DLN's is getting closer, so I figured I better get the oL' truck ready for the trip. Took it in to get the A/C charged & turns out the junk yard compressor I threw on it last fall to hold the belt on is no goota'.
So, $580 bux later we now have cold air again. The oL' Chevy has been cheap on parts over the years, that is except for the A/C. I've gone through 5 pumps to date. (3 under warranty). It's the old pancake style compressor.
So, now the radio stopped workin'.
Worked fine when I got it back, for awhile, then just decided to stop workin'.
So, I think I'll go junk yard divin' for a used one next week. Still got a short in the electric brake wire somewhere between the bat. & the trailer plug. Got a new trailer plug cuz' the flapper door on the old one is broke. I'm hopin' the short is in the plug since the plug is bad, sure would make life easier if it was.
Fix a loose passenger side door panel & Oil, Filter, Lube and we should be ready to go. I'm hopin' to keep the oL' truck patched together for another year or 2. We'll see if it makes it.
Jeff picked up something on the bridge going over to Jeni & J,D,'s last night. Took a chunk out of the sidewall of one of his rear tires.
Didn't seem to hurt the wheel but the tire is most definitely toast. We grabbed his slicks and took them over to get it back home. So, now Jeff has to order a tire because no one stocks that size around here. He's debating whether to buy one or two since they weren't that old. I guess it will depend on what's available. Jeff got another set of plug wires for the camaro. He bought a set of "make 'em yourself" wires this time so he can reroute them. The factory sets go under the exhaust manifold and since he has headers there's no room to clear the header enough to keep them from frying. He should be able to fix that problem now with the longer wires. He's pickin' up a problem with his EGR valve, he thinks it's a vac leak so that shouldn't be too tough to fix. We should be goota' to go by DLN's IV.
15th Annual DRAGLIST Nationals Sometime in 2020. Somewhere in the USA.