Otherwise, my day off yesterday (Friday) was a good one as my trusty sidekick Cuzzin Deke and I drove about an hour or so north and west to Beloit where my friend Mike sold me a very nice Pontiac straight eight engine and tranny. It came from a 1953 Pontiac and I was happy to get it. Plans are to reassemble it and get it running on the test stand and see how it performs. My helper Blake will begin that process this weekend I hope. Always fun to see these things roar back to life after sitting around someone's shop for a few years. Here is a photo from yesterday after we loaded it up at Mike's shop.
Upon leaving there we headed south on the back roads and stopped in scenic Lincoln, KS to eat lunch at the Hungry Hunter cafe downtown. We had huge hamburgers and fries and iced tea. This is Deke's (Dick) home county where he grew up and he reminisced some while we were there and told me some cool stories. It was not a big day but a good one.
My Saturday so far this morning included a bike ride down the gravel street a few blocks to get what's left of my hair cut off. It was cold but not terrible and in fact should climb into the 40's today. On my ride back home I took Maple street (the highway) which is our main street and our only paved road in this town. It was a slow ride against the wind and took a look around. Our bank is no longer open on Saturdays, our gas station is never open since the owner started getting his retirement check in the mail, our liquor store is closing this month after one year of business, and our hardware store may also close this month. Only the gun store, the BBQ place (only open on Saturday nights), the cafe (only open for breakfast and lunch), the bank, and the grain elevator remain. A sign of the times perhaps.......
Anyway, it felt good to ride my trusty vintage Worksman pedal bike again-----