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by Zelandeth
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:42 pm
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First job for the afternoon was to replace the knackered battery - which meant I needed to have a quick look to see what type I need, giving an opportunity for a 30 second look around the engine bay for issues. https://i.ibb.co/gmM1y1G/IMG-20210218-122556.jpg Nice simple looking engine bay. Things i...
by Zelandeth
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:52 am
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Well would you look what just turned up... https://i.ibb.co/drW54Mx/IMG-20210218-095648.jpg https://i.ibb.co/G59Q0Wg/IMG-20210218-102446.jpg https://i.ibb.co/f8dRDrX/IMG-20210218-102821.jpg Will have a closer look and try to get some better photos later on when it's not tipping it down with rain!
by Zelandeth
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:07 pm
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Before I could conduct a test drive of the Invacar (which involved a run out to get essential supplies) I had a couple of minor jobs to finish. Reattaching the front mud guard and draining off a bit of brake fluid as the pressure bleeder as usual left the reservoir too full. Job done. https://i.ibb....
by Zelandeth
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:24 am
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Yesterday afternoon I had a bash at sorting out the ball joints which there was some play in, the worst of which was the one between the steering knuckle and the drag link. Didn't take much work to find that! FcGBHRrUWfQ It turned out though that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the ball join...
by Zelandeth
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:47 pm
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Nothing huge to report today. Just took the HT leads back off TPA and gave them a clean and wipe down with some silicone spray to help keep the water off. https://i.ibb.co/HHrbbdf/IMG-20210214-154420.jpg While I was at it I made a spacer out of a couple of cable ties to keep the lead to the nearside...
by Zelandeth
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:57 am
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Right, it is now official. New project is indeed inbound. It should be arriving on Thursday. 38 years old. Hasn't had an MOT since 2011. Currently has a severe misfire to the point of being pretty much un-drivable. Rare enough that parts availability is going to be a nightmare. It is also very, very...
by Zelandeth
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:42 pm
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As a few people on a couple of forums had expressed concerns about my using the HT leads as a convenient thing to tether nearby wiring to so I went and removed 3928236348 cable ties and had a bit of a reshuffle of that whole corner of the engine bay. HT leads are now completely clear of anything els...
by Zelandeth
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:17 pm
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This afternoon it was far, far too cold for anyone with even the slightest shred of common sense to be outside. So of course I was crawling around on the floor in the garage feeding wiring through the car for the temperature gauge in the Invacar. Fed it all through the car from the gauge end to ensu...
by Zelandeth
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:39 pm
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Busy day today so didn't really have much time for tinkering on the cars - however there was one job which I really wanted to take advantage of the weather for - finishing putting together the paving I've currently got the Xantia parked on. I got one side done a couple of weeks ago but stopped at th...
by Zelandeth
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:58 pm
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Noted today that the handlebars in TPA are sitting correctly on the brake stop now. I'll need to investigate tomorrow to see what's moved or settled. There's still more travel in the brakes than I'd like - though I think I need to clear the drive so I can actually test it under engine power as the f...
by Zelandeth
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:49 pm
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As expected the nearside brake shoes were quite glazed so were given a scrub up just as the ones on the other side were. My prediction that the adjustment was "drastically in need of attention" was also correct. I think I got a full three turns on it before we got to the point where the shoes came a...
by Zelandeth
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:13 am
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Today the weather was *perfect* for crawling around on the ground messing around with brakes! https://i.ibb.co/s97RxXV/IMG-20210208-154146.jpg Before I started to reassemble the offside brake I wanted to address the fact that the shoes were really quite badly glazed. https://i.ibb.co/t4930dv/IMG-202...
by Zelandeth
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:23 pm
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Today's adventures start on the electronics workbench. Our patient was a lovely little Prinztronic Mini7 calculator I picked up about a week ago. https://i.ibb.co/QFz6qrJ/IMG-20210206-143210.jpg While it powered on there was no response from the keypad (aside from the number 2) and there was clearly...
by Zelandeth
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:05 pm
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Nothing actually done on the Invacar today, though yesterday evening a pair of wheel brake cylinders were ordered. https://i.ibb.co/DDV9nD2/Screenshot-20210205-221046.jpg Went with the same supplier that I got the brake hoses from as their service was so good last time. Also on the subject of buying...
by Zelandeth
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:22 pm
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Few steps forward today. Had a closer look to see how far out we were on the pushrod clearance issue. Not very much is the answer. This also really highlights the mechanical advantage in the handlebar setup. This equates to a little over 3" of travel at the bars. https://i.ibb.co/WP0Kdw5/IMG-2021020...