QOTD: Does Springtime Turn A Man’s Thoughts To The Garage?

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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.

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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.

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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?