Happy New Year to you all!
So I thought I would share this little story with you and you can smile.
I have amazing parents, this is the first part of the story.
So in July of 2012, I drove the Dynasty home from Ontario and put the Daytona back on the road, got it ready to pass inspection, new tires, some exhaust work, brake work, fluids etc. Passes no problems, drive the car for awhile, drive it back to Ontario (from NS) only to find out it won't pass emissions and basically shouldn't be running (even though I was getting a solid 33mpg on the highway at 130km/h). So I decide I'll bite the bullet and drive it back home and put it for sale. It has 2 years safety in NS, and I could use the money to pay off my credit card. So I do just that and take the Dynasty back to Ontario. About 2 months later mom finally calls and says "The car sold, I'm transferring you the money" So I ask who bought it and mom tells me an older couple outside of town, they're going to put it away for the winter and bring it out in the spring. I'm like "cool, I don't want to see the car again, it'll just upset me as to what I had to give up." So I don't talk about the car for the next couple of months and then I go home for Christmas. And 2 days into me being home I notice that there is a piece built onto our storage shed. Mom had talked about building a 'lean to' for the lawn equipment and stuff so that's what I figured was in there. I mention to mom that the piece on the shed looks good and she chuckles and says "yeah, you should go out and have a look at that" So I pick up a flashlight and start out towards the shed. I get halfway there and the brain finally clues in, this addition is big enough to hold a car, my parents are older, and outside of town... I open the door and there sits Loretta, all covered up, up on jack stands. I just draped myself over the hood and had myself a happy cry. So I have amazing parents, and sneaky ones at that!
Now I will save up my pennies so I can buy it back from them, and over the course of the next couple of months, I'm going to slowly start buying new engine management parts because I have no idea where to start with the Emissions stuff and I want the Daytona to run it's best! Even though it's running just fine (but I can smell that it is rich when it's warmed up)