Phoenix.
I suppose you have all heard about the 2 news helicopters that crashed into each other a few weeks back.
Well there is going to be a memorial bike ride, and some of the local news celebrities ride and are putting it on. Its not going to be a long ride, really, but there will be allot of bikes. Should be a heck of a Parade.
The wife wants to go, so well head down tonight, spend the night in a motel( got a room booked at the Radison. wooo) Go on the ride tomorrow, then ride home in 100+ degree temps
Should be fun
Ill let ya know how it goes.
My luck, Ill be riding in thunderstorms all the way down tonight
It is monsoons.
The wife is taking the camera, so Ill try and throw up some pics if I can.
Better go wash the bike.