Finally had some time to adjust the valves on the SAAB. A couple valves were tight, and one intake valve was very loose (source of the noise I think). But otherwise in spec.
One of them is the muffler pedal. I know what you’re thinking: instead of making cars autonomous, we should be making them even more complicated to control.
The camo wrap was so effective, that even with this blurry photo I took, I STILL can’t figure out who could have made it!
Hood’s eye view of part of California’s scenic highway 74, headed west. I was surprised to see so much traffic headed east, very few cars were going my way (which was great). The funny thing about the video is it looks like a relaxing drive, but inside the car just maintaining the speed limit meant I had a lot of…
Slept all day, and now going back to sleep. The SAAB still lives, although the valves sound very angry and will get attention tomorrow. Full trip report in a week or so.
Noticeable scent of urine everywhere, and impossible to find working/unlocked restrooms. Coincidence? I think not.
Yesterday, three friends and I took part in the North American Softroaders hill country brewery tour - in the SAAB of course. It was amazing fun.
I haven’t seen one in about nine years, since a neighbor’s son rented one in Canada and drove it all the way down to Denver. I could get on with one.
Aircraft engineers came up with that.
brakes brakes brakes
seen on my way to work, a really big rick
Got a chance to test the stove out with a new kettle. Still planning trip route.
and for you car zombies:
Case closed. I guess it’s time for me to put in the electronic ignition kit I bought a while back.
The SAAB decided it didn’t want to take me home tonight. Started fine when I went to work. Started fine when I went to lunch. Did not start when I needed to go home. Make your bets about what broke while literally nothing was happening to the car.
I’m going to go on a tour of the southwestern states this year for my birthday. Visiting old friends, seeing sites, getting away from Texas for a bit. I want suggestions for things to see, places to go.