Showing posts from November, 2017

Working on the Car

"Timiarah reassembles a Monte Carlo motor in Hardeeville, South Carolina, and it works." That's a headline that I'm hoping to post in the near future. I have been procrastinating on this reassembly for about two weeks now since I got all of my parts in.

I did torque the head bolts down to 44 foot-pounds, and I used the torquing order that the manufacturer specified, but I didn't get finished with the entire process. They still needed to be turned an additional 95 degrees, but the tools that I had would not turn them anymore once they made the torque wrench click. I finally found a piece of pipe that just might fit over the tool handle to give me a little more pushing/pulling power.

I wanted to dedicate two hours to work on it today, but I just didn't have the time. Thursday is a crunch day for me when I try to do all the work that I can do to get that last bit in to make ends meet or such. If I can actually wake up at about 7 a.m. tomorrow, I'll do it fo…

Timiarah vs.Heart Throbs: Round 2

Okay, so after I realized that my car needed an engine overhaul of sorts, I got the idea that I would buy some skates for fitness and for getting around town. I knew it'd be a while before I would have the time to do all this auto work, and I wanted a cheap and fun way to get my toning exercise and my alternative traveling apparatus all in one shot. After two failed attempts to buy correctly sized skates on Amazon and eBay, I finally got these for $18:

Oh, they're in wooooonderful condition, but they're from hell. They're called Pacer Heart Throb skates, but don't let the tender name fool you. These skates will kick your behind. They threw me off three times about two weeks ago, and that was the last time I got on them because I hurt my hand. Now I'm ready to go back out there with them, but I have to wait until the sun comes up, of course. I'm going to try to video tape myself because it's a guaranteed fall. It's kind of hard to explain what they …