That’s misleading. I set out tonight to remove the speedo cable from the Volvo to see where it is broken. Later on this evening, having not removed it, I realised that I think the cable has just dropped out of the back of the speedo. So tomorrow evening perhaps I will pull the dash off and see if putting it back fixes it. That’ll be a win if that’s the case. Back to this post, I noticed that the hinge on the left hand garage door on the Volvo side was coming away from the frame, so I had a hack at the wood but really just made a mess. So I found another bit of timber the right size and cut off that length of door frame. Found two concrete screws that would do the job and drilled some holes and ran some 3 inch long screws through the […]
The ‘leather’ has been giving up on the steering wheel in the land rover for quite some time now. So yesterday I took a knife to the stitching and removed it. Underneath is a fairly hard foam type material which will suffice for the time being. I rather like the thinner wheel. Maybe I’ll find a paint to cover and protect the wheel.
The exhaust has kept coming lose at the joint of the manifold and the down pipe. This was irritating because the fumes tended to come into the cab, which I found unpleasant. I suspected that the movement of the engine was working that joint lose, as even though the exhaust is rubber mounted for movement, it’s probably not enough and given that pretty much all modern cars come with a flexible joint the exhaust I think that this solution should solve this issue. I sized up where I wanted the flexi, close to the engine, but it also can’t be on a bend and I didn’t feel like welding it, so I needed the extra length for the clamp joints, which I was hoping would give me some allowance to avoid the spring hanger and various other obstructions. Cut the exhaust and tested it on the truck. There is now […]
Fitted a battery isolator to the dodo today. This should help stop me having to bump or jump start the Volvo when I don’t drive it for a few weeks. Did a really bad job of soldering the wire to the terminal. But it seems to have worked.
It appears to me that as time passes by that the previous time period of the same length appears to have been greater than the current or most recent time period. This experience becomes normalised as you experience more and more years until they appear to be mostly the same length, but passing quickly because they’re just a small small fraction of your overall life span so far. The above graph shows the rate of change when you’re very young is very high this tails off as you pass about 10 years old where there would appear to be a 1:1 ratio of years of age to life span. The percentage quickly reaches low numbers of 5% at age 20 and so the next 80 years as spend gradually reducing that number to 1% at age 100. The above graph is the same data, but presented on a base 2 […]
We did a trip to Salisbury Plain in the Land Rovers partly for my up coming 40th year… I’m getting old at the same rate as always, just that this last year was only a 2.5% of my entire life. Hence it seemed to go past faster than the previous year which was 2.56%, when compared to my 20th year which was 5% of my entire life so far. The trip was great, we spent plenty of time on the green lanes or byways. Just need to clean the land rover now, as it’s very dusty and has got some mud in the arches. This was a series of photos taken as I climbed this little hill. quite fun. Fire starting like a professional. It was very very dry on the plain and so the dust was horrendous.