As many of you are undoubtedly painfully aware, this has been an awful winter in the Midwest. Normally, I am inclined to fire up the propane salamander and go out and get to work, but this winter, I’ve barely touched a wrench. As the temperature in Michigan began to flirt with the freezing mark last week, I was able to get out and wrestle with the loose passenger side kingpin on my ’53 Buick.
Here’s the steering knuckle and support, back from the machine shop. With no press in my garage, I didn’t even try breaking the old kingpin free from the spindle assembly; after all, it had 61 years of grease and familiarity on its side.
I was also able to take the Dirty Dart out to get some new 13″ shoes. All in all, it was a good week. With warmer weather hopefully around the corner, what are you working on in your garage?