The 'Why?'

To find out what this journey is about, start with the beginning, the 'Intro' post.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Some Sad News

Yep...  it's the transmission. 

Got the call today, finally, the tranny is busted.  Yee.  But, it will get fixed and get me off to see places again.  Oh, and they said the dying problem it had when putting it into reverse is caused by the tranny locking up when trying to go into gear.  So this fix with take care of that is well.

I'll be a little poorer, but that's life.  Ready to get that beast back and finish redoing/rearranging the inside.  Saw this pic earlier today, liked it, it's fitting....

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Van Halen Heading Into Shop

Will be taking the girl to a mechanic next week to see about the tranny issues.

It did a few things that made me nervous.  A big rev up in first or second gear, then jerking when it got into gear.  I was told that is the tranny slipping.  Not cool.  As she is still drive-able now, went ahead and made an appointment to a guy both my dad and uncle liked and trusted with their transmissions.  They both have been working on cars all their life, so if they trust him, I'll trust him.

Will probably need tranny rebuild.  Ugh.  Not $$ cool.  But, better than being stranded on the road later on, miles from home.  Has got to be done if I want to keep taking her places.  Here is a good reason right here:

If you want to see places like this, you must keep the Van on the road!!   :)

While she's getting the tranny fixed, will also have the mechanic look into the dying putting it in reverse thing as well. 

After that, will have to figure out how to replace el fund-age, lol.  That, and figure out where I'm heading next.  There is the RTR (a gathering for like minded peeps) in Arizona in January I'll definitely be going to.  But before that?  Who knows.  Depends on how much $$ is left over.  Maybe a little trip early November, so I'll be around come Thanksgiving.  Can't give up that turkey, yo!  :)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Look What Came In

Woohoo, lookie what finally came in.  :D

First time in my life I've had one.   :)

So now you're thinking "Where is she going now?" right?   Haha!   I wish!!   I might use it in a few months to visit Mexico for a day, but otherwise, there is no country that I'm planning on hitting soon.

Then again, I keep hearing how you'll be needing these to fly in the next few years, some states already requiring it.  So it was just a good idea to go ahead and get 'er done.  :)