Wednesday, September 18, 2013

KITT's Cousin

I had to take my '88 Oldsmobile daily driver to Troy's shop because the fuel lines had rotted away and pin holes had developed in the return line. Troy thought this would be a fairly straight forward replacement, but it turns out the fittings on the fuel lines for that car are not available from the local auto parts stores. Troy was going to have to rescue some from the salvage yard. 

Needless to say, I am without wheels for at least a couple days. Troy graciously lent me his '83 Camaro to drive in the meantime. It's not quite like the Olds, but I think I can manage. ;)

While I had it, I decided to take a couple pictures with KITT in the background. It is neat to see the two cars together. They are cousins, after all. :)

I ended up parking the Camaro where I normally park the Olds. You can see where the fuel had leaked on the pavement from the rotted lines.

Today after work I spray painted part of the steering column. Here are the before and after pictures.

Even though it looks slightly grey in the pictures the matte black was almost an exact match for the stock paint. I still have a couple spots on the upper portion of the column to do, but I need to do a lot more masking before I can paint that area. 

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