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July 28, 2008

starter is still out

That, my friends, is a starter motor, outside of the truck
where it should be. We started replacing the exhaust headers
on the passenger side, because when we fixed the driver's side,
the old ones on the passenger side went out a few weeks later.
Exhaust fumes in the cab are great, let me tell you. (They
almost make up for the lack of a heater.)

We discovered after much cursing that the best way to get
them out involved removing the starter. Not too bad, as
it's held on by two big bolts and two wired bolts, one for
the key, one going to the battery. Took that out and the
exhaust fell down and out just like it was meant to.

Only problem with this is we didn't line the new headers up
on the pipes properly, twice. By that time it was dark and
we hurried to push the truck back into the garage. The next
week, we got the headers on and straight, only to have to push
the thing back in the garage to avoid some nasty summer
thunderstorms.

My kingdom for an old jeep with a winch.

music: Calexico: Muleta

candice at July 28, 2008 11:36 PM

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