August 4, 2003

The Weather Sucks Haven’t done much work on my poor Squareback for the past few weeks. Besides my boss newly demanding more and more weekends out of me, one of my relatives is ill, so we’ve gone to Rhode Island a couple times to visit. Last weekend was HOT and HUMID and given that I prefer the cold, it’s been way too hot for me to start putting Wilson (yep, that’s the name my wife and I arrived at for my Squareback) back together. So basically I’ve just been hoarding parts for the past few weeks and I think I finally have everything I need to get Wilson back on the road, with the exception of any suspension work should he need it. I’ll have to look back and see if I explained about the “popping” sound I heard when jacking up the car to get the engine out. Luckily, someone on the Type 3 list e-mailed me and said he had a torsion bar if I needed one. Whew. I wonder if people replace torsion bars as their cars begin to sag? Looks like they’re available in stock sizes aftermarket.