Time for an update on a lot of "Dennisworld". What a time it has been. Up until today, my weekends have been "requisitioned" for at least the last 6 weeks. Last Saturday was my Saturday to work. The previous, I was flying back from Michigan (after a 2 day drive up there), the previous was my younger daughter's High School graduation (teary eyes and all). Before that, a day at the boneyard trying to get a fender for Daughters car (after wife backed into it, then it was work Saturday again. UGH!!!!!
That's bad? NO. I came back from Michigan, and the following Tuesday, the house A/C went out ($$$). Wednesday, the wife's car blew a head gasket (you pull the engine and pull BOTH heads. Both heads had cracks - they're at Clearwater Cylinder Head being rebuilt.
The good news: somewhere in all this, after my last post on the Venture, I got the carbs back on, got it tagged (150.00 to the Crooks at DMV), and I put about 5 miles on it around the neighborhood. The carbs are tempermental. They still tend to flood if it has sat for a few days (stupid brass seats and steel needles w/o rubber tips). It now has a small leak from the clutch push rod seal after you drive it < 1oz, but annoying. If the weekend allows, I just might need to do a "therapy ride" tomorrow. Trying to decide if I should do a Forester head gasket thread. Dennis
1991 LS Trooper 2.8 V6 5 speed conversion (Sold)
1989 LS Spacecab 2.6 5 speed 4x4 manual hubs, Rodeo torsion bars, extended shackles, 2" lift, K&N airfilter (drop in), dump bed conversion, burgundy interior change, warn brush bar.
Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.http://forum.planetisuzoo.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=64060
The American dream is getting farther and farther away from the American.
If your wife has 5.00, and you have 20.00, your wife has...25.00
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