Next we disassembled the 'gear reduction shaft' (below), cleaned it inside and out with carb cleaner, then repacked it with grease and reassembled it.
I won't be able to test it until we 'roll' on Sunday, but I'm 99.99999% sure we are good to go! So, you might be wondering why this is such a big deal to me when I have been living without a speedometer since last September? My GPS navigation program tells me how fast I'm going, and that is how I have gotten by all these months, but, simply put, I need an operating speedometer for my cruise control to work. My cruise control taps into the speedometer signal generator and uses that signal to operate. Without the signal I have no cruise control. As much as I love driving the Newell, I love it even more when all I have to do is hang on to the steering wheel!
Around 11:15 TLE and I drove into Peoria to meet my niece, Heather (TLE's sister's daughter), and her daughter, Dawn, for lunch at Rock Bottom Brewing.....as you may recall TLE and I have visited this location on more than one occasion and like their brews, food and service. Everyone was on time and we had a delightful time catching up on family news.
We were back on the road home a little after 2 pm.......made a brief stop at Fry's to do a small shopping, and arrived home a little after 3 pm. We had dinner sometime after 6 pm with Tom and Darlene and spent the better part of the meal laughing at stories Tom was telling us about his experiences over the years at the dentist. Tom is a great story teller.
We are all fans of 'Amazing Race', so we watched the recording of Friday's show and then bid each other adieu for the evening.......next comes Real Saturday and the Wittmann Flea Market!
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