It has been quite a while since I have taken the time to post here, mostly because I have been really busy with making hay... And in my spare time, I have been working on my car. :-) I have been making good progress with that project, although there is still a lot more to be done... More on that later...
Today we finally finished up with our first cutting of Alfalfa! We would have been done a couple of days ago, except a large wind blew around all of the windrows on our last 100 acres, so we had to spend a lot of time raking it all up again... Thankfully we were able to salvage most of the hay. Now that we are done with the Alfalfa, we have to work on haying the ditches, then it will be time to start on the second cutting of Alfalfa again... Never a dull moment while working on a farm!
Here are a couple of pictures of my car project:
Hmm, looks a little bit sad...
Whoa! What happened to the wheels!
Oh, there it is!
Wow! What a mess:
CAUTION: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!
(At least not without a good service manual...)
Apparently there was a bearing that went out in the transmission, which then took out several other bearings, a couple of bushings, and essentially the entire planetary gear system... If you look closely in the following picture, you can see the smashed teeth on the gear: