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« on: January 01, 2019, 11:16:48 PM »

Went on a drive 85miles down to darkest Essex for some greenlaning with the guys down there had a very good time now looking forward to Sunday and some more up at fakenham
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 09:55:17 AM »

Er ...

Not a lot recently. I did move The Aunt off the drive onto the front garden, so that Barbara can park her new car nearer the front door (where the CCTV camera can see it).

Her rear tub is full of soggy cardboard boxes, that I need to tear up and take to the tip.

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 05:14:45 PM »

Removed the tub ready to fit the repaired one, and other bodywork to do some maintenance.

Made a temporary store from the old tub and the old hood.
It's amazing how much Land Rover can be fitted in its own tub!
- two doors, two wings, two floors, tunnel, bonnet etc
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 05:54:17 PM »

Hi,

The Aunt sits brooding in the front garden, with rear "box" full of now sodden cardboard boxes, ready to take to the tip. The Morris 1000 Woody has moved to the MK Hyundai dealers yard, to keep Barbara's Hyundai I10 "trade in" company. I've moved The Aunt into the front garden, so Barbara's new Ix20 can sit in front of the security camera.

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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 07:07:57 PM »

Not touched the project for a while, spent most yesterday pulling up brambles so I could get to it
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2019, 09:52:38 AM »

Hi,

Well, yesterday I noticed the The Aunt's cargo box (timber) is still full of cardboard box type clutter from our house move. Is it too late for a new year resolution?

Barbara had her first proper drive in her new Ix20 yesterday ... collect daughter from Bletchley, bring to Two Mile Ash, take her home in evening. I haven't even sat in it yet. nixweiss  She also had her new (small-wheeled, push only) wheel-chair in the "boot", but that hasn't seen tarmac yet.

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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2019, 11:17:04 AM »

its being used as a skip as I can't drive it to my shed to unload the rubbish as the fluid has run out of the servo, so it is sitting across the road crammed with stuff from my front room refurbish.
New servo coming tomorrow, then the fun starts. Sometimes I hate my Landrover. 
Last summer some oiks tried to drove a suzuki acrosss the river - they didn't get very far and there it sat for a week and a half until the local marines dragged it out, someone tied a bouy to it so the boats knew to avoid it when the tide was in.  If my landrover doesn't behave it might get the same treatment. only joking!! every problem it has is caused by me I know that. Neglect, that's all it is, maybe I am not cut out to be  it's owner.  embarrassed
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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2019, 12:03:11 PM »

Removed the Fairey freewheel hubs and fitted standard hubs. Reason, one of the didn't engage properly and there was a loud buzzing like and angry wasp. This noise reduced as speed reduced and then, when nearly stopped, there would be a 'thunk' as the hub engaged. A few hundred yards later the buzzing would start again.
I think that the nylon cam in the mechanism has worn out as when I engage the hub there is no feel of a solid lock as the actuator is turned.
Now with normal hubs all is well, I hope. All be be revealed on the green lane run next Saturday.

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2019, 05:18:52 PM »

A nice run out to do some green lanes and fords around fakenham organised by our web guru Wittsend  eclipsee_gold_cup
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2019, 05:25:08 PM »

After yesterday on the plain, washed it - particularly the chassis - should make it a bit lighter emma1
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2019, 05:32:17 PM »

I washed it.  thud

I really must start using it more... RHD
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 09:41:30 PM »


                                             And yes, as above, I washed mine as well Sunny 

                   Then took some pics to send off to the insurance for the agreed value insurance renewal.
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2019, 09:55:35 PM »

Today, the engine and gearbox came out!!
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2019, 10:33:43 PM »

Looked at it as I parked my car up when I got home from work.
Yesterday - tidied headlight wiring and repaired my non working high beam indicator light.
Saturday I fitted hazard lights and repaired my non working speedo although now it reads 8 mph too fast, but at least it now functions!
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2019, 07:58:39 AM »

Hi,

I thought some more about emptying the cardboard clutter out of The Aunt's timber tub.   But the more sodden it is, the easier it is to tear into small pieces to fit the plastic bags, so may leave it for a couple more weeks.

Started to think about The Aunt's future ... I cannot see myself needing a "freighter" much in the future, Two Mile Ash is too civilised. Pondering on reverting to full 109" tub, with 88" fenestrated hardtop.

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« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2019, 05:08:41 PM »

Fitted an external thermometer. Reason? The heater is so good, that I am not aware how cold it is outside. Before now I've been surprised to see snow on the side of the road.
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« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2019, 11:04:54 AM »

Started the engine with the handle for the first time, this frosty morning had challenged the battery.
Then, as he always enjoyed riding in the back, took Jake (my old Labrador) for his final journey to lay him to rest.
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« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 12:18:34 PM »

So Sorry!   cry
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« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2019, 01:10:10 PM »


   cry cry cry  I dread the day when I have to do the same ( again ) ..... Just think of the pleasure you've both had from each other  tiphat
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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2019, 03:37:55 PM »

Pressure washed the mud off from two Greenlane episodes  tiphat
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« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2019, 04:04:04 PM »

Started the engine with the handle for the first time, this frosty morning had challenged the battery.
Then, as he always enjoyed riding in the back, took Jake (my old Labrador) for his final journey to lay him to rest.

So sorry for your loss but you must have had some great times together
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« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2019, 04:44:49 PM »

Before now I've been surprised to see snow on the side of the road.

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On several occasions, on my return to RAF Barnham (near Thetford) from Croydon, in my 1932 Austin 7, I pulled over to check if I had a puncture ... and nearly went "base over apex" on the black ice.

The Seven was remarkably steady on ice (narrow tyres) provided you didn't give it too much wellie.

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« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2019, 07:24:21 PM »

Fitted a new wing mirror and arm. The mirror is brass and an accurate replica of the Desmo convex mirrors as fitted to Austin Champs and retro fitted to many military Series 1 & 2 Land Rovers while in service.
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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2019, 08:33:40 PM »

After many months in 2018 waiting for a machine shop in Bristol to re-liner my 2 1/4 petrol block and convert the head to unleaded, I gave up and took a recommendation to use Turner Engineering in Lingfield. Within a short time frame, everything was ready for collection. Can't recommend them highly enough.

Today I have sorted through everything in preparation for engine reassembly. It's all looking positive with just a couple of lock washers and odd little bits for me to order. Reassembly will begin in the next couple of weeks. I have already rebuilt the gearbox, carb, starter, dynamo and most other sub assemblies so hopefully everything will go to plan to get the engine and box refitted before too long.

The bodywork is away being painted so still a very long way to go!
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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2019, 06:27:23 PM »

Getting ready to pull the bulkhead - for repair.

Took out windscreen - bolts came undone emma1 removed bonnet, took off one wing - bolts came undone  emma1

Now resting.  Excellent progress so far.

Assessment: looks like the nearside door pillar and foot are sound. The top rail has surface rust but is sound. The footwell has previous repairs, but is in poor condition. I know the driver's side is worse.
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« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2019, 05:57:20 PM »

Just bought a very nice Lt77 gearbox and ordered the Ashcroft 5 speed gearbox kit, so will be doing a lot of head scratching and swearing in the coming months. I will be selling a Ashcroft high ratio transfer box in the future.
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« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2019, 07:37:30 PM »

Fitted a rubber mat on top of the new tub floor, now need to sort out the seal at the bottom of the tailgate.

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« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2019, 07:08:56 PM »

Wired up my heated seats.
I call this the switch of joy.

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« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2019, 07:33:07 PM »

Had a run out to collect a box of Elora and Britool sockets and spanners, lots for £20, mostly imperial but about a dozen metric, will be passing on duplicates for small beer tokens, the deep offset ring spanners look good for propshaft  removal,
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« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2019, 09:07:18 PM »

Got my engine back from the engine rebuilders.
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