October 03, 2007

our lady

"Our Lady Of Perpetual Motion", the 1980 Ford 1ton van, has gone on to greener pastures.
Sean decided to get something newer and with A/C to haul his trailer around.
He bought the new truck from our friend Steve. I think it's a 1988 Chevy C10. It has a new engine and rebuilt trans, cold AC, and an electrical gremlin. I put the engine and trans in it some time ago (pre-blog).

"Our Lady" has served us well, but it's time for us to move on.
I sold her last night. The purchaser said he'd be using her for yard sale treasures. She can haul some bodacious treasures.

Sean and Victoria are headed off tomorrow for Florida and the "Grassroots Motorsports $2007 Challenge" using the new2u truck to trailer the Mazda GTX down with them for the race.

March 19, 2007


"all i know, is that i know nothing"

Finally the van has power!!!

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January 27, 2006

picture submission

Here is a pic sent to me today by Pher, who graciously gave up some of her life last winter/spring to ride with my brother down to his race in Florida after his heart attack. This scene is outside of a St. Petersburg FL Motel where the sign says that they FAX pets. I think it's called the George Washington Motel, and we did sleep there, but I don't believe he ever did. I had been staying with my mom in FL at the time, so their secondary mission was to pick me up and bring me back to Raleigh.
Yes, Our Lady Of Perpetual Motion does require a bit of oil now and again. And yes, that is my hat.
PS don't eat wild oranges growing next to the road. They taste like car.

Van accessories

I'm fixin' to throw down a slew of pics.
First I want to apologize for the non car related hotdog thing. It had to be said though ;)

Anyway, on to business.
"The Van" was formerly owned by St. Louis Christian College. Now she's formally known as "Our Lady Of Perpetual Motion", and hereafter may be referred to as Our Lady. Our Lady is, well, an affront to the eyes to put it mildly. It runs, it wont die, and it can tow almost anything. She was inexpensive to purchase, and also is so to maintain. She has travelled through many states again and again. She also seems to attract some sort of algae to the exterior panels.

Anyway, for some time Our Lady has had this bare 12V wire drifting aimlessly around metal parts. It is used to power CD players, MP3 players, and other such things one cannot live without.
Notice the plugged hole for the optional cigarette lighter slightly above the bare dangler. Our Lady never had a lighter, thus the dangler.

This dangler has always bothered me, so I decided to do something about it. I thought putting it where the lighter would go might be a good idea.

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