Freddy, hope you enjoy the Camp, it's beautiful up there! Look out for Freetown Fred, it seems he's on the prowl again, running down to the yard sales and bake sales. I think he probably needs to hit the bake sales, I'm sure he still has lots of weight to put back on.
Smitty: on another thread you mention you 'blew out' your recent hernia surgery? How the hell did you manage that? Did you pick that new Zero-Turn up out off the trailer by yourself? Man, you have to give your body time to heal !!
This week the helpers showed up and got a lot accomplished on the addition to the barn, it's now enclosed on the north and east sides. I had to find the tire inflator adapter for the big wheel loader. It uses a huge valve stem for the tubeless
tire on this monster. I think the threads are 1/2"x28. or probably metric: ? 12mm.x1.0 ? anyway an adapter is needed to reduce down to a normal valve stem size so you can put air in the tire. I couldn't find one so cut the end off of one of the brass valve caps, brazed an air hose male end on it, and just plugged the air hose into the tire. The air pressure in the hose was enough to push back the shrader valve in the valve stem.. and voilla !! I don't have flat tires on the loader now.
With the tires 'up' I went back to my personal sand pit, and brought up several loads of very nice sand to bring up the grade for the floor in the new addition. It's starting to look like a real room now. Soon I'll have to get going on putting down the insulation, plastic, welded mesh rebar and the Pex tubing for the floor heat.. I can't wait to have this enclosed !! I'm tripping over cars and cabinets in the 'shop'.
The engine rebuild on the 1925 Pierce 7pass touring is progressing, The engine and trans are in the frame again. The cylinder block is bolted down, the roller valve lifters are rebuilt and installed, and today I'll probably put in the pistons and rods, Soon, it will be time to put the head on 'er and make 'er run.. can't wait.
Ok, time for some more coffee, and head out to the shop.