January 20, 2008


Dreya and i have decided on a name for trying to sell our creations.... and we made several things last weekend. Check out our Flickr account at

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In other news, Sean bought some steering parts for the Lincoln. We'll be installing those shortly. He's putting some shift solenoids in Vic's Volvo, so we'll see if that pans out, or if it needs a trans.
Mr. Hankey is running fine for Dreya but is a little drafty in the cold. The Camry still needs a Cat. Sean's been driving her to work and she does fine... but she needs a tiny bit of body work and the P. side fender replaced due to a little trailer accident.
I've been driving the CRX since towing it home from Maryland after Christmas. It burnt the power wire going to the new "autozone" fuel pump. Fuses were all fine. And it's been doing fine since fixing the wire. No more long trips until i put in a Honda pump and a fused wire there though. I'm going to do some other work to it too. I fixed the flat tire which I'm sure would have blown out at 80mph had the fuel-pump not quit. Good car.

At my job, among other things, I have to replace a heater core in a '98 Lincoln Town Car. This is not fun. I might take a picture of the interior minus entire dashboard once i get it out. I'm still working on removing the steering column w/o compromising the airbag system. Old plastic is difficult to deal with. Maybe next week or so... or not.

September 09, 2006

lincoln transmission

Sean went to Dallas for a car show.
The Lincoln decided it didn't want to go.

The transmission started acting funny, and the engine had been stalling when cold.

After some checking, I found the transmission symptom is a common problem, and a change of the fluid and filter usually fixes it. It made a noise like driving over "rumble strips" on the highway.

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May 25, 2006


noise coming from the majig

here's the thing that was his home

and here is the new majig at home in the thing

some might call the majig an "upper control arm with integral bushings and ball joint, for a 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII". I prefer majig.

February 22, 2006

Getting a handle on it

The door handle on the driver's side of the Lincoln broke. HA-HA .... i mean oh-no! Poor Sean was reaching thru the passenger side for at least a week to open it, and might be still if i hadn't helped convince him to pick up a new handle at the dealer last Saturday. I tried to look it up on the net, and told him it would only be about $20. ooops. I think he spent about $100, and we didn't even use the entire piece (his choice).
Here is a pic of the housing which we didn't use, and i believe that is the broken door handle next to it, and a pack of hardware parts needed to install.

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