After a late night of chatting with Jared on Facebook – the 4 hour time difference is hard on an old guy – I got a late start on today. The phone was ringing off the hook all morning. I finally turned it off and stuffed it under my pillow.
When I finally did manage to drag myself out of the bed and pour coffee down my neck I had a guy call with a car he wanted me to get tomorrow morning. I told him that IF I got today’s job done I would be there.
By the time we went outside it was Heaths nap time. We put him in bed and he did not want to go to sleep. Over the baby monitor we could hear him alternately yelling and laughing for about an hour and a half.
We got outside and started to pull the Acura apart. Right off the bad we found that the catalytic converter had been gutted. OH well can't win them all.
Got another call from a friend who said he wanted to see me this afternoon so I told him as soon as I beat the Acura into submission I would come up.
A mechanic friend wants the front spindles so we took the time to pull them. Found some work that quickly had the car dubbed the Hackura.
Like bungee cord pieces holding splash panels on
A rivet through a ball joint instead of a cotter pin
Some unbelievable wiring skills
Yes that wire to … whatever is just wrapped around the terminal.
The incredible Hulk peened this nut over so hard that it wont come back off – it is actually peened into the body of the nut itself
Along with bare copper wire holding the battery in place. String holding up hoses and a ton of other stuff that would have taken me a month to get pictures of. The Hackura is Hacktastic.
After dropping the engine cradle and lowering the engine down on the trailer deck we pulled the Gantry crane over with the DragonFLy and then lifted the body of the car up as high as it would go. Then we used the DragonFLy to pull the engine assembly over to one side of the trailer. Then slid the engine hoist in under the body of the car. Hooked up the engine. Then the DragonFLy pulled the hoist back out. All neat and easy.
About that time Heath woke up from his nap. It was 4pm so I called my job for tomorrow morning and told them it would be tomorrow afternoon since we didn't get finished today.
We still have to drain the gas, pull out wiring, and disassemble the engine before it is ready to go to the crusher.
I then headed up to see my friend. He had some stuff he wanted to sell. He got in a tough spot. They had been living in a house that was full of black mold. SO they moved in with their son and was paying him rent. His son was not paying rent. The landlord kicked them all out.
He is 64 and is eligible for an apartment in a retirement place, but it wont be ready till April. He is living in a hotel for $250 a week. Which he can't afford. I told him it wasn't much but he was welcome to come stay in my camper. They said they would think about it. He also told me that for 3 night he and his wife slept in their truck behind a friends shop. If I could force him to come here I would.
So I got back home and found an email froma lady that I have been in contact with for a few days. She has a GT with AG tires that she doesn't like. She kept tellign me they were 28 inch tires so I asked her for a pic. I got the pic today.
I blew it up I could read the size – 23. I have a set of turf tires I told her I would trade her for. We will see if that pans out.
SO now it is dinner time. Wondering what Steph fixes for our anniversary. I will take her out this weekend. Today is our 3rd anniversary. Funny it seems longer.