Jeremy Rowland wrote:
Pete, that's what restoring old machines is all about, fix one job then something else breaks, then something you had already fixed once
mind you in its own way I find it very enjoyable and it keeps the mind and body active literally!
Urgh, tell me about it...
Having removed all the slack in the steering drag link and ram pins after a couple of weeks use I've found that the king-pins and bushes/bearings are now slopping about...it just moves down the line to the next weak point...
I'm really hoping that somepoint soon I'll be able to get all my tools down here and set up my workshop properly so I will have a my Lathe, a press, welding kit and big pillar drill on hand. Then I can repair things properly and not keep buying parts expensive new parts that quickly get knocked out because of wear in their seats/housings, hopefully I can then machine custom bushes to suit what I have left as it were
Found some suitable Headlamp Housing last night and have ordered a pair: Durite 0-422-00 with integral grilles, a bit more spendy than I wanted to go, but I'm bored with faffing
MF65, Thwaites Nimline, JCB 3CXDaily:
S11a 88" V8 Hybrid, 2 x S111 109"s, Mk11 Mini, Harrison L5A Going:
T25 Camper & ST675R Sorely Missed:
500 of Each Impreza, E39 M5