Ditto on the above.
This seems to pretty much be how all my projects go.I try to tackle a major project on my car every winter,then have it ready by driving season,April-May.There always seems to be tons of gremlins to work out before the job is done though.This spring,I had/have a perpetually leaking trans. dipstick tube,one day it leaks 1/2 a quart on the floor,won't do it again for 3-4 weeks.I battled my way through a intermittant "no start" problem,ended up bringing it to a electrical "wizzard",only to watch him pull his hair out over it,after blowing up my MSD box,and draining my wallet though,did he get it fixed.Last year I painted my sub-frame/floorpans with POR-15,only to find out afterwords that they sent me defective paint!Yeah,I got my $$ back,but I would rather have the paint look right.The list goes on and on.
I now have 2 rules to go by before starting any project.1.It will take at least twice as long as I think 2.It will cost at least twice as much $$,by the time I'm through.
I have said this before,these are the things that separate the men from the boys,or the gearheads from the "posers".A couple of the salesmen from my work make big $$.They buy a new car every 6 months or so,beat it,then sell it for something new.They try to talk cars with me,telling me how much faster thier 2000 Vets are."Wanna race?","It'll do the 1/4 in the 12's"Blahblahblah.These guys don't even know how to change thier own oil.They get no respect from me.
I guess what I'm saying is cars are a PIA,yes.But it sure fells good when you get it out on the street finally,and you can say you did it your self.
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4X4 Chevy truck