Road to Sixty – Day 25
Make it work…
I have always enjoyed tinkering. Really, from a child I was tearing apart radios, tape players, 8 track tapes and putting them back together.
i moved up to bigger toys…that 73 Grand Torino with the 351 Cleveland engine would fly. And is had a pretty awesome sound system and of course a CB radio! KADW 9159 was the license number and the handle was the “Munford Tom’s Man” or “Peanut”
I learned a lot by what you would call trial and error. A LOT!
So, Dale had been frustrated that his convertible top wouldn’t come down and an mechanic said that the had fixed it…
I told Dale, let me look at it, and we did what every smart person does today…googled it.
Found the problem and ordered the part, it came in.
It was a small switch in the back that let the top come up and down in the trunk, of a very small car. As you see in this photo (thanks Dale) there wasn’t much room. No, I wasn’t being kidnapped and I wasn’t sneaking into a movie.
Ah…but I love the challenge. Got the switch in (took about 10 minutes) put everything in place and the magic moment! Push the button and….nothing.
Dale and I both kept looking (he on the net, me on the car) finally I took the switch out again made a minor adjustment. And pushed the button and…
IT CAME DOWN!!!! There was much rejoicing!
I say all of this for one reason. My Granddaddy told me when I was young, “Son, you can be a Master of one trade or you can be good in many” No I’m not a mechanic, not a electrician, not a plumber, but I can do enough to be dangerous.
I love to tinker…