PRLM WORK PARTY SUMMARY FOR SEPTEMBER 9TH AND 16TH
Injectors were installed in our Detroit Diesel 3-53 engine by Earl of West Coast Mobile Equipment Repair, however, upon install it was noted we had two sunken valves in the #2 cylinder. We have been quoted a replacement head from Tacoma Diesel, and Corey and myself have prepped and pressure washed the block and head for head swap in the upcoming weeks.
Brakes are now adjusted and tested, and timing has been adjusted as well to eliminated "run on" after switched off. I performed both of these tasks.
Dale completed a few odds and ends on the sill replacement and sourced some fresh curtain rings. Corey , Dale, and myself all helped in the install of the curtain "latches" made from teak, this was the final finishing touch to the curtain install and really tightened the canvas and made for a weather proof shield against the elements.
BRUSH CUTTING AND REMOVAL:
Joel ran a saw for most of last Sunday, tackling the never ending chore of removing vegetation and debris in our new work area. There is plenty more of this to do!
Bill Van Slyke and myself have been fitting and welding a new mast on the forklift donated by Pete. Fabrication should be completed this week or next, and should be operational within a month or two.
Winterization and site prep will be priorities after the regulator project as we await the new lease. Antifreeze and radiator flushing as well as locomotive coolant removal will need to occur soon. Corey has also volunteered the use of a tractor and blade in order to clean our work area of debris and perhaps do some basic grading of same.
Thanks again to our volunteers and board members who have made all this possible.
William D Clark