Ford 8N Engine

With a lot of help from friends I dug into the old tractor this weekend. Compression tested at 50 PSI on the best of the four cylinders and around 25 PSI on the worst. A good six hours of work and we had the engine off the tractor and torn down, that’s a pretty solid six hours with three and some times four people working on this. My Uncle Harold says he doesn’t recall much better than 25 PSI on any cylinder, maybe that’s why it started sort of hard.

Thanks to Harold, Mike and Carl for helping with this project.

Note to self for 2009 Suzuki Sx4

I put a new battery in the fob for my 2009 Suzuki Sx4 and followed the steps below to reprogram the fob.

1)Confirm that all doors are closed and ignition key is out of ignition key cylinder.
2)Open driver side door.
3)Insert ignition key into ignition key cylinder within 10 seconds after step 2).
4)Remove ignition key from ignition key cylinder within 10 seconds after step 3).
5)Push and release driver side door switch 3 times by hand within 20 seconds after step 4).
6)Insert ignition key into ignition key cylinder within 10 seconds after step 5).
7)Remove ignition key from ignition key cylinder within 10 seconds after step 6).
8)Press and hold “LOCK” and “UNLOCK” buttons on transmitter for 5 seconds or more within 20 seconds after step 6) and confirm that all doors are operated from lock to unlock.
9)Press “LOCK” or “UNLOCK” button on the transmitter within 5 seconds after step 8) and confirm that all doors are operated from lock to unlock. With this process, transmitter code has been programmed.
10)If you want to program the additional transmitter, repeat the procedure from Step 1) through Step 9).
11)Make sure that keyless entry system properly operates by operating programmed transmitter(s).

I had both sets of keys with me when I did this. I just tossed the second set on the ground about ten feet away from the car while I did this and then tested both fobs after I was done.

Broiled Cod

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fat-free Italian salad dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon each salt, curry powder, paprika and pepper
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic crushed
  • 2 cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Directions

  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the dressing, sugar and seasonings. Add the fish; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 10-30 minutes.
  • Drain and discard marinade; place fillets on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Place 1 teaspoon butter on each fillet; let stand until melted. Yield: 2 servings.