Sunday, July 26, 2015

Shaved Yak

2015.7.26.1

Temporary sanitizing and wire changing:

PO Shenanigans

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Outbound Kiosk

Been fighting a dragging rear drum and inability to set park brake. About halfway through the resolution and completely through the budget. Oh life, you so expensive.

 FInally quit dragging after changing all this fresh hardware out  with a new adjuster, hardware, shoes, drums, and cylinder

Truck’s alternator pos. wire is getting hot, not sure why after paying a pro for some diagnostic. Consensus is put in a painless wiring harness since the old stuff is a cluster and old. Nothing out of the ordinary for voltage drop tests.

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Good fight on a Saturday night with the wire R&R, when in doubt throw parts at it:

Fresh Alt wire

Urbana:

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dont rush life

Friday, July 3, 2015

Hefty Utterer

Clean slate:

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Still chasing a dragging rear drum on the van, replacing the front park brake cable next.

Truck checked over, bent HEI connector tab back up so it stays in its housing but still not sure why positive alternator wire getting hot:

HEI connector tab repair

Onward from upward:

#pandas are my #circlemirrors

Champaign two-lane in one direction tree tunnels:

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Reconciled Coherence

Back on the road, found the distributer cap to be cracked which explains a backfire and no start but not why it ran to begin with or why it cracked. Fresh filter, cap and rotor and she purrs. 5 mile test drive was clean except for the alternator ground wire getting hot. Possibly related to the HEI wire shown below being held off the connector by the housing. Old trucks are fun.

Dumps

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Lock cylinder fell back behind the latch. Who uses keys anymore? If I need to I’ll use one of the other 3 remaining cylinders. Ground the end off a bead, epoxy on turquoise cab and epoxy in. Flair!

flair

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reverse drill press:

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McBike, luvin it

photographic order of operations and a good reminder that the path to success is straight through failure

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Circuitous Setback

After swapping out a compressor relay that died in the open(on) position I went for a cruise to raise some spirits.

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On the way home I hear a pop after a stop and right turn, it starts missing, dies shortly after and coasts to a stop on a side road. I smell smoke, jump out to check the engine and see flames shootin’ from carb. Rip off shirt and try to smother, realize it’s fruitless and go for the extinguisher to make a mess.
 

Best I can tell it backfired and caught the element on fire, not sure why the plug wire popped off.

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After vacuuming with a paint brush cleaning all the dust off its a crank and no start. Seems a lot like when it ate the pickup coil not too long ago. Thankfully I had the fire extinguisher or it coulda’ been a lot messier. Maybe the truck is trying to tell me something but I don’t really speak it’s language.

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And now the van decides its time to leak rusty water from who-knows-where when it rains and stain my lovely new ‘crete,  Havin’ fun now.

When it rains it pours.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Refreshed Provisions

New driveway:

Home

Fresh paint and cedar oil on camp-smelling cupboard.

charm

Repainted

Bottom of brick molding was trashed:

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Lady-made:

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collab:

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Apple cider vinegar derusting works great:

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Lookin’ for homes for salty critters:

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projector and tin roof in an rv

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The Bus 

Galloping Unicorn Bike

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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Hunkered Sentinel

So many berries:

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Rain delay, then beautiful weather for a concrete pour:

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Rukus Maker

Back to tranquility:

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crazy bug 

 zomg want this table

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Derelict Incubator

A fresh approach to life:

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Good news!

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<3 @bentobus:

Bento Bus!
 zero clarence (hood prop for truck):

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 sweet bus and truck
 use UIUC-created flipword to passively learn a language