Upper dash, glam, nude dep

I had intended refitting the lower dash before getting to this stage so as to keep the vehicle as usable as possible but as the wiring needs tidying and there’s some surface rust on the bulkhead to treat I changed my mind and removed the upper dash (more on this in a later post). This assembly is…

Britpart lights and Soul Traders dep

This week I had a dep on bass at Toftwood Social Club with Soul Traders a local soul, ska, disco band. I was a member of this band nearly 20 years ago and the people in it make it an absolute joy to be with on the few occasions their super-talented regular bass player Paul takes a holiday. They…

Fuel filter housing repositioned

Not much exciting happening this week, too much work, too much music (not complaining about the latter). Rivnuts I haven’t used Rivnuts before, I assumed that you needed a special and expensive tool to install them. When I removed the diesel fuel filter housing to clean up the bulkhead during my heater project I found that…

Heater Complete!

The parcel from France arrived today containing the rubber adaptor to fix between the 3″ blower intake and the approx 5″ air intake grille on the front wing. As rain is forecast this evening I used my lunch break to finish this job. The adaptor is US made and branded ‘Flexseal’, this company has a…

Heater blower

Although the actual blower was working I wanted to remove it to clean off any rust from the case and to inspect the bulkhead area behind it (see previous).  As expected, the thin ‘snail’ case is extremely rusty. The resistor had become unwound although still working. I measured the resistance of this as 1.5Ω if anyone…