The Diagnosis

Well I left the car up on ramps from yesterday so that I could get under there today with better light and hopefully get something accomplished. I did get back under, but i got nothing accomplished. Well, not absolutely nothing. I did confirm that it is the bushings in the gear shift mount that have gone and caused everything to get sloppy. But, seeing as I had no parts, I got nothing fixed. Hopefully those parts will be in early this week and maybe I can get something done. After getting the parts, the next problem is going to be figuring out how to replace them in the absolute lack of space where they reside.

On another note, Nancy’s 2001 Ford Escape decided to get jealous and demand some attention. So, the driver’s side window mechanism broke. It looks like it will probably cost about $150 for the part and then I will get to spend an hour or so installing it. The fun never stops!

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A Day With Roxy

Yes, I have officially lost it and for the first time have named a car. Her name is “Roxy”. Why? Well mainly because there is a Roxy surf sticker on her side window that looks really cool. And also because somehow it just felt like this car is a she and that the sticker is her name. Like I said, I have lost it.

Anyway, I spent the day yesterday cleaning her up and getting her registered. Took most of the morning to pay the taxes and get plates from the DMV. Would have taken less time if I hadn’t locked my keys in my wife’s car. DUH! But, at least I spent the afternoon cleaning, getting some wiring sorted out, and that kind of thing. I still need to fix the brake lights and get the gear shift stabilized before she is really useable, but she is getting closer.

And if anyone knows where I can get an an original blue drivers seat for the car, please give me a shout!