He's spending lockdown under a bonnet - but not just any bonnet.
It's a 1966 Ford Mustang and Ireland and Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale couldn't be happier working on his classic car with its blue bodywork and two go-faster stripes down its back.
The 24-year-old professional rugby player bought the car on eBay a year ago, and the last two months of lockdown in Belfast has given him the luxury of time to pull on his mechanic's overalls and explore the iconic 'first gen' Mustang.
Stockdale won't reveal how much he paid for the car which came off the Ford assembly line two years after the first Mustang debuted.
"It probably was not one of my wisest purchases, but I bought it as a bit of a project car, something to do a bit of work to as a hobby and I love it," said the Lurgan native.
"Going into lockdown has given me time to tinker away on the car, and I've done quite a bit of work on it. I've replaced the entire suspension and that was a job that really needed to be done.
"I re-wired a few things like the horn and the radio because they were both draining the battery.
"Every time I'd get in to go for a ride, the battery would be dead."
And a year after arriving in Belfast from London, the car still has no name.
"No, funnily enough, I haven't given it a name which I probably should. Nothing comes to mind yet," said Stockdale.
"In terms of its shape, it is my favourite style of Mustang. They ran from 1964 to '69 or '68, so I wanted one from that range."
The engine is 4.3l, so it's hardly a green machine.
"It's quite thirsty, put it that way. I'd say it would average six to eight miles per gallon, definitely under 10. It's not a car you would want to be doing long distances in," said Jacob.
And what about speed? Stockdale is certainly no slouch on the field.
The GPS trackers which players wear underneath their jerseys record their speed, travel distance and other stats.
"I think the fastest I've ever been clocked moving is 10.1 metres per second, which is around 23 miles per hour," said Stockdale, who scored a try against South Africa in his first home game for Ireland in November 2017.
He name-checks the Mustang Fastback, famous for their speed, but Stockdale is modest about his motor.
"I would say mine is more loud and slow."
And while he loves the loud sound of the Mustang, his Hungarian vizsla dog, Layla, is not so keen.
Purist tendencies mean Stockdale tries to keep the car looking like it did when it came out of the factory, and while his new radio looks old, it has bluetooth.
Just the thing to listen to Johnny Cash, one of his musical favourites, in the car?
Not so, it seems. He prefers to listen to the sound of the car which is "a real grumble, and sounds really angry".
Stockdale's first car, in 2014, was his mother's 1998 Corsa, and his road car is an Audi RS4.
Yesterday, Stockdale took time to promote the Phone a Friend campaign from the mental health charity Aware which urgently needs to raise funds. Demands on their services are high due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The campaign is being fronted by Stockdale, who is a brand ambassador for Maxol, Aware's charity partner, and runs until June 5.
Stockdale said: "I have my girlfriend around during lockdown which was brilliant, but I have friends who had to isolate by themselves for 10 weeks and it can be a struggle and a difficult time, especially if you are living with depression or any mental illness."