so things with the flowers worked out. they showed up at work and were so pretty πŸ™‚ too bad i forgot to take a picture before i dried them 😦
so about the car…
me and cowboy scott went to anaheim for PBR.
it was awesome.
i wore my cowgirl hat and drank beer and yelled yeehaw at the top of my lungs.
and i loved every minute of it.
we were gonna go finish off the night with some line dancing and more drinking at Union Cattle or Cowboy Country or something.
so we go get in the car, i start it up, vroom vroom ready to go
step on clutch, shift to reverse
*grind*
um?
step on clutch, shift to reverse
*grind*
wtf?
maybe i have to adjust my clutch cable, it has been feeling a little lose lately…
*pops hood, tightens cable*
well, that didn’t help…
i can’t get it IN gear
screw it, we are going to the bar!
*shuts off car, puts car in gear, starts car*
hooray we’re moving!
wait, now i can’t get it OUT of gear!
kjhfskfhj
*calls aaa*
“we’
re sorry, your membership was canceled”
uhh???
yeah pretty much.
so scott used his aaa and we got towed home.
the next morning i figured hey, maybe the cable has just stretched beyond adjustment
so i put a new one in, hoping it would fix the problem
nope, nothing.
okay, well, screw this.
so i had the car towed to bothwell monday night
i got a call this morning
me: hiiiiiii
gil: yeah, uh, what kind of clutch did you have in the car?
me: it’s an act
gil: it’s not an act anymore. it destroyed itself. you’re going to need a new everything
hahaha that is *not* the conversation you want to have!
luckily my lovely wonderful superiffic boyfriend sells act and got me a brand new heavy duty pressure plate and street/strip disk (same thing i have now), throwout bearing, pilot bearing and alignment tool for crazy cheap πŸ˜€ + overnight shipping. eep, not so cheap.
this wasn’t surprising though, that clutch was almost four years old and had gone through three different engines and countless people “learning” how to drive stick with it.
plus the springs were crazy loose this past september when engine version 4.1 went in.
my only concern is, it’s only rated to like 240ft-lbs and once i turn up the boost to 18-20psi as planned, that clutch probably won’t last very long. oh well…
so it should
be in tomorrow
hopefully i can get rid of the ’05 sunfire tomorrow.
it’s just so weird how it happened. one minute the clutch was wonderful, absolutely perfect, never gave me any trouble, then the next minute it decided to eat itself.
oh well, better now than in a few weeks when i (hopefully) go roadracing.

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