The 2016 Show Season So Far

It’s been several months since my last posting and I have made some progress and attended a few shows. As to the projects I said I would attend to over the winter, I have had mixed results. I removed the steering wheel and adjusted the horn buttons some. It is much less sensitive and no longer honks accidentally. However one of the three horn buttons doesn’t work very well. But I still consider it an improvement. I replaced the quarter window regulator, but it made no difference in the window’s operation. I consulted with my Mustang expert (Val) who suggested I completely disassemble the mechanism, clean out all of the old dried up grease, and lubricate everything with white lithium grease. That is on the back burner for now but I will work on it again. I haven’t touched the wiring but it is all working as expected so I don’t feel a lot of pressure or urgency to change it. I have done some detailing in the engine compartment by touching up some paint and replacing some rusty bolts with new clean ones. As to new items that were working but now need repair, the tachometer doesn’t move past about 600 RPM. I plan to live with it until the end of the show season and then send it out to be reconditioned, along with the speedometer.

I checked in with Val regarding my engine compartment detail and power steering upgrade. He had originally said that he could get to me this summer. It now looks like that won’t happen until this fall or winter. At this point I can choose to wait for Val or look into having somebody else do the work. At the moment I’ve put that project on hold.

I have attended several shows this year. I’ve been attempting to choose shows located near some of my old friends that I haven’t seen in a while. That way I can visit them after the show ends. That means some of the shows I pick may not be the biggest, most exciting, or glamorous. But seeing my friends after all these years is quite rewarding. And I’ve started making a few new friends with the show regulars at some of the shows I’m attending.

Other than that, I don’t have a lot to report. The car is running fine and has been very dependable. At this point it looks like the 2016 show season is going to be a lot of fun.