Look at the little puppy!
Now that's a REAL machine right there Freddy - your dad was part of the best generation.
Glad to see Junebug has pulled through! Praise God!
Been busy! Missed the whole "Saturday" part of Coffee ...
Blew by fast!
Been working on lots of snowblowers, a couple snowmobiles (one repaired and one delivered for a neighbor), a Volvo 940, and the Marquis alternator. Autozone wouldn't give my wife money back on the alternator - told her to come back during the week and speak with the manager. To hell with them - I bought a regulator off eBay for less than $15 shipped. Build a redneck test rig to try it out ..... which led to a few interesting issues ...
First, I started searching for a motor to use instead of my impact gun - was beating on the unit too much. So I grab my old sump pump motor ... and without looking it over, I plug it in to test. BAM!! ZAP!! BZZZZZT!! SWACK! I didn't see the missing switch, and wiring hanging out the side .. which was also right against my chest! Burnt a small hole in my sweatshirt!
Had plenty of winter layers on, so I'm good. So, out to the barn I go to continue working. Guess what I forgot to do inside? Check the breaker ... and take a wild guess as to what else is powered by said breaker??? HMMM ... the friggin stoker!! OUTFIRE! I'm now in the 2 match club after nearly 4 straight months of trouble free operation.
Made a few more sparks as I tested the motor using alligator clips to hold the wires together - they promptly arced out on each other as the motor torqued as it spooled up for those 2 seconds .... Fun with electricity today!
The stoker is running non-stop right now having been without power for 5 hours straight. Water temp was 107° - guess that's one of the benefits of having such a mass of water. That's with the hot water tank and all zones calling for heat. Downside is it'll take a few hours to get back up to temp.
Got that snowmobile running and blasted around the yard! That was fun! Love that 2-stroke power! Must be getting old - a few laps around the yard and I was beat. Had to use every bit of me to steer the thing. The snow sucks out there now - wet, heavy and deep. Got stuck a couple times, and rolled onto the side which pitched me off head first into the snow at 20 mph ...
Enjoy the pics!