Saturday October 14, 2017 Guerneville CA.
Off to get some supplies
I needed some lag bolts to do some repairs on an old bridge. My brother Tom told me about a store called Tractor Supply which I didn’t know we had down in this area. I had been in one of their stores in Idaho last summer and knew the store had a lot of hardware of the type I could use occasionally.
They were also supposed to have the dozer transmission fluid I needed for the dozer’s transmission that was low.
Tractor Supply had what I needed
I had to drive about a half hour to get to the store. They had the lag bolts and the transmission oil which I picked up and than went on back home.
Getting things together
After a rest I started getting the tools and supplies together that I would need to work on the bridges bulkhead.
Building a bulkhead from fence posts
I got the metal fence posts from our neighbor. I drilled some holes in some of the posts so I could use the lag bolts to fasten the fence posts to the old wood.
Down in the creek
Fence post wall
I still have another day working on it, before we are ready to backfill it with rocks and old cement.
Worn out after all that work
Needless to say, I was beat after that and quit any more work for the day about four PM.
UPS brings my radiator cooler
While I was sitting in the yard chair hopping the UPS guy came by and delivered a cooling system I will add onto my van’s radiator to help keep the engine cool as the van’s new V8 can use just a little bit more cooling when going up long hills on a hot day. This is actually a transmission oil cooler but I’m going to use it to help cool my radiator fluid.
Figuring out how to mount it
I got the new part out of the box and sat around studying where and how to mount it on the van. I have some ideas, but a bit more studying is in order before starting this job.
After all that work, I expect to have some sore muscles tonight.