Two pick ups and a motorcycle

1998 Ford F-150

1998 Ford F-150

The last time I blogged I wrote about my vehicles and what I was doing with them so here’s another update. The LeBaron is still dead and I don’t know what’s wrong with it. Tore it back down and checked the belt and the timing marks and they were okay.  It has got to be the crank or cam position sensors in the distributor. When things settle down a bit I will get back to it.

The last time I wrote I put the beast, my 73 Dodge pickup up for sale.  It sold to the only person that came and looked at it and I got $1200 out of it.  Not to bad, considering I only paid a 1000.00 for it two years ago.  When I bought It, it had a canopy on it and not too long later I sold the canopy for 200 so $1400 for thousand dollar pick up not too bad I’d say.

Then the search was on to find another pick up. I checked craigslist for almost 2 weeks for a Dodge pickup, an 88 or later, that I could afford. It had to have fuel injection on it as I was tired of working on carburetors.

After two weeks of driving the Durango to work every day it got old coming home at 11 o’clock to pick Sharon up and take her back to Richland so she could open the shop.  About 3 or 4 weeks ago, on a Sunday afternoon, Sharon asked if I wanted to go look at pickups.  ‘Let’s go’, I replied and off we headed to the used car lots around town.

We spotted a 94 Dodge Dakota but the dealership was closed.  We got out and looked it over and it really wasn’t too bad.  I told Sharon we would come back tomorrow, Monday and drive it.

Next stop was to look at a 94 Dodge 1500.  It was priced right at $2100, as far as I was concerned.  It had a 360 ci motor, standard cab and an 8 foot bed but it had a 4 speed stick, which was a deal breaker as I needed an automatic for towing Bell.

We headed on down the road and I spotted a 92 Dodge on a lot.  We pulled in and got out to look at it.  It was an extended cab with a full bed which I really wanted but the truck had a 5 speed with a 2 speed rear end, another deal breaker.

We wandered around for a few minutes when we were approached by a salesman.  He asked what we were looking for and I told him a pickup.  He said he had a really nice 98 Ford F150, so we looked at it, drove it and bought it.  It’s a very nice truck, only things wrong with it is it is a short bed without a tailgate and it’s not a Dodge.

Ford F-150

Ford F-150

Enough about trucks, let’s talk about Goldwings.  The Goldwing is running but is not charging and is surrounded by junk from Sharon’s shop.  I need to replace the voltage regulator first and hope that’s the problem.  If not then it’s the stator and the engine has to be dropped to replace it.

That’s what has been happening around here.  As soon as I get the shop back in order and Sharon’s treasure out of the driveway I hope I can resolve the issue with the Goldwing.  Until next time, do as we do and just ‘Keep on Rollin’.

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