It had been advertised for sale as the engine had given me some trouble. It had been hard to start and I suspect the compression was weak. Also, I have only been driving it a few times every summer. It goes back to where it came from, northern New Brunswick.
There will be a replacement in a few weeks.
I am still in awe about this year's winter weather. Today we reached beyond 50F and I settled with a cup of coffee and a bite to eat outside in the nook of the rear entry in the sun. I also did a beach walk with Dixie again, a mild southern breeze in my face. My sprained ankle is getting better, but it still hurts a bit on longer walks, so I had to be cautious in the soft sand on the beach.
Well, the good thing served me well for 15 years, so it was worth the $500 I spent in 2002.