Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Black Cats and Gremlins

 Its always something. Something as simple as greasing a swing arm bushing shouldn't turn into a project.
 I was thrilled when I saw grease zerks on the swing arm of the little Rebel. This would mean if they took grease I could move on to something else. I think there are gremlins living in my shop or maybe it was when this guy crossed my path...

 ...because when I pulled the side cover off the engine to access the zerk, it broke off in my grease gun. Luckily for me I had everything needed for this repair to include a 90 degree zerk, an easy-out for removing the broken piece and plenty of beer.

 The repair went smooth and it did give me a chance to better inspect the bushings and shaft which were fine.

 Yesterday I had a thought. It was one of those really witty realizations and it was my own original idea. I couldn't write it down because I was driving but it was so good I figured I couldn't possibly forget it. Well I forgot it so I want you to pretend that you just read something very creative and  inspirational. You're welcome.


  1. Love your last paragraph - happens to me all the time. LOL

  2. Your final thought: Yeah, I think we've all been there. :D

  3. Ya, I thought about it all day and came up empty. Life goes on.