So I’m always planning ahead. I tend to think about the car stuff in terms of which systems need general maintenance or likely some repairs. Knowing your cars are 41 years old and 48 years old, and knowing how people tend to not take care of certain auto systems in a regular matter makes this long terming planning necessary.
In doing so, I’ve always tried to take advantage of online vendor sales when they present themselves and almost always compare and contract parts, pricing, and vendors for everything.
Knowing that the rubber and various seals on these cars is very old, I’ve been purchasing replacements off and on to store them until the project planning called for them.
However, with that said, I realize now how difficult it is to then go back and find some of these old purchases, given how many bins I have, how so many parts look similar but may different between models, and how I probably need to really stop doing thing pre-purchasing.
Now I know on Oct 8, 2018 I purchased 2 Transmission Nose Cone Seal Kits from SoCalParts but of course, exactly which bin they should be in is proving troublesome. The same goes for new trans to body grounding straps.
Now I thought I was organized. Twice a year or so I go through all my parts, relabel my bins, and try to make sure everything is where it is supposed to be but I must have really been slacking in 2019 since I cannot find anything right now.
I suppose they accidentally went into one of the engine parts bins and I’ll likely need to just go through all bins again. What sucks is I just don’t have the space right now to do that, especially since my son has taken up a part of my garage again with his 1.8T VW engine stuff.
So. What’s the point of this post?
I really should only source parts closer to when I suspect I’ll actually need them, regardless of sales.