Monthly Archives: January 2014

Winter, Booo!

Poor Dodge.  She started when the temperatures were below zero.  She ran like a champ.  But now I haven’t been able to start the little girl for three weeks.  I haven’t tried every day, by any means.  But I sit down and turn her over once a week, add starter fluid, pour gas into the carb, everything.  No dice.  I know there’s an obstruction in the gas line, so I bypassed it tonight.  Created a little gas tank, plugged it into the fuel pump and turned it over.  Gas was sucked from the tank into the carb and spits and sputters happened.  She tried to start. But that’s as far as I can get.

Well, I wanted to do something this winter with the Dodge, keep it breathing fire and avoiding another month long resuscitation process in the spring.  But that’s just sort of looking like it’ll be the inevitable case.  I just hope my valves aren’t rusted open or shut again.

I’m still entirely brand new to this whole process.  To the idea of taking a near antique and keeping it moving smoothly and freely.  But that doesn’t change the fact that I’m a bit saddened by the fact that I just can’t get her going.

I really long for a nice spell of nice weather. Some melting and some puddles. Instead I keep getting layers of ice and snow.

Well, until next time, have a swell winter.

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She still has it at -8 degrees

In Minneapolis we are preparing for a long cold night. I opted to start the Dodge up and get her up to temp before I shut it down again for a day, or a week, or whatever.

Well, as some of you might have noticed, not much going on in the Dodge world right now.  I’ve just gone through a refinance on my home and also have had some less than routine maintenance done on my daily driver.  These things have coupled very well(or badly) with the fact that it is just too blisteringly cold outdoors.  I hope to start ramping up efforts on the Dodge again in February or so.

Cheers!

-Joel

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