Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The CollageMahal

Yes, I know. I've not worked on Rags in a long time. With the move to New Mexico, and then all the construction on the Gone-to-the-Dogs Ranch, has left precious little time for car stuff. Now, with the completion of Pam's art studio, I can spend time finishing Rags.

After the CollageMahal, there are no new projects on the campus. There are still some pennies to spend on Rags, and there are few of those these days. The construction has used all our funds, and the economic crash has reduced my retirement savings to my retirement-party savings. Things are tight, and this month, for the first time in my life, I could only pay half of my credit-card bill. Having 2 crowns on my teeth in the past month was the culprit, and by virtue of terrible health insurance, I was out of pocket a good sum of money. So ther'll be no spending on Rags for quite a while.

Nevermind, I completed ignition/charging/start circuits on the Guzzi, and am working on lights. She is very close to starting.

The OSSA is ready to go at anytime. All she needs is gas....and a trailer to get me to track-day in Albuquerque....and leathers (funny how the old ones "shrink" with age)......and........

How long did I say it would be before I get around to finishing Rags?

6 comments:

DFD said...

Shane/Pam - this may come as a blast from the distant past - remember us from Windansea Pueblo days!!- just wrote a long note but it got erased. How are you guys - sounds like a major move to NM - would love to hear all about it. We have just gone through a major house rebuilding last 9 months and still recuperating - now by UCSD near Torrey Pines in LJ Shores. Heather still busy designing great houses with a new one going up in Delmar. I am busy as ever with Arctic oil and much work in Norway the past 3 years + Canada right now. MG is gone and we are down to 99 LR Disco + 95 MB E420 as highway cruiser. Dog now 8.5 is much loved std. poodle Mischa - big at 70 lb. Lets talk soon and catch up. Hope all is well. Best regards David and Heather

Jason said...

Any update on Rags? I just came accross your site and the TR looks great. I even agree with the power bulge addition. I am getting the itch to own one again and love to see what all can be done with them these days.

Thanks, Jason

perfect.tommy said...

anxiously awaiting to see rags hit the track...

love your work!

Ian MacKay said...

Had 2 - TR6 in my early days and would love to see the photos of Rags completed. Please post them.

Ian

jamespf2d said...

Came accross your blog while googling how to get more grunt from my own triumph... I have a Triumph 2000 that im looking at doing a performance rebuild on soon and am very interested in what you have done on yours and how it will all turn out would love to see some new updates soon
.

perfect.tommy said...

since my last comment i've purchased another tr6... this time a single carburetor motorcycle, a 1970 triumph tiger. my only other vehicle was a 1971 tr6 sportscar.

been loving your posts and i am hoping to see you back at it soon.