Smokey update I
I used mid-grade gas on my first fill--seemed like the old stuff was causing some idling problems. Smokey has been running on synthetic oil for a while, which means I should be doing well on that end.
Smokey is vacuumed!
Smokey has new seat and steering wheel covers--and a little scent to cover...um, the other smell.
The sound system will be upgraded over the next week if all goes well and the crick don't rise.
Revised list of future Smokey projects:
Figure out SOME WAY of rigging a cup holder (I mean REALLY!)
New floor mats...
Clean out door with wasp nest
Drive like an old man (still to be attempted, much less mastered)
Some bodywork might be in order...those rust holes aren't pretty--they'll just get bigger--maybe then it will finally be worth waxing like my "old" car.
I know it's kind of sad to put so much surface TLC into a 21-year-old contraption, but this is just my way of making it livable—I already enjoy my commute more by many degrees (now if I could just get that CD player in…)