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Old Stone Fort and Cemetery in Schoharie, New York

I seem to have developed a fan base for my monthly blogs. I get positive comments by email and in person. When I started writing blogs, I wondered how they may be received as I am not a prolific, chatty person, and I do not favor repetition, which I find both boring and annoying, so … Read more

Interesting Car Guys I Have Met

When I started my effort to design and market a fuel injection system for flathead Fords, I suspected it was a business designed to fail, and it was successful in that regard. The concept was too radical for the market, and even with a very low profit margin, it was too expensive for the average … Read more

Christmas Redux

Another Christmas has passed, and another tumultuous year is closing. My very concerned neighbors must have thought that since I now live alone I might be starving to death, so they furnished me with more goodies and delicious food than I eat in a month. I have such thoughtful neighbors! I am past the point … Read more

The Unknowable Number

The internet age has introduced a new plague to the world. Fortunately I have not (yet) been tackled by the beer virus. (It is the “Corona” virus, not the “China” virus. If it were the China virus, they would have called it the “Chop Stick” virus.) This new plague is technical, not biological, in nature … Read more

The Last Five Percent in a Restomod

Here is the latest update on the 1962 Pontiac restomod. When making a car that has never been made before by taking an old design and adding new components, there are a significant number of unique design and fabrication tasks that have to be accomplished. If these tasks are conducted with attention to detail and … Read more

A Quick Update on Restomod of the 1962 Pontiac Catalina

It has been a busy month, so I thought I would give the gearheads among you a quick update on my progress with the restomod of the 1962 Pontiac Catalina. As a refresher, a “restomod” is where you take an old car and install new mechanicals. For my Pontiac, the donor was stripped totally bare … Read more

Weasel Words

Do you get as tired as I do listening to politicians and to public figures go on news broadcasts and use carefully chosen vague words to explain something rather than just using plain language to factually state the obvious? Those are what are known as “weasel words.” In a previous blog, I pointed out my … Read more