Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tag Along

Something followed me home last night. Literally. Looky what latched itself to my hitch. It's a car trailer. Fancy that. Yep this is the one I was talking about the other day. 16', 7000# with 10k winch, new tires, one new axle with new brakes,  new LED light all around, new breakaway battery new aluminum diamond plate storage box full of straps. Also has diamond plate ramps and reinforced driver's side fender so you can stand on it.

What's not to love?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Haul Me, Haul You

Agreed to terms on a car trailer today. Not a bad unit. 16' wood deck, new tires, rear axle, brakes and backing plates, wiring and LED lights. 10k winch, diamond plate tool box. May pick it up on Saturday.

Have also been working on those gauges bit by bit. Today I plumbed the oil pressure line (but realized that I don't have the compression fitting for the block, grr). Also plumbed the vacuum gauge and tachometer. I still need to wire the tach illumination and fuel gauge. Then calibrate the tach, hook up the speedo and bolt it in and see how it all works.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

El Producto

Good, productive day today. We gathered at Brian H's place today to pull the transmission from the Wagonmaster, which we did. And to swap some lift springs onto Chewbacca, which we also did. Well half way. We got the rears on, but not the front. And there are still a few things to do on the rear to really call it done, like getting shorter bolts for the front spring hanger, so the shims can come off and put in a longer rear brake line. No problem, that's stuff he can do himself. Helps having some extra hands around, especially when the old bolts don't want to let go or if the centerin pin head is too big and needs to be 'adjusted'.

The best part might have been Bill's Irish Red and IPA home brew that he brought with him. Mmm, mmm, good. Might fine brew, that was and a good way to end the day.