Cub Reporter Tommy Holmes reporting in from Michigan with his first Winter 2016-2017 shop tour. Russ Arrand of Cadillac Boat Shop had a engine pickup scheduled so I tagged along due to having nothing to do. We traveled to Hudsonville, Michigan (between Grand Rapids and Holland, Mich) to CD’s Engine Service where we meet up with Casey and Dave (C & D, get it).
This shop has an amazing collection of machines that I have no idea as to what they do but I assume Casey and Dave do. I’ll let the pictures do the talking – oh ya they also always seem to have engines hiding all around so it’s like a squirrel finding a nut or in my case a Woody Boater finding a Block.
Russ and Casey having a power meeting, so powerful it blurred the shot.
After getting tossed from the power meeting, I’m off to find some engines. The first one is big and blue.
The second engine is a secret red and gray one under a confidential wrap.
Here is one that I know, it’s a 300.
This is another big blue one.
This one is a small one so that’s why there are two.
A few recent barn finds.
OH, this is the one we are taking home. It’s silver.
These are some pretty shining, high performance pistons for a Lotus racing engine.
The Lotus block. (Thanks to Bryan for explaining this).
The big meeting was dragging on and on so I decided to do a “machine show”, sorta like a boat show, and take pictures of all the machines and explain them to my fellow woody boaters.
This one is a big green machine.
This device was once on the cover of Popular Mechanics magazine, circa 1959.
This is part of the shop, CD’s.
This is where Mr. Wizard controls the Land of Oz with an engine nearby of course. In focus of course!
I know what this machine does, it Flows Mega about 1,000 times.
This is not your father’s Drill Press.
This is a big red machine. I need one of these.
This is the Big Red T&A machine. I want one of these.
This is a Big Jet machine.
OK, that’s enough. Its people like Casey and Dave that keep our Woody Boats running like a , well like a boat. Thanks to them we can spend more time varnishing.
BTW, Dave was too busy viewing woodyboater.com to say hello.
p.s. we did finally get loaded up and Casey said the magic words “I’m buying Lunch”.
Thanks for the visit.