Thursday, April 02, 2009

One Man's Junk.....

It always amazes me how fast spare parts spawn. Our shop area is looking like a junk yard. Over the last three years we had accumulated a spare chassis, one old rear axle assembly, one reworked rear end, one king pin type front end and one ball joint type front end.

With the exception of the reworked rear end and the king pin front (which was almost ready to put in a car) all were covered with years of grime, built up road crud and corrosion.

Now was the time to do something about that. At least get them all stored in the same place and cleaned up. The problem is that with very limited space where do you put them. I think maybe out behind the tool shed. At least that will get them out of sight and out of the way. The good rear end and the front axle assembly will be kept under cover.

In the mean time the wizard is plugging away and has the exhaust system almost finished. The main assemblies are complete and he is doing the grinding on the welds. I offered to do the grinding but he said he’d rather because he keeps finding pinholes and little voids that need to be re welded as he does it. I don’t argue with an expert.

We have scheduled next weekend to get it installed on the car. With a little luck we will get to fire it up for the first time.

Cross your fingers.


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