JeffR Posted May 11, 2020 Share Posted May 11, 2020 I'm bored, seriously bored. So started looking round for something to do. 110 V8 could do with some (bit of an understatement) work, but needs welding and well, my welding kit got cremated last October, so thats a non starter. 200Tdi needs shed loads of electrics sorted, doable if the Aldi multimeter (my decent one , yeah you got it , got cremated along with the welding kit, metal folders, engine crane etc last October) does what it says on the tin. It also needs moved, that's gonna be a bit more problematical, cos like I sorta left the handbrake on for a year or so (actually last summer when one of my coronary arteries decided to cease to function as a pipe and kill off a wee bit of heart muscle....) and the rest of the brakes have seized in sympathy with the handbrake... Oh and the tyres only have air at the top, the dinky compressor that plugs into the coffin nail lighter (note to ones self, haven't had a cigarette in 3 years now) can't cope with Landrover tyres and the big compressor , well that got cremated along with my trolley /bottle jacks. So Thats working on the LRs stuffed. Tried to give myself a hernia moving an autobox and transfer box thats going in the V8 at some point into its new garden store residence. Mind you, can't find the torque converter or flex plate anywhere, but did find a GKN overdrive in a filing cabinet (well where do you keep yours...) that was also full of air tools and recycled rat food. Could finish stripping out the family VW that the wife parked under a car Transporter, but thats got a whole new fungal ecosystem going on inside it (leather and Aspergillus sp are made for each other , it would seem). Could try and fix the other family car that ate its timing belt last week in Sainsburys carpark, but well, thats still in Sainsburys carpark cos the recovery company will only recover it to a garage ( telling them that "I've got a garage" doesn't count, evidently). So over the weekend I built a new fishing rod rack (why have I got 32 fishing rods and 75 reels?), started sorting out the garage - forgot we had a mini in there! And about a cwt of recycled rat food (think about it....), found that I appear to own at least 2 1/2 dismantle passats and way too many knackered landrover brake calipers. Oh and a Disco 1 front axle. Also found a pillar drill I can't remember buying... Warning on one of the medication boxes states "may impaire memory", yeah well they aint telling fibs there. So set about the tools... Now a lot went up in flames during the October conflagration, but plenty survived. When I say survived, theys on life support (never realised how damp the garage was), so been playing around with electrolysis to remove rust. Quite entertaining and sorta works. Just don't leave ally bits in too long (like overnight) cos well they disappear. Gonna experiment with different electrolytes, sodium bicarbonate (washing soda) is best so far, but dishwater tabs also seem to work quite well. DON'T use salt, honest its a bad idea. Saw a video of someone using molasses to remove rust so may give that a go. Also stripped out a lovely heated Recaro from a Vauxhall Pininfarina coupe to see if I could get the seat heaters to work cos they (the seats) will fit in one of the 110's, bolt spacing is almost identical. Found the problem, wiring to both pressure sensors was snapped - nice easy fix , just need to completely remove the airbags and wiring before they take up residence in a landrover. Also need to make a drivers side floorpan for the 200tdi, cos i'm b£$%erd if I can find the old one. Still bored though.... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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