Getting ready for Tiny Russian Village…

Yesterday, Sveta and I checked Sammy the Volga over….we replaced a headlight switch and found a couple of needed to be proactively fixed spots. Such as the plastic coolant bottle needs to be insulated away from the metal holder due to rubbing and abrasion. Just a future disaster type fix to get ahead of!

I also rebuilt the toilet flush system in the home and put new kitchen sink faucets in. If I will be gone a few months, Sveta needs to have a secure home for all that I can find to fix…

I always say, “Be proactive, not reactive!”

Burns up after years of service. Not made for always on!

The headlight switch is a common issue for Sammy the Volga. Sammy is a car made way before headlights had to be run always on as you travel anywhere. You remember the good ole days? No seat belts, no headlights on except in bad weather and night time, kids bouncing around in the back seat, you know those good ole days…

Well, the headlight switch on Sammy is not made and not any version available made to withstand constant on all day long and in the heat of the day during summers. I am sure that if you would have told the original designers that you needed to make sure that the headlight switch had to be on if the car was running and no exceptions, then you would have gotten a look like you had horns growing out of your head….Yes we use to have freedoms of such things as a simple headlight turned on in the daylight or not!

Falls into the third tail light and or brake light issue and car seat issue and seat belt issue and and…

Therefore, we installed a new headlight switch, as the old one had literally burned up slowly, as it got too hot in the summer days and the switch is a very old mechanical type switch, builds up heat way to easy…

Other than that, Sammy is ready to go and we are packing to leave this Saturday if all is good. I have just way too much things to do in the Tiny Russian Village…

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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