I picked up a leaf blower.
It had "fallen off a truck". Really. Well... probably off a trailer.
It was lying on the side of the street, and I stopped and collected it. It is a Stihl, the type that fits on your back. Retails for about $350.00.
But it is broken. The plastic tat supports the back-straps is fubar from the fall on the road. This weekend I will test the motor. If it starts and runs then I'll check online what the spare parts will cost. If viable, I'll order the parts, fix it, and sell it for a small profit on Craigslist.
If the motor runs, but the spare parts do not make it a viable repair, then maybe I'll just keep the motor (about a 30cc 2-stroke) and maybe one day build it into my bicycle. I see lots of motorized bicycles around... must be legal
I'll keep you'all informed.
After work I cleaned the rust off the other two trailer rims and gave them a coat of rust preventing undercoat. As Gerrard says, just do something each day...
If I get home tomorrow with some daylight left I will give all three rims a coat top coat. Gray/silver. Then I need to remove the rust from all the trailer metal so I can give it an undercoat and a topcoat. I think I'll try out the spray-gun and the compressor...