So I've been in Florida a month today. It's hot, it rains a lot, but I like it here. The wife and baby are more happy too. Lots of family and friends for them to be around. Sophia is just over 6 months and she's getting so big..
It's not like up north where everything is down the street. You've got to DRIVE to go anywhere. It costs about $500 per car for a new registration here.
Still rocking RI plates for the time being. I took the insurance off my wagon and parked it with the Caprice. It's currently my storage unit. Might sell it.
I got the Caprice running good. Figured out my no prime condition. A wire coming from the relay harness was pinched by the trans dipstick bracket. DOH!! Took a long time to figure that one out. But, it primes every time now. Also, my EMI fuse was blown... I assume its been like that for a LONG time.. like since I put in the LT1. Same with the fuel pump issue. Narrowed that down to a shorted O2 sensor. No more CEL, no more constant fans. Starts right up and runs great. I've discovered a multimeter is a car guys best friend. Can't wait to fix the transmission and get it on the road.
I'm working on my Streetlights, lots of little cheap parts inside a broken and need repair. Still need to fix the rear quarter and the Olds CC bumper needs to be painted too. Rest of the paint looks great though.
When I was up north and I told people I was moving to Florida the first question was "Do you have a job lined up?". Of course my answer was no. I got crazy looks and, oh thats not a good idea blah blah.... I started work July 3rd as Assistant Manager at a full service automotive facility. Not a corporation, owned by one guy. There's two locations, I work at the secondary location. We have 5 bays and 4 full time technicians. My job is basically make sure the jobs are getting done, the parts are there when we need them and they are the right parts. I also work the counter and answer the phone when the manager is not around/busy. Saturday afternoons and Sundays I run the store. The only drawbacks are that I can't use the facility for my own repairs and it's an hour drive away from my house. But, It's a decent job with decent pay. Hope to see some of you in Daytona!