Another small step

Spent another weekend in Cornwall working on the Land Rover. We get the wiring in the engine bay pretty complete. Got a few other jobs done also. It almost started but for a poor spark. As was suggested, it probably needs an ignition birthday by ways of all new leads, caps, rotor arm, points and condensor.

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Bracknell town centre

We visited Bracknell town centre, the Lexicon as it is known. I looked up the meeting of the word out of curiosity.

lexicon
ˈlɛksɪk(ə)n
noun
the vocabulary of a person, language, or branch of knowledge.

So I imagine then that this is mean to suggest that Bracknell’s vocabulary is made up of chain stores with zero character? Thats a touch harsh, as there are not very many successful town centres without the big chains.

I can see that the architect had fun, I can appreciate their efforts.

Also we have so many of these spiders in our garden, I counted with ease 6 last night. While I was out in the garden the neighbours cat went into the shed.

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Slow progress

Made some great progress on the Land Rover with some help. Got bits shotblasted, then galvanised, other parts just painted. Dragged it all down to Cornwall in the Volvo, one wing went via Hannah in the Mazda. Also visited the Great Dorset Steam Fair on the way down on the Thursday. then spent a few days building up the Land Rover.

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Breakfast Fruits from the Garden

Wednesday morning I picked some fruits from our garden to on my muesli. It was very rewarding considering how little I did to achieve the result.

Also been busy painting more land rover parts black.

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Cuckmere

We visited Cuckmere Valley for a picnic and a walk, then we continued onto see the coast at Seven Sisters. It was pouring with rain the whole time so we were pretty soggy, our coats being less than water proof. We decided to go into Eastbourne to see about buying new coats and by chance managed to find ourselves new coats.

I now have all the parts shot blasted and ready for hot dip galvanising.

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Clutch and spider

I now have my clutch pedal box reassembled. I now have the bulk of the bits that I had planned on refurbishing done for the land rover. A spider had taken up residence in the shed, very nice web, shame I had to take it down.

 

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Land Rover on Towan Sands

Dave and I managed to locate the series 2 Land Rover that was lost to the beach in January of 1990. Dave saw it in the news and we went and found it.

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Lawn down at last

It’s only taken a year and a bit (Since this post). But now we at least have grass laid over what has been a muddy patch for quite some time. Now though we just need some more English summer weather (rain) to keep the grass bedding in.

Before and after work images:

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