Nah...it is all "replaceable".....
even this great little nugget of a motor....
EN40B crank, Total Seal "II" rings...lotta
the good stuff in there!
But why, in any event, would I wanna replace any engine sooner than later, most
especially doing the kind of driving I find BOOOORING!??
Like in flying, I like the "action"....give me
hand-flown takeoffs/landings &/or arrivals/departures over "cruisin'", any day.
Most especially in high-density terminal areas like BOS, ORD, JFK, LGA and
the like where you've got to "work & play well with others" for the sake of the
team effort. THIS is where the "fun" is. Throw in
difficult operational circumstances such as lousy weather and/or mechanical
difficulties and it's even more a test of real life professional
The subsequent feeling of self-fulfillment and satisfaction is the payoff, even
criticise your own performance afterward....
there always seems to be something you
could have done better, even if you "won".
I mean do you know what it's like running
a tight approach/landing on a "heavy"
'74 (3 miles) while avoiding his "wake", with
perfect min airspeed control amid timed "S-turns as the Concorde trys to crawl
up your whazoo 'cause an earlier controller unitentionally got the spacing a
wrong and everyone is depending
upon you to pull a rabbit out of a hat
so nobody has to go around. I love this
stuff, man...I eat it up. This is serious fun.
I think this is what I miss most of all in my
"forced" retirement, as I do my part to make way for the less well-paid younger
folk while I help trim my company's senior-salary pilot expense (which is what
"forced" retirement at age 60 is really all about!!!)
On other subjects...
So, WST!!! You've got a daughter??? Is she
cute... :)....or does she look like you?? :(
And as far as throwing me in a pot, you gotta find me first...I stand sideways
and I bascially disappear....there's no way your even gonna find/see me.
And as for Hoss, if I can't kill
'em with affection, I'll bite 'em right back
despite my fondness for "major" dogs...then
I'm gonna sue ya' 'cause we're gettin' a bit
long in the tooth and that bite will probably cost me more than it'll cost Hoss.
This goes for Murphy too, Kate....and bring your cats!! :)
It's time for breakfast and a MAJOR coffee....
it's snowin' a bit out there...and 28F...thank
God for the GTi! :):)