Trusty old Toyota broke down at the wrecker today (where I got free Chevelle bits, so silver linings) theory I’m going on is that the batt cables are so old they won’t carry the current to start the car, unless it’s cold first start of the day, once its warm thermal expansion jiggers the corrosion and it can’t overcome the resistance in the 31 year old wires. that’s the theory I’m going with, gonna pick up some welding cable and replace both cables.

When wrenches and sandpaper wouldn’t do it, I rolled myself into the ditch and drove myself back out.