Whoa! Didja get the numbers off that truck?!?


April 09, 2003 - 6:39 a.m.

Loose Ends

I can blather on and on about my own feelings in this space because theyíre my own. When the feelings and events involve other people, I tend to be more circumspect. (Love that word.) To sum up, someone very important to me is going through a life changing event and everything, including me, is in a constant state of flux. I expected this and I feel confident it will have a happy ending. Thatís me, Mr. Optimism. Do stay tuned.


That optimism comes in handy when dealing with Son1ís problem. As you may remember his engine disassembled itself shortly before Christmas Break. He managed to get a replacement used engine installed in his car with help from his compadres at the career center. One of the would-be mechanics neglected to tighten the B+ terminal on the alternator. Engine vibration and the loose connection worked like an arc welder and sawed that bolt right off. On Sunday he arrived with a dead battery and a bad attitude about his ride. Last night we spent a happy three hours bolting a new alternator into that thing. He turned the key, it sprang to life and the new alternator was pumping 13.5VDC into the battery! Happy Days! He turned it off; and we spent a few minutes congratulating ourselves on a job well done. Then he turned it back on again. The new alternator started squealing like a lusty young girl enjoying her first real orgasm. (Donít ask me about that metaphor, or how I would know.) Not as much fun though. Damn. Bad bearing. The squealer goes back to Auto Zone tonight for a worthy replacement, and Yours Truly will do the swap tonight. This needs to get done.







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