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.
Don't get the wrong idea -- I still have cash in the bank, it's just that I like to have a couple of thousand at least in reserve -- for exactly this kind of situation. So there's nothing urgent, but I will probably look around for some work soon to bring that reserve back up again.
Comments:Posted on 17 May 2008, 2:43 by pakt
Lets make a donation :-)
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:
Posted on 17 May 2008, 7:25 by 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...
Posted on 20 Jul 2008, 8:07 by dogone
Dog rescues woman from kangaroo
Good Morning Barry!
OK now. I don't make the news. I just report it.
Posted on 20 Jul 2008, 8:22 by 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!