Lots o white-faced hornets around these parts this year - big bastards too! One of 'em was trying to build a nest right in one of my garage door frames. Just so happened that I had just came home with some fresh cans of wasp/hornet spray. DISPATCHED!
Nice shocks Freddy!
Been a while since I've done a set like that. I usually never keep them that long. That's one thing I'm very picky with, in addition to acceleration & braking quality -- RIDE quality. That's why I always spend stupid money on Bilsteins for every vehicle we own (except the Blazer, which has Edelbrock IAS shocks). They really transform the ride. IF your shocks are real worn out, the transformation is downright AMAZING. It's a good upgrade, especially if your getting bored with, or sick of the particular vehicle -- it's like having a new car without the payments, taxes, & insurance cost.
Yesterday I stole a carburetor off my father's old Echo weedwacker, & installed it on my "less-old" Echo weedwacker. The reason? Older ones have adjustments - so you can have it running optimally no matter what the weather, or no matter how crappy the fuel is. His had no primer, but I didn't care - I want ADJUSTABILITY! Hate the new EPA crap carburetors they put on these new ones. I'm amazed they haven't thrown some electronics in there for fuel injection, just to make them even LESS reliable ..... but I digress ... Took the intake manifold with each, because the orientation was different. Had to fabricate some throttle cable mounts on each for the swap as well. Mine came out much neater than dad's. They both start & run ... and mine runs better than ever, so mission accomplished.
We just got that cold front a couple hours ago. Lots o wind & rain, but real quick & not very violent. Thunder seemed to miss us to the north & south. That cut short the tranny/transfer case extraction from the Trooper. Man, I picked a bad week to work on that thing. Heat index was over 105° the day I started. But I'll take heat any day over being cold.
So since the rain drove me into the barn, I figured I'd finish doing the forks on my buddy's Nighthawk, since the correct seal driver was in the mailbox (that was some quick shipping!). That ended when I did this to my hand. Back indoors for some food & air conditioning ... and a nap!