Got the Corvette out of the shop today. She has been in there for well over a month. She had water in the motor 🙁
This evening at church the ambulance had to be called for one of the teens who was having trouble breathing. The whole church was outside waiting on the ambulance and I stood off to the side just watching and thinking. I started to feel bad for the parents of the teen. They don’t come to church with him, yet, so we had to call them to tell them what was going on.
She sure is lonely in there but she has plenty of room to stretch. Sometimes she sleeps on one side of the bed and at other times, like tonight, she sleeps in the middle so she has her room to stretch. Sadly she has been sleeping with her eyes wide open.
For now the bike on the wall keeps her company.
Maybe you seen these pics already on Jaiku but I thought they were blog worthy. The Vette needed more work today and after a long walk to the parts store things started to fall into place. Rob was able to pick me up at the parts store and save me a walk back. I thought the Vette needed a new battery terminal since the one that was in there was spinning and spinning.
Turns out it was the starter. We took it out and had it rebuilt. While that was being done I hung out with Rob and his baby. Rob dug holes and I fed the baby. I also helped holding some boards but mostly baby sat. 🙂
Once the starter was rebuilt the Vette came back to life! I also fixed a ground wire for the amp powering the speakers that had come undone underneath the car.
Juan didn’t want the Vette to defeat him so he came by after work to have another look. We were thinking the worst. A bent or cracked flywheel. We were also thinking that maybe the new bolt he put in there was sticking out to much and hitting the cover that goes below the flywheel. So we took it off, which also requires unbolting the starter.
The only clean part of the cover you see in the photo is where A bolt was hitting it. He put the starter back on and after starting and test driving the car the noise was gone so, Juan took a hammer to the thing and straightened out.
When it went back into the car the clatter was gone. whoo hooo!!! Thank God!
Oh, and no I didn’t clean this thing before putting it back on. I’m sure most would.
After work, Juan was working on my flywheel problems and we thought WE got it fixed. That was not so because as I went to pick him up to get him some Pancakes for working and bleeding so hard I heard that dreaded sound return. I did not even make it to his house though. Within two blocks the Vette died! I ran out of gas!
I have run the Vette way below Reserve but maybe having her jacked up like that threw the gauges off.
After we put gas in it, and after Juan heard the sounds of the flywheel, he lost his appetite. :-(. But hey! At least now I am not that scurred to drive it to the shop.
And since it is dark out I am not sure if there is a black cloud over me.
A bolt very similar to this is causing much trouble for the Corvette. The bolt in the photo is actually the replacement for the one that some how unscrewed it self from the flywheel. The original bolt probably stayed behind in Juans truck.
Hopefully tomorrow this bolt will be holding the flywheel in place. 🙁
Day two of my photo a day for October and it is a doozy already. The rear passenger tire on the vette has been losing air on cold days but before I left the house this morning I checked it and it looked good. Not good enough ‘spose because as I am taking an exit for work she is shake, rattlin’ and rollin’. She has been doing that for awhile on so I thought no big deal but it never stopped shaking. So I pulled into Exon and the tire wouldn’t hold any air. I don’t have a spare so I left the vette at the Home Depot parking lot. Rob later took care of it for me. He even donated a tire, temporary!! God is good! Thanks Rob!
This second photo is of Juan’s truck with my moms new, used refrigerator in the rear. My mom called early this morning that her fridge had stopped cooling. She asked if she could have my little fridge which I have at home in my garage. I told her yes but when I had a moment I emailed Juan if he had one there at his work. He said he would get back to me.
I started to then have a really crappy day and at around 4:30 I had enough and went back to my office to rest and to calm down. That is when I found the email from Juan that he had a fridge for my mom and that he asked his boss how much for it but his boss let him have it for free since my mom doesn’t have much dinero. Praise God! My eyes got all watery. So glad I went back to my office. After work, I picked up the vette from Home Depot and headed to Juan’s work to take the fridge to my mom. My mom was expecting my little fridge and she was very surprised to get this thing. 🙂
God is good.