Tuesday, April 29, 2008

It's Out of Here

I was beginning to wonder if that 400E would ever leave. But at long last this past Friday it drove out of here and I was never so happy to see a pair of tail lights in my life. Happen to run into the customer on Saturday out driving around in it and he is thrilled to have it back and running like it should. He has been without it for nine months (not my fault the other shop had it for over 6 months) so needless to everyone is happy.

In other news, ok there is none really. My brother's birthday day was yesterday (April 28) so Happy Birthday Noel. Sorry you were at work when I called but I hope you got my message and know I was thinking of you. My big day comes next week, May 6. The weather is trying to really try to be spring so with any luck it won't be raining and I can ride to go out for dinner. With any luck I will round up a date with this really nice lady I've met and all will be right with the world. If not, well it will still be ok and I'll be happy to have just made it another year getting to spend it with my family and friends. It would be nice to go the NHRA race in St. Louis this weekend but it's not in the cards. I'll just have to wait until Chi-Town I guess.


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Getting Closer

Well this pain in the ass car is almost done. It seems that it doesn't want to leave but it doesn't understand I am sick of looking at it and I want it gone.

After the happy dance of it starting late last week it started to show some of it's other problems. The worst being the electronic throttle control. Of course the problem is part design flaw and part having been torn all apart. The bad design part is the wiring used in this device was mandated by the European Nation to be easily recyclable. Only problem is it did just that and started to recycle itself under the hood as the car aged. Once this happens and the harness gets moved like it did while I had the engine out and all apart,the insulation falls off shorting the harness out ending the life of the almost dead part. It's a cause and affect kind of thing. So what's another grand after spending over 5K now? Ugh.

Other news. It looks like ol' man winter has finally decided it is time to get out of Dodge. It seems official now... spring is here! Nice day here and I need to go for a ride just to clear my head and enjoy the sound and feel of my bike. At this point I don't even care where just as long as it is no where close to here. After having a little bomb shell dropped on me this morning I think it is just the ticket I need.

I'll try to blog a little more often, not that my life is all that exciting or I think anyone really cares.