Shooting the Bull, Making Plans and the Van’s Rear Door Seals

Tuesday June 20, 2017 Guerneville CA.

Shooting the bull and making plans

After I got it going this morning I sat around in the yard until Marty showed up with his van that is similar to my van.

He’d been having some problems with the TBI injection unit he just installed and we were kibitzing on it. He found that he had hooked the distributor advance hose to the wrong port on the TBI unit. He had it hooked to what they call a ported port instead of a full port. Once he changed that his acceleration problem cleared up. We talked and looked at the other stuff he’d just done to improve his old van. He did the new TBI injection unit, a new steering box as his old one was shot and he got new shortened front springs like I did so it’s really improved.

A happy camper

He was now very satisfied with his modifications.

Then we shoot the bull discussing our upcoming trip to do the Continental Divide from north to south. There will be three vehicles going if it all works out. If I remember right he said we plan to take our time and do it in four to six weeks so it  should be a good adventure.

I have lots of wild plums

We took a break and walked though my orchard eating different kinds of wild plums.

Here’s part of my orchard.orchard


My brothers raspberries are starting to do better now that the deer can’t get in and eat them any longer.berry


Here’s some green plums we ate.plums


And some red plums.plumss2


And these were some good ones too.plums3


We went back and sat down and shot the bull some more and then Marty took off for home.

I puttered around the yard for  most of the rest of the day doing very little as it was a bit on the hot side in the sun meaning I sat in the shade a lot.

More work on the van’s back doors dust leaks

I did work on fixing the van’s rear door seals. I get a fair amount of dust that comes in and gets all over my bed and stuff, so I’m using some silicone to run a bead on the old rubber seal, then put a piece of masking tape over the wet silicone and then shut the door on it, but only lightly to form the gasket. I leave it slightly open until the silicone sets up, then pile the tape off and that should do it.vanseal


A good way to finish off the day

Just before dark I filled the bath tub up with hot water that I have on the back porch and sat in that for about an hour. I stayed until after dark and then got out and that was my day.

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One Response to Shooting the Bull, Making Plans and the Van’s Rear Door Seals

  1. Patsy Irene says:

    You need to sit in the shade and I’m praying for sun, too funny this wonderful place we call earth.
    Sounds like your chatting got things solved and a good trip coming up.
    Look at all those plums! Most people have to specifically plant those trees to have that treat!
    And sounds like quite the HOT TUB! :)

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