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Dorset Land Rover

Gearbox out

The gearbox should have been simple to get out, and it was. But even with the 11 bolts out and the clutch slave off it was still not budging. I supported the engine on a block of wood from below and strapped it up from above and proceeded to bounce on the output shaft, after stamping on the housing it came free.

Next jobs are to take the bell housing and clutch thrust bits off and strip it down a little to see what’s up on the inside.

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Land Rover

Transfer case out

The transfer case came out with a little effort and some scruffing. The smell was one of burnt oil and wasn’t pleasent. Though I think that this was coming from the gearbox and not the transfer case. I need to get the gearbox off next.

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Dorset

Re-calculated lux

Being a bit of a cheapskate tight fisted.. well anyways, I chose to spend less than hundres of pounds on the lighting of the garage. So I thought about it briefly and opted to just buy 16 pendent fixtures and 800 Lumin LED lamps. This is NOT going to give 300 lux at floor level, it’ll give at most 100. ISOH suggest having between 100 and 200… so I’m low.. but I have work lights that I guess I’ll have to reply on and maybe a wired wander lamp…

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Land Rover

Gearbox progress

Removed the floor and tunnel..

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SE England

Woodlouse

Abigail spotted a woodlouse taking a stroll around the conservatory today. We got a good look at it.

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Land Rover

Gearbox out job start

Kicked off the gearbox change by jacking up the drivers side and putting axle stands under the axles. I have undone the prop from the hand brake..

Disappointingly though I shall have to undo the other end of that prop as the extension on the prop isn’t enough to come of the captive bolts..

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SE England

Overkill?

I need to add lighting to the garage so used Dialux Evo to evaulate a lighting layout:

The result is that I find that I don’t want to afford to put enough light in there, I’ll have to live with a lead light and my battery power work lights for detail work.

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SE England

Moved House

Since writing this blog I think I have moved house a few times, this time we moved from Bracknell in Berkshire to Cattistock in Dorset. We have a larger house in a more idillic setting, and importantly a larger garage.

There is a lot of work to be done to turn the garage into a decent space, fiorst off I need to get the ligths and sockets working, I am not sure where they’re fed from so haven’t been able to deduce why none of them work. Maybe I will just install all new and feed from the consumer unit in the studio next door.

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Maglite upgraded

I decided to upgrade my old 4D Maglite to be an LED lamp rather than the old halogen lamp that was in there since I got way back.

The littlun is pinching parts as I try to photograph them, sorry. That or the Maglite I have is huge if you take that hand to be mine.

I got the this from:
http://thetorchsite.co.uk/HIGH_power_Multimode_10_watt_Maglite_LED.html

Ordered it on Sunday night and it was here on Tuesday morning. I get the low setting at the 20 second mark, takes me four tries to get it.

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Land Rover

Fitted Exhaust

Found some stainless nuts, couldn’t find any stainless bolts or washers, so they’re just zinc plated. But I did put copper slip on the copper nuts and stainless bolts on the exhaust pipe flange. Half a good job.

Next job might be remainder of the exhaust, and then a new backbox, because by time I get around the having completed the rest of it the backbox will have totally rusted away.