The Big Sandy Mountaineer -

Patching Cracks

 

August 5, 2020



I learned basic car repair in college after buying a beat up old car for $250. Armed with a repair manual and a basic tool set from Sears, I took on all manner of simple repairs. Along the way, I learned quite a few lessons. One of the most important happened when I was replacing a corroded set of battery cables that weren’t able to maintain a good connection any longer. When the time came to reconnect the battery, I put the cables on and was greeted with huge sparks as my cables melted off. After disconnecting the cables, I ran to the store and replaced them with larger gauge ones, figur...



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