Hey Fred - when the yuppies pull up in their Mercedes or BMW convoy, fire up a nice batch of 2-stroke in the truck & do some laps around the compound! Don't let them yuppies stay, or your taxes will go through the roof!
Maybe toss a few tires on the fire too! Yelling YEEEEEEHAAAA & smashing bottles helps too, while firing several rounds off in the backyard. Could also decorate the yard with an engine or transmission .. or 3!
I've got the Focus all ready for it's new parts. 95% of the parts came in already. Was pissed to learn I needed a cam seal for the new head, but lucky for me, the local store had one in stock ... and that also gave me the opportunity to buy a couple odds and ends I forgot about .... like OIL and a filter! That would've been nice after all this work! I ended up finding a complete piston, rings, wrist pin, & rod assembly on eBay for $98. With any luck it will be all assembled, so all I'll have to do is install the old bearings in the big end & pound her in.
Ran around all day like crazy trying to get things done. My plan was to finish my buddy's CB650 that's been here for 2.5 months, since the parts arrived yesterday. That got shot to *censored*. A buddy of mine needs a favor with my trailer, so I had to yank it out of the dirt it settled into after sitting 3 years with a gaggle of BW80's & an engine block sitting inside. Started removing the wheels and I thought they would just crumble into rust .... so after repacking the bearings, I broke the tire off the rim, cut the valve stem off, & wire-wheeled all that flaky paint & chunking rust off the wheel, & gave it a new coat of primer/paint. Of course, wouldn't you know a massive thunderstorm rolled through before I could finish!
Had to tarp the exposed hub & run for cover!
Today I'll get to the other side ... but now the humidity is 95% - that should be fantastic for paint ...
I've got to get on my heating situation fast. Winter is coming quick! I've got another heating unit here that I need to install (more on that another day) ... but I also have 12 pallets of the wrong sized coal for it sitting here. Not sure what I'm going to do. Can't seem to get anyone over here to help get this bohemoth down my rickety stairs (need at least 3 bodies), so it may just sit in my kitchen until next season. We'll see ...
My buddy made the trek out here to the normal section of MA in his new Camaro the other day, so I could fill that pretty aluminum block with 8 quarts of Amsoil Signature Series. Expensive stuff, but there's a reason for that. Cost him well north of $100 with the filter, but that oil can stay there for a year or 15,000. Ends up cheaper in the long run. Of course, when he left, I demanded the Camaro mark it's territory .... Haven't seen a car since the 60's do a burnout this effortlessly with zero assistance from the brake.