Monday, June 11, 2018

Well my yaupon holly is still living....

Putting it in the ground seems to have worked....I really think they were just not getting enough water.


Saturday, June 9, 2018

First smoke....

Two chicken halves....took 3 1/2 hours....The new charcoal basket is kickass. Chicken was nice and juicy. Not bad for my first attempt.


Saturday, June 2, 2018

Here is our haul from today Dixie Hwy Yard sale trip....

Yep we brought back a truck load. Best buy of the day was an Oklahoma Joe's smoker.....Couldn't pass it up...Brand new in the box $200.  It took about 2 hours to put it together....Getting it out of the truck was a chore it's very heavy. It's not the best but it's better than your typical gas grill and should last longer as well.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Should I wait on the black ones.....?

I've had my eye on a new set of toolboxes for awhile now....Once Harbor Freight brought out their new series 2 sets that are 4" deeper I pretty much had my mind made up on the brand. Now it looks like I will have to pick a color as well. It looks like they are going to come in black, blue and the standard red.


Saturday, April 21, 2018

First test drive since all the winter work....

Pulled her out of the shop today for a test spin....The carb was still leaking....Tightened up the fittings just a little more and no leak. It ran fine and the rockers are not clicking at all. I'll take her for another spin next Saturday to see if the new valve seals have stopped the smoking. I took a couple pics after she was back in the driveway.


Friday, April 13, 2018

Finally got my winter projects finished up....

Well close anyway....It took some trial and error to find valve seals that fit....I bought some adjustable ones that fit good...Time will tell if these will fix the smoking on start-up. I put a set of Fel-Pro 1628 valve cover gaskets on to replace the leaky cork gaskets that were on it. The old cover bolts were too short and finding longer ones was harder than I thought it would be. I needed 1/4-20 1 1/8" long flange bolts with 3/8 hex heads. I didn't want to use the serrated ones and most of them have a 9/16" flair dia....Well guess what I found that worked perfectly....? Good old Briggs 5hp side cover bolts.

Got the rubber fuel line replaced with the proper steel one....I didn't go with stainless and so far it doesn't leak....But I have only cranked the motor over to bring the gas back to the carb.


Friday, March 9, 2018

1975 Corvette....

Going to look at this one tomorrow with one of my church brothers.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Front Bra....

I have no clue what year this fits....It doesn't seem to fit my 72 but I didn't try real hard.


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Had to make my own tool....

The valve tool I bought is JUNK.....So I went looking thru my stuff and came up with this.....An old animal rod....It too some grinding but it works better than the store bought one.


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Nissan damper removal...

Try this link...


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Doing the valve seals....

Pulled one cover off tonight.....

Got some measurements after having to put a battery in my micrometer.