Yesterday Jared was up at the crack of dawn to destroy the Sentra. It lasted about 15 minutes before it gave up and the cooling system exploded.
After I had my 4 hours of sleep I got up...
While I was doing that Steph ran down to the welders house to get the front end pieces for the Craftsman. While she was there his dad said he wanted the Plymouth Pickup (PP) if it ran.
After checking all my emails and other stuff online we all headed outside.
First I got jared to Push the little PP to the shady area with the crippled Nissan. The PO had ripped the shifter out of the trans so I spent about 30 minutes gettign that fixed. Then I hit the gas pedal twice and turned the key. It fired right up.
I told Jared to get started on the engien swap on his riding mower (he had to pull the engine off the Murray I got with no deck and handtruck frotn tires and put it on the complete Murray I was givign him) and I headed down to Tims house.
He gave the PP a test drive while I talked to his son. Timmy Daly – my welder. After about 15 minutes he came back and we set to some serious trading. He has a pull behind Bush Hog mower with a lock up 10 HP engine. He paid $250 for it. We agreed on the mower and $250 for the PP. Then we discussed some other bartering and trading and after about a hour I headed home.
Jared was still working on the engines so Steph and I got to work on Grady's Tractor. I pulled the carb apart again and cleaned it out throughly and reassembled it. The mower started right up and I sent Steph downt he hill (with no hood) with it to see if it would die again. She didmanage to run it out of gas so she ran down to get more then ran it again.
Jared was intent on finished the swap by himself so I gave him a few pointers and mostly sat on the ground and watched. When he finished up the wiring was different on mower and the engine. I came in and got my tablet and went back out and looked up the wiring diagrams. It took me about 5 minutes to get the wiring right. After hooking it up to the BlueOx for a jumpstart it fired right up and he mowed with it a while.
Tim called and said he had something else to trade me for the truck.
Steph came up ane said the exhaust was giving her a headache. I was drenched with sweat and my back was killing me so I told her to park it. I have a feelign that there is an exhaust leak that is heating up the carb when the hood is on it. I will test that theroy later on.
I fired up theFalcon, snagged the 05 Craftsman that only runs on one cyl, the Montgomery Wards engine off the Bolens I sold, loaded them up on the trailer, and went to Tims.
He has a little 3 wheeled buggy with a dump bed that I have tried to get my hands on more than once. It needs carb work. I agreed to the trade.
We dropped off the Craftsman and the MW for him to tinker with. The first time he saw that engine he wanted it. I told him that it wasn't for sale and he said that he at least wanted to get it running because he loves those little engines. The Crafrsman he is going to fix then we will sell it and split the profit.
HE also has a little ford Escort that he wants to sell. He is going to bring it to me and I will list it and we will split the profit on it too. He likes to work stuff, but he hates having to deal with people.
We came home and loaded up Jareds Tractor and the wagon on the little trailer then ordered pizza.
After we were all showered and degunkified the pizza had arrived so we chowed down and watched OldBoy on Netflix. The movie definatley earned its rating (don't watch it if you have sensative ears or eyes), but it had an ending that blew us all away.
Heath played with the rabbits and Hambone while we watched it.
At 930 I took Jared back his Grandmothers. It was 1145 when I got home.
I couldn't go to sleep. I was still up at 445. At 7 my phone started to ring. I tried to get back to sleep, but it didn't happen.
I had decided to sit on my butt all day.
The guy who bought a CUCV K5 Blazer came by and gave me half the money and the papers I needed to pick it up. Tuesday I am going to Hazard, KY. Maybe I will jump the BlueOx over a river while I am there.