The Week Before Christmas ---
Learning all about kingpins and front axles this week.
Took my B-67 front axle apart to see what I need.
Going to put in new kingpins, bushings, tie rod ends,
bearings and seals. But - the good news is that I don't
need to put on new brake linings. The old ones look new.
They should be - it's obvious that the front brakes haven't
worked in a long time. The shoes are rusted on the pins solid,
and neither brake can was working.
Our W-900A is sold. It's going back to the person we got it from,
albeit in good running condition. We got what we needed out of it,
and everybody is happy.
That's how it should be the week before Christmas.
And Jimmy bought himself a new toy for Christmas ---
He's a big fat guy and looks like Santa Claus anyway.
He found a really nicely restored W-900A (See a pattern here?)
with a Cat 3408 and an 18 speed overdrive transmission.
So he's like a little kid who just can't wait any longer for the gift.
As for the building business -
We have landed two contracts that will keep cash flowing for now.
So the huge scare is reduced to a more manageable level.
Something will need to happen, and soon.
But I think we can be rational about looking at all of our options.
Best wishes to everyone here for a safe and happy Holiday season!!