Is There A Dr In The Barn? Calling Dr Jimmy, Calling Dr Jimmy!
For the record, my manifold issue is not Covid 19 related. It’s been sick for a while and patched together with JB Weld. But it had some internal issues that needed attention. Q Dr Jimmy and his new John Deere surgical robot.
One thing is for sure. Having small and large projects has been a life saver during the quarantine. Jimmy is about an hr away from us here in Reedville and all I have been able to focus on is years of home neglect. It’s been too cold and pollen crap in the air to varnish Sweet Pea. But looks like I will have time for that.
When Jimmy sent these photos a little fire lit up in my gut. I felt the love and warmth of varnish and warm oil.
All this is being done to make the W perfect, but it will be set aside in the barn while her new V8 will be replacing it. That is a 350 thats being built especially for WECATCHEM with some very cool vintage stuff. Stay tuned for that.
A huge thanks to Dr Jimmy for the boost of energy and little bit of normalcy.
Mr. Jim, for the resto-mod…
Love the waterskis hanging from the beams! Wondering how they’re mounted? I have a collection of old skis, but am trying to figure a way to hang them vertically, without damaging them. Too often I see them mounted by removing the fin & running screws into the face of the ski, thru the wood & into the wall.
Kelly I displayed my collection by screwing them from the bottom of the skies to the stair rails to my loft, so I was able to leave the fins on, Note that my Chris Craft skies are not displayed as there as I didn’t want to damage them.
I hope that Labatts Blue doesn’t leave a ring on your workshop table.
It will sand off!!!
Art, love the man cave!!! Looks like you were a Dale Sr. fan. Matt you will not regret the conversion. Wecatchem will be the street rod of the water.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you put in “Wecatchem” – There are a lot of cool things that can be done to the basic GM block to keep it “retro” and you will enjoy the reliability and performance. Closed cooling, I hope!
Having a project sure does help !
don’t forget to stand 6ft. away from jimmy while he does all the work. now you don’t even have to hand him a wrench
V8 with soul – ALA Dave VanNess
You’ll love the 350!