That heading is probably a stretch but when I was a kid, the last thing you could expect to fail on your 1965 Pontiac Tempest was the iron cooling fan. You were more likely to lose a finger than it to fail in any way. “Got Lucky” was the title of the text I received[…]
The electric fan conversion is complete!
Over the weekend I employed The Evil German Dude and the newly named Paparazzi Ford (Butch) to assist in the install of the electric fans. As this will be a somewhat lengthy post let me start by saying, thank you Frank. Without you this project would have been completed but would have been no where near as freaking awesome as it turned out.
Butch, thank you for taking WAY too many pictures photo-chronicalling this project. Butch said we should do some video blogging. I think he is on to something. He was none too happy about being relegated to the camera for this project but he cheerfully took pictures through out the 8 hour event.
If you don’t get together with your friends and do projects like this, I feel sorry for you. You are seriously missing out on some of the best stuff you can experience with friends. I’ve known and worked with these two guys since June of 2000 and their friendship is something I cherish deeply. We always have a really good time together. Man Bonding Time or as the Evil German Broad says, “babysitting Frank so I can watch football.” is some of the best stuff in the known universe.
I’d also like to thank the Evil German Broad for preparing us the delicious meals and reporting the scores in the Seahawks/Saints game for us. Mrs. Okierover was actually a little put off when she offered me breakfast that morning and I declined because as I said, “I get to eat breakfast at Bettina’s.”
|Evil German Broad|
Not only are Garage Days at the Evil German Dude’s a culinary treat they are educational. EGD’s education in Germany and his experience in fabricating make projects like this an educational event. I don’t think there has been a Garage Day where I didn’t learn something from him.
This is a Huge Post
This project started at 0930 and didn’t get wrapped up until 1830. We took three breaks, one for breakfast, one for lunch, and one to weld up the exhaust leak. Butch and I mostly watched the whirlwind that is the Evil German Dude. It is his shop and only he knows where all the entrances to his secret earthquake generation lab tools are located. Overalls are not required but highly recommended. Two of the three of us (the smarter ones) were wearing them. So sit back and put on your reading glasses, you are going to need them for this one. […]
I was under the hood looking for my power steering leak and noticed my cooling fan was cracked. This is the third failed fan. So annoying.
As you know or may have read, if the cooling fan fails while you are driving down the highway catastrophe ensues. My understanding is it destroys most everything under the hood. I’ve even heard of a bonnet damaged so much it had to be replaced.
My options are… […]
Why am I counting in French?In Cherokee it is tsoi (pronounced “joey”).In German it is “Dieses mal war zu viel”. And in any language it is “one too many times”. I went back to Osborn Radiator for the repair. It is also the only place in Oklahoma City who still repairs radiators. As they have[…]
I pulled up to Osborn’s on Friday afternoon in my Civic after schlepping it through the Capitol Hill neighborhood on Oklahoma City’s south side during rush hour. This part of town is also known as “Little Mexico” as a good portion of the city’s Hispanic population live and have businesses here. I remember cruising around this part[…]
I’ve always wanted to do this. TULSA, Oklahoma — People driving westbound on I-44 near the Lewis exit were warned to be on the lookout for zombies Thursday. …So far no zombies have been reported in the area. Nice touch on the end of that report. That’s classic. Well played. Thursday night I pulled the[…]
July 8th, 2005 There is a huge update in the works. I have started on it now twice, once yesterday, and again today, having deleted several days work. Very frustrating. EngineJagGuy and I have the engine in. We started on it April and finished it after three long weekends. JagGuy has all the skill necessary[…]
October 26th, 2004No console, window problems, leaky windshieldHad to put off putting the console back in. It really needs to be glued properly. I have it sitting in the garage while I finish the painting on the house. The window ECU fried a week ago when I was picking up my daughter from one of[…]
July 15th, 2004Shocks On, Radiator Woes, Work and WeatherOver the Fourth of July weekend I finally got all four shocks on. I took some picsand will have an update with that when I can get around to it. As I had just finished the last shock, I was collecting tools and getting everything gathered up[…]