|August 1 , 2008||HOME|
Fire moves closer in this dry season, but I did find time to do a little work after taking a few pictures from the back deck. The fire line is 7 miles long behind the house and the temperature is around 105 degrees. It looks like winter because of all the smoke and it's hard to breath outside.
I thought it would be best to work on some simple tasks like assembly of the auxiliary fuel pump box.
It is a simple job to drill, dimple and rivet, thought it seems to take 3 hands to get a bucking bar inside and still hold the thing in position.
Next, I cut the F-782c to fit the box. You only do this if you are using Van's (or similar) pump for a fuel injected engine.
I installed, but didn't tighten, the Van's fuel valve. Yes, I didn't use the Andair. Don't send me a bunch of emails, I already know the arguments. Thanks...
It only took a few minutes to place and drill the brake bracket to the firewall. I had other ideas, but decided to use the recommended placement on the left side of the firewall.
Rivets in place and bracket mounted, I installed the 2 elbows (one at a sharper angle) per plans.
The firewall recess is another easy to install piece good for a day like today.
I put a thin layer of fireblock around to seal the recess to the firewall and riveted it in place.
A small accomplishment today, but more than I have done in a while. I guess I'll go see how the fire is doing. I don't really want to think about it.