Getting an OEM radio and a new coolant reservoir for the Sunbird from a fellow J-body enthusiast (yes, there is more than one of us) for $30.00 shipped. Yay!
Spent hours detailing the Sunbird yesterday and she rewards me by puking antifreeze all over the garage floor. I think it’s coming from the reservoir. Either that or the hose attached to the bottom of it. The radiator is new and all of its attached hoses are bone dry. Literally everywhere is except for the circled…
I spent literally half the day detailing Jolene the Sunbird. This thing was FILTHY.
I forget just how small this car is until I park it in areas like downtown at the courthouse (transferred it officially into my name today).
She handled the 45 mile drive home like a champ. I ran her through the touch-free car wash just to get the initial grime off and she celebrated by dying on me in the car wash bay. Haha. Started right back up, though. Just idles a little slow and lopey at times. I’m hoping some fresh gas and some driving will help.…
Some nice older gentleman called me about it and drove it tonight. Offered me $2,300 on the spot. I shook his hand, smiled, and said “Sold!” as fast as I could.
Just showed the S10 to a guy. He called me at work so I took an early lunch break and raced home to show it to him.
My new toy. A 1990 Pontiac Sunbird LE coupe. 2.0 four-cylinder making a whopping 96 HP mated to a power-sapping three speed automatic. :-) Her name is “Jolene.”
I’ve found a car I want so the S10 really needs to go.
I haven’t met with them in a couple years because they’re two hours away and it’s harder to go that far with an 18-month-old son and other assorted adult responsibilities. Today, we made time and went up for a cruise and a tour of the Jim Beam distillery.
I hate the dealer this truck is at, but I love the looks of the truck. I may go look at it today.
Had some people coming to look at the S10 tonight. They just backed out. They were wanting it for their son and he saw it in person (they drove by it this morning) and hated the color. Cue sad trombone.
The ‘97 F-150 I posted about yesterday sold before I could get a chance to go look at it. Sad face.
Two contenders for S10 replacement: a ‘97 F-150 and an ‘02 Silverado. Both on Facebook marketplace. Both about 30 minutes from my house.
And I’m already sad. :(
As I stated recently: The tailpipe rusted in two and fell off, right behind the muffler. Now, the exhaust exits directly under the cab and the fumes are enough to give you a headache within five minutes of driving.
2012 SRX Performance Collection. Bought it in May 2014 with 30,000 miles. It now has just over 49,000. So, they’ve put 19k on it in four years. Needless to say, it spends the majority of its life tucked away in the garage.
These were taken by the detailer. He spent all day on it. Did lots of paint correction, too. Thing was FULL of scratches and swirl marks.
Washed, clay barred, and waxed. Do you think it’s shiny enough?