Summer has officially begun. Since last month, we have been extremely busy here at Rusted and Rebuilt. Yesterday was my last day of working at the grocery store after four years, because I finally landed my dream job. Things are starting to fall into place.
The Subaru Impreza has undergone a full face lift over the past month. All of the damage from the previous owner has been repaired, and we even added some lightning under the hood. I was able to solve most of the mechanical issues, too. Since replacing the idle control valve, the car has been running absolutely MINT.
The idle control valve is an intake component which controls the amount of air flowing to the intake when your foot isn’t on the throttle, hence the name. It is a small plunger-type valve located on the throttle body. When I removed the old one, I realized why the Subaru had been sputtering and stalling all the time – the plunger inside the idle control valve was completely rigid due to 13 years of rust locking it in place. After installing a brand new idle control valve, the Subaru has been idling like a champ, and it drives much smoother now.
The Rusted and Rebuild blog has been a great outlet for sharing automotive knowledge, opinions, and insight. Due to show season coming up right around the corner, the team here at Rusted and Rebuild will be taking our focus away from the blog, and focusing more on our current projects.
The Checker is almost ready for the road, but we can’t truly enjoy it unless we get out there and work on it. For those of you who are still interested in the Checker, and want to know how the project turns out, keep an eye out for it on MassTuning and Tuner Spotting.
In addition to “Small Town Satisfaction,” I also found two other contrasting posts which resonated quite well with the classic beauty of Lyman.
Wishing My Life Away shared a beautiful collection of vivid photos of classic cars, titled “Shiny Things.” I am amazed at how colorful and vibrant these photos are. The paint on each of these cars is half a century old, but still looks as fresh and pristine as the day it was sprayed onto the car.