Cars today seem, by and large, to be trouble-free. Computers keep things running smoothly. But back in the day there weren’t computers. My hobby car was built in 1966, and a contemporary computer would have been as big as the car itself. So it has a couple of quirks. There was that bizarre electrical problem last week, which now seems to be resolved. (All hail Lucas, Prince of Darkness!) Tomorrow we’ll have rain, so I thought it might be a good idea to put the top up. Oops. It’s been stowed for a couple of weeks, and there’s no sun to warm it up and make it supple. I could not secure the clamps! So I got the space heater out of the bathroom and set it on the passenger-side floor. After warming for half an hour it was still a struggle, but the car is buttoned up tight and covered. Just one of those quirky things I’ll have to remember.
What are your car’s quirks?