Saturday, April 5, 2014
Not Something You Hear Every Day
If you stopped by yesterday, you are aware that my wife's car took a shit the other night and that I was bitching about the whole thing.
Well, I got lucky, it was still parked where she left it.
Not only was I surprised but the tow truck driver was too.
Right around the corner from a major thoroughfare and straddling a bike lane.
The cops in that area have a well deserved reputation for being dicks about broke down cars in that area to begin with.
When I talked to her about it the other night, she said she thought it was the timing belt.
Here is the announcement;
My wife was right.
Not exactly the first time in history that a guy has said this in public but still pretty damn rare.
When I tried to start it, I could tell right away that was it without even opening the hood.
Four cylinder engines have a distinctive sound when the belt is broken and I have heard it many times.
$200 plus a $20 dollar tip later, it was nosed into the driveway right in front of the garage.
The tip was because the guy was nice enough to drop it out front and then pull in behind it, rehook it and back it into the driveway nose first for me.
That saved me at least an hour of fucking around.
Another $200 for a timing belt kit, water pump and a gallon of anti freeze.
Just as an aside, regular full strength anti freeze was $12.
Pre diluted 50/50 anti freeze was $11.
For $12 dollars, I can make two gallons of diluted anti freeze.
Please don't be an idiot, pay the extra buck.
Anyways, I still have to put the inner fender back in and put the front passenger tire back on the damn thing but it runs again.
I have been working on it all day pretty much but the nice thing is that I'm not in any hurry.
I worked on cars for a living for ten years.
When my lower back and my shoulders started hurting today, I said Fuck You and came in the house for a while.
That's why I quit working on the miserable little fuckers all those years ago, they got so damn low to the ground it was killing my back bending over the sonsabitches all day.
I had my lower back fused 27 years ago and now I don't play that game anymore.
I'll finish it up here in a bit and put it in the WIN column for Bustednuckles.
Now that I have half of the garage cleaned out to get hers in, I may just start pulling shit off the little car some tomorrow so I can yank the engine back out of that bitch.
That was what I was going to do this weekend before this came about.
There is a serious difference between fixing my wife's daily driver and some toy I haven't driven in five years.
I could give a shit how much I get done on the toy, the wife on the other hand, needs her vehicle.
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