Tuesday June 6, 2017 Guerneville CA.
Rounding up the mower part
Once I got it going today, I gave Bill at Gardener’s Aid a call to see if he had gotten my spindle part for my weed mower yet. He said it just came in and come on down and pick it up, so I headed down that way.
I picked the spindle up and shot the bull a little and then went over to visit with my friend Joe for awhile. We shot the bull for an hour or so then I headed on home stopping to do some grocery shopping in Guerneville.
Figuring out how to mount the spindle
This way wasn’t going to work
I stuck the new spindle in the spot to where it was going to get mounted to have a look and decided I can’t drop the spindle as much as it would need to line up the pulley on the top.
Moving the engine is the answer
I was sitting their figuring out what to do when I decided I’d have to move the engine up higher to make this work which meant I’d have to make some spacers or something to do the job.
About that time my brother Tom comes by and says he chased the deer out of the yard again this morning about ten. Darn.
So I stopped what I was doing with the mower and started inspecting my outer fence and finally I think I found the spot they’ve been coming in.
I got my brother’s chain saw and some clippers and opened the spot up so I could fix the hole in the fence.
That should keep the buggers out now
I don’t use this gate so I wired it up shut and hopefully that will now keep the deer out. Interesting they never went out through this spot. I guess they didn’t want me to know where they were coming in.
Some progress on the mower
That’s looking pretty good so once I get this mounted I’ll work on putting some spacers in the engine mounts to rise it up to match the new pulley. I’ll also have to remount the thing that engages the belt too and I hope the belt will still fit so I still have some work to do on this project, but it got dark on me and I had to quit for the day.
Productive day. Just finding that deer hole was enough, but I got a good start on the mower project too.