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#3421 UncleWillie ONLINE  

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Posted January 03, 2016 - 06:15 PM

I may be feeling like you tomorrow. Wife want's some holes dug to plant the trees she bought. I have one almost 1/2 way there, three more to go. The Rock to dirt ratio is ridicules here. The rock breaker bar has my bod hurting now, Wish I could skip tomorrow morning.


I believe this is why dynamite was invented.
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Posted January 03, 2016 - 06:47 PM

And the Spiderco knife has magically reappeared. The chinese Buck will go into reserve
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Posted January 03, 2016 - 07:30 PM

I believe this is why dynamite was invented.

Wow' you can say that again.
And I thought we had rocks here!
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Posted January 03, 2016 - 07:32 PM

Darn Larry. That's some rocky terrian

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Posted January 03, 2016 - 08:01 PM

I gave up on tilling after destroying 2 tillers. Raised beds are the only way to go here. You don't want to know what I had to go through just to get it mow able here.



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Posted January 03, 2016 - 11:52 PM

... The Rock to dirt ratio is ridicules here...

 

Dirt, what dirt, where's the dirt?  :wallbanging:

I don't envy you.



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Posted January 05, 2016 - 05:16 PM

Finally I got some sleep.

 

 

I was in bed at 8pm last night. I didn't wake up till 6 this morning when Steph left for work. I went back to sleep till 8. 

 

 

When I got up I had brown stuff all over my leg and all over the sheets. At first I thought I may have had an accident while unconscious. A closer inspection revealed it was a piece of Toblerone. Steph must have had a snack during the night and left me a piece. 

 

One I was de-chocolateified .

 

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Then Heath and I had PB&J and watched speed racer. Since it was 28 degrees I was in no big hurry to run outside. 

 

While I was drinking my coffee a guy pulled in wanting a truck tool box. He had to wait for me to get dressed. Then we went out and found him one. I came back inside where it was warm.

 

When it warmed up to 36 we went outside. It felt much warmer than that.

 

I lit the burn barrel and then turned my attention to Spooky.

 

I started pouring oil into the engine. IT was thick as molasses since it was cold. I wound up filling the funnel and walking away.

 

I bought a right angle drill to prime the oil. The old distributor shaft would not go in the chuck. SO I fired up the redneck lathe.

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Soon I had it fitting.

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I primed the engine and then grabbed attempted to find top dead center. Once I had that I grabbed the distributor.

 

The gasket was nowhere to be found. After an exhaustive search I gave up and texted Steph to get one.

 

I turned Gunner loose and let him run a bit. Heath had been all over the yard. Every time I couldn't hear him I came out of the tent and investigated. I am always amazed at where he can get in a short time.


Edited by UncleWillie, January 05, 2016 - 05:19 PM.

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Posted January 05, 2016 - 07:53 PM

The chocolate experience reminds me of the dumb and dumber when Harry met llyod.

Harry had a chocolate bar in his back pocket and leaned up against the heater and melted it.
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Posted January 07, 2016 - 02:31 PM

Well yesterday.

 

 

 

I tried to wake up early. IT didn't work. 

 

 

Graham called at about 8 and said his radiator exploded on his KIA. I looked up the parts and told him about $150. He said he would call when he had one in hand. 

 

 

Heath and I got up and staggered around like two drunks in a bowl of jello.

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At around 12 we wandered outside and I started tinkering with Spooky. Heath helped.

 

 

I found out why I had no compression. 

 

Remember back when I worked on the engine after surgery and only had one hand. Well it turns out you cannot set valve lash one handed. So I did it again. They were all off. 

 

 

As I was putting the valve covers back on Graham arrived. He thought it was going to take a couple of hours to replace. In 30 minutes I was done. 

 

I got him to help me re position the tarp I put over the back of Spooky. Then we burned a bunch of cardboard in the burn barrel. He had tons of kitty litter boxes. Heath had fun tossing them in the fire. 

 

At dark we finally came in and I flopped in my chair. 

 

I had carried the laptop in from the shop and I used it to clear off the pictures in my phone. I had 497 pictures of various things.

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I will have to go through them some time.


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Posted January 07, 2016 - 02:55 PM

I also set the valves with the engine running. Then I know the hydraulic lifters are pumped up good!



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Posted January 07, 2016 - 06:39 PM

Can't do that with these engines. They are simple to set up, butit requires 2 hands.

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Posted January 09, 2016 - 05:57 PM

It is amazing how one little thing can ruin a day.

 

 

 

I woke up feeling great and had a plan in mind for cleaning up the repair tent. I went in the kitchen where Steph was rearranging a shelf. I made my coffee..

 

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Then I turned to go to the living room to get my thermos. Steph dripped one of the little plastic shopping bags from Walmart. It drifted across the kitchen and landed directly under my foot as I put it on the floor. With my coefficient of friction significantly reduced my foot flew out from under me and I did a beautiful split. 

 

My back spasmed and I barely got back to my feet.

 

I hobbled to the office and got Steph to put the massaging cushion in the chair and I sat here for several hours.

 

I got to feeling a little better and finally got dressed and went out to the tent.

 

I sat on a stool and cleaned up some tools. With Steph's help I managed to get an aluminum shelf moved into the tent to put stuff on so it wasn't in my way. 

 

After 3 hours I was done. I hobbled inside and I am sitting for the rest of the night. 

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I can at least stand in front of the truck sorta. Steph is going to help me move more stuff tomorrow. 


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Posted January 09, 2016 - 06:02 PM

I hope you can get out of bed tomorrow! That had to hurt!


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Posted January 09, 2016 - 09:39 PM

I hope you can get out of bed tomorrow! That had to hurt!


It didn't feel good. I can tell you that.
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Posted January 09, 2016 - 11:34 PM

Does it say anything on the bag about not putting it on the floor and then stepping on it?
You may just have a case here...

What I'm saying is, hope you feel better tomorrow.
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