“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
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With the new floor in place and sealed, the saw cuts gooped, walls painted, the shelving and cabinets reinstalled, everything unpacked, and the Chevelle back from short term storage (driving video coming later) I can confidently say that the garage is back to its new normal.

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Yesterday evening I washed the 4Runner and brought it inside as well, for a full return to “how it was two months ago but better.”

Illustration for article titled Garage Normalcy Resumed
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In a general update, the Chevelle is doing well but needs either some baffles in the valve cover or a catch can in the PCV line, as it’s smoking at idle and the hose to the PCV is quite oily inside. I also have the thing to make the speedometer correct to install this week, and oil is somewhere in the mail to change it since it’s due.

The RX7 is still in storage, I may get it out for a little while here just to blow the cobwebs out and put it back some nice weekend. There’s nothing wrong with it other than leaking an absurd amount of oil still, which I’m a bit shy about pulling into the newly renovated garage right now. We’ll see how things play out with that. If I opt to not do the Chevelle’s rear end over this coming winter, I may rebuild that 12A.

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I have since built an excessively fancy step for the door with leftover hardwood from inside
I have since built an excessively fancy step for the door with leftover hardwood from inside

I can’t quite get over how nice the garage is now, after spending years just dealing with the dingy walls and moreso the horribly broken floor.

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Before, for reference
Before, for reference

Oh and I put a deposit on a new car today (took the day off work). It’s the only one in the country that checked all but one of my boxes, and the one it didn’t is available from the dealer parts department and I can install it. It’ll be here from the other side of the country in... eventually.

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