28 February, 2011

The Blue Whale Dies.

The Blue Whale is dead! I CANNOT BELIEVE I FORGOT TO WRITE ABOUT THIS!!!!!!!!!! Wow. So, it's a funny story...

The Blue Whale has been under some major repairs and renovations for the past...9 months or so. But really more so in the past 2 months, because that's when I've had some money to make said repairs. The Highway and his buddy Fly decided they are capable men who were willing to undertake such a projects as trying to fix a 30 year old STATION WAGON. We are talking an old, old station wagon. The kind that weighs about 8 tons and is made entirely of steel.

In all honestly, The Blue Whale has technically been road ready for the 9 months --  meaning that I *could have* started it up and I *could have* driven it somewhere if need be. But it was just easier to drive The Highways car, as it is not 8 tons and doesn't take about 10 gallons of gas to drive a mile to the grocery store.

Some issues the Blue Whale had:
  • In need of a new muffler
  • some alleged collaborator problems
  • could have used some new break pads
This last little gem is a little something we found out the hard way. Or, should I say The Highway found out the hard way. In this case, the "hard way" was rolling backwards in a 8 ton steel death trap car down a hill with a giant cliff at the bottom... The good news is that it turns out The Highway's time spent in the Army was good for one thing: it taught him the importance of the "tuck and roll" method of escape, which is what he needed to do as he was in the driver's seat of a car that was heading backwards off a cliff.


A vid of the tow-out:





video


* yes, I know the vid isn't working right now. No, I do not know how to fix it...

A pic to tide you over:



One of the greatest things about this car is I bet I could put the keys in the ignition and it would start right back up... INDESTRUCTIBLE, this thing! Also, please note the fence it torn down on it's way over.

4 comments:

Bex said...

EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, I want that house in the background. But, maybe I'll put up a bigger fence to block the cars of the neighbors from rolling into it. ha.

PS - I miss Rincon now. :(

Anonymous said...

Jess, this is extremely hilarious to me. Really, I need to send you the pics of the wagon from HS so you can frame them together. A match made in Heaven. BTW- it is quite obvious you didn't spend much time with your Dad in the garage. I don't think your car has a collaborator, though it may have a carburetor!
Enjoy the weather- I promise you will miss it more than you know.
Anna

pseudoboricua said...

HAHAHAHAaaaa! ohhh my...carburetor, collaborator...axle and pins, rack and pinion (another car reference mistake i have made in the past...)

*sigh*

And trust me -- i miss the weather already!!!!

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