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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:

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House SE England

Water on carpet

A drop of water our carpet, I think the carpet is polypropylene, certainly not wool anyway.

The water droplet
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Land Rover

Out of phase prop

Today I fixed the issue that I caused yesterday. I rotated the different end half on the splints almost 90°, no wonder there was some vibration.

before..
after, in phase.
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Land Rover SE England

Handbrake good again

I stripped down the hand brake assembly and just made everything run again. Took the prop spins apart and greased it all, put it all back together. refitted it all. Great. Then while I had the help of a friend, I did the valve clearances.

While all of that was going on I had to remove the cover over the fuel tank, and found this growing:

I scrapped all of the mud and plant off. Wax-oiled the chassis in that area and generally made it inhospitable to plant life.

We took the land rover for a quick spin and noticed a vibration, couldn’t think what we might have done to cause this. Tonight it came to me that I had not paid any attention to what orientation I put the uj’s on the prop back together.. So that’s tomorrow’s job.

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Land Rover

Handbrake failure

I found that my handbrake wasn’t much good on Tuesday, so I took a look and think I might have found the cause. I think I’ll put it down to mud ingress.

Now begins the clean up.

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Land Rover

Rear wing repair

Today I put a nearly invisible patch on the rear wing where it had gotten folded over and torn the return bit, thus making it rather flappy and non rigid.

I might go into accident repair..
Job done, you’d never know eh?

Might get the paint out at some point.