|Today 07:33 PM|
Patiently awaiting return.
In order to re-instal the gauges i had to disconnect the clutch and brake pedals as well as remove the air conditioning ducts to two of the three vents. What a day.
With luck, I will get the pedals back together Friday.
BTW, I disconnected the speedo cable while I was under the dash and it turns freely. The problem appears to be at the tranny.
|Today 06:13 PM|
While we await news of a safe return, here are some photos I took today to serve as hold music. Since no activity to report, myself included. Today was pretty fine, I enjoyed the work.
By the way, that says 502 on the hood. Came in because exhaust burnt a bag (in coil spring, I think) and a wheel swap might be part of a cure. Light hearsay there but maaan... ain't she a beaut? Dadgum yeah. Anytime, anyday. As the kiddos say, I'd take that.
|Yesterday 08:04 PM|
Just trying to raise a wee ruckus so Mitch knows we are tenatively displeased pending the outcome, to an appropriate degree, as forum bud support. I know I wouldn't want to cross him on a Chevy fixin thing for sure.
I suspect he may make good on that threat of driving it this season. But will be on pins and needles until we get the home safe post. Theres a fair chance everything might just turn out fine, and I will enjoy hearing it did. Within reason.
|Yesterday 07:10 PM|
Went to a auction and picked up a couple more books for my personal collection (poor condition but still good for tech) and a $20 52" computer monitor for what will become a office.
|Yesterday 06:45 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
Painter answered my text this morning, said he was painting the interior today.... and it would be ready anytime Wednesday. We'll see, he said the same thing a week ago and that it would be ready yesterday. I told him I'd be there Thursday morning...
Dropped 4 quarts of trans fluid out tonight for 4 clean quarts. Fluid wasn't really bad, but towing, I like to keep some fresh stuff in there. Did complete light check on truck and trailer, checked the air in all the tires, pumped fresh grease in the axle bearings, loaded the spare tire, jack and lug wrench for the trailer in the pickup and I'm ready to roll. Got my pillow in the back seat for "naps"... Should be on the road by 5 am.
|Yesterday 05:25 PM|
I pulled all the gauges out and hand painted the faces.They are acceptable if not the greatest.
The problem is it was almost impossible to get them out and I won't be getting them back in without dropping the brake, clutch, and park brake pedals, allowing me to have better access to the rear of the dash.
What a bummer. Hopefully, I haven't done too much damage working under there.
|Yesterday 04:51 PM|
|Yesterday 03:17 PM|
Me, now you know I am always civilized on line. I'm just curious what he says about his service and what others say. Never say something rotten on line. It will always come back to bite you.
|Yesterday 12:14 PM|
A next-state friend I can count on and know it recently got so bad about blowing off contact attempts that I had to finally tug the friendship reins with a "I guess all thats left to say is [eff] you." That got a reaction. Reminds me of frogs. They don't flinch until nudged. Classic label for that behavior is flaky. As in coke. Be that as it may...
Set up my new junk tools first thing, swept good, then wandered aimlessly around the F1 driving screws for a few. Boss walks up and candy coats a request for me to work on something else, best he knows how.
I reacted willingly but with apprehension for the unknown, since he said it was a 2015. Reassured I was his best choice for the task, off I went and dropped the headliner of a '15 Tahoe LTZ to provide access for a paintless hail repair tech. Another guy went to work replacing a headlight on it.
Took about 1.5 hours to do the work. Pushbutton start and drop down screen are alien technology to me and I'll say one thing about GM SUV designers: They love handles.
No, no. Not love handles. Well, I mean maybe by coincidence that is also a kink that they have. But they love a dadgum grab handle, don't they? Naw, no shortage of those. Can't say I have dealt with the metal-tipped clips with position assurance tab either. Freakshow. But they were me-friendly as it turned out. Hardly broke a sweat.
Dust on ye olde clip puller from remote antiquity (thats me using my new archaeology documentary buzzword vocabulary) was mighty thick but it still fit my hand and did not appear to be cursed. Onward ho.
|Yesterday 09:24 AM|
Lately I been working on my ford EXP again.
Between that and the rust hiding in places I cant get to... This car will be keeping me busy for a long time. To think it all started with wanting to put in a factory HO motor, and nothing more I said.
The HO motor turned into a hipo motor build that turned into brake work, witch turned into suspension work, witch turned rust repair, witch turned into paint work....
Well if its ever done it will be a fun summer car. If its ever done. haha.
|Yesterday 08:14 AM|
|123pugsy||You got a link to his FB page?|
|Yesterday 06:27 AM|
|Too Many Projects||
Thanks, thinking it would get unpleasant to just show up and have the car and all the parts I left there stuffed in a corner and in-accessible... I'll start asking how my car is coming along on his fb page, where everyone can see it.
I always attempt to avoid big cities, ESPECIALLY Chicago. That city is h&!! to drive thru under good circumstances and at night, yeah, risk your life just driving on the freeway.
Biggest city I need to pass thru on the route is Indianapolis and I would be there in daylight, so not bad.
|Yesterday 06:01 AM|
Wish I had some good words for you. Database error sent me off to read headlines this morning. Reading also, not just typing, before lunch... is something I may have to eliminate altogether. Things are headed downhill on a bobsled. So...
Have a pleasant haul, avoid bullets and big cities en route, and stay out of jail. Stop by the local PD and have an officer accompany you to that shop if you feel froggy by the time you get there.
|07-06-2020 08:33 PM|
|Too Many Projects||No lies, just more broken promises. When I dropped it of on March 2nd, he agreed to get me some estimates of different phases of work in a "couple" weeks and have the car done around the beginning of May. I never heard a word until 10 days ago when I texted him I was coming down this week to get the car. He said he would have the interior painted and ready by today. AGAIN, I can't get him to reply to texts or fb messages. Guess I'll just head down there tomorrow and bring it back.|
|07-06-2020 07:42 PM|
I need to change the trans fluid in the Silverado before I head to Virginia, which is supposed to be this week, but I can't get the painter to respond if he is done.....same old friggen story there, eh [/QUOTE]
Oh Oh. That doesn't sound good. Mercy, I hope you aren't running into another stack of lies.
Keep us posted.
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