Exhaust, windscreen, bonnet, fresh air vents

A rare weekend without a gig so I spent the whole of Saturday, from morning til dusk – gardening. The good news is that I’m now up-to-date with the hedges etc and apart from some normal chores and an hour’s work, Sunday afternoon could be spent in the drive. The outside toilet has been home…

Air intake, K&N Filter

I had been looking out for a usable oil bath filter on Ebay and there are normally one or two available, but quite expensive for the amount of restoration required, plus the original chassis-fixings for the bracket are missing. I will maybe revisit this one day for a winter shed-type project but for now I…

Alternator move 2

After finding that the new alternator didn’t line up I shimmed the bracket out with 3 washers (trial, error and a straight edge) and got the pulleys to align. Finding somewhere to mount the adjuster bar was another problem. I looked at the redundant PAS pump bracket, intending to clean it up to sell on…

Mudshield, nearside

This is a somewhat measly post, added only for completeness. I have two gigs this weekend and a family day out in between so there’ll be no progress on Dilly until next week. The Sunday gig is a dep with another band, playing bass, so tomorrow night after work I shall re-acquaint myself with the…

Alternator move

And some music stuff too – further down… I’ve not been happy with the alternator mounting method, on the end of the otherwise redundant PAS pump bracket. The drive belt is very long (I think that in its host vehicle the alternator is driven from the secondary pulley of the PAS pump), the angle of…

Headlights, indicators, sidelights

Wanting to get the wiring complete on the off-side front I decided to tackle the headlights and fit the marker lights that I’d bought ages ago. I ordered two headlamp bowls from Paddocks as I could see these were rusted, and two three-way connectors from an eBay trader specialising in scooter parts. I removed the…

Razor-edge bonnet acquired

Not feeling well enough to do any proper work I thought I’d tidy up the shed and get rid of some discarded parts. So I gathered together the old bumper, rusty front panel, Discovery radiator and other parts, took some photos and advertised them on ‘Gumtree’ all at very reasonable prices to be sure of…

Oil filter housing, oil cooler bypass

As normally happens this time of the year I have been struggling with a long-term chest infection so the lovely weather of late has been largely wasted. I have gone outside for a while but end up having coughing fits and a tight chest. Today I have bought some hay fever tablets in the hope…

Frustration

The definition of frustration, a Land Rover off the road on a day like this. Wishing priorities had been different, the embarrassment, the having to explain, the plan for the coming year, all summed up in one picture…