smokindav Reader
1/3/18 4:17 p.m.

We just moved from Houston to Williams Bay, Wisconsin. My wife's car is acting up - from her description it sounds like the alternator is not charging - it's probably pissed that we moved up here into the frozen tundra.

Anyway, is there anyone in the area that can provide warm shop space for a couple hours while I change out the alternator?



davidmflaherty at yahoo dot com or 319 6I0 Six 777 cell

mtn MegaDork
1/3/18 4:22 p.m.

No help, as dad sold his place in Fontana recently, but maybe try heading to Novak's in Fontana and grab a bite. If Pete is bartending, ask him if he knows of anything. 

RossD MegaDork
1/3/18 4:23 p.m.

I'm a bit far from that neck of Wisconsin woods, but there always is the Road Assist List:


Looks like Oldtin might be the closest in IL

smokindav Reader
1/3/18 4:29 p.m.

I saw the assist list but if her alternator is going out I will never make it to Illinois or Milwaukee. I might just have to tough it out in the cold.

smokindav Reader
1/3/18 4:30 p.m.

In reply to mtn :

And whom's name shall I drop on Bartender Pete? :)

mtn MegaDork
1/3/18 4:33 p.m.

His cousin Mike--but its no go on it--I just checked, he's out of town. 

Robbie PowerDork
1/3/18 4:51 p.m.

Don't know where you are exactly, but there is a diy garage in North Western Milwaukee. Never been there but I used to drive past it all the time. 

nutherjrfan SuperDork
1/3/18 6:54 p.m.

I've never lived 'up north' but this might be your last rust free fastener experience. angel

Brian UltraDork
1/3/18 7:10 p.m.

I've got a friend up in williams bay, but I don't think she'd be much help.  I used to go up there several times a year, but then gas went up in cost and my income became more fixed so that stopped.  If you could make it down to deerfield IL, I have space to work on it.

RealMiniParker UberDork
1/3/18 8:51 p.m.

I have warm shop in Brookfield, if you could make it that far - near Milwaukee.


KyAllroad (Jeremy)
KyAllroad (Jeremy) PowerDork
1/3/18 8:57 p.m.

I think I'd knock on neighbors' doors and ask before tackling any repair work in single digit temps.  Good luck!

RossD MegaDork
1/4/18 7:39 a.m.


...and some tarps can make it bearable. Just don't suffocate or burn yourself down.

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