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The eric update - day 342: waiting to get on the road again. and on the road again ( finally )!

Whoohooo! In the span of just a few hours I have four spiffy new "whitewalls" on the galaxie ( too bad there's no picture uploading while we're sans wifi ) and while that was an unexpected expense, I'm happy to report that the alternator problem was correctly identified by a local specialist and cost the staggering amount of exact,y nothing to fix.

It seems that a wire had become corroded and fell off the alternator. Simply soldering on a connector to the broken wire and attaching it to the alternator fixed the problem. I guess I'll count that as a bit of luck.

So, now it's off to albany. It's still 90+ degrees F outside, which makes the unconditioned inside of the galaxy feel sort of like a blast furnace. All the more so when the engine has to work extra hard to climb the rolling new york hills.

I'm sure someday I'll remember this fondly. It would be a lttle more fun if the heat would let up a little. at least the galaxie is back in proper running order.

At least for now :-)

update: pictures at last! click on each picture for a brief description.

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6/11/2005 05:31:00 PM 2 comments


Nothing wrong with snazzy tires - and glad to hear the alternator wasn't a bigger issue (I've been there, Ouch - cry - here's a limb).

Can't wait to see some pics of little odin again :)

By Blogger Katra, at 6:21 PM  

I admire you all so much. I thought we were brave when we hauled a 62 beetle, 3 dogs, 2 fish, 1 snake and 1 eighteen month old from chicago to atlanta! good luck, i hope you get to where you are going soon!

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