Saturday, June 24, 2006

Drive shaft work

I finally got the old universal joints out of the drive shaft. Yesterday I bought the new joints and a new carrier bearing, but now I just have to figure out how the heck all of this stuff goes back together.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Tractor Trading

The tractor is on it's way to it's new home. It was hot out there and getting everything loaded took a lot longer than I thought it would. Luckily, the kids were not with me, or it would have taken even longer.

A neighbor offered to watch the kids while Uncle Lemon, Pops and I went out to load the tractor. They played themselves stupid with the neighbor's kids while I was out having a heatstroke and getting Pops a good deal.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Tractor Rescue

I haven't taken any time to work on the truck in the last couple of weeks. Instead I have been trying to clean up my garage and get everything reorganized out there.

Today I get to do a little bit of wrenching, but not on the truck. Instead I am heading out to start the rescue of a 30 year old tractor. Pops is buying a 1976 Kubota L225 from my Uncle Lemon. So today I am going out to get the battery installed and I am going to remove the front wheels so that we can replace the dry rotted tires.

Sometime next week Pops, Lemon and I will be out there hopefully driving the tractor onto a trailer for it's 200 mile trip to the coast.

The best part of this deal, I get to play with the old thing and don't have to spend any money on it.