Thursday August 25, 2016 Guerneville CA.
Parts run day
I needed to make a parts run to Santa Rosa today to get some more stuff for the van engine install. I had ordered an air cleaner for it and it was in, so off I went.
I stopped by to visit Steve a bit on the way to return the engine tilter is all I can think to call it. He had also been up to Usal Creek for the last three weeks so I got a report on that and we shot the bull for awhile before I continued on to Smother’s Auto parts.
I needed a few other things too, so I shopped around in their store for a bit before seeing Jake about the air cleaner and an O2 sensor. We found what I thought I might need and I went on home.
Installing the air cleaner
I though it might clear and it almost does, but I need a spacer to rise the air cleaner up a bit. I was going to get one, but this air cleaner was raised up a bit already when I had a look at it in the store and I thought it might work. It almost does, I only need about another eighth inch or so. So I need to improve on that.
You wouldn’t think the oil dip stick would be such a problem
I’d been trying to get an oil dip stick to fit into the engine and have been having some trouble with it doing what I want.
So I’ll use this ugly one
This picture shows it better. This is one of the other dip sticks I’ve been working on. Trying to give it just the right bend to get it up high enough to clear the cover. I almost have this one bent to fit, but right now it’s hitting the exhaust manifold which isn’t good.
So, this is the dip stick that wins I think. If I don’t get the stick up high, I would have to remove the engine cover to check the oil and I’d rather not do that.
I spent the rest of the day studying what I need to do to finish this up and mostly took it easy and enjoyed my yard.
That was my day.