box ends up being placed, one knows what is in it without having toopen it. Ridiculously simple, true. But, it is a real time saver that wardsoff frustration and exasperation.
I am speaking from real-world experi-ence here!
My computer stores the many car related records and information thatI do not need to hold in my hand. The only space they occupy is on myhard drive. Should I need the reassurance of a piece of paper, I alwayshave the option to print out the material.If you are like me, and vehicle space is limited, I find it helpful whenworking on a car to move the daily driver out of the car barn. The emptystall gives me “walking around” space. By doing so I am not forced toconstantly have to navigate around a vehicle to get to a tool, the work-bench, or whatever. It makes things go a lot quicker, and dissipates thefeeling of being in cramped, close quarters.The last point I will make is that taking steps too create the illusion of space is a good thing. This can best be accomplished through a surplusof overhead lighting. Not being in the car barn at this moment, I believethe number of dual-tube, 4-foot, fluorescent ceiling light units I have is13. When they are on, there are no dark corners in the garage. Conse-quently, one does not feel as though they are working in an under-ground cave. I can say with certainty that there simply is no such thingas too much light.Hopefully, the above may contain a tip that makes your work environ-ment more user friendly?
In a separate publication, you will find the 2010 Annual Index. It’s pur-pose is to assist you in locating anything/everything published in
® this year.
I ran across a really neat web site for owners of GM rides from 1980and later. You enter your VIN, and if it is in the database, it will give youtons of info about your car.Our ’92 Allanté, for reasons I have yet to determine, has no build date
THAT TIME OF YEAR—Continued
Car Collector Chronicles
My computer stores themany car related records and informationthat I do not need to hold inmy hand. Theonly spacethey occupy ison my hard drive.”