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« Reply #120 on: April 20, 2021, 08:47:34 PM »

Very nearly got stuck. I was in the woods and drove through some muddy wheel ruts.
They've been fine all winter (if getting deeper) but they've dried a bit and I had some trouble getting out of the slurry in the bottom.
I didn't need to resort to a winch but I'm surprised how poor my Michelin Latitudes are in the mud!
Still, the passengers enjoyed it :-)
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« Reply #121 on: April 22, 2021, 05:27:25 PM »

Went to collect a 1958 spreadbore engine from a club member and called in to see Jim gardner at Leaf Sprung Landys on the way to look at another land rover belonging to a club member.  a good run out with the land rover and trailer.

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« Reply #122 on: April 22, 2021, 09:03:41 PM »

First trip out to the pub since last spring and look who we bumped into... social distanced parking of course....!
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« Reply #123 on: April 22, 2021, 09:36:43 PM »

A trip to the Mart for cattle feed, via Screwfix. Took the scenic route home. The small pleasures in life...
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« Reply #124 on: April 23, 2021, 06:09:28 PM »

No feeling like it! First engine start after major rebuild. Running well and only one water leak............at the minute. 👍
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« Reply #125 on: April 24, 2021, 04:02:42 PM »

Drive it and enjoy it very well, after full dist rebuild with power spark spares, new coil and new HT wires is a really pleasure use the car, never think so simple ignition system can be so difference with good parts.
Time to put some fuel ..... again!
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« Reply #126 on: April 24, 2021, 08:36:08 PM »

Nice drive to the cider shop , Bruce decided to stay in car eventually came out after nearly a hour
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« Reply #127 on: April 25, 2021, 06:11:54 PM »

Drove it to the bottle bank.

Came home and looked under the bonnet.

Marvelled at the unadulterated beauty of a 2.25 diesel engine.

Put it back in the shed.

Exhausted after all this activity, came inside and made a pot of tea.
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« Reply #128 on: April 25, 2021, 07:33:24 PM »

Started chiseling the body filler off the driver's side wing. I expected it to be bad but I didn't expect do find a massive hole. Combine that with the corrosion holes on top and the time it would take to make it slightly better and I'm starting to think I might look for a another wing.
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« Reply #129 on: April 25, 2021, 07:35:58 PM »

Looks like that has quite literally been in the wars... I had a Range Rover Classic in Sarajevo with holes like that
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« Reply #130 on: April 26, 2021, 04:48:51 PM »

Some interior design. Have I got the period-look correct for a 1963 Landy-Lady?
I suppose scatter cushions might be a step too far  ???
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« Reply #131 on: April 26, 2021, 05:01:18 PM »

I finished repairing and upgrading my Smiths Heater, it now has a new motor and it runs at 2 speeds instead of the original 1. It sucked instead of blew on my first attempt but a simple polarity switch solved that. The fan rattles a little especially at the lower speed but if it thinks I’m taking it all apart again to have a look it’s got another think coming.
I painted my “new” 569690 wheels fresh from Nathan in Glasgow, thanks Nathan, I bet you don’t recognise them.
I swapped out my damaged wing mirror door hinge for a new one supplied by Robin and the damaged one is now waiting to be packaged up and send back.
Finally and most contentiously I finished my interim fix for my missing steering column bracket. It is now infinitely safer than it was before and it will live this way until my new parts arrive and I can coax my brother into coming over and helping me out.
Unfortunately after all this she won’t start, clearly something I’ve done or knocked along the way. The electric pump carries on pumping and never stops, there is no petrol leaking from anywhere and she tries to fire but there is clearly no petrol getting to the cylinders. I know there’s plenty of fuel in the tank, (or is there?) maybe I’ll put my Jerry can in there and try again. There was plenty when I went to Daventry but I’ve parked her pointing uphill and that may have left the pickup high and dry, probably not but it’s worth a look.
I may be back later.
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« Reply #132 on: April 26, 2021, 06:05:02 PM »

No. That wasn’t it, I’m a bit stuck now.
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« Reply #133 on: April 26, 2021, 06:40:07 PM »

Drove mine approx. 150 miles from Swansea to Cardigan, Aberaeron, Lampeter, Llandeilo, Ammanford and then home. Landy didn't miss a beat 🙂
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« Reply #134 on: April 28, 2021, 05:21:22 PM »

Spent the afternoon building up a late 2A axle. Wasted far too much precious time trying to work out why the new 2A brake drum wouldn't fit only to discover that the LH corner has a S3 hub... :bright-idea >:D >:D >:D >:D
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