Wednesday April 29, 2020 Guerneville CA.
I was doing some chair hopping after I got it going working on getting into some mechanicing on the van’s cooling system upgrade today.
I was watching a bunch of swallows dive bombing a different breed of swallow sitting on top of this nest. It looked like the other swallows were trying to drive the other swallow out of using this nesting box.
I’ll just have to wait and see if they use the nest box or were driven away. I like the swallows around as they eat lots of bugs and not my fruit like a lot of other birds.
Waiting on parts
I was waiting for a shipment of parts to arrive today for my van’s cooling system upgrade. I needed them to continue with the project so I did some chair hopping.
Chicken egg incubator setup
The incubator needs some fresh eggs to fill it up so I’ve been collecting some. I will collect one more day for the incubator and then turn it on and start the chickens on their way to hatching which takes 21 days.
Removing the old parts
Ordered the wrong pump
Checking the height of the old pump with the new pump I discovered the new pump was an inch and and eighth inch too short so I had a problem. They make a short and a long water pump for my engine and I thought I had a short style pump but apparently I was wrong and it had a long style pump in it. What to do. You can see the new pump on the right is shorter than the old pump on the left.
I decided to call the parts people and order the right one and I’d have to send the wrong one back, a pain in the butt.
Light went on
While I was sitting there on hold waiting for a part person I got the idea to just use the short pump and get a short pulley for the crank with would fix the problem and I wouldn’t have to send the pump back so I hung up and thought about it for a bit. Being shorter would also allow me to move the radiator back towards the engine another inch which would also be good.
So I called the parts guys and got a new short pulley ordered up for the crank damper.
New parts installed
Now I have to put the radiator back in to figure out how much I can move it back towards the engine.
But I ran out of day so that will wait until tomorrow.
Nice day working away on the old van and getting some stuff done.