Small group but it was good times.

Marty Grzynkowicz

1959 Intermeccanica, Subaru H2O Turbo (Convertible D-GT) "Le Cafe Macchiato"

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With the top up it does not have to be warm but the streets need to be salt free, it helps to have roll up windows  

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Joe wrote: "I don't enjoy driving with the top up, plus with real heat and heated seats I can bundle up."

Bill_the_Cat

They outlawed garage drains in my town some time ago.  That was way after they outlawed "service pits".  You know, you drive your car onto this platform with a slot or pit in the middle so you can get down there to work on the car's undercarriage without benefit of a lift.  Used to be a few of them around when I was a kid until there was an oil/gas fire in one (or more) that cooked the mechanic.  Plus, you had the occasional mishap when someone drove a car onto the deck wrong and it fell in to the pit. 

Hot Rod Ron (the Maple Syrup guy) has one on his farm but it is an open-ended walk out, rather than walk down some steps to get in there, so it's only a little illegal.     It was there long before Ron bought the farm and back behind the barn so it hasn't caught anyone's attention, yet.

I made an undercarriage washing wand that I believe Ed Erickson got at a Carlisle raffle.  It was made of high pressure PVC pipe in the shape of a "T".  
Connect it to a garden hose, slide it around under the car on a driveway and it would blast the dust off, then let it air dry.

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I thought of making myself an underbody cleaning wand to attach to my powerwasher but then how do you control it.  

I can use the quickjack but essentially road grime is ubiquitous and you can't get away from it when you drive your car.  The Foose car you can eat off the bottom as it is a museum piece, or an idol, you know the kind that is kept in a Taj Mahal garage and you go bow before your possession.   

 

IaM-Ray posted:

I thought of making myself an underbody cleaning wand to attach to my powerwasher but then how do you control it.  

I can use the quickjack but essentially road grime is ubiquitous and you can't get away from it when you drive your car.  The Foose car you can eat off the bottom as it is a museum piece, or an idol, you know the kind that is kept in a Taj Mahal garage and you go bow before your possession.   

 

That thing isn't a real car, Ray. Real cars (like our cars) get driven, know the joy of the road, are not perfect, get dirty underneath and may even mark their territory occasionally.  

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