Saturday, February 7, 2015

Changing spark plugs is not cool

I went home early morning to pick up a few things and then go see my car. It was very cold.

Geese flew over while waiting for the bus. It was very quiet, which I liked.

First thing on the list was putting back the instrument panel. It sits nicely again, another project finished.

Next up was replacing spark plugs. Well F* that! I removed the only one that was reasonably accessible. All the other spots are a real pain in the ass to reach. I don't see how people do it without getting the entire engine out...
Anyway, the plug I removed was in surprisingly good condition. In fact so good that I put it back. Shitty plugs is not likely the cause of my starting issue.

So then it had to go back but you can see the hole without using a mirror or a phone. Just lovely...

So I had to put it in by feeling. After a while I got it right and fixed it by hand. Then gave it another 15 degrees and that was that, I thought. Then, I spent 45 minutes getting the damn socket off!

Removing spark plugs from my engine ain't fun!

I also looked at the distributor. Never seen anything like it so that was kinda cool to see.

Sparkling... Also unlikely to be the cause of my starting issue. To be continued...

Friday, February 6, 2015

The moon

That little white dot there in the middle is the moon. I know, it looked better for real...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ajax 0 - 1 AZ

I bought copper grease today. Never seen it before, looks kinda cool I think!

In the evening we visited a possible new school for Milan. It was a nice school with pretty broad orientation.

AZ beat Ajax tonight! Soccer rock and roll, woohoo! :-)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Stupid imperial dickheads

Simone made a lovely pasta sauce :-)

Why do so many countries still use the imperial measurement system? Dickheads...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The crystals

It's been freezing lately.

Making crazy patterns everywhere. (click for very large version)

Crystals. (click for very large version)

Lunch! Yummmm :-)

Monday, February 2, 2015

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Ford museum

Last Sinterklaas, Simone gave me tickets to the Ford museum. They have a temp. exhibition with special Mustangs to honour the 50th anniversary of this iconic car. Today, we went there :-)

It was mad busy. Not. I didn't mind. It's better for taking photos.

This place houses the largest, privately owned, collection of Ford's in the whole world. Pretty cool!

Right at the start there is a (Spanish) replica of Ford's first automobile.

I love the engine on it. It's so incredibly simple.

It's actually really cool because you can identify all the parts so well. Mind the differential next to the wheel. Very nice.

The transmission was made of wood. Awesome :-)

Loads of oldies here.

There's also a section on Lincoln's, which are Ford owned.

More of the same?

There were quite a few "educationals" which I liked a lot.

Popcorn van.

Whiskey truck that was owned by Al Capone's company.

Petrol truck.

Nice writing on all those old cars.

And then there was the section of Mustangs.

This is Voorend's dragster. Very nice.

'71 Hardtop. Very nice but after a while the checkers get a bit too much to look at.

Shelby from 2000-something. Beast of car but where are the curves?

Older and newer.

This 'stang was truly gorgeous.

Older sportsroof. Very nice!

'90's pony.

This was my favourite Mustang though. A '71 Mach 1.

It's the model that started the fire for me.

Great car. Beautiful colour too.

First you see this...

... and then this ;-)

I had a lovely time looking at everything. Lunch before and coffee and apple pie after with Simone and Milan. Good times.