This weekend, I purchased a 1995 Ford Escort wagon as my first ever project car. I’ve been wanting to learn vehicle maintenance for years, but until now, have not had the means or opportunity. I’m excited to get wrenching! I’ve dubbed it, the Runabout. (h/t @eli_oat for the name)

It needs a fair bit of work. It’s technically running, but it shoots coolant out of the reservoir and radiator cap. I plan to flush and replace all the fluids, replace the brakes, give the interior a deep clean (it is *grungy*), and maybe more.

Finally got the Runabout up on jack stands. Let the fun/work begin!


Of course one of the best parts of any new hobby is getting to buy fancy new tools to play with!

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