A busy week.

This past week was a busy one here in QB. I got the new master cylinder in the beetle and by Friday had the brake system bled, had it insured and Tito was on the road again. I haven’t put a master cylinder in before, but it was pretty straight forward. Big tip for any…

I’m glad I’m not a mechanic anymore

Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad I still have the skill set and I really enjoyed it while I was doing it (I have a journeyman ticket in marine mechanics). I worked on everything from big gas and diesel crewboats and commercial fishing boats to little runabouts, personal watercraft and trailers in a previous life….

It started as a small job….

Honestly it did. In the fall I bought some replacement stainless brake hoses for my Beetle and decided that since it’s May and the weather is gorgeous that it was time to get the work done and get Tito on the road. This past weekend Mike was home from Victoria (in transit to his EE…

Time to get the Beetle out

As spring carries on I’m getting the urge to get our 1971 Beetle out of my sister’s garage and put it on the road for another summer. The story of the Beetle is a great one. Heather’s Aunt and Uncle had it as their transport for their winters in Yuma. I had said to Paul…