Maddel wrote: ↑August 9th, 2023, 2:05 pm
That's a bummer... Zippy, well ok, but what's the trouble with the others?
Bog had some kind of catastrophic timing event and is behaving like he jumped time(regular backfires through carb). Towing to two shops, one didn't want the job and the other charged me for a distributor, coil and labor and gave it back non-running still. They said it needs an engine but didn't have anything to prove that point. I think I'm looking at a timing chain, broken cam or cam gear type thing but don't have the time to look at it at the moment. The El Camino has had a ton of issues, largest of which is a bad transmission and has just decimated my bank account. I got it back and within the first 24 hours, the steering pump blew and the thermostat housing blew a leak(corroded aluminum). Both bolts broke when trying to replace the housing, so the shop is drilling them out now.
So, no bike riding as I can't get a bike anywhere, all construction stuff has to be delivered, I have Chloe's old Altima to get places but I'm about 4-5 months into not having a vehicle to get anything done.
I'm trying to keep up with permit time limits for the garage so I haven't gotten the time to even look at Bog, I just parked him at the house. I'm looking for local trades to get a truck or something to haul stuff but if nothing happens in that department, I'll pull the timing cover off and see if that's the issue.