Got new tires put on the 4Runner this morning, General Grabber AT2s. I like.
Tried to leave work for lunch to find the 4Runner wouldn’t start; coworker gave me a jump and I came home. Checked with meter and it’s charging, so it looks like the “Power Start” battery (dated 2012) that came in the car has said no more. I was skeptical of it from brand/age, but I’ve never seen a battery go from…
Took this picture a while ago but forgot about it until now (you catch up on all sorts of computer-things when lazing about post-wisdom-teeth-extraction!). These are the plugs I pulled out of the Chevelle’s 307 a few weeks ago. They were new about 150 miles ago. I think #1 and 7 were doing most of the oil burning.
Took this a week or two ago. Not bad for a potato of a phone (squared it up some in photoshop).
After years and years of putting it off, I got all 4 wisdom teeth out yesterday. Post cars that wise people would drive, I guess.
Radiator cap for the RX7 was supposed to come today (the one on there is slightly leaky).
Hit the ground running this morning with the brake overhaul on the 4Runner.
Made good progress on the 4Runner’s much-needed brake overhaul this evening.
As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve spent most of the past nearly-two-months traveling for work. A lot of that was relatively local, which has the benefit of being able to drive my own car (and get paid mileage). Since the 4Runner desperately needs brakes, I took the Crown Vic.
I’ve spent a majority of 6 out of the past 7 weeks on-site for work for various projects, but I’m home now. Tomorrow I’m working in the office for half a day, then the weekend begins - with the primary focus of the brake work the 4Runner has badly needed since I bought it at the beginning of September. I look forward…
They’ve just flipped it over (except the headlights) and drawn a line through the middle.
Ordered a ton of brake parts for the 4Runner, which desperately needs brakes. With the weight of calipers and rotors, I opted to order them from Summit Racing and pick them up (30 minutes from where I live), rather than pay shipping (and core return shipping). The overall price was about the same as from Rockauto.…
Despite the walls being insulated, the attic of the garage had none. With the addition of a furnace last fall, this proved to be a problem. While nice for all the wiring I’ve done, the electrical work is complete so I addressed the lack of insulation today.
Recap: Since the original 307 is very tired, I decided to build a 350 for the Chevelle to swap in while conveniently having the rest of the front end apart for some cleaning / repairs. This process started by buying a used 350 which I intended to do a simple rebuild on with some good heads and a cam and be ready to…
The rapidly-progressing dismantling of the Chevelle for repairs and engine work ground to a halt a couple months ago, as Other Things got in the way, such as Life, Work, and The House Needs Work, Too. This dismantling has resumed, for a bit, to make some more headway while I have time.
You may (probably not) remember my post from late August of last year while struggling to get estimates to have some concrete work done. Finally, after all this time, the end of my driveway was poured today.
Change your damn oil!
Are you saying that they will pay me $17 each to buy these calipers (blue is core return)?