Best laid plans

New Series Radiator

The new Rover radiator & hoses arrived just before Christmas. A few weeks ago, after taking the Rover out to bid a job, an oncoming tricked out Ford with mudders launched a projectile at my Rover. I saw the incoming missile, then heard it strike and bounce around under the bonnet before detonation. By the time I arrived home, there was a fine, green mist flowing out of my radiator. The impressive odds of such a precise strike without a guiding system, not withstanding, I was kind of ticked off.

My intention was to fire up the torpedo heater in the Rover Hut and get to work on the truck today. Unfortunately, I was rudely surprised to find the temp hovering around -20 this morning, which destroyed the minimal motivation that I had.

We had five inches or so of snow fall from Christmas night on, so I pulled the snowblower out of the Rover Hut, and quickly found that it needed to be dragged into the cabin for a pre-start warm up. By the time the drive was plowed, and firewood hauled into the cabin for the week, I realized that the new radiator could wait until at least -10.

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Just a basic, down to Earth, laid back type of guy here, who loves the outdoors, the indoors, jazz on the turntable, a fire in the woodstove, the northern lights blazing across the sky, and the company of good friends. View all posts by icefogger

4 responses to “Best laid plans

  • Pete

    Since my arrival in Alaska in the mid 90’s I have often wondered about the odds of having a stone hit an oncoming vehicle in exactly the wrong place. I have had three trucks in Alaska and each on has a crack in the windshield ‘exactly’ where your eyes would normally be looking while driving. Maybe we should alert the defense department about our unguided missile efficiency, here in Alaska?

  • Larry Janicsek

    Mike, Only in Fairbanks or Fargo is minus 10 considered a warm up. LOL Hope u had a great Christmas and you’ll have a rock free 2015. Good news and bad news this Sat. nite: Good– the Badger men’s hockey team plays MI Tech on the Big Ten TV network, –Bad–more people than normal might see WI get beat. BTW–the BEARS still suck !!!!!

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