Brand new motor! Wanna race?
Well, it wasn't by choice, but The Big LeBUSki is down at Mike's getting an Octuple bypass! I was having compression issues, knocking, and general not-running-wellness issues, so I says to myself "self, let's get this looked at". I agreed with me and took her in. He was sure it was simply head gaskets, which made sense, so I gave him the keys, and consent to touch my bus "down there".
Three hours later I get a call… cracked piston and burnt cylinder (not same location either!) Today he started the transplant process, says it'll take a few days. I'm in my office with a tissue clutched in my hand, looking at a recent picture of her, waiting for his call…
Good news is I will be inspired to go EVERYWHERE! So I'm about to spin the globe in my studio and jab a thumbtack in randomly and hope it is within the continental US… and start packing.
New 350, full tank of high octane, cooler full of other-than-soda, and I think the beach is only a days drive… I'll let you know how the procedure goes.