Author Topic: FYI: I'm getting one assertive billy-goat station wagon!!  (Read 28739 times)

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Re: FYI: I'm getting one assertive billy-goat station wagon!!
« Reply #195 on: April 06, 2017, 03:10:41 AM »
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Biquette is transported home (Re: Billy-goat station wagon!!)
« Reply #196 on: April 15, 2017, 11:12:42 PM »
Dear WeatherCat automobile enthusiasts,

Orinda Motors finally was able to pull the big-block engine out of my trusty wagon by Friday morning.  I still think it is one handsome machine:



With that done it was time to send Biquette home so that Orinda Motor could take on another classic car customer.  So yesterday I arranged for her to be transported on a flatbed truck.  Here she is being loaded:



You can just make out the "Orinda Classic Car Center" sign under the roof.  At home the process was reversed and she was unloaded on the driveway:



Finally with some human muscle power, she was wiggled into her normal spot in the garage:



Today I went through all the parts and labeled the boxes to make reassembly that much easier.  Sometime next week the engine will travel back to Arizona to find out what in the world went wrong.

Definitely a gloomy time for da' trusty wagon and owner .  . . .

Edouard

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Re: FYI: I'm getting one assertive billy-goat station wagon!!
« Reply #197 on: April 18, 2017, 04:14:36 PM »
Sorry for your loss but it will be interesting to see what they discover.

Now that you have let us peek into your garage, I have a comment and a question.
  • In my opinion, the best garage door openers are manufactured by LiftMaster®
  • Is that blue tarp protecting from a water leak?
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Engine on its way to Arizona. (Re: Billy-goat station wagon!!)
« Reply #198 on: April 18, 2017, 11:38:31 PM »
Dear Blick and WeatherCat garage maintainers,

Sorry for your loss but it will be interesting to see what they discover.

The engine was packed in a heavy-duty wooden crate and was supposed to be picked up today for its transit to Scottsdale, Arizona.

In my opinion, the best garage door openers are manufactured by LiftMaster®

That was the brand provided by the company when we upgraded from a wooden garage door to a metal sectional door.  The opener has worked just great.  We've only had one problem with it.  The motion sensor controlling the lights failed about a year after installation.  The company that put in the garage door replaced it for free.

Is that blue tarp protecting from a water leak?

*Sigh*
, yes it was.  The leak has been fixed but I forgot to remove the silly tarp!  :-[

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

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Re: FYI: I'm getting one assertive billy-goat station wagon!!
« Reply #199 on: April 19, 2017, 01:53:28 PM »
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Is that blue tarp protecting from a water leak?
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*Sigh*, yes it was.  The leak has been fixed but I forgot to remove the silly tarp!
You didn't "forget"! You're simply planning ahead! ThU5:-) [cheer]

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Ain't that the truth! (Was: Billy-goat station wagon!!)
« Reply #200 on: April 19, 2017, 11:29:28 PM »
Dear X-Air and WeatherCat home maintainers who are all too painfully aware of Murphy's law.

You didn't "forget"! You're simply planning ahead! ThU5:-) [cheer]

Ain't that the truth!  [rainyluck]

Edouard