A late spring cold snap brought howling winds outside the garage doors as I wrenched on the old hemi late one evening, I couldn’t help but feel a certain amount of anticipation to finally making the last connection and bringing life back into the “old girl”. A mental checklist was gone over and over again, tighten this, check that, and don’t forget to hook-up this, as memories of past engine start-ups came rushing back to me. Over the years, there always seemed to be a certain amount of fiddling with the engine to eventually having it running it’s best, and almost always some small detail that was overlooked but easily remedied. A vacuum line left unattached, a block drain plug left uninstalled, or a distributor dropped in 180-degrees out. But eventually, with a little time, patience, experience, and a little advice from friends, they’ve all roared back to life.
Similarly I felt that same level of anticipation as I sat down to write my first blog post here for the “Classic Car Restoration Club”. Much like wrenching on that old baby-Hemi, we’ve built a checklist of sorts, of those items that should not be over looked. Of course we’re trying hard to ensure nothing is overlooked, however, experience tells us there will likely be some fiddling before we have it running it’s best. That’s where you fit in, after all it’s your club, and much like seeking the advice of friends to get your old motor running, we’ll need your advice and suggestions to ensure the club runs its best. Whether it’s project ideas, video topics, or site features and functionality, just let us know, together we’ll have the club purring like a kitten. Drop us a note, we’d love to hear from you, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.