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Winter Clinic

Greetings and Happy New Year after a long hiatus! Mel has been at Earl’s Garage in Shoreline undergoing a number of repairs due to various leaks. We all hate leaking, especially as we get older, and I believe Mel deserves … Continue reading

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Home Again

Mel received a new master brake cylinder. The first replacement was defective and was the source of the Mel stranding two weeks ago, leaving Susan and I brakeless in Seattle. I think Barb was right; the leaking master cylinder would … Continue reading

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Not so fast

Well, I think Mel might have had too much of a workout yesterday. Turned out to be just an overnighter. This morning I romantically planned to give my wife, the fair Susan, her inaugural ride with Mel. The sun was … Continue reading

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After 42 years of waiting, my first drive

October 30, 2010 – picked up Mel today at the mechanics. I was very nervous anticipating the drive home from his shop in Lynnwood. However, after reading this blog beforehand, I was much encouraged that Mel would not let me … Continue reading

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It Lives! It Lives!

Just got back from the mechanics. Heard Mel start up for the first time. Engine sounds strong. However, the carburetor will need to be rebuilt. A transmission seal is leaking but I don’t want to proceed with that repair till … Continue reading

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Two beautiful ’55’s!

Claire made this composition which I think captures all the fun of the truck. Update today from the mechanic: Doug is very impressed with the truck and how remarkably free of rust it is in its current state. He expects … Continue reading

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Mel is Legal

Today Susan and I went to the licensing office to get the title transferred and the truck registered. It all went without a hitch. I did learn that we have several licensing options. If I want to get a personalized … Continue reading

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