Sunday, January 29, 2012

Assembly is the Reverse of Disassembly, or Windshield Wipers Part 2

In Physics, the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics might be paraphrased simply to say that things get more disorganized over time.  It also leads to the conclusion that some processes in nature are irreversible.  This reveals the folly of a constant refrain of the MGA workshop manual, the deceptively simple sentence "assembly is the reverse of disassembly". As in many things in life, tearing things apart is much easier (and to twisted minds more fun) than putting things together. These were the thoughts that kept me company during the next several days of reassembly of the wiper system. 

Rust and old paint sanded off (mostly).

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head

So the top has been on and I've claimed somewhat vaguely that I'm commuting "most days".  What that means is "when it's not raining or snowing".  The top is up, and I'm willing to carry a towel to work around the likely leaks or direct water penetration through the poorly fitting top, but there was another more important problem to resolve before I felt it wise to drive in the rain.  I discovered this one early on driving with my 11 year old son.

Investigating the source of the problem.
This is not an uncommon sight lately.