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Sajeev
Community Manager

Community Question: Your 2022 New Year's Resolution?

Hello all, I hope you had a verrrry Merry Christmas and that Santa was good to you. As we round out 2021 this week, I am wondering what your New Year's Resolution is for you and your car. 

 

  • Do you have a resolution for a current project car? 
  • Do you want a new project next year? 
  • Maybe clean up and organize your garage? 

My resolution is probably all of the above, but I have a problem and I'm okay with it. So tell me, what is your New Year's Resolution for 2022? 

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19 REPLIES 19
Goggles_Pisano
Pit Crew

I'd like to do a track day in my car.

Ponyprez
Pit Crew

On the Mustang 50th we were given a low cost track day at a Police training track outside Mustang OK and it was a blast but never drive above your skill level and equipment. The track itself was under a mile so speeds were not excessive but the twists and short straight aways with only 6 to 8 cars allowed at a time made for a relatively safe and amazing experience. I learned a few things about my 08GT500 such as it had amazing brakes (car in front of me spun out) and when I ran hard I got a whopping 4.6 mpg on 93 octane. No one wrecked and only one driveshaft was sacrificed to the car gods. Great day and memories. Be safe and buy the best helmet you can afford.

Britautoguy
New Driver

Sell my RHD MG TF and acquire something with a bigger engine 

Ponyprez
Pit Crew

The TF was always my favorite T series MG. I unfortunately have developed a back problem and can no longer get into my MGB's and will be selling them and other cars I can no longer restore/drive. I am keeping my 65 2+2 Mustang and my 72 El Camino as I can still drive them but paying others to do work you know how to do but can't sucks. Good luck to you with your sale and enjoy your new replacement vehicle.

P.S. How big a motor you looking for as I will be parting with my 500+ H.P. 2008 GT500 Shelby with 34K for a little over 30K. It is the nicest, fastest car I have ever owned but I cannot drive her the way she was meant to be driven. It was originally owned by #88 of the Atlanta Falcons and was never abused and always serviced by Ford.

DUB6
Specialist

   I have a small seepage from the right rear axle seal on the '66 Pontiac.  It's not been a "problem" so much as just an annoyance.  But I have begun to notice that the braking from faster speeds is biased a bit to the left, so I figure the shoes are getting some fluid on them - probably even saturated.  Way past time to do something.

   But as has been noted in multiple other posts, this has opened up a project can o' worms.  See, if I'm going to pull the axles to replace seals and then do something about the shoes, I'm gonna want to go ahead and look at putting that disc-brake conversion on that I bought years ago.  And of course, I've always had a hankering to spool that 12-bolt - possibly even jump a step or two on the rear-end ratio.  So, instead of just turning a semi-blind eye to a little streak of lube on the inside of the tire now and then, I'm contemplating pulling and rebuilding the entire rear housing!

   So, is that my New Year Resolution?  Well, no.  My resolution has nothing to do with the car.  But the resolution is probably something I'll not get done...the rear-end job, on-the-other-hand, is a definite "before spring thaw" job!  😋

NITRO450EXP
Technician

My new Years resolution is to not have any resolutions and just go with the flow.

 

Nitro

Sajeev
Community Manager

That's smart.  I like that, and I am gonna use it! 

DUB6
Specialist

You'll probably be more successful at that than most of the folks who made a list! 👍

Darold
Hagerty Employee

I havent set any resolutions this year, but provided we can find a bigger house Id love to learn to paint. And to prep the S2000 for a track day or autocross. 

Ponyprez
Pit Crew

My resolution is to downsize all vehicles I can no longer drive and the projects I will not be able to do. I also am committed to not buy anymore parts until I have finished installing (or have installed) the things I have already purchased. 

DUB6
Specialist

Man, I wish I had the willpower to even think about setting a resolution like this!  My parts shelving would be bare and gathering dust, and my credit card statement might just be bare too!  😃

MoparMan
Advanced Driver

Not so much a resolution, but rather a realistic assessment or goal; to wit: To purge my garage of ALL 30+ years of collected Mopar parts that I'm never/not going to use!

Ponyprez
Pit Crew

Good Luck with that, from personal experience I know it's not easy. I sold/gave away so many collected parts when I relocated and just the memories made some really hard to part with.

buellerdan
Instructor

My resolution is to part with some of my inheritance money and buy a hobby car.  The garage is currently empty.  This may not be easy, given the current insanity of "collector" car prices.

AMatyas
Pit Crew

Just one. Drive it more.

645e3b
New Driver

Get my wife’s car on the road and off the lift

autowriter
Detailer

1.  Don't buy any more project cars.

2. Don't even Think about buying another project car.

3. Sell the project boat.

4. Finish the cut and buff on about 8 square inches of the frunk lid that got missed.

5. Find and fix the small leak near the shifter tube.

6. Enter the car in several good car shows, including a concourse if available.

7. Drive it there if possible.

8. Take it in the trailer if it's raining.

9. Take my wife for a couple of pleasure drives in it.

10.Put the top down finally.

GRP_Photo
Instructor

Not exactly a resolution, but I want to replace the transmission in my '61 Econoline with a 1963 model. I've heard that that means I also have to replace the rear end and driveshaft. Whatever it takes. Then I want to change the ratio in the rear end to give me something better than 50 mph top speed.

Ponyprez
Pit Crew

I miss my Econoline E-100 P.U.  I sold it to a friend when I relocated and he has sent me photo's of all the work  being done to it. Last I heard it was off to the body shop for dent repair and paint. He also found items that I searched for years for such as the padded dash and the missing c shaped chrome. Good luck with your project.