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I brushed the final coat of paint on the picnic table benches before assembly. Depending on how they look, they may get another coat after the legs are screwed and bolted back on. Then I need to finish sand and start painting the table itself.



 


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Cut down some trees for my aunt so she can have a little garden shed put up/dropped off. My body is NOT used to that kind of work... I made good time but I'm suffering from shakey noodle arm syndrome now lol.

Gotta get my trailer over there to bring home my 'camp wood' at some point.. probably somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 a cord.. I know the bronco will manage just fine but wondering if the trailer is up to it.. its rated for 1200lbs I believe.
 

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A lot of trees had to die to build that house.


I would have gone with a mini split instead of cutting through all that.
Thought about it, but this does the same thing for a quarter or 1/6th the price. Plus, if it ever needs replaced while I’m here…… I just slide it out the bracket and slide in the new one.
 

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Got the tire off the tractor but still next to it then went to HFT to get a fluid extractor and drill pump to take advantage of the current sale. Tomorrow the new tube should show up so I'll try to extract the fluid before then, depending on my energy level might try to break the beads tonight but maybe tomorrow...

Also went to my friends house where he's working on making an RC track, he has crawlers and my brushless Rustler doesn't do that stuff, also working on an oval which is more it's game but that's not done yet... I helped work on the perimeter...
 

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After I got home I attempted to drain the rest of the fluid out of the tractor tire, filled up 3 5 gallon buckets and still have almost 2 gallons in the extractor... there's still like a gallon in the thing but I can't get it out which is fine... I dropped it to the ground at that point to break the beads, the inner one was easy, the outer one does NOT want to budge, I wailed on it with the duck billed hammer (just a small short handled one), I don't know where my bead breaker chisel is... after hitting the wheel a few times, blowing out the dirt and rust from the bead, wailing more, adding soapy water I gave up and went inside and ordered one of those screw jack bead breaker things... it'll be a good thing to have at camp on wheeling trips anyway...
 

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Installed the A/C units today since there is a heat warning for my area for the next week. Other than that I stayed cool and in the house. The high Temperatures really do bother me so it's safer to hide inside than be out in it. All outdoor activitys are canceled till its cooler outside, like at night.
 

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Well, engine and transmission got stabbed together on the F-150. Was the usual difficult pain in the butt to get them mated. Finally got it close for the umpteenth time, hooked a ratchet strap through the inspection port and ran it under the front axle and to my farm tractor in front of it. Tensioned it up good and then went under to wiggle things around and it shot right into place. Wish I would have thought to try that sooner. Got 5 of 6 bellhousing bolts finger tight, the last bolt is currently MIA. I’ll find it, shouldn’t have gone far. Probably in one of my piles of stuff when I threw stuff somewhere to get it out of the rain. Gonna bleed the clutch before I get too crazy putting things back together just because.
 

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Went out to the hobby shop and picked up some 20wt shock oil to try in the crawler to soften the suspension. If this is still to thick I'll try 15wt oil. I also grabbed some double sided tape to attach some receivers and speed controls.

After the hobby shop I hit up the parts store and got all the fluids to do the timing chain and oil pan. Tried to use the book to look up the oil filter but their book only goes to 2002. Well that's no help for a '94 but snagged a WIX filter, part number is 51516 for the 3.0l btw, since it will have the pan off might as well change the filter also.
 

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I got the picnic table back together and brushed the final coat of stain on it. It and the benches are back on the back porch again.
 

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My annual training pay deposited today and the 2019 needs new shoes. With any luck, they will have the tires in stock (not holding my breath). So, I'll be taking the steel rims with me to get mud tires.
 

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Got some.. well spun propaganda in the mail 🙄😋 Addressed to myself "or current resident"


damn thing has just as many pages as the average murder mystery novel.. whoever's pulling the strings on this one is certainly financially committed.. seems pretty pricey to be mailing a buncha random Joe's whole ass books lol.
 

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Decided I wanted to go on a motorcycle ride this afternoon. Went to a historical site nearby that has old cabins, a working water powered mill, petroglyphs, etc. Watched a blacksmith for a short while and found out he teaches classes there. So I came home and signed up for a beginners blacksmithing class on July 3. Yee-haw! Let's heat some stuff up and beat on it with hammers.
 

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I did nothing today but drive a body to the airport and get 2 squishies from walmart for my daughter. Sitting home relaxing now.
 

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Decided I wanted to go on a motorcycle ride this afternoon. Went to a historical site nearby that has old cabins, a working water powered mill, petroglyphs, etc. Watched a blacksmith for a short while and found out he teaches classes there. So I came home and signed up for a beginners blacksmithing class on July 3. Yee-haw! Let's heat some stuff up and beat on it with hammers.
That'll be super fun, we expect pictures of whatever you end up making!
 

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Decided I wanted to go on a motorcycle ride this afternoon. Went to a historical site nearby that has old cabins, a working water powered mill, petroglyphs, etc. Watched a blacksmith for a short while and found out he teaches classes there. So I came home and signed up for a beginners blacksmithing class on July 3. Yee-haw! Let's heat some stuff up and beat on it with hammers.
I hear beating on things with hammers can be very therapeutic for some.


I fiddled with my RC car some and did house work since it is in the 90's here in the mountains of Ma., boy I'm glad I installed the A/C's the other day. I didn't get to play with my toys because when I was done with everything it started to rain... Now its muggy also 🥵. I need to remember to grab a few gallons of distilled water for the truck for when I do the timing chain and cover.
 

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