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by Zelandeth
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:26 am
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Should hopefully have some car work this week as I've a few minor jobs lined up for this week, weather permitting. Need to make a trip out to a pharmacy one day this week too and am fully intending to take the Invacar out for that. It's been weeks since I drove the poor thing. We had the first actua...
by Zelandeth
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:39 am
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So fleet summary for 2020. Out: 1993 Lada Riva 1500EFi Estate. https://i.ibb.co/HhBvcj0/IMG-20191020-174953.jpg Had just had a bit of an enthusiasm crash for it to be honest. The injection conversion had been working reliably for about a year, just needed a few things tidied up before I could actual...
by Zelandeth
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:57 am
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I might die of shock...I actually just uploaded a new page to my website. First time since 2017 I think! Hopefully the first of many as I've quite a few things I want to get written and uploaded - and I *really* want to rewrite some of the older pages. A huge portion of that site was written when I ...
by Zelandeth
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:22 pm
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With a working 3D printer now in hand, software wise I suspect I've got quite a steep learning curve ahead I think. https://i.ibb.co/fnZ3Wf4/IMG-20201227-162140.jpg While I know there are a few more basic tools out there, I do tend to think that if I can wrap my brain around it that learning to driv...
by Zelandeth
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:24 am
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This afternoon I wanted to make something useful out of this box of bits. https://i.ibb.co/Hg7Ssw1/IMG-20201226-152427.jpg Wasn't entirely sure what to expect here. Two reasons...One is that I've never set eyes on a 3D printer of this type in person before, and secondly this is a direct from China b...
by Zelandeth
Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:09 am
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Someone was enjoying this afternoon... https://i.ibb.co/jZt5wGL/IMG-20201225-145944.jpg Getting to destroy the wrapping paper is pretty much his favourite thing in the world. https://i.ibb.co/LQvHmnz/IMG-20201225-150003.jpg https://i.ibb.co/QHqqTSm/IMG-20201225-150057.jpg The main box waiting under ...
by Zelandeth
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:30 am
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The funniest thing I've read all Christmas! "PARDON?" I said......."THE FUNNIEST THING I'VE READ ALL CHRISTMAS!!!" I hope the ears recover, but in the meantime, don't pull too many noisy crackers on Christmas Day! I'm just bloody glad the Spectra 90D amp wasn't involved. That's 800W at full power. ...
by Zelandeth
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:21 pm
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Nothing huge to report today, but the enclosure I'll be putting the distributor condenser on the Invacar has arrived. https://i.ibb.co/qYcRXqS/IMG-20201222-162129.jpg Nothing fancy, it'll do what I need it to just fine though. I'll probably tuck it away underneath the battery tray in the engine bay ...
by Zelandeth
Tue Dec 22, 2020 12:07 am
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Finally had a package from the US arrive today - which was posted well over a month ago. https://i.ibb.co/jvgMnLN/IMG-20201221-142123.jpg This was a very random purchase from a while ago which very much appealed to my inner geek. https://i.ibb.co/yF5Hw5n/IMG-20201221-142322.jpg These bags contained ...
by Zelandeth
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:57 am
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Had a little package arrive for the Invacar I'd forgotten about until it turned up today. https://i.ibb.co/zmDm9Wg/IMG-20201217-142055.jpg I noticed the last couple of times when out after dark that the indicator flasher was struggling a bit at idle when the headlights were on. To be honest I was ra...
by Zelandeth
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:11 pm
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I went back into battle with this thing this afternoon. Started at about 14:30. https://i.ibb.co/S72JNfV/IMG-20201216-160032.jpg Dismantled it...Couldn't see anything obviously amiss...Double, triple, quadruple checked that the switch actually worked and that there was actually continuity all the wa...
by Zelandeth
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:58 am
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Continuing the theme of "can you daily an Invacar in 2020?" TPA was out and about again today. https://i.ibb.co/DMgcWTT/IMG-20201215-160937-2.jpg Had a good chat with a gent in the car park at the Westcroft Morrison's who was very curious as to the differences to what they thought were the facts abo...
by Zelandeth
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:01 am
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So, have I fixed the issue with the Jag's wipers? Nope...Worked perfectly until I turned the wipers off for the first time, then refused to start again until I thumped it again. Fine. We'll pull the wiper motor apart, clean and generally service it then. My money is on it just being a dirty or stick...
by Zelandeth
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:13 pm
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The windscreen wipers on the Jag have been becoming increasingly glitchy of late. Normally a sharp thump on the scuttle would get them working again - until last time I needed to go out in a hurry when they decided to play dead entirely. The behaviour seemed to suggest the motor wasn't making it qui...
by Zelandeth
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:45 pm
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I never realised quite how much the indicator stalk was wobbling around before. Now it's properly secured the action is so much more positive. You can also now reliably cancel the indicators with a tap of your finger now - you used to have to make a very deliberate action to do that. It's a small de...