So Close

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When last we met, we were discussing the replacing of the transmission. Parts list built and order, transmission sourced, the whole bit. Everything was on track for Roxy to spend Thursday and maybe Friday at Eurotechs with Jerry. I only needed her to go a few more days.

Roxy, as it turns out, had other ideas.

Driving home Monday night, she stopped going under her own power, kinda. I was able to find 2nd and 5th, I think, which was enough to get her safely off the highway to await a piggy back ride on a truck (see above). Got her to the shop and unloaded and then Jerry took a look. Turns out, it was only the shift cable coming disconnected. Since she was there, he attached it “good enough” to move her around to get parked. As I type this, she is still there, parked in the row reserved for cars that are getting big repairs.

In the meantime, I get to spend some quality time with Alice. Everyone in AZ knows Alice. She’s a modded R53, currently under the care and feeding of the Summer’s. They are kind enough to let me use her while Roxy gets sorted out this week, so a HUGE shout out to them! Of course, with every car borrowed, besides a full tank of gas and a car wash (not the $3 wash either), will be the photo shoot. I’ll share those once done, hoping for sunset tomorrow.

For those of you wondering how long I have gone for this to happen, check it.

I don’t care who you are, that’s pretty damned impressive right there. Updates as they become available.

(1) Comment|Posted in Project: Roxy on 4/23/2014

One Response to “So Close”

  1. lasersailor says:

    I’ve still got my MotoringBadges.com 300 to 300K grill badge — I’m pulling for your and Roxy to make it to (and a bit beyond?) the finish line.

    (BTW, be glad you’re not in CA anymore. My 1980 Fiat Spider just flunked smog cert for the first time as “the 2014 rules” no longer permit a secondary catalyst. It doesn’t matter if it actually passes the sniff test – and it always has – I now need to somehow find an affordable OEM exhaust solution and make it work. Bastards!)

    Regards,

    Jim

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