Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Painting the Motorcycle

1989 Suzuki Intruder 750 Before Modifications.
Thanks to my Father in law to give me something to tinker with. May we all have fun with this bike when I get done.

Pulling Bike apart to get ready to paint...

Oh ya I got my work ahead of me on this one.


Clean and primed.

New black paint.

Time consuming.......sheesh

all painted now it has to dry.

All done with the bike except I have to buy a new gas tank.....Summer time cant get here fast enough. Thanks again Pops . Momma Connie :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Rodeo Project (1998 3.8 V6) "Overheating issue"

Ok before I get some pictures in here I just want to say this was my first car that I totaly replaced every part that had to deal with the cooling system on the engine side of things. I cant tell you how long I wanted to make a Blog about this. Hopefully my story will help those in the future not have a blond moment and build some patients.

Laura's Rodeo was over heating and when I looked at it the Radiator had blown out the bottom of it. So ya I was like we will replace the radiator and it will be fixed No I was wrong , Dang cooling gauge still showed hott and on the way to overheating. So here is the documented Pictures and facts on how we got it fixed.

Yikes this is what it looks like when you have tons of miles and a 4wheel paccage...

Digging in got all that plastic crap off the top and air intake.

Ok all this for a Thermastat shhhesh!!!!!

Oh look there it is under everything....( Thermostat housing).

Ya Intake had to come off to get to Thermastat housing . Oh ya what you take off must be cleaned and replaced dont learn the hard way....

Now to the cleaning part years of yukkkyyy gas and grime to go thru... Dont worry cleaning is my specialty.

Oh ya fan clutch goes bad during this project go figure wouldnt be the last thing to add to the list.

Oh no a leak from the Radiator intake yikes 10 cent gasket  to fix that 5 bucks for the gasket kit .

Oh what a mess all this just for a water pump, timing belt , accesory belt.

Oh a another leak from the heater core intake Yikkeeess. 10 cent gasket done.

AWWWW look its all clean and back together new gaskets, thermostat and clean its clean...

Ok so water pump may have been bad but hey when your in rome why not....

Hello thermostat just wanted to see if you were there.

Ok so not too bad but hey worth fixing it and putting a new one in.

New timing belt what a haslte this was , Timeing is never this hard yikes.

Some of the parts I replaced...

All back together and pretty Yayyyyy!!!!

Ok so the only part I did not replace was these stupid Transmission lines going to radiator well you guessed it booom!!!! that was a 2 dollar hose come on Kenny what were you thinking.

There She is after all this trama and fixing the rodeo made it to the Family cabin and look how Nice she blends in...
Ok so here is a list of stuff replaced on this project.
-Radiator , Thermostat , Radiator Hoses, Water pump , Accesory belt, Timing belt , Idler pulley, Intake gasket, Radiator intake gasket assembly, Heater core gasket , Transmission cooler hoses , Clutch fan, cooler sensor for thermostat gauge.

Ok so here is how the story ends. after all of this I still could not get it to cool off . No it wasnt a blown head gasket. It was the New Radiator.... It had a cap on the coolent intake on the outside and the inside to keep dirt from going in. Well i took the outside off but the inside got logged into the new radiator hose and it was keeping it from getting pressure... Well after that it starting cooling and has ran just great since.

Laura thanks so much for being there and giving me hope and pushing me you are awesome.

I just wanted to share this with everyone because no matter how deep you get into a project or how hard life gets you can always make it to the finish line if you work hard and dont give up.

Thanks again for Aunt Rhonda lending out the space to work on it. Love ya .

Thanks to Jake and My Dad for all there Wisdom and knowleage during this.

Thanks to Glen for the tools .

Thanks to my Heavenly Father for listining to my prayers and giving me promptings to look at the problems in front of my face.

Getting Daltons Braces

We woke up to some Snow finally and Dalton was in great spirits about getting his braces on.

Look how Happy he was just sittig in the Dentist chair. His Bear Jazzy kept everyone Happpy during the procedure.  

I asked him to smile and I got this rare glimps of I dont know what but I thought this picture was awesome.

AAAAWWWWW So he is so cute and innocent with his new braces now this kid can melt your heart.
Dalton was a brave boy he got red and black rubber bands and is realy doing good after a couple of days having them . We are so blessed to be able to do this for him and there are so many willing to supprt him thru the next two years to get his teeth fixed. We love ya Dalton.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Putting up Christmas at the Burts house.

Ok so after we got our half off tree home the lights did not work so we had to take it down and return it grrrrr but as you can see it was totaly worth it. And the gifts underneath are from a killer sale the day before Thanksgiving.

Laura did a great job with this peace of course we had to do something with  the space up there. The picture is of the Natvity and is Awesome to see as you walk down the stairs. I did not squirm to much when Laura said she was going to buy it but I am glad she did.

O man the lights outside well I first put all the white lights up and the realized I put the on back wards so I had to take them down and yes they were working before I put them up there. we plug them in and only half of them worked arrrggg so Laura went thru them all after I took them back down again. Ya she fixed them thanks Laura.

It was freeking cold here in this picture brrrrr

Of course I dont have a jacket on being a tuff guy you all know.

Just nice to have these Reminders of why we celebrate Christmas.

ok so I put these up first just wrapped them around and taped every section on ... well that didnt work out to well so Laura with her talent came up with these bowes very nice I might say.

Laura was on fire with the decorations..

Ok so this is just a preview of what we will be wearing in our Christmas pictures Sheesh!!!!!

Black Friday 2011

Ok so I have to Blog about this weekend , First of all I have never had black friday off  before and I thought it would be awesome to go with my Wife to see what all the hype was about from a Customers point of view. We first decided to go with Candice to Saratoga Springs Wal-Mart and when we got there they were parking blocks away and walking on the streets just to get there so we bailed on that Wal-Mart. We then drove past another Wal-Mart and it was bursting at the seams.... So we went to the Sandy Wal-mart and I cant belive it I found a parking space right at the front. We went in and the line for garden center registers was all the way to the front of the store just to get checked out.. And People were just Smushed together not moving it was crazy. I thought what a disaster of course I would think that after I seen all the palletts on the floor and merchandise scattered all over the place from Customers diving thru everything. My Wife and I made it thru ok of course size in this case does matter when I say excuse me its like they didnt give it a second thought and moved.We managed to find just about everything we needed and made it to the Laptops but they managed to mess that process up and I was not about to wait in line just to be told sorry we messed up and I will tell you if it feels like you are not going to get what you need just keep moving because they are not kidding. We waited in three lines untill we found a line up front that had just three Customers in it but it still took 35 minutes to get to the check outs and even at that point the poor Associates were just stressed out and didnt know what to do with the amount of people that were in there before midninght. We finally made it thru a little disapointed on the way we were talked to but we didnt want to make matters worse and decided to get the heck out of there I can understand the stress . We went back to Wal-mart the next day and found the rest of our list and very Happy Faces and Customer service was awesome they took care of our hang up from the day before and we were happy to spend our money there. Got a Christmas tree for Half off at Sams and some yummmmy Pizza mmmm Can not resist. Laura did realy good at getting what was on her list and I was being a good husband by saying ok dear yes dear the whole time atleast thats my version of the story. I have been in Managment for Wal-mart for almost 8 years and ran Black Friday when we had Layaway and I understand  the hustle and bustle. But from a shopping aspect it is a sport that I did not traine for and I dont think I would. It was nice being with my Wife thru this experiance and us having a great time laughing together and searching for the deals. I am greatful that there are so many great deals that these retailers put on so we are able to save a little money for Christmas. Most of our itmes were $10.00 or less and thats a big savings. Ok just wanted to share that.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wedding Day

I was realy nervouse at this point , But the spirit guided e to say what I had to say and I know it feeled my heart with love and joy.

Laura is a Angel and this picture proves it.

What was I suppost to say again???? Oh man.

Da cake !!!!! How Awesome is that.

Ok so this was the best She did not hold back at all.....

So I didnt either.

I was just making sure she cute the cake,,,,,,Yikes...

Were Married !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Burt Family 2011

My Body guards just in case you know things get out of hand some times.

I loved the view this day...Both of them.

Meet the Parents!!!! They are great.

Sisters Forever!!!!

How Cute!!

"Dad" Shes all yours Kenny "Kenny" Done deal.  

Dalton can be so cute some times.
Like I said earlier I am trying to get some of these pictures out there .
We had such a great wedding and everyone chiped in and made it lovely. Laura and my self were just running all day that day and we were ready to say I do and get the heck out of dodge. I cant wait to get sealed in the Temple with Laura and carry those blessing into our new Family as we try to add some numbers to the fold. I know that Heavenly Father brought us together because we both understand what sacrafice means and what are Past have shown us and that we may live the lives we are suppost to live. It has been 6 months since we were married and it has been such a great time. We have fun together , Cry together , struggle together , and even have pillow fights together very often I may add. We are learning on how to raise Dalton together and making sure that he is getting all that he needs Spiritally , Education, Emotionaly, and just a great set of Parents that will be there for him. Well this is the end of todays Blog love you all and thanks to the Browns,Stewarts and Jensen Family for making this possible.