…..AND CLOSER!

The week flew by, busy driving with 2 full activity drives so not much done in the workshop. A refurbished bit of radiator hose gets cleaned up and put on the Cub after cleaning the Del Orto one more time. The annealed washers are double banked and the rocker feed fitted.

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New carb intake hose

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No leaks please

The weekend arrives and another pool day on Saturday. Last week’s winner, Nick, loses his first 2 games and is out! I win my first 2 easily and can’t get on much playing Isaac but eventually get sorted and have a chance but have my first poor shot on my last ball which sits in the jaws and watch the cue ball roll to exactly where I wanted it for a perfect shot on the black! Isaac wins. Next game and I’m on the black but can’t get it down and the opposition run their last 3 and I’m done for the day with just 2 poor shots…… funny game this pool !

Sunday and back to gardening with 4 new posts in the shade garden raised bed. Now back to the fountain and that gets back to fully functional although a 90 bend is needed for perfect flow…. later.

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Working again

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More work on the Cub and the front all has to come to pieces as I need to fit some new wipers as the old set are a little too big even though I was assured they were the right ones. New ones on, a little smaller and a perfect fit, a few more adjustments and rewire the kill switch.

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The right size at last

More activity driving and a run on the Durango-Silverton train, have to say I was quite impressed. Now the weather has dropped 25 degrees by day and the wind is up and its bloody cold and miserable. The cold week continues with lots of snow up in the Denver region but just cold and with a biting wind. The numbers have changed from last week’s 63 to this week’s 36 !! NOT workshop weather and then as a grand finale 3″ of snow last night. Good thing we have plenty of wood and the fire roared once more.

The snow is melting, and the wind is back so being Saturday, its Pool and GT and maybe if things improve then some workshop time tomorrow as we are leaving on Friday as I have yet another day off for PTO stuff.

Cue ball control a bit off today but the news is its Championship Day at Mancos tomorrow so perhaps if we go I can do something over there. However, currently need to get the Cub going this morning  and see if it is still leaking oil? Some cue practice this morning in the hope that I’ll be “on” this afternoon. Still time  for the Cub if I can get my act in gear.

Started well, the pool that is, and in my first game I’m well up and on my last three balls which are still clustered from the initial break. No clear shot so try an extreme cut which nearly goes in but the cue ball clips the black coming back up the table and the little sod rolls in!!!

No matter, win my next 3 games without any problems and seem to be playing well. Many of the fancied players I see putting cues away so not been their day. Next game fairly even and I’m back on with perfect position for 2 very easy shots to finish. Don’t ask!!! I’m still fuming!!!!!!!

Back to the main thread, ………. the plug gets changed , the tank fitted, blue touch paper lit and the first firing begins ……. it starts and runs, no leaks seen ……. trundle round outside ……….not happy with the fork action, seems very stiff.

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Fork oil replaced again …. finished but unpolished

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Bring on the Solvol

Redo the forks with 7 wt from 15 and all seems better…… but now the crossfeed fuel line is leaking all across the top of the engine but at least the oil problem has gone away. I think I’ll blank off the cross- feed and hope there is enough “splash” in the tank to keep the carb fed.

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Couple of blanks found and fitted. Now Wednesday so a bit of finishing off, some cleaning and polishing and fresh fuel.

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Polished and ready!

Thursday and time to drag Safari out of hibernation and get road ready. New element in the bottom of the water heater.

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Lines switched back and anti freeze pumped out. System refilled and checked for leaks….. only 1 ! Some time later after diesel and propane all hooked up to trailer and ready for Friday loading and final checks of coolant, oil and tire pressures. Any luck we should be away around noon.

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TONY DOWN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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