After the voltage regulator failed I purchased second hand alternator for £30. I fitted this and it turns out that it works perfectly.
I also swapped out the Land Rover starter motor for a new one. It’s made a hell of a difference, I think in part because the old one was rusting from the inside out because of water ingress over 9 years.
The Volvo 340 is now a high miler. Done ticket over 50,000 miles on the 24th September. I baked some sweet chesnuts from the tree outside the front of the house, i slit them all, but still a few exploded in the oven and the photo of some bits on the ground is showing the remaining fixings from the removing the plastic under-tray from Hannah’s car. I removed it to change the oil, but sheared off or drill out the fixings as they were so badly rusted, I replaced the tray using zip ties, so it will remain to be seen if it’s still there when I change the oil next time.
Made some great progress on the Land Rover with some help. Got bits shotblasted, then galvanised, other parts just painted. Dragged it all down to Cornwall in the Volvo, one wing went via Hannah in the Mazda. Also visited the Great Dorset Steam Fair on the way down on the Thursday. then spent a few days building up the Land Rover.
My PC is now connected to the network via an internet over power adapter. The adapter is a Zyxel as is our router. I get a ping of about 4ms to the router over the power adapter, which I think is pretty impressive.
We’re getting about 37Mbps out of our new internet service provider, a small company called Zen who are based in Rochdale.
I put a second coat of paint onto the doors and bit and pieces for the land rover last weekend too. I also bought a new air filter for the Volvo the other day, finally got around to fitting it today. It should make a fair difference:
This weekend I noticed that my indicator stalk was not as stiff as it should have been, this is the second time it’s broken away. I made up another 3mm thick aluminium bracket to support it. It’s now very well supported.
This moring it was cold outside. So very cold (All things are relative). Cold enough enough for Jack Frost decorate my car with some sweet patterns. I would like to reprouce this pattern as a vinal wrap for my car.