Recovered Gear Heads
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Miserable hot day. It was supposed to be around 100 but I forgot to look. The last I saw it was 93 in the early afternoon. It was still 88 at 8:30.
I busted my butt to get out there early today to get my chores done before 8 but it was still miserable. My day was spent drinking and peeing.
Poor hubby had to come home and work on vehicles. He thinks the FX4 is fixed. He is still diagnosing the van. Something is wrong with the timing belt as the crank shift is turning but the crank shaft timing gear is not. Could be a belt if we are lucky but it's in a bummer of a place. He wanted me to help but I hate working on cars. I feel guilty for not helping but it's too hot.
My first hubby was a gearhead and for a while so was I. I'm in recovery. LOL. We both had tons of muscle cars. My very first car was a 65 candy apple red fast-back Mustang I got when I was 16. My second was a Chevelle SS. My third a GTO. After we married we had 2 more GTO's as I was partial to them. We had a Camaro, a Corvette. I helped him build a drag racer - Another Chevelle Supersport 454, 4 in the floor with L88 cam and 4 barrel carbs. We pulled the engine on it and rebuilt it together. Sometimes I would have to drive it on the street and would be stopped by cops because it was so loud. The cops would tell me that thrush pipes were illegal and I would explain to them that it didn't have thrush pipes. They would go look and then realize what they were hearing was horse power and would ask to look under the hood and ask about it's stats. LOL. They would then wonder if it was street legal and it was just barely. LOL. I never got a ticket. They were in lust and just usually asked me not to drive it downtown as it rattled the plate glass windows on the square and store owners were whining. And, yes, I did run it in the powder puff derbies. This car had so much torque that it would almost get up and fly. It was so fast it was scary. Sometimes I'm amazed at the stuff I did when I was younger. Insane. It would be nice if I could say this is the most dangerous thing I have ever done but it is probably not. LOL. I later lost interest in fast cars in the mid 70's and bought a 75 MGB at Continental Cars in St. Louis, Missouri. At some point I stopped caring about cars altogether. I should post some of my car pictures sometime.
Calories - 1512
Net Carbs - 93
Fats - 66
Prtoteins - 106
Steps - 17332
Miles - 7.11