QOTD: Summertime Blues

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

qotd summertime blues

It's the day after the Fourth of July and we're all dragging a bit. So, what do you do to counteract the post-fireworks malaise?

More specifically, what automotive-related activities are you engaging in this summer?

Autocrossing? SCCA racing? Watching the pros race? Towing a boat to the lake? Drag racing? Wrenching on a classic? Car shows?

It's summer. We're all out and about doing stuff. What kind of car stuff do you like to do this time of year?

Sound off below.

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  • Irvingklaws Irvingklaws on Jul 06, 2023

    My 94 vette has been randomly shutting off after seeming running fine for a while. Did a bunch of research, replaced the IAC and ICM to no avail. So took Monday off before the 4th to tear it all apart (in 90+ degree heat and humidity) so I can replace the optispark...again (I replaced 4-5 years ago)...along with some other stuff for good measure. What a mess, antifreeze everywhere despite best efforts to drain/capture it properly. Now it's all apart sitting in the garage. Next over next several nights/weekends I'll clean everything up, fix/replace whatever, and put it back together. Still have to find the 16mm socket I dropped somewhere into the subframe under the engine. Good times! 😁 Can't wait to drive it again.

  • Syke Syke on Jul 06, 2023

    Hopefully getting this boot off my left foot in three weeks, so I can throw my leg over a motorcycle again. It's probably going to be three months of downtime until I'm riding again, the longest I've ever gone off a bike in 47 years. And that includes 22 years of Pennsylvania winters.

    Happily SiriusXM has returned the Beach Boys channel (104), so that'll get me thru July.

    • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Jul 06, 2023

      Hope you heal well and fast. I lost most of last riding season due to a blown engine and Suzuki warranty dragging their feet. This year I've riden once due to bike issues.

  • Spookiness Spookiness on Jul 06, 2023

    Fingers crossed, the slocus might not need an evaporator core after all. Would like to get past 1 more summer at least. I replaced the roof trim strips last weekend with some self-stick trim I got off ebay. Would like to repaint the wheels sometime, but that has logistics. A few things on my junkyard list the first time a convenient, dry, sub-85 day comes. Road trip to SW VA and WV in a few weeks, then another to Pittsburgh in August.

  • Alan Alan on Jul 06, 2023

    Well, its winter here and 24 (metric 24) today. Nights get cold was 9.