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The reawakening of an old friend.

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Interior Cleaning

The week before all the rain came to this part of the country I was able to spend a good amount of time cleaning the interior.  The goal was to get as much of the mustiness removed as was reasonable and make it comfortable to work inside.  Vinegar and lots of elbow grease helped. I experimented with different sponges and brushes but getting into the molded divots in the upholstery was challenging.  I pulled the carpet out with the exception of the piece over the transmission tunnel and cleaned i


Horn in Cleaning

Back Into The Light

Earlier this week I was able to get back to things for the first time in a few months and should be able to pick away at it for the rest of the summer.  Current storage is in our 1938 garage, narrow and with a very cracked and uneven floor.  With the help of the winch on one of my other vehicles I was able to pull it out of the garage and into the light for the first time since it was brought out from my parents’ garage a few years ago.  It rolls, just not easily.  One person can move it a few i


Horn in Cleaning

Hello Again Old Friend

On August 1, 1969 My mom bought this 1600 from Hafkemeyer BMW Motors in Kansas City, Missouri.  It was her first car and it was my uncle who convinced her to buy the BMW over a Volvo at the time.  She paid $2,700.   It was sold as a demonstrator and appears to have been slightly discounted.  The black and white picture is of it in Nebraska shortly after purchase.  She named it Rocinante after Don Quixote’s horse and it brought her on her move from Nebraska to Connecticut and served as her daily
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