Filler cap attached

I lost my filler cap back before the Salisbury trip, I left it on the petrol pump. Very disappointed that it didn’t seem to have been handed in as lost.

I had a strip of aluminium and bend it into a rough circle, tried it in the filler neck once, marked it, removed it, drilled the hole and pop riveted the chain fixing the diameter of it. I then tapped it in with a hammer, but it was slightly too small. I was expecting it to be a tight fit, it was lose. Hence the bucked top where I bent it to make it fit tight. That’s now a job for a day when I feel really keen. Likely never.

Canada 2019 trip

We visited Sudbury Ontario and Mississauga in October, partly for my work and partly for vacation. The flight out was a day time flight so we were in a good place to deal with the 21 month old who didn’t want to sit still for the whole duration of the flight. We arrived and stayed the Saturday night in Mississauga as we thought that it would be too much for Abigail to make the next 4 hour stint to Sudbury on the same day as a 7.5 hour flight. This was a great plan and a very pleasant break in the proceedings. The next day we made the car journey to Sudbury, which was well punctuated with stops where ever Abigail saw fit to made a fuss. We made Sudbury that evening having been in no rush and settled into our basement accommodation that would be our home for a week. We visiting places and people for the week, along with the new Golder office and some of my colleagues who were in that day. It was a great visit regardless of my spending the Monday in bed with some illness or other. We visited Onaping falls, Science North, Lake Ramsey, Killarney to name a few. We travelled back down to Mississauga for my working week on the Sunday. This week was less intense for me, but for more so for poor Hannah who had to entertain our littleun in a hotel room or take her our on her own around a city that we only vaguely know. They had a good time one day when they visited a museum in Kitchener. The remainder of that week was fairly uneventful. We visited the Niagara falls on the Saturday before we return on an over night flight to the UK. We will not be doing an over night flight again while Abigail is still a child! That wasn’t a pile of fun, she slept ok, but we did not, so Sunday was not fun for us.

Lake Ramsey outside of Science North
Colours are not enhanced in anyway. This is just how it was at Onaping falls.
Onaping falls
The old hospital painted up.
Killarney provincial park. This phone and none of others really do it justice. You’ll just have to go there.
The 69 into Sudbury
Niagara falls

Axle oil change

This oil is well emulsified with the water and mud from when I’ve been taking the land rover wading in water. When the land rover enters cold water the axles cool, as does the oil and air inside the axle, causing them to draw in water past the seals.

Need more wooden blocks

Thought I’d take these large wooden blocks out to the garage as they’re on longer propping up a large set of cupboards in the house. This is what happened next:

Drove up there with no trouble, need a better ramp.

Hopefully next time I’ll be driving in the mud…

3D Printing

Having borrowed the 3D printer, I used it to print out a cup holder for a Fiat Spider 124:

This next video was taken at too low a frame rate, about 1 frame ever 15 seconds;

This was a successful build:

The finished product:

Needless to say the print didn’t come out perfectly scaled… so the bit that is meant to snap into the car was too small and didn’t work.

The Elvetham

This is the stately home that is now a hotel where my Sister in law will be getting married next week. The pictures don’t reveal much, just nice images.

Prop shaft UJ

I have been able to hear that something was not right for a while now, the other day I investigated further and found that a UJ was no longer serviceable.

Checking play in the UJ
New UJ is in the post..