Jolene the Sunbird woke from her slumber (she’s been sitting since November 25th) and we went for a 40 or so mile drive today.

Had to charge the battery a while before it’d start. It has a cheap Rural King battery in it that’s approaching five-years-old.

She has an oil leak from her valve cover gasket and the oil pressure sending switch. Both of those together cost less than $10.00, so it could be worse. But a bit of an oil puddle burned off the exhaust when I started it today and the subsequent little smoke show scared me half to death!

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I still love it. Just under 57,000 miles now.