Well, the truck is loaded, the '68 is out of the car trailer, the '65 is in the car trailer, all the parts are loaded, truck is gassed up and I am finally ready to hit the road tomorrow morning.
Kind of a funny thing while trying to unload the '68. I backed up the trailer under my Dad's carport, unstrapped the car, connect the electric winch to power it down the ramp and I realized the wrong winch was installed. I have two, both power up, but only one powers down as well as up.
Soooooooooo, then came the task of finding the winch that powers down, as I did not want the car going down the trailer ramp uncontrolled. After looking for a half an hour, I found the other winch.
The only problem was the power cord was not with it, but I thought I knew where it was ... back at our other house.
Went back to the other house and looked everywhere, but cannot find the cord. I'm sure I will find it right after I don't need it any more, but for now, no chord.
Soooooooooooooo, I put my 1 ton chain fall in the truck and headed back over to my Dad's place to unload the '68. Plan was to connect the chain fall instead of the electric winch and use it to lower the car down the ramp and into the carport. Confident that we were now equipped to unload the car, a shocking thought came over me, which proved what a dumbshit I really was.
The problem I spent all morning trying to overcome was how to unload the car in a controlled manner down the ramp, as there was only the wife and myself. I was afraid it could get away from us going down the ramp and hit something. I felt really stupid when I realized the car was already equipped with something called BRAKES!
So I got in the car, we pushed it to start it down the ramp and the brakes worked fine. Only two hours lost! But after getting the '68 out, things went like clockwork after that.
Tomorrow morning I pull out for Charleston. Should be about an 8 hour trip with the truck and trailer (6 hours by car). Pleasantly, gas here is $2.33/gal and they tell me gas in Charleston is $2.30/gal right now. If I had taken it back in July, gas was $2.85/gal. Nice savings when your truck and trailer get about 8 mpg! Sure be glad when it is there and the final work can finally start.
So tomorrow @ 8:00, I'm off to see the Wizard!