Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Out with the old, In with the new

After 70 years of service the original motor here at the wind tunnel finally gave up. Last week we pulled the old motor out and spent the week cleaning out 70 year old grease and slime and dust and other stuff that I am evidently allergic to as I and a couple other folks had skin reactions from it.

Well, today we finally reached a point where we could install the new motor. Problem was a line of storms rolled through last night and they were predicting more for today. We managed to get the new motor dropped into place before the heavy weather got here and the lid on top of the tunnel is back in place at least temporarily so we can continue to work inside.Here's to 70 more years of service form this new motor.


  1. Greetings from Falls County,
    I'm slow today. Does this mean the B-29 Engine has been retired?

  2. The B-29 Prop is still going to be used. The surplus motor that we had is dead.

  3. Next time you have to go digging through something that's giving you a rash or hives, go find some heavy duty moisturizing lotion (I like Aveno's Skin Relief lotion) and before heading off to cramped and dirty places slather onto as much of your exposed skin a possible. Seriously. Its not perfect, but it REALLY helps keep your skin from trying to absorb the stuff its reacting too.

  4. Im glad it was back to its original place.