There’s always something to celebrate if you look hard enough

In celebration of it being “National Alloy Wheel and Brake Shoe Day” in Croatia yesterday, I thought it only fitting to get my arse in gear, get out to the garage and get the wheels finished up and onto the car If you recall, the old tyres on the steel wheels are 165/80/13s and the…

What a difference a day makes

“What a difference a day makes Twenty-four little hours Brought the sun and the flowers Where there used to be rain” Dinah Washington sang that back in 1959 and it came on the radio this afternoon whilst I was out in the garage. Of course, technically speaking, the second line should have gone something like…

Groundhog Day

Highs and lows, eh  Today’s certainly a low  Re-jigged a load of stuff so I could spend all day out in the garage re-stripping the wheels after my first aborted attempt at painting earlier this week, cleaned them up, masked everything off, sprayed on some black and it’s just … well, shit would be one way…

Now, about those wheels

After a strange few week’s break, I’ve had the urge and the time to get back out into the garage  This co-incided with the arrival of a set of “10GG” nuts from SpeedShack which are needed for my new wheels – 5/8″ sleeve nuts to fit an M12x1.5 stud. At £1.95 a nut though, if my retirement fund…