Tow Vehicle Gave Up The Ghost
Well, it finally happened. The trusty TV finally gave up the ghost. It was a 2001 Z-71 with 330,000 miles on it. Yes, 330,000 miles. Driving to work the other day the camshaft bearings spun and starved the right head of oil. Fried some rockers. This trusty engine, a 5.3, gave me many thousands of trouble free miles and about 6 thousand miles of towing the SV 291. I am putting in a very low mile used engine I traded out for some body work since that is what I do for a living. Why a used engine? Because I'm cheap. And it only has 50K miles on it.
Now here's the good part. Ya know when you buy a camper, boat, four wheeler etc... how you suddenly pick up new friends? Well, we have a camping trip planned for this Labor Day weekend. A VERY good friend of mine
(really true friend) is going to haul the TT the 100 miles to the campsite for me and set it up. He will be staying on his boat while we camp and will haul it back to the house at the close of business. Wow, life suddenly got better.
Scouts Out, L Troop 3/2 ACR 76-79
Desert Storm Part One 1991
2009 SV 291
One great 16 yr old son
Two dogs, Ziggy and Zaggy