But I scored the last point, and that's what counts.
I finally got one of these damn things working again. It was a good feeling.. There have been moments recently where I started to doubt that I was any good with these... Then I realized that I'd been buying crappy broken peds for a while, and my two best runners I'd 1-sold, and 2-got halfway through kitting (fucking peugeot with their fucking tapered flywheels.
I got a new piston for Sebring from Chad Burke (CHAD BURKE!) a while ago, but one of the old exhaust bolts sheared off, and it wasn't until today that I spent enough money on a pair of vice grips to twist the fscker out..
Btw... 1800degrees at maybe 15-30degrees per solid grab is a horrible thing... It took me like twenty minutes to get that thing out enough that I could grab it with something that fit down there.
But.. it runs! At 25MPH! With almost no brakes! And barely any Idle! And hates to Restart!...
Did I say it runs?
Yeah, it's a bitch, but I can work with it from here, at least until I find a new puch bottom end to slap on the rat, that starting with a screwdriver at the BBQ was really a bad idea. I mean yeah.. it was the rat-spirit, that's what it was all about, but that doesn't mean anyone should ever jam a foreign object into their transmission repeatedly.
And mobys.. fucking mobys..
What I should really do (and I could have done it in the past) is buy a moby that works already. I've got enough parts to fix masses of them. Hell, I've given away a bottom end for one, and an engine for another, and still have all the spare parts I need to build like, two more. But short of ripping one of them apart, replacing everything, praying to god, and spending weeks on the repair forum.... Shit, why haven't I done this yet?
Oh well. The point of this post is to declare that I'm out of my sorry 'no moped' state. This weekend I'm putting the CB in a storage unit near my house, and it's all ped again from there.
P.S. If you felt obligated to read all of this, I'm kinda sorry. I think it was mostly just to make me feel better about myself.