Sunday, February 12, 2017

Cuba, Chrome and Alternator

Okay, spent a week in Cuba last month. My family wanted the sun, but I wanted to look at old cars, and they were everywhere. Most are owned by the government. The original engines have conked out and guess what they use as a universal replacement? 5-cylinder Mercedes-Benz diesel engines. If you're interested, go soon because it's changing a lot, and for the better. Traveled all over the island and there wasn't a single grocery store.
I saw a couple British cars there and managed to snap this one -- it's an Austin Cambridge from 1956, I think. Steve Diggins had one.
Moved the alternator over to the left side and hopefully it will not interfere with the accelerator cable.
Chrome pieces are going out this week.

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