Saturday, February 27, 2016

The White Oscar Controversy



Last Week Tonight With John Oliver made this brilliant video about the white Oscar controversy:


 Jonathan Swift would be proud.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

My E350 Cargo Van

I bought a cargo van for work, finally.  I have needed one for some time.  I have too much gear anymore to fit it in my car.

It is a beast; an E350 Super Duty with the Ford factory towing package.  It will tow a 1400 amp plant with no problem.  It came with a great roof rack.  About the only thing I needed to add to it was a safety bulkhead, or partition, to keep the driver and passenger safe from the cargo.

I recently replaced the serpentine belt.  It had been getting noisier and noisier for sometime.  Turns out the tensioner pulley and one of the idler pulleys had gone bad.  I went ahead and replaced all the pulleys.

This was all relatively easy even though any engine work on the Ford E series vans is difficult.