I'm getting my Deere shed ready for winter. I just got power, gas and cable run out to it. Now I'm going to get the Modine heater hung up and connected. You know how all projects go so that's where I'm at. I hope to have the heater up in a week or so. My nights are staggered with my officiating in full swing so I can't be out there every night but I need the money for all the insulation and such.
I just made a spring stretcher out of a pipe clamp. It works well,and didn't take a lot of engineering. I just welded 2 tabs on the feet of the clamp. I cut it short enough to put in my sand blaster,its great for that and for painting springs after
Last Friday I bought a early Simplicity 7112, 12hp Kohler w/balance weights, $300. Well it already has new plug, points, condensor, coil and a new Walbro carb. It still doesn't start fer sht. I pulled the head off and it has the whitest exhaust valve I've ever seen. Piston 010 over. I pulled the engine to check the timing marks on the cam and crank, good. No durt/crud in the air passage between the valves and cylinder. Pull of valve/breather side cover, no clearence for even the thinnest feeler gage on the exhaust valve. pull out the valve, looks like it hasn't touched the valve seat in quite a while. Valve still round but burt bad on the underside.
Last night got a start on arranging my shop for green machine winter storage, put lawn sweeper, sprayer, honda tiller, 140 away (after winterization), but got sidetracked by my neighbor and a cooler bag of beer.... oh well, it was a good distraction!
I wish I could be doing something in the shop. It is all outside so far. But-I plan on finishing the move of the pressure tank for the well from the shop to the house so the shop doesn't NEED to be heated. That will save me a full 500 gal of propane that the previous owners were going through each winter.
Once snow hits the ground-then the shop projects will start.
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