Or a dead shift knob anyway. This bastard put up a valiant fight, I’ll give it that, but ultimately I’m afraid the strain was more than it could bear.
I finally got the Jetta buttoned up this morning, just in time to take it to the Warwick Police Department for a VIN inspection before I register it on Monday. And you know, it just might be a good car.
This is the awful shift knob on my Jetta, and let me tell you: it is ON THERE.
This is the aftermath of a half hour battle between me and a wheel speed sensor that didn’t want to come out of my Jetta’s hub. I removed the brake rotor shield by hand because it was so rotted, and rust/dirt/garbage was just caked in around the sensor.
My Jetta has been apart for about a week as I’ve waited for time to button up the back brakes. Before putting them back together though, I wanted to replace both of the inoperative rear wheel speed sensors...and that’s been trickier than anticipated.
Looks like today I’m finally going to have some time to work on the Jetta a little bit...my father in law is in town and he’s taking my wife and our son out to do a little shopping, so I’m going to stay in and do some stuff. I’ve been hoarding parts and sleeping on a pile of them like a German dragon, so it’ll be good…
Occasionally for my job, I get to hop on the Prudence Island ferry and go deliver lumber over there. My truck is big and the boat is tiny.
Technically yesterday was New Car Day, but I didn’t have much of an opportunity to go through the Jetta I traded my Celica circle track car for until today. And I have to say, it’s better than I thought it would be. It’s legitimately decent.
Well, I struck out on trying to acquire an Isuzu VehiCROSS, which sucks, but I’m still saying goodbye to the Celica race car on Saturday, which also kinda sucks. I’m actually trading it straight up for something somewhat useable and which is juuuuust interesting enough for me for now.
I’ve got room for one project, and only one project. Currently its my ‘81 Celica circle track car thats chillin in my driveway because I have no time for it at the moment. So when this showed up for sale not super far from me, well its a problem.
This handsome ‘95 T100 came across my Facebook feed, and for $1200 I’m certainly thinking about it.
My Tahoe lost a brake line in a mall parking lot on Saturday, and being that this was Labor Day weekend and it was a hard line, I couldn’t get the part so its at the shop. Also, because the only other cars in my household are my wife’s Escalade and the race car, I had to borrow my dad’s ‘94 Z28.
If I had to describe the paint on my 1980 Celica stock car, I would call it “diverse”. It seems to have been painted, then plastidipped, then painted over the dip. Basically, nobody was planning on it ever looking any way other than how it looks right now...which looks bad.
I successfully bought a race car, you guys. It’s literally the worst, but it’s LITERALLY THE BEST.
Then it is simply not meant to be clamped.
Right, so I went to look at this car yesterday afternoon on my way home from antiquing with the wife. If I’m going to go antiquing, I’m at least going to look at a race car on my way home, but I digress.
That’s right. If the lowest form of race car is a LeMons car, then surely the second lowest form is a sport four circle track car. And that’s what I’m going to see tomorrow.
A while ago on here, I was debating about what to do about my old job because I didn’t know what was going on with my probable new job. Well, I’ve been doing the new job for two weeks now and I LOVE it, so here’s my new work vehicle:
Today I was offered a new job, which is good. I’m currently a school bus driver and its July, which means I’m unemployed. The new job is driving one of these bad Larrys:
I received my billet aluminum socket trays from Westling Machine today, and they’ve organized up my box something fierce. Metric on the left, standard on the right...only sockets I didn’t have room for were 1 5/16 standard and 29-32 metric. I might order a blank tray from them for the big guys, but they’ll be used…