Wednesday, February 27, 2013

More Cleaning

When the mood strikes I get a rag, spray some brake cleaner on it and wipe yet another part of the engine bay, slowly relieving it of accumulated oil and grime. The process is time-consuming but rewarding. Then, naturally, the camera shows areas I've missed.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

More Bumper Bling

Some time ago I went to look at a 1969 NK 2000 because, well, I'd never seen one in person. One of the interesting yet subtle features I noticed on the car were small protective rubber bits on the bumper over-riders. Mine, naturally, didn't have these, lost to the winds like so many other small pieces of a forty-six year old car. I was pleasantly surprised to find they only cost three Euros in Germany. I ordered them and quickly got to putting the strips on the bumpers after getting the envelope in the mail. Pearl of wisdom, they don't go on easily when cold.
The story of getting the rear bumper off, in order to remove the over-riders, I will save for another day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

But Does It Really Look Better?

I've never liked the way the driver's window crank looks. The crank sticks out in an unbecoming way, despite the the metal "teethed" ring that sits against the vinyl. I found a $4 "stop disc" that goes with the window crank on the later 2002s. Despite the item not being stock to the 2000, as far as I know, I thought it would better the look of the door panel. The question now is, "Does it really improve the appearance?" I'm still pondering...