OK, I must explain some of the hassles thrown on us the day my foot hit back in the door. Of course the guys had their jobs and like ants were ascending on the shop but we also had on our plate…still… to move all the valuable stuff (the hoarded mess) over to the new shop 100 yards away. Jay, Peter and Junior had taken upon themselves to get all of my goodies moved over…. they knew how hard it was for me to just toss out some of this crap What stand-ups, and they were right……. our Dad’s all explained the difference in ___ it and shinola so they took the challenge on……. and did a pretty good job (btw Bill D., that small top pod is yours) but…….. and who could have imagined that after weeks of hot… not HOT weather a frog strangler was coming!
But you see THAT creates a new struggle… all that “Unobtanium” that I’ve a squirrelled away all those years are seeing the light of day and the wetness of rain soon!
Doing an awesome job at palativing it all they have been stacking it inside the fence…. in the open….. and a bad storm is arisen…… So yesterday morning before dawn I was out there with no cigarettes but a full tank of LP, it WAS dark and I did have sunglasses with me… I was on a mission to save the delicate Unobtanium pieces/parts from a soaking!!!
So there I was staring at 2 original condition 455 complete motors with carbs off out in the open along with … well many things I hold dear….. move that fork lift son….. this is a BIG DEAL so to work I went… npo one else was stupid enough to come in this early so shuttling palates I am… It was a “Green Peace” emergency…. all the cats needed to get into the ark and fast! Man I gotta tell ya preparing everything on palates and roller carts, having fork lift space between the 4 coaches inside really worked…… I was able to bring the women and children right into safety and STILL have room to work! Oh man, I got that virgin 455 in and safe… and a pile of his buddies I see carbs and distributers, internal transmission parts…. inner and outer CV joints… a 4K Onan in the middle of harvesting actions…. the more hardy souls were left to braver the weather.. like brake drums and rotors There are those 2 huge Continental air bags I used to design “BOB”, my (Big Ole Bag) project. Taking into the account of the huge liability I would be taking on, the lateral stresses on the swing arms and the bouncy..bouncy you may get when use use less that 50 pounds ……. BOB was scrapped.
So my day is really on today too…. more rain, some of the bigger stuff… Cal and Roberta are flying in today to see their new ride and I have my rain suit just in case. See ya tomorrow…….