I wanted to do something fun with the dash which was just bare aluminium colour as I had not coated it anything. So I purchased a sheet of ‘Realtree’ (Cheap knock off there of) type vinyl wrap stuff.
I had snapped this padlock onto the rear loop for no reason. I do not have a key for it, so it was a pointless item. Today was the end of it. No good reason, just a little wanton destruction.
I have done the front axle also, but didn’t get any pictures of that.
I have been suspecting that my alternator was on it’s way out for some time now. I’ve been seeing the charge light coming on a lot, my lovely wife got me a new alternator for Christmas. I also changed the oil while I was there.
We spent the final half an hour or so of 2019 in the garden drinking and watching the chiminea burn. Happy new year!
I’d been planning on going to the local Sainsbury’s to use their jet wash to remove the mud, but it seemed to be out of order. So I drove to the top of our garden, and used out hose to get the worst of the mud off. It made a right mess, I wish I’d taken a picture of the aftermath. After:
I went to the TV4X4 event on Sunday, had great fun, got stuck twice, first time as shown at a 30º angle when I went from driving on the ridges, so slipping off into one of the gullies. the second time I drove into what I imagined was a shallow puddle only to find that it was not shallow and I was unable to reverse out.
I found that the charge light was on constantly and that the engine was getting very hot on the way home. Turned out the fan belt had jumped off and was not turning the water pump or the alternator.
Today I printed out an updated design of the air duct adaptor that I have for the drivers side of the land rover.
The completed part needs fitting to the dash of the land rover somehow in a manner that allows for the removal of the lower dash but yet allows for the air to blow were it needs to.
I requested that the tree surgeons leave the decent sized logs for a fella who lives near by as he has a wood burner. So today we moved them to his place in the land rover, it was a good excuse for me to drive on the foot paths.
I got to drive down some footpaths:
A tree that was over the back of the fence got condemned on Monday and today they came and cut it down.. That was my favourite of the three trees, first the middle one fell over and now this one is gone.