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Diff apart

After thinking long and hard for at least 10 minutes I reached the conclusion that the adjustment on the diff wasn’t right, and that all of the grit inside of it needed to come out. So I pulled it apart…,

Is the red burned oil?

Same red where the bearing came off.. Perhaps the bearing was running on the shaft. Another reason for my thinking the bearing is running on the shaft is that the shims are razor sharp, as if they’ve been surface ground.

And now I can’t find the blasted seal for this end, I had it, I thought it was in the garage, but I don’t see it there any where. Looked high and low in the shed. I’ll look again tonight.

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Back lash adjustment

I thought I’d adjust the back lash on my old differential to see how hard it might be to do. It’s easy to make adjustments it seems. Perhaps the skill and art is making the right amount of adjustment and then also having a torque wrench to make sure the pillow block bolt is tight enough. I just did them up to roughly 1 Brendan tightnosity, which might be too slack.

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Gear stick broke

I went to a TV4x4 event, while I was there was having fun, so I was able to select 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, but firth and reverse were too hard against the springs with only 2″ of stick remaining. So I drove home with this bodge:

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New tow hitch

Decided that having a ball hitch is pointless. I don’t own a trailer. If I had to tow something I’d rather use the 1.6L turbo diesel Citroen Picasso to do it.

Out with the old and in with the older…. erm.

the pin should have a nice groove around the base for the latch part to sit into and probably also it should have a spring. But that’s for another day. At least a strop or shackle wont come off this like it might a ball hitch.

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Long time

Well, we had some hot weather and I didn’t really do much worth talking about on here. I had a leaking carb bowl that caused me some head aches, but which a new gasket on the bowl and a good clean of the float needle valve seem to have cleared up. Then I wax-oil’d the chassis a bit and tinkered a little.

A leaf spring (You’re look for the fresh wax-oil
One clean float and needle valve

I guess we enjoyed the sun as a family, or kept out of it depending on how hot it was. I found that the rear diff had a leaky input shaft seal. So was thinking about replacing it, anyway, one thing led to another and before I knew it we were driving to Will Shakespeare’s birth place (Stratford-upon-Avon) to pick up my birthday present from my loving wife.

A second hand one.. came with all of the compressor etc etc

It’s Spanish as well, seem some use and hopefully will solve the leading diff seal issue too!! Came off a Range Rover, a rare one apparently. I wouldn’t know. Nice fella who sold it to me. I hope it works.

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Bending 16mm bar

I found i needed to close up the gap between the chassis leg and the bar, as there was a patch that sits proud of the chassis forward of this part. Yesterday I welded the first 40 mm or so in place on both sides then put the blow torch on it and bent it a little to close up the gap that can be seen in the picture.

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Recovery eyes

I bought 2 meters of Ø16 mm mild steel round bar, cut it into 4 fairly equal lengths to be bent up into 4 hoops that can be welded to the Land Rover to make up recovery eyes. I’m not finished, but I’m getting there.

Used the old blow torch to heat them up and bend them by hand, be careful to hold the cold end…

Drilled a couple of Ø16 mm holes in the bit of angle that joined the chassis legs.

Had to file the weld on the left a little to let the loop pass through.

I have only welded the tops of one side and so still have the bottoms to do of this side and a little infill in places. That was a root weld and another in on top for good measure.

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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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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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Sealed windscreen

Finally sealed the passenger side windscreen pane.

All done.