Thursday, March 12, 2009


It is a beautiful day today. The sun's out. It's finally above freezing. All's well with the world. But...

We gotta pull the transmission. Hey, we gave it one hell of a try. I have written so many people, called so many shops, had so many friends doing the same, that now if you Google the part we need, my name come's up. That's right. I am now finally Google-able. For something I don't have. What a legacy.

We're out of time though. Can't waste another season waiting on anything. Gotta face the problem head on. Gonna grab the bull by the horns. It's time to stand-up, throw the window open and scream "I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take anymore"!. That's right. We're gonna do what a man's gotta do... throw money at it.

It's all set. Monday we'll pull the nose off, yank the motor, toss the 4-speed in a box and ship it out. Even though currently it is technically a better transmission than what we'll get back, c'est la vie. This thing was set up as a high performance tranny back in the day, but what good is it now if it takes a Rosetta Stone to use it? And all those early Buick Special enthusiasts that may have been looking for one of these for years? F*ck em! They had there chance. That's how we got so Google-icious. Leaving all those posts on the Buick/Pontiac sites. Oh well, another super rare, practically NOS, vintage part sacrificed to the Coupe gods.

As it should be.

'da Hui no ka oi

It's Just A Matter Of Time - The Paladins