I finished replacing the bad heater core the other day... no thanks to Chrysler. That has got to be the poorest design and placement for a heater core I've ever had to deal with. Had to cut it into pieces to get it out... and modify the replacement - to get it in!
Cut off most of the hard tubes and ran longer hoses inside the firewall. After three hours and a bit of pushing, shoving, torquing and cursing I'd decided the B@$&@*D was not gonna go in... so I cowboyed the sucker, triple clamped the hoses and put that job to bed.
So far... no apparent leaks... I was some afeared that We'd torqued on those swivel tubes too much trying to fight it into place... buuuut so far it seems healthy.
The Truck is now at the welder to rebuild the failing "factory" hitch on the bed... gonna take a mite longer than he'd planned (life gets in his way too!) but I should have it back by Tuesday.
There's a couple of last jobs to do on the truck before I head west... and then I'm bound for what I'm looking at for the next part of this Journey.
Things are happening, choices made__which I will share as they come to pass...
As it stands now I'm looking to maybe hit the road late in the week... all depends on the welder and how the last lil' chores I need to do on the truck shake out.
A few scenes from the past several weeks;
|*The last sunset over my Missouri river camp in September*|
|*The Moon that night over the Missouri River*|
|*Missouri River Moonrise*|
|*The view out my door at my Harvest camp in Sidney*|
|*Misty Missouri Sunrise from my door*|
|*The Coop finally got it's Gable siding last week*|
Ready to start making another circle...