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Travel Blogs from Faribault
... They are fishing mad.
Then were went to New Ulm, which was settled by the Germans. It has a Glockenspiel in the centre. Then on to Sleepy Eye where we saw the house they used to live, and saw the monumemt to 'Sleepy Eye', a local chief of the Soiux tribe, whom the town is named for.
We ate dinner at the local restaurant and Grace and Carroll met several people they knew who were surprised to see them. We were introduced as thier son Michael's New Zealand ...
... Civil war. On then to Harriet Island, which is on the Mississippi River, tried to have a paddleboat ride, but none were operating. We had a little walk along the river. Then we drove through Minneapolis looking at the University and other buildings, and on to the Mall of America. This is the biggest mall in USA and is huge, we really only looked at a small portion of it. Had lunch in The Rain Forest wich is a jungle themed shop and restaurant. ...
... air flow and installed exhaust valve rotators. I tested the engine and had trouble right away with the rear main being to tight. The treatment process caused the journal to bearing clearances to be to tight. About this time, my insert supplier changed from Babbitt lined inserts to aluminum lining. The aluminum lining can be honed with the right equipment to adjust the bearing clearance. I ordered the small hones to do so and adjusted ...
... time will set the schedule for the next tests.
This experimental engine was built to test various components and assembly clearances. I wanted to see how far you could push performance (operating rpm and power output) on a stock oiled assembly before it became unreliable. The verdict is still out and more testing is necessary.
What have I learned so far with the tests....Don't start a long road trip with an experimental ...
... The song by America..."I've been through the desert on a horse with no name..." kept running through my mind. Into Barstow completely beat.
The final day...a bittersweet day..133 miles. The run to the coast. Carmageddon which never happened. A side trip to Donna Hardee's where she and her husband, Steve, served up a magnificent steak lunch. Santa Monica Boulevard (think Cheryl Crow)...The walk out on the pier in the waning sunlight...One could just picture granny ...
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