Friday, December 18, 2009

It's Home!

Well after a long day we got it home.

Started at 9:30 this morning out at the city sewer plant with Lt. Behler and Kevin Gibney. First it wouldn't start. We tried to jump start it. No dice. We tried to put a battery charger booster on it. No go.

So I decided that it was time to replace the 4 year old batteries. Went and bought 4 new batteries and installed them with help from the guys from the sewer department. It turned over but from sitting for 4 months and being 20 degrees outside it would not fire up after many tries.

Kevin was able to call some guys he knows and they suggested that we put some ether in the intake. Lt. Behler showed up with the starter fluid and with one little spray it fired right up.

We let it idle for a while and down Rt. 30 we go. Once we got it home Kevin said it drives and shifts real nice. So he and I went out for a little ride so I could try working the 5 speed manual transmission.

It was so much fun! Can't wait for warmer weather.

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