Field repaired 14 oilfield engines this week, and I am played out, but it's Saturday and no field work today..whooo hooo. Took it easy and managed to get a few little things done on the "to do" list.
Sat in the tadpoll for a bit and made vrooom, vroom noises: Actually, I was figuring out where the gas pedal needs to be. It is a tight area where the brake, clutch and gas pedals all go....I think I will need to wear some thin running shoes when driving? Like the old saying' Build it and then learn to drive it"
I have a couple of chrome "Honda" emblems that I've had since ..forever!...playing around to see what they would look like...I like!
The little emblems, for the hub caps, came in the mail yesterday...went and put them in place...sure finished things off.
What the !!!.. where did my engine go?...it was sitting there this morning>>>>>
Yes....the time has come to strip things down to the bare frame, finish a few welds on the frame, sandblast and paint. My son is coming out tomorrow to help me lift the body off of the frame..it is just too awkward to move by myself. Once the frame is out of my shop, I will have more room for final painting of the body.
I also need to take the front of the engine apart and make a new idler for one of the chain drives (Rake knows what this is all about...I have been feeding Ravens, but the Crows haven't returned yet!!..LOL). I also have a crack in the front bearing housing, behind the two counter rotating gears, that needs attention.
With the engine out of the way, it was a good time to drill all the holes for the front bulkhead.