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May 16, 2008 — BarryK
What a relief. The only small problem with the car is that the mechanic could not find where to reconnect one small rubber tube. There's this flatish-round metal thing, has tubes on either side and one wire coming out. One of the tubes goes off somewhere, the other one seems like it is supposed to connect somewhere on the fuel/air intake, but the mechanic looked for sometime, could not find where, so he just blocked the end of the tube with a bolt.
The car runs alright. Probably it has some function to optimize the air/fuel ratio. Anyway, next time I go to Perth I'll get a GM Holden mechanic to fix it.

As to the cost... 1400 Australian dollars, about 1300 US. That's more than I spent on the trip to India. It has put a big dent in my savings, so I might take on a bit of work soon. That Perth Royal Show gig isn't until October, so I will do something else for a couple of weeks.


Lets make a donation :-)
Username: pakt
Barry says he "might take on a bit of work soon" to help cover the cost of repairing his car. I think he already has a job - working on Puppy Linux! So why not chip in and send him a donation to show what we think of the "work" he's already doing ;-) I've just sent him a donation. If enough of us do the same, we will have refilled his reserve :-) The donate button is on this page:

Username: KMeyer
"Yes, that's a good idea. When I read about the car I knew this was going to be expensive so I donated some bucks in the beginning of this week. I really think Barry deserves it for his excellent work... Bye, MeyerK

Dog rescues woman from kangaroo
Username: dogone
"Good Morning Barry! OK now. I don't make the news. I just report it.

Username: dogone
"Barry, we'd better hurry 4.1. NSW needs a copy and fast! That is, unless you think 4.0 can handle this job. Better yet, play it safe and post them a pack of Puplets!

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