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Hole in back box

Got a blowing back box, guessing that the heat affected zone is where it has rusted, or perhaps the welding wire was not stainless.

Nice exhaust otherwise. Only the welds are showing signs of rust.

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No luck

Well, it turns out that the switch is not right, I tried and tried and finally noticed that it’s just not right, it fits, but at the wrong angle.

I hope this one is right…

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Ignition switch

The land rover has had no wiring to the kays for a number of years, just an odd sequence of switches. I found and fixed the ignition switch today, not sure why it wasn’t working, but it wasn’t making all of the right positions and so not making connections. I took it apart and put it back together none the wiser, but it’s working now. I then deduced how I will wire it:

I’m not sure why it failed last time it was fitted..

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1:87 Scale

For Christmas, Abigail and I got these:

How cool are they?!

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Painted Towing loops

Black, black is the colour I painted them. Gave them an undercoat of red oxide and a single top coat of the black Flag paint.

That wont rust from the outside anyway..

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Hole patched

I made something of a hole in the chassis leg when welding the loops on, so I got some 2 mm thick plate and set about patching it this weekend just gone.

Welding went well on the top surface where it’s easy to weld. It went less well on the side where it’s awkward to angle the rod correctly.

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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.