Sunday, February 17, 2008

A thing of beauty. A joy forever?

Well, no. Let's just hope it lasts until I can get the pipe replaced. There isn't a mechanic in the world who would replace just the pipe, because the muffler is also patched. They all smell a much more expensive job.

The wires are from my even-more-temporary earlier patch.

There is actually another length of strapping on the other, unseen end. I snipped some "darts" into it to cinch it tight. This end connects to the resonator in a much wider connection.

All done on my back on the floor of the garage in almost freezing temperatures. The camera is almost too close to take the whole at once, and I was too weary to take more than seven shots. Lying on my side and looking into the electronic viewer/moniter. This is the best.

Let's hope this is the end of the whole messy saga.

Little Pond


Karen of Scottsdale said...

I am impressed!

pb said...

As well you should; I still can't believe I drank the whole thing. Of course, I got a hangover that night and was hypoglycemic the next day, and had to work in the frigid air that way.

mdmhvonpa said...

Hole Bat-Crap Bat-Man! Not a mechanic in the world who would pass that at inspection either, eh? :D

pb said...

Totally legal and passable in Massachusetts (or it was, a few years ago) and likely to pass in New York.

Or last patchup job on the muffler is less secure than this and it passed with flying colors.