My high school buddy Paul Sullivan, lovingly restored a Volkswagen camper bus from 1974. He entered it in his first show and won a prize. I was immensely happy for him. Well he wrote to me today to say that the bus engine kicked the bucket. The crankshaft bearings fused and the engine seized. Tough luck but life happens.
We are both nearing 60 and our own “engines” are not what they used to be so I wrote to him “I wish we could change our own engine, or at least some body parts.” His reaction was great and quite uplifting.
“That engine lasted 38 years and had been open once. The engine death has renewed my loyalty, challenged my invincibility and strengthened my resolve to keep my classic running! The engine is Dead…Long live the new engine! It will make all things new again!”