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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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Sign straightening

Got the land rover out today, most to go look at the Christmas lights, but then also tried to straighten up the sign of the front. It had become bent over for some reason.

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Blendering

I have set about learning blender. This is because a few people have mentioned it to me. Thought it would be fun. It is, I am following tutorials on YouTube by Blender Guru. So I have done part 1 and modelled and rendered a doughnut..

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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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Frog

Guessing that it lives under the step outside the back door, that it’s prey lives under there. Maybe it’s prey used to live there and now it lives there. Who knows?

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Minor update

Well, we as a family have been busy trying to turn our lives up side down, but choosing to try to move house during these times. So I have done very little that is note worthy here. Mostly not been tinkering with the Land Rover. I did fit a new ball joint to the Volvo, but failed to get any pictures, so that event passed the blog by. I did a little bit of digital art work over the course of a few days:

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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.