I stepped into the garage, the one room in the house that is 100% Nelson’s, to find our car contained within thin, yellow rope. I carefully stepped around to the front of the garage, wondering what the heck was going on and before I could ask, Nelson tells me he’s a genius. Can you guess what he’s doing from the picture? Most people would simply bring their car to a garage/shop to get this done.
He’s aligning his wheels.
I had come out just in time to assist him in jotting down 3-sets of numbers per wheel, all very different numbers, which made me think the alignment was completely off (I know nada about cars). What I learned was that the numbers I wrote down did not actually matter. It was how those numbers translated into angles that was important.
Update: He now has his site online. If you’d like to align your own wheels, visit Nelson’s DIY Alignment Calculator.