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    Progress on Big John

    It has been interesting so far. Progress is a bit slower than I hoped. But a milestone has been reached.

    Utilized a non-traditional engine lift - in this case, a fork lift!

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    Still another hour and half of fiddling around, but .....success!

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    Time to go home and get my hands clean again! Only one busted knuckle so far. Band-aid time.
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    That'll do! When's the new engine arrive?
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    Looks much easier than some of the way's I've had to remove engines before, have used the 3 point hitch of a tractor before. Very little control over the lift rate other than throttling down the engine to the point it would kill it if we lifted too fast, but what works, works!
    Darren

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    Progress is progress no matter the speed

    I continue to be amazed/impressed by how clean that chassis is!

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    Clean? Hardly. Unless you were looking for rust. Not much of that. But grease and oil everywhere. Mixed with dirt into a messy muck. Lots of cleaning ahead.

    Tonight we used the forklift to put the thing 2 feet into the air on jack stands.

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    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

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    Yeah, I was looking for rust and other damage. A little grease and oil just preserves things

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