Received from Gene on Thurs 1/10:
Got some results today. Was able to separate the '37 frame from the body this morning. So I make plans to drag the frame out while the body swings from the chains and straps.
My plans are foiled when the fix for the Oliver tractor tire didn't turn out to be a fix, but an excersize in spending money. So I air it up and discover the battery is dead. My nifty battery charger works and the Oliver rumbles to life. It goes about 10 feet further than the battery charger and extension cord can reach, and quits running.
The old Ford 8N comes to the rescue and I use it to push the Oliver back so the battery charger cables will reach the Oliver's dead battery. 15 minutes later the Oliver cranks and cranks but fails to pop to life. It is out of gas. A easy 10 dollar repair if ever there was one. The green machine purrs like a well fed 40 year old tractor should.
Because the new building is suppose to arrive tomorrow I figure the prudent thing to do is move the stuff out of the area needed for the construction project. 2 hours later and the area is as good as it is gonna get, I have stuff setting all over the place, and the Oliver tire is about 1/2 flat. I need to park the Oliver in front of the shop door, and there isn't anywhere to drag the 37 frame to.
The day is over, I'm cold and not much in the mood to go back to work in the shop.
Over and out.