Let there be light…

One of the first projects was to add light to the engine room. An afternoon spent policing dangling wiring , removing an old dead garage-type fluorescent fixture and wiring in new LED strip lighting turned night into day. And made me realize how much more work there is to do in the engine room…

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The Carlyle is powered by a 1939 D13000 Caterpillar engine that produces 100 HP at a maximum 900 rpm. she is started by a two-cylinder gas pony motor, and it is pretty much a religious ceremony to get her started. The little engine warms up the big engine and turns it until it creates enough heat in the cylinders to ignite the diesel fuel. but thankfully I will never again have to lay on my belly to work on an engine below the floorboards…

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I have always dreamed of an engine room big enough to have a workbench and a vise. And now with new lights I can see I need to clean and paint an engine room big enough to have a workbench and a vise…

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