i have an alternator and two rotors sitting in my backseat.
and about $600 in my bank account.
....which means, after putting on the rotors and putting in the new alternator (and getting back half of that money), and i can go get my cv axles fixed. after over a year of having them fucked up.
and i can have my new tires put on.
and then i get to change my oil and tranny fluid. and then i can drive home for thanksgiving instead of having my mom drive up here :D
i've really proud that i've done almost all of the work on my car, the only things i haven't done are the water pump and some exhaust work and the cv axles and tires when i get those done. everything else has been me (and shawn when i'm not strong enough, like when we were trying to get the suspension off the back of my car).
you have no idea how happy i am to finally almost be done with all the important fixes on this car, i've been terrified that it's just gonna break one day and kill me for the past year and a couple months.
That's cool that you do your own repair work & maintenance on your car. I used to until everything went all computerized. I can understand things like rotors, distributors and timing. How to check if you've got fuel and spark. Old air-cooled Volkswagens were my favorite- so easy to work on. IMO the '67 WV was one of the best cars ever made.
Rawr, me too! The 67 was the best- it was the last year of the pre-Super Bettle old-style body, had a 1500CC engine and finally, a 12-volt electrical system. No more dim yellow headlights. I used to have a '64 when I was in college. Old Fritz and I had some good times together and he always managed to get me home somehow. Sometimes I was carrying pieces that had fallen off in the back seat, but he always made it home.