Sometimes a rainy day is fantastic. The gods have said, no Splash Mob today so go work in the barn. No way to go Woody Boating. Or is there? After all owning a classic boat is half in the barn fun as well. Learning, and feeling her history, maybe one turn of the ratchet at a time.
Yesterday we decided to take advantage of the rainy day and yank Stinky’s retired engine.”Retired” as in she was tired already and we re used her over and over. Until.. Well, she Re-tired, to death, or maybe more like a coma. Well, maybe just a bad hip, either way she is headed to VanNess for a complete race rebuild over the winter. We kept her going for two years with duck tape and paint! This will be fun. We are going to hot rod the H. Will be a fun winter story adventure.
In the mean time, we also have been having a ton, or a couple of tons of fun with the new pulleys. That engine came out in minutes.
Insert Jimmy does all the work Jjokes here. ________________ And then Jimmy said____________ Oh Yeah_____________ Laugh Track laugh. Here is a video of the event.
Jimmy had the engine home in his barn in no time, reporting, that Valves were stuck open and a burned through Head gasket. Story on that later. Lets just say, they dont make them like they used to.
Of course we were able to take a boat ride anyway. SWEET PEA is actually quite pleasant in the rain.
Meanwhile in Eric Zelman’s new barn, he spent the day coating one of his boats. Note how perfect he is about clean and organized. I bet he spells every word right as well.
AND TUNE IN TOMORROW FOR WHAT COULD BE THE MOST ORIGINAL BARN FIND OF THE SUMMER SO FAR! Here is a photo of the engine! Original finish, original interior, with every option of the day! A treasure trove of correctness. Katz’s Marina find!