Friday, September 26, 2014

Gianni's cars part 11: 1974 Kawasaki G4TRD "Trail Boss"

OK, so it isn't a car, but I also have a 1974 Kawasaki Trail Boss.  100cc's of 2-smoke fury.  I bought it a couple of years ago.  When I was a kid, we had a 1972 Trail Boss, so it brings back memories.  It's in stock condition with about 3,000 miles.  Since these photos were taken, I've had the seat recovered in the correct, pleated material.  It was sold new in Alaska and must have spent much of its time in a garage.  It's fun to ride it around and kill mosquitos in my neighborhood.  When was the last time you saw a 2-stroke on the street...

Monday, September 22, 2014

OT: Old School

I ordered some new Blizzaks for the Ski Mobile from Tire Rack and had them shipped to Omni Brake & Alignment in Totem Lake.  It was pretty cool to get a hand written paper work order that the owner wrote out. It was carbon triplicate and I got the yellow copy.  I used to get these all the time when I had my Alfa serviced by specialist shops, but sadly they have almost all gone away (the carbon triplicate work orders).

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

OT: Works of Art

My Alfa Romeo GTV had a rear caliper that was dragging, so I removed them and sent them off to PMB Performance in Utah and had them rebuilt.  What came back were works of art.

It's almost a shame to put them back on the car and cover them with brake dust...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014