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SE England

Gear stick

I have never liked the gear stick with the rubber vibration damper that comes on the LT77 gear box. It looks okay if you have a rubber boot over it, but I wanted mine to be more like the series gear stick.

As it was
New and old side by side
New gear stick in
It’s far longer than the original

I am not sure that it isn’t too long, I haven’t driven it yet, so I might wind up cutting 3 inches off the last straight section.

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3D Printing Land Rover

Cabin Air

Okay cabin air a little posh, I’m on about the air intake for the hot/cold air into the land rover for the comfort of the passengers etc. This intake is the side of the wing, and it’s the same wing I dented a number of weeks back and also broke this plastic part.

I contemplated just ignoring it and living with it broken, but then I fixed the 3D printer. Then I modelled this, but minus the text as per the below pictures. I had a conversation with my dad and he suggested I didn’t need to duplicate what was there originally, so I hit on this:

I set it printed last night, but it didn’t come out well, so here goes again:

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SE England

Working tool

Still in fair working order and not going into retirement just yet. I’ve been using this for more than a year now, I was given to me by my wife’s grand father who at 90 something no longer has much need of such tools. I cleaned it up and set it to work, without paying any attention to what was written on it. Then at the weekend I stopped to read it… wow! 1943 war production adjustable spanner.

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SE England

Macro things

Went for a walk on Sunday and saw some fire ants, I don’t think I’ve seen them in this part of the world before. This is possibly down to a lack of looking.

This morning there was a bee in the living room on the window, seemed lethargic so we gave it some honey to help it on it’s way.

I’ve been trying to identify the spiders, that we seem to have so many of, that spend their time in the sun on the warm concrete paving or walls outside.

All of the photos were taken on my new Hauwei Mate P20 Pro phone, I’m pretty pleased with the camera on this phone.

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SE England

Waxoyl

I decided that I had seen areas of the chassis where the Waxoyl was either decidedly thin or the rust was showing through, so yesterday I thought I’d a wire brush and the Waxoyl to it. I left the tin in the sun yesterday so that it was good and runny to paint on.


Some mud was also removed during the prep for the Waxoyl

A half good job done, now I could do with taking a second look and doing some more.

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Land Rover

Speedo working

I have had no speedo for some time now, Hannah got me a cable for Christmas which I fitted some weeks or more ago. It didn’t work. I imagined that the cable was not into the gearbox properly. So today I took it out of at the gearbox end, only to find that it seemed to be right. So check I pulled it out of the speedo end so that I could see the cable end and drove a little, sure enough the cable was turning. So after some trying to get the speedo end to mate properly with the speedo a small piece of the old cable fell out of the speedo…

It works perfectly now, well, as perfectly as a 66% speed speedo can. The next job for the speedo is to work out how to capture the speed and increase it by 1.4x..

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Land Rover

Sealed windscreen

Finally sealed the passenger side windscreen pane.

All done.
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Land Rover

Wide angle

My new phone has a wide angle lens on it, which is fun:

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Land Rover

Little cover

This small opening was there because I wasn’t sure whether I would build up a bit here to mount additional switched into or not:

But not needing any more switches I decided to run with:

And this is how it turned out:

I had to take the door off to drill the holes for the self tappers. This seemed a touch extreme, but I think was the best option. The other options were trying to drive the self tappers into the plastic without pilot holes using a stubby screw driver. This was going to be really hard work.

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SE England

Ladybird

Saw my first ladybird of the year today. Using my new phone I took a picture of it: