- 6:04 PM,
Wednesday, June 11th, 2014:
- I need to
apologize to my Delorean. I, uhm, kinda bad-mouthed it
in #1450 and I'm feeling a bit sheepish. Granted, it
was indeed the car's electrical system that was
malfunctioned but since so much of that is haywire
thanks to the modification? I can hardly blame
- I'm so
sorry. I mentioned I didn't think you
would even start when someone asked me to start
you. The truth is? You probably wouldn't have.
Because you had no gas.
- In fact, you
ran with no gas for so long, that my last trip with
you had you stalling over a dozen times in a 2 mile
radius. The thought that your gas gauge might not
be working properly never even occured to me since
I put gas in you when I got you, you were
at 3/4 of a tank and were then at just under 1/2 of
a tank. Seemed like it was working. Clearly it was
not. Because when I finally filled you up? I
put 13.7 gallons in a 13.2 gallon tank. Holy jesus
- But wow, you
went a long time with no gas. I'm floored. I've
been stalling with you for the last 20 miles? You
just kept goin' man. Amazing. I take back
everything I said...
- This was so
insane. People... I talked to everyone I knew -
even had my dad asking people: we all thought it was
the fuel filter. Even the mechanic I finally got
it to yesterday thought it was the fuel filter or fuel
pump. It wasn't until I stalled backing down
their entrance that it hit both of us: could it be the
gas? It wouldn't even turn-over which was new and then
would once it was level. I have never run out of gas
before but I came pretty damned close and the
tell-tale sign was on an incline it just stalled... my
tank still said 1/2 full so now I was a bit
annoyed. I got it to the gas station and went to
fill up? No credit card.
I freaking forgot my wallet? Really? So imagine
this scene on a busy street corner:
- Yeah that lasted
about 3 minutes until I just got flooded.
I finally got a hold of Fred who came to my
rescue and to be honest? It was nice talking to
people. I mean it just makes everyone so happy.
Some little kid ran and sat in the driver's seat and
I barely flinched. Go for it kid, had you asked
I would've said no. Good move. LMAO.
- But you guys do
not understand what I was about to do had
I not taken this car out to pick up the
HD file of last month's story from CBS.
I was about to take apart the entire fuel system,
buying the tools along the way - the car would've been
a wreck for easily a week or two while I waited
on parts and tools... and at the end of all that?
NOTHING WOULD'VE CHANGED BECAUSE THE ENTIRE TIME IT WAS OUT OF FUCKING GAS.
- Like... I would've
been a crazy man. So - thank the heavens people
because it was about to get ugly up in here. It was
gas. The car, was out, of gas. I told my dad
finally and he just shook his head. It's just
something you never think of because gas gauges
usually work and seriously this car went FOREVER
without gas. I don't know HOW it started that
many times without gas. Amazing.
- Of course now to
fix the fuel gauge... but for the time being I'll just
fill it up every 100 miles. Meh. It's a good excuse to
talk to people though. May have even gotten a gig out
- Oh and the
CBS file - jesus this was giving me flashbacks.
I mean at least they're in HD but I haven't
the slightest idea why things are this tough. It was
like this when I worked there. Getting anything
technical took weeks of emails and the actual transfer
is 15 seconds. (sigh). And, the file looked really
bad. I got the original file from Jim but it had
no graphics, so I pieced the graphics from this
new file with the good one and put the anchors talking
from simply taping the bit off my screen and
I finally have the full version to put online and
use for promotional purposes. WHEW.
- I feel bad because
I was linking directly to CBS' feed of it but it
kept shutting down my browser? People were having
trouble with it on Facebook as well. I mean, this is
exactly what it was like when I worked with them
in '07. How can this not get better? So, after
ALLLLLLLLL that, here's the piece:
- Whew. Good shit.
And be nice to that anchor... we all know it's 1.21
gigawatts but he was cool enough to extend the piece a
few more seconds and I'm happy about that... but you
know his buddies gave him shit on that one.