Listed below are your Fourth of July Scary Journey Tales

Photograph of a white Dodge Neon sedan at sunset.

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“Not a lot a travelogue as my outdated Neon at all times had a behavior of breaking proper earlier than Fourth of July weekend.

“I feel it was 2004, I solely had my Neon for a 12 months and I used to be nonetheless fairly younger when it got here to fixing my automotive. This weekend I used to be imagined to go to Sinsi to go to my pal, get underage drunk and watch fireworks from my pal’s pal’s cute house on Mount Adams.

“My rear brakes have been noisy and vibrated so that they wanted to get replaced earlier than the two.5 hour journey. I purchased a set of drum brakes however did not have any extras (as a result of I used to be younger and poor). So, in fact, I broke the spring whereas attempting to take away the drum sneakers. Not one of the native components shops had them in inventory and nobody would let me drive their automotive or take me to somebody who had them, so I needed to cancel my journey and watch for components to reach after the vacation weekend. Big bumper.

“A 12 months later, I used to be driving dwelling on the finish of Might and heard an odd knock. Then out of the blue the automotive jerked and stalled. It turned out that the noise was as a result of lack of the timing belt as a result of failure of the tensioner. I bent eight valves and began attempting to repair it myself. To get round this, I purchased a $150 Dodge Dynasty beater. The restore work was gradual, and likewise as a result of since I took the engine aside, why not replace the whole lot?

“The week earlier than the 4th my Neon was nonetheless in tatters and I blew the transmission in Dynasty (actually broke in half and caught hearth) so I used to be off the wheels and planning. So I towed the automotive to the storage with a number of containers of components, however since I labeled the whole lot fastidiously, they put it again collectively in a day. Introduced it again simply in time to journey across the 4th of July celebrations in our metropolis, with my new and improved Neon, with rather more energy and the power to spin 2nd gear even with a crappy three-speed automated.

“Oh, being younger and silly once more.

We love your ambition, but it surely seems like a nightmare Fourth of July custom that you simply may not wish to repeat in a rush.

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