Tuesday, November 15, 2011

LMAO, God Damned Old Chevy's

Ya gotta love it.

The vintage 1980 Chevy El Camino is still kicking my ass.

I spent a whole day and still have an open wound trying
to replace the front crank seal and that bastard leaks more now than it did before I fucked with it.
Then we have the being cheap bastard I am and going to the junk yard and paying too much for a blower motor for the heater that took a big dump five days later.

Just fer shits and grins, the heater core went tit's up on the way home today and I had to drive home with my head out the window because the windshield was steamed out with anti-freeze mist.

I had a shop cloth handy just to find out all that did was smear shit all over the fucking wind shield.

Gotta love it.

The wife has been unhappy with my recent acquisition of this thing from day one but I knew this kind of shit was inevitable.

The damn thing starts up, goes like hell and I like it.

A hunnert and ten bucks and a whole day to come, all that fucking shit will be a memory.

They make a thin walled cylinder called a sleeve to fix worn shafts.
The kit comes with a new seal.
Ya take every thing back apart, get some emery cloth to clean the nose of the crankshaft and then patiently tap, tap, tap this metal sleeve over the fucking thing and then use the new seal and Fuck You Chevy, no more leak.

The blower motor is three fucking minutes.
The heater core, I haven't really looked at but I am hoping they weren't as stupid as Ford is where ya gotta pull the whole mother FUCKING dash board to get too.

I was wanting to work this weekend to make some money, today is my Mom's birthday and they are due in sometime this weekend, she was nice enough to let me use her car for a couple of days to get back and forth to work.

The Wife had a fit when I told her I have a perfectly good Beast of a 67 Ford 4x4 because it only has comprehensive insurance.

Yeah, that Wife thing.
I drove over twenty years with absolutely zero insurance and my job is fifteen minutes both ways.

I guess that's why ya get a Wife.

I'll just hop in her little hooptie until the weekend and go bust a couple more knuckles, she can use Mommy's rig if she needs it, she is a stay at home Mom.

In other news, life is good.

I hope everyone else is staying above water and Happy Thanksgiving to you all.


  1. Hey, we told ya :).

    Just wait until you try to get the vacuum motors all working right in that Shittylay so ya can get air to someplace other than the defrosters... you really *will* have to tear into the dash then, ah guar-ohn-tee.

    - Badtux the Head-shakin' Penguin

  2. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Happy B-day to your Mom, raising you musta been an adventure! Hope the cake is fantastic and company pleasant. My Mom's B-Day is the 19th - still have no idea what to get her!

  3. I used one of those sleeve and seal thingamajiggers once... Then I bought a new damper. Good luck with that. On the heater core, I've had good access to those in my Chevys, but I never had an ElCo or the Malibu counterpart. Happy wrenching! At least yer not sorting out electrical shorts in an old Dodge with the "magical disappearing wire insulation"...