This morning I was slow getting moving.
When I finally did I was in no shape to go to work on the Hyundai. I opened the door to let gunner out and was greeted by a blast furnace in the face. Graham was hurting too. We talked agreed to start work on it at 4pm. It would start getting cooler then.
I sat here at my desk eating goldfish and watching Agents of SHIELD. I have to get caught up.
At 330 I got dressed and staggered out. It was warm, but not painfully so.
As soon as we got out Gunner captured one of the escaped rabbits. I took it and put it in the pen. It has a hurt foot, but I think it will make it. I think he was glad to see me. When I got to the pen something had pulled one of the feeders off. I may have to sit out with the boom stick one night this week.
We got to work and immediately ran into a problem. The complicated shift linkage. I had no idea how it went back together. Nothing on this car is easy. We cam in and looked it up and found a very clear picture. I printed it out and went back out.
Once I knew how it went together I had to get it assembled. If I had hands the size of Heaths and fingers that were 12 inches long it would have been a breeze. As it was we spent an hour getting 4 bolts and 2 cables connected. I named the car Maechunbu. I will let you look it up in Korean.
We go to to the point we needed to put the engine cradle back in. It needed new ball joints and it was much easier to do them outside the car.
The first one was horrible it took 45 minutes. I needed a special pair of snap ring pliers to install the new snap ring. I didn't have one. We tired a few things and then I decided to make a tool. I had an old elcheapo pair of pliers that I put on the grinder and ground the tips of both jaws down. It took a few tries to get it right, but ti worked pretty good. It still took about 15 minutes to get the snap ring on it. The other side we had done in 15 minutes.
We put the engine cradle under the car and picked up tools and called it a day. We were both snapping and popping in unhealthy ways by then.
There is leftover taco meat in the fridge so I know what I am having for dinner.