Friday, February 27, 2009

Valve guides

Driving sizing ball broach thru new guide.
Making bushings to fit in the valve seats
Cousin's Ted and Bill stopped by to see what was going on.
Reamer in bushing ready to go
Bushing and pilot that holds the reamer centered.
30 degree and 45 degree bushings to fit J Olds head

Monday, February 16, 2009

Running north to get away from snow

Last weekend we ran up to the north shore of lake Superior. Omaha forecast was for 4 to 6 inches of snow and school was already announced closed. The weather map showed that we could avoid the snowstorm if we got past about 40 miles north of Des Moines by noon. We went in the Yaris. The pics are Two Harbors MN and hwy 61. Minimal snow on the roads but a lot on our driveway waiting for us when we got back home.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Messing with raw image files and Gimp editor

Took this with Olympus in TIFF format then run through Gimp editor. The "raw" file out of the camera was 9MB. Click on the image to enlarge it. I've been seeing more and more of these type of edited images on the web. Check out for more of this type of imagery.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Updated upholstery in place

Finally we bolted the dinette seats back in place.