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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Has anyone ever bought a car boot at a car boot sale?


I once bought some Wellington boots from one...

But the car boot sale wasnít in Wellington.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Alan, us men canít return to our caveman roots with an electrical box cooking our food! Wink Smile


I'm not backward looking - I'm looking forward to the return of the wooly mammoth.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Alan, us men canít return to our caveman roots with an electrical box cooking our food! Wink Smile


I'm not backward looking - I'm looking forward to the return of the wooly mammoth.

Will it fit on the barbecue Geoff?
I drove the Land Rover to the Wallop Vintage Gathering and Car Boot Sale today. The venue was surrounded by trees and as there was no breeze it was very hot but I still locked the Land Rover.
There were several Land Rovers, an immaculate marine blue SWB diesel hard top on a K suffix which someone looking at it with me described as a trailer one (he preferred mine) a tidy 2A SWB Station Wagon, a tatty Series 3 Station Wagon (its owner is a member of my sporting club) and a door topless Series 2 truck cab. There was also an ex Lucas Industries fire tender by Carmichael, based on an extended Series 3 109 chassis. It had the 6 cylinder petrol engine. Now did it have a busy life with the Prince of Darkness Industries?

On the sellers' pitches were my mate's 109 agricultural use Series 3 and an SWB soft top belonging to another member of the sporting club. He said it misfired when hot. It's got a Weber carb and the fuel line goes right over the engine so I suggested rerouting it, throwing the Weber in the nearest bin and fitting a rebuilt Zenith.
A mate sold my hi lift jack on his stall and a tractor owning mate saw me carrying the inch drive 2.5 AF Britool socket on its way to the same stall as the hi lift and asked if it was available so that's gone. The deal will be finalised at Longstock.
I bought Mrs. D a jar of locally made chutney, 2 jars of jam and a jar of honey from the same source. As I was having my last look around I spotted a chimney pot, made in Poole, so I bought it for Mrs. D.
A very enjoyable day even though the only ale on offer was 4.3% ABV, too strong as I pointed out, for the hot weather but it didn't bother me to go without.
When I left I drove out on tickover in first high ratio. I was going so slowly that a toddler running behind with parents was catching me. No vehicle was behind then but anyone following can't go as slowly and they get annoyed as happened at the last Land Rover event at the Royal Bath and West showground in 2014 before the event moved.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
A trip to the local DIY store to get some paint testers for a few items of furniture Mrs K wants to paint this week whilst sheís off. Iím off too so Iíve been looking at some ideas for the garden. Iíll use the 90 for a few trips to the tip with garden waste too. Thatís probably all Iíll do with the Landy though as Mrs K will no doubt ensure I use my week off productively. Rolling Eyes Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Result on selling the hi-lift jack Alan. Iíve got one in my garage, a purchase via another forum a few years ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I drove 169 miles home from Charmouth towing a caravan with the temperature outside showing 31 degrees and no traffic jams, a bit slow round junction 22 to 23
A fantastic holiday, weather good all week, even got to go on a high speed RIB
All i have to do now is unload, finish the next magazine, and print
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
We went to the Elan Valley yesterday. My wife was driving, and when she entered the main car park, which was half full, she parked right next to the only Defender in the park. She then turned to me and said "is this ok for you?"

My question is - am I getting too predictable?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Not at all Paul. It's normal behaviour for Land Rover owners.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
There's no peace for the wicked. I was looking forward to a quiet vehicle free day today but no such luck. On my return from the dogs walk a mate was in the nearby pub car park with his open 109 Series 3. It transpired that he'd lost drive. Th rear prop shaft was hanging down with the diff flange still attached. The axle was a Salisbury type and the rear diff pinion seal was leaking so a mate replaced it. Of course it's not straightforward with a Salisbury unlike the Rover diff and the flange had come undone and he was worried that there could be damage as the preload has to be spot on. He didn't believe at first that the axle case has to be stretched on a Salisbury axle to get the diff out. He didn't have suitable spanners to undo the front of the prop shaft so I said mark it and undo the sliding joint which surprisingly undid with hand pressure. The front part of the shaft was still attached but it wasn't going to hit anything.
He started the engine and pushed the yellow knob down but it wouldn't stay down so he pulled the red lever back, no drive. The front prop was going round and then I saw the freewheeling hubs. He locked them and off he went. The yellow knb stayed down this time.
I don't envy him getting that sorted out.
Good deed for the day accomplished. Of course had it been a modern car I'd have walked past.
My local is annoyingly closed today even though it's a bank holiday but I won't be going anywhere else.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alan Drover wrote:
Not at all Paul. It's normal behaviour for Land Rover owners.


Absolutely. If you canít park next to it, you have to walk past it and have a look, even if itís out of the way. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Charmiuth is very nice Frank. Lovely coastline too.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
We went to WWT Slimbridge again. Parked outside was another company 110, a R-reg CSW with lots of dents but in use towing a trailer with bench seats for tours of the wetlands centre. Baby knappster didnít want to hang around long enough for me to take a look, instead wanting to go to welly boot land and jump in the stream.

We had a great time in the water, Mrs K has said we can do the tour around the centre next time. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Oh dear, the Land Rover owner I helped this morning has BIG AND POTENTIALLY EXPENSIVE sorting out to be done re the diff. Replacing the pinion oil seal on a Salisbury axle is complicated unlike the simpler Rover axle.
The pinion flange, shaft and nut have to be marked before dismantling and these marks must be precisely aligned on reassembly to maintain the preload as a collapsible spacer is used. His wouldn't have been marked initially so the preload will have to be reset by someone who knows what they're doing. The nut is a nyloc which usually should be replaced so marking the new nut correctly is impossible. He said he wished he'd left it alone and topped the axle up now and again. I'll have to tell him the bad news when I see him again.
I don't know of any diff specialists in this area.
Salisbury axles are far superior to Rover ones but they are certainly not DIY friendly.
"Where ignorance is bliss 'tis folly to be wise."
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Could he swap it for a Rover axle? Or just buy a used Salisbury axle. The existing one could be used for spares or rebuilt at his leisure.
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He reckons that Salisbury diffs and axles are a bit scarce. So long as he doesn't refit and tighten the pinion flange but get it done professionally he might get away with it.
Of course to remove the diff assembly the axle has to be removed and a case stretcher used to stretch the diff aperture by no more than 12 thou of an inch to enable the diff to be levered out.
I don't know when I'll see him again.
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