Tuesday August 8, 2023 Guerneville CA.
1967 Engine compartment seal installation
I’d purchased a some new stuff to use as a seal for my van’s engine compartment which is also called he doghouse.
I pressed the new seal on with my hands and went over it a second time to make sure it was seated well. The scissors came with the new seal and were used to cut the seal to size.
All adjusted and done
Video of installing the new seal
I took video clips while I was doing this and put together a video of the process.
Break time and up to a neighbor’s place
After a good break, I decided to take a ride up to a neighbors that needed some help tapping their old spring.
I was careful getting out of the car. The black dog was ok, but the brown one was a bit more aggressive, so I kept a close watch on that one.
Up to the spring
I had a look at his spring that we need to fix up. It’s in a good spot to tap. note all the big slugs in there that we need to keep out with the new tap and I’ll likely pull all that wood out. We need to make this tap sanitary.
Just about the time I was headed back to my car the people drove on in, in their car.
That was good timing. We had a good chat and made some plans for them to gather the materials we need to do the job at a later time.
I drove on down the hill and went to town to do some shopping for vittles.
My fan needs a handle
All done and now I can screw the fan parts back on. That should work out well. I only use this fan when it gets real hot when I travel. It doesn’t draw a lot of battery power and blows real good, even on low. It’s the van’s only air conditioner.
I spent the rest of the day chair hopping around the yard, taking it easy and enjoying the day, as a retired person should.