Friday, June 21, 2013

Hiatus for the summer

Our dock
 Summer is now here, officially on the 21st of June, that is, and that means not as many posts in the next two months.

I will take time to relax at the family cottage with friends and family and enjoy all the things that that cottage life offers including a few chores that need to be done. I may make one or two posts in the next few weeks but be warned that things will be kinda slow around here during the summer. Stay tuned however.
Taken from the lake shore

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Back on the road - sort of! The continuing Audi Coupe GT story

New front disk brake
Original front brake
1982 Coupe GT

 When you leave a car idle for a number of years parts need replacing. This is an interesting before and after shot of the front disk brake of my 1982 Audi Coupe. It surprises me that the car was drivable and that it could even stop.

The front brake you see is original to the car and I am now glad that I went to the extra expense of getting all the brake parts, front and rear. The wear on the disk is just a fraction of the disk area. How it stopped, I don't know.
New brake components
The rear brakes also need serious replacing

New drums - yes drums!!

New wiring harness and tune-up parts
I intended the restoration of this car to be a retirement project. Though I am not yet retired I felt that it was important to get started now rather than later. Besides, I have the energy and the time + the money.

Though it is ready to be safetied the sticker is not on just yet. That will come soon.
front view 1982 Coupe with Euro (crystal) headlights