SWEEEET! Nice coal hauler you've created there! :punk: I just realized I've got 2 as well!
I was up till 1am last night doing the Focus rear brakes ... AGAIN!!! You'd think I'd learn to just do the damn job once .... but I never do. Thought it could make it till spring on those brake lines. NOPE! Wife calls from Wal-Mart to tell me there's a puddle of brake fluid around the driver's side rear wheel ... and brake fluid all up the side of the car ... and all over the tire. MINT!
Thank MA and their need to dump 50 billion tons of salt on our roads ... because morons can't slow down drive with common sense ..... but I digress.
Started the job at 17:00, so was a late start to begin with. Went all out this time - I'm NOT doing this a 3rd time! Got drums (have wheel bearings already installed), wheel cylinders, a spring kit, & new brake line fittings. Spent some extra time painting the drums so they're not a rotating mass of corrosion in 2 months. SO I had to remove the new shoes I had just installed, and start over from scratch to install the wheel cylinders and springs. The damn wheel cylinders only came out with an air chisel. Could barely get that in there ... never mind a socket! Heads were all rotted off anyway. It's amazing how strong those bolts are though. Took a good 30+ seconds with 115psi & at it's highest setting to break those rusted bolts! One bolt on each side never broke - the wheel cylinder did!
Anyway, it's done, & the painted drums look damn pretty through those fancy aluminum wheels it came with.
In other news, the weather people should be fired! They're about as inept as our government, it seems. Saw a warming trend in the forecast, so I let the stove go out Sunday night. Didn't relight last night because they said it was supposed to be warm today. Bullshit!! I woke up to a 59° house! Boy, does that suck when your used to 70°, let me tell ya! Just fired it back up this morning around 9:30. Going to take all day to get this place back up to temp. So far it's made it to 60° in here. Check out the graphs from my weather station - one is indoor temp, one is outdoor temp. You can see the steady decline in indoor temps from 70° to 59° as the outdoor temp dropped to 34° from 55°: