Something I will be saying a whole lot more soon. I never had door lock keys for Cikan, but that is soon to change. The other day, I went to open her door and it just would not play. Now her door was always tricky but this time it was done. I pulled off the handle to take a gander at just what was going on in there and the mechanism had literally broke into two piece. So, she gets a new set of door handles and now we shall have keys, which makes my son very happy, and me too as now I won't worry so much when I go to the store and such that someone will try to steal her. =]) (of course, with her shift-lock and other anti-theft devices I have in place, they would be hard pressed to get her to roll away, but now no one can just open the door and look around.)
Warm summer nights are still here in So Cal, but a nice toasty fire was fun regardless. I am looking forward to cooler Fall evening though, that is for sure.
So, per previous post.. CikanVuz has not wanted to wander with the wind of late...
She says HELL NO, I am staying RIGHT HERE TYVM!!!
SO, as I approached the starter issue, I lay flat on my back, under her, pondering the right path....
Install old starter and have to do this shit again soon OR go get a new one...
The blessed Star VWJeremy gave me options yesterday... resonating in my ears. Install old one, it is ONLY an hour of your life... or go to Autozone and get a new one with a lifetime warranty, not replacement free forever.
So I give it a whirl with an online search... I plugged in 1970 Volkswagen Transporter in their search engine they said they had none...
let us trick the device.
I input a 1967 Vw Bug and Viola! They have them at $39.99
I grabbed the iffy one and drove there like a bat out of hell!
Kid at counter says " can I test it? I was like um sure but once they start going out, you need to hit em with a hammer to wake em up and they will doze off and on. This one is currently awake but that does not mean it wont be 10 miles later. He laughed. Took it to machine, came back and said, we do not have the setup to test this. So, I got a new one, with a lifetime warranty, for 38.87 out the door... new bushing and all.
Installed it and it worked BUT I do have to replace the "50" wire from starter to ign switch, which I shall do tomorrow before the bigger than my cat black ants come out to feed...
I closed my Etsy shop. I sold 2 hands and since I opened the shop, they have charged me more then what my products sold for in fees.... I only sold two hands and I have had to pay over $20 in fees so screw that... I still make em if some one wants em but I am not using Etsy anymore. you can comment here and give me colors and I will make it for you still. same things apply, main colors are copper or silver, fingers and fine colors are teal blue, purple, green, line green, blue, red, purple, yellow. let me know! $7.50 a hand and $1 shipping regular postal mail.
SO, I get up, take my Corgi to the groomer, who is like 1000 yards way, Walking distance sure BUT Ein LOVES car rides, so I treat him, right? SO, I go back to Cikan, start her up and motor on home =])
I go inside, change and go to Cikan so I can go get gas and then to the ATM to pay groomer. Turn key.
it is quiet.
okay used to this. use emergency button
spent all labor Day under her, spraying spider spray and running tests, staring at her underside and the webs, and thinking....
Will do some other test in the morning tomorrow before I replace the starter to ensure not just the flipping wires I cant replace cos no one in town ever has enough 10 wire in stock! regardless, drove ghia to town and bough every roll of 10 gauge wire I could find, I no longer care if they are color coded, so long as it works! LMAO
The Blue Hag
Just a crazy older gal, making ready for when my nest is empty and I can go see the world, camping and rest-stopping on the way to be able to live simply and afford ably..