A lot of work was done on vehicles in May. On a Saturday in the beginning of the month, Simon bought a tractor. It was a couple of hours’ drive away, so he, Gayle and Mr. Intellectual drove up there to get it. It’s a Ford Super Dexta, the same as a Fordson 2000, but built in England in the early 1960s.
A week or two after bringing the tractor home, Simon got it running, but, as advertised, the clutch was bad.
After ascertaining that the engine was good, and therefore the tractor was worth fixing, Simon split the tractor in half and got the clutch out. He’s having trouble figuring out what it needs, so the two halves of a tractor are still sitting there in the carport.
Simon also changed the gearbox (transmission) in his Subaru. Fifth gear had gone out, so he pulled the gearbox out, took one out of a car in a junkyard in Taylorville, and put that in. The car works very well now!
By the way, Grandma, the man in the background is the neighbor that one of my boys (you know who) works for. That’s how close his house is to ours; this photo was taken from the living room window.