Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Digger Tuesday...Something "Especial"

What happened to Digger Monday? I've been super busy. Now back to our regularly scheduled program.
Remember Arlen's Especial? After finishing the show circuits and being street ridden for awhile, Arlen yanked the motor and sold it. Interestingly enough, the powerplant that was removed was used in Ness-tique. Anyway, Ed Sorenson picked up the pieces with the help of Barry Cooney and got this killer digger back on the road. Jim Davis and Arlen built the frame. It uses rubber blocks on either side of the swingarm center for suspension. It works very similar to a draft gear on a railroad car, and allowed for 2" of travel in both directions. Bob Monroe fabbed the oil and gas tanks. Of course, the leaf was done by the best there ever was, Jeff McCann.