Member Page: Michael Stoliker
Member ID: britsnspitsMember Status: Free Member
Bethlehem, PA, USA
Member Since: 2010-09-30
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There are 18 total entries in this Journal.
Posted on: Friday September 28, 2012
As the title says, I feel I am at a tipping point in my Triumph ownership. Due to my continued unemployment I find myself teetering on the edge of a decision to keep the cars or sell them to recover what little money I can. My concern is that if I keep the cars and wait for the economy to improve to the point where employers will take a chance on a 59 year old IT guy, too much damage will occur to both cars from sitting out in the open under covers and tarps. Frankly, it's getting to th...
Posted on: Saturday June 2, 2012
The title for the 76 Spitfire came in the mail yesterday along with an unexpected gift...the ignition key. I'm now determined that this car will see the road again. With the body and frame from Rob's 78, and the drivetrain from John's 76, this car will rise from the slow burn of oxidation and with that image the car's name is obvious. Say hello to "The Phoenix". The Phoenix will be put back together and will hopefully be sold to finance the restoration of "The Tomato" and give some lucky p...
Posted on: Monday May 28, 2012
I now have 2.5 Spitfires. I went out Saturday to pick up a rust-free (brown paint) Spitfire tub. OK, so it wasn't entirely rust-free, but the previous owner had made some repairs, and the rest of the tub is remarkably solid. In addition, the frame has been stripped and painted. It also helps that I got a pile of parts to go with it. The plan is now to put the 76 back on the road using the parts and getting the title sorted out somehow. Once on the road I plan to sell the car to finance t...
Posted on: Sunday May 20, 2012
I'm now the proud owner of two Spitfires. I brought home a 1976 Spitfire offered for free on this website. Being out of work, I should probably have my head examined as I want to put this car on the road as well as my first Spit, the "Tomato". However, since the rust problems are starting to look insurmountable and there's that small problem of no title, I'll probably break this poor car up for parts. I have to say it breaks my heart to consider this, but it was the plan all along. On t...
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