Sunday, April 09, 2006
Some times the bar eats you.
This Saterday and Sunday where to be the first races of the season. Things started out with a lot of potential, but... sometimes...
The fifth turn of my first run this season. I departed the paved surface and snaged my wheel on the edge of a ditch. The lower driver's side A arm got pulled right off the crossmember and bent backwards. (Who doesn't love suspencion work.) So... I get to take it all apart again. This delays speed again for drivability. Well... at least my tranny didn't disassemble it self publicly! I also just got my first ignition timing light. This bears further investigation, but I think someone set things up backwards and the ignition advance actually runs backwards... Another reason to go for electronic ignition.
In other vehicle news, I put my truck in park last night and just as I did that, all the transmission fluid "drained" out. Things are looing grim.
"Drained" is a euphomism for a movement of fluid akin to kicking over a bucket.