The Ex's Car

Oh my gosh....I remembered another married story! Lily woke me early this morn (Wed) and as I laid in bed this story hit me. Pics from Internet.......

My ex got an AMC Gremlin from my dad. Thankful to have had it but that was one ugly car. My ex was not the best at keeping cars up. Matter of fact, due to that I learned to do things myself. I had my brother teach me to change oil, then I taught myself to change spark plugs and wires, and all my bulbs for the lights. Now I know that don't sound like much these days but once upon a time it was really hard to get to the bulbs to change them. As for changing oil it used to be the cheapest way of having it done, before you could take you car anywhere and have oil changed. Oops, I digress, sorry. Moving on~ ex drove a car hard and wore them out. One point to that was the exhaust manifold. Actually this was probably not his fault. But his on the Gremlin kept coming loose. It would drop down from under the car and drag the ground. Every time this happened he pulled in K Mart and they would go under the car and tighten the manifold. Finally it came to a point that the attachment that held it in place was stripped and they could not tighten it anymore. 

My ex had an idea! 


His idea involved ~
wait for 
it
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a drill!!!

So without my knowledge he goes out, drills two holes in the back floor board, runs a wire hanger down one hole, around the manifold and back up in the other hole. Then he wraps the wire hanger in a knot and covers it with the floor mat. 
Then he tells me what he has done. 

You don't think I hit the roof when he picked Amber up at the daycare one day during cooler months with the windows up and the exhaust coming in from under the car into the holes in the floor board right next to where Amber's cars seat was?
YEP,
you know I did. 


Maybe more will come to me later or maybe this will be all, who knows. 

Hoping I brought you some laughs.
Pam















Comments

Ann Thompson said…
OMG, how did you manage to keep fro killing this man...lol
Liz A. said…
I used to change the oil filter on my first car, a '79 Honda. My grandfather had fixed the thing so it required an easy filter, so it was a breeze to do myself.
Brian said…
Oh my goodness, those holes sure were silly. Hey, did you ever notice that the Gremlin looks like a tennis shoe?
BeachGypsy said…
Oh yes, I remember those cars, LOL! Hope your weekend went great. I've not commented for a week I guess, I am trying to catch up with everybody.We had a slow weekend, but it was nice and we walked alot.
BeachGypsy said…
ps---yes! put outfits on your blog!! FUN TO SEE!!

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