Last Friday, the 16th of November I got a call from Stewart Transport driver, Martin. He was at Factory Five in Massachusetts and had loaded the car — a couple of days later than I originally expected. Which means (after dropping off some cars in California) he’ll be here around the 28th of November. (SIDE NOTE: Karen’s [and my mom’s] birthday is the 27th of November…).
Although I was hoping to work on the car over the 4-day holiday weekend, the extra days will provide me some more time to clean and paint parts.
So, yesterday I dropped off the pieces. My guy Bob and I talked about cylinder heads for a while. It seems that before they can provide pistons, we need to decide on what heads we’re using. This is so we can make sure we have enough relief for the values – too much relief and we lose compression, not enough relief and, well it would be a Bad Thing.
Then, trying to be proactive, I stopped by Sears thinking I’d pick up some SUV (high lift) jack stand that were on sale. I should have known better — I don’t know about you guys, but as much as I appreciate the Craftsman brand, I’m perpetually disappointed with my ability to buy anything useful from them. It seem they’re always out of stock on whatever I’m looking for.
So Karen & I went to dinner at the Austin Cantina and I still have to find some jack stands before next week.