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    Joey spud got a reaction from Agila in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from rainagain in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud reacted to Matty in Hiace project Day van leaving these shores.   
    At least its going to a place that uses em instead of cubing em! Bon voyage ace
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    Joey spud got a reaction from Shite Ron in Hiace project Day van leaving these shores.   
    This old girl walked another mot a couple of weeks back without me even lifting the bonnet or checking the lights (there was a dodgy wiper blade though).
    I have no need for it anymore now i have the Granvia but have no idea what it's worth,as its cosmetically challenged,cat N and this year i had to bypass the leaking heater matrix.
    Then out of the blue i had a call from a guy i sold my L200 to eighteen months back who remembered the Hiace and asked if it was for sale as he had a van sized gap in a shipping container that urgently needed filling.
    I asked what was he offering and he came straight back with a £1000 if i can take it this weekend.
    So i cleared out my junk swapped the new wiper blades on to the Granvia and it's off to Africa (i assume) tomorrow.
    It's been a good van and i've even made a small profit after three years ownership but i feel bad about the fate that awaits it.
    Bye bye Hiace.

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    Joey spud reacted to SiC in Morris Minor Ratrod - Getting ready to drive   
    Today was another rare day that I had a bit of free time to work on cars. Except I slept to nearly mid day...

    Anyhow the tank is painted.


    Then set onto changing the rear nearside wheel bearing and damaged stud. This entails removing the hub from the back axle.

    Stud thread was damaged and busted the wheel nuts. I probably could have recut the thread but a new stud is cheap and the bearing was grounchy anyway.

    Drum back off. Half shaft out.



    I didn't have a socket big enough to undo this nut. However someone else previously has removed it with a chisel. So I felt less guilty doing that myself. I marked up too where it was currently set at, so I knew how far to retighten.



    Next I had to pull off the hub. There is a special service tool that fits in the middle that your puller can press against. I didn't have said tool and decided instead of buying one, I'll use a socket instead. Two old sockets are used here, one to press against the axle and the other for the puller centre to press against.


    Worked a treat. Decent impact is really handy here.
     

    I did try with my little Milwaukee stubby but it just didn't have the strength. The bigger impact actually is easier in cases like this. As each impact bang is much higher, you can run it much slower and more controlled.


    Hub off


    No damage to the axle insides.


    I bought this press off red5 a while ago and, despite something infrequently used, it's incredibly useful for things like this. Out comes the bearing.


    I used an old brake drum to support the hub while pressing out the stud. It let go with a satisfying but also unnerving crack.


    Removed the old seal. This left behind a metal insert.


    I don't think this is needed on the new seal so I removed it. You can see the old seal (right) is smaller than the new (left).


    Seal in


    New bearing pushed in carefully.


    Then tapped the hub back on with the shaft lightly lubed with oil. A mix of big sockets is incredibly handy here.


    Nut back on with a new tab washer bent over.


    Went slightly further than it was originally. I don't think this is supposed to be mega tight anyway?


    Drum back on


    Then wheel back on. I've put on one of the white Wellers that also came with the car. I think they look quite good! The Dunlop Remoulds will definitely need replacing though.


    I also changed the other side.


    Now the diff oil needed replacing. This was very low, most likely from the slight leak it's had for years.



    Then dropped the back end to allow the remainder to drain.


    As I had the fuel tank out, it makes refilling far easier.


    Took a full 1 litre bottle of oil to pretty much fill to the top. Close enough that there isn't any point to open another bottle and make it overflow out.


    Back end just needs the tank back in, arch back on and bumper iron reattaching. All of which can be done with the car on the ground.

    Now I need to crack on with the front. Calipers/pads freeing up, flexis replacing, master replacing and remote reservoir fitting. Then bleeding all around the car and hoping I can get pressure!


    Wheel off. Does anyone know if these are actually Marina brakes as I've been assuming?


    Tie rod boot is knackered. No play though, so I think I'll just try getting a new boot.


    Flexis I think are date coded 1986?


    I also painted the boot with some acrylic Navy Blue paint that I hoped would be sort of the right colour. Turned out absolutely awful coverage. Might just rough it all up and spray it black instead!
    Or stick on some carpet and pretty up the boot.


     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from anonymous user in Hiace project Day van leaving these shores.   
    This old girl walked another mot a couple of weeks back without me even lifting the bonnet or checking the lights (there was a dodgy wiper blade though).
    I have no need for it anymore now i have the Granvia but have no idea what it's worth,as its cosmetically challenged,cat N and this year i had to bypass the leaking heater matrix.
    Then out of the blue i had a call from a guy i sold my L200 to eighteen months back who remembered the Hiace and asked if it was for sale as he had a van sized gap in a shipping container that urgently needed filling.
    I asked what was he offering and he came straight back with a £1000 if i can take it this weekend.
    So i cleared out my junk swapped the new wiper blades on to the Granvia and it's off to Africa (i assume) tomorrow.
    It's been a good van and i've even made a small profit after three years ownership but i feel bad about the fate that awaits it.
    Bye bye Hiace.

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    Joey spud reacted to SiC in Morris Minor Ratrod - Getting ready to drive   
    Also pulled the sender


    Cleaned the inside by spraying copious amounts of contact cleaner (IPA) and working the contact wipers back + forth. Resistance a lot more progressive now and doesn't jump around as it did before. Hopefully will make the gauge a tad more reliable.

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    Joey spud reacted to PhilA in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Was tidying at the house today, picking up the broken roof of the garage. 
    Tornadoes are really weird. In amongst the smashed and splintered 4x6 roof beams lay a completely undamaged fluorescent tube.

    Phil
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    Joey spud got a reaction from 808 Estate in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
  11. Haha
    Joey spud got a reaction from Austat in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Papped at a fast fit in Essex.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from cort1977 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from privatewire in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
  14. Like
    Joey spud got a reaction from 108 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from Asimo in Hiace project Day van leaving these shores.   
    This old girl walked another mot a couple of weeks back without me even lifting the bonnet or checking the lights (there was a dodgy wiper blade though).
    I have no need for it anymore now i have the Granvia but have no idea what it's worth,as its cosmetically challenged,cat N and this year i had to bypass the leaking heater matrix.
    Then out of the blue i had a call from a guy i sold my L200 to eighteen months back who remembered the Hiace and asked if it was for sale as he had a van sized gap in a shipping container that urgently needed filling.
    I asked what was he offering and he came straight back with a £1000 if i can take it this weekend.
    So i cleared out my junk swapped the new wiper blades on to the Granvia and it's off to Africa (i assume) tomorrow.
    It's been a good van and i've even made a small profit after three years ownership but i feel bad about the fate that awaits it.
    Bye bye Hiace.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from timolloyd in Hiace project Day van leaving these shores.   
    This old girl walked another mot a couple of weeks back without me even lifting the bonnet or checking the lights (there was a dodgy wiper blade though).
    I have no need for it anymore now i have the Granvia but have no idea what it's worth,as its cosmetically challenged,cat N and this year i had to bypass the leaking heater matrix.
    Then out of the blue i had a call from a guy i sold my L200 to eighteen months back who remembered the Hiace and asked if it was for sale as he had a van sized gap in a shipping container that urgently needed filling.
    I asked what was he offering and he came straight back with a £1000 if i can take it this weekend.
    So i cleared out my junk swapped the new wiper blades on to the Granvia and it's off to Africa (i assume) tomorrow.
    It's been a good van and i've even made a small profit after three years ownership but i feel bad about the fate that awaits it.
    Bye bye Hiace.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from Remspoor in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from Matty in Hiace project Day van leaving these shores.   
    This old girl walked another mot a couple of weeks back without me even lifting the bonnet or checking the lights (there was a dodgy wiper blade though).
    I have no need for it anymore now i have the Granvia but have no idea what it's worth,as its cosmetically challenged,cat N and this year i had to bypass the leaking heater matrix.
    Then out of the blue i had a call from a guy i sold my L200 to eighteen months back who remembered the Hiace and asked if it was for sale as he had a van sized gap in a shipping container that urgently needed filling.
    I asked what was he offering and he came straight back with a £1000 if i can take it this weekend.
    So i cleared out my junk swapped the new wiper blades on to the Granvia and it's off to Africa (i assume) tomorrow.
    It's been a good van and i've even made a small profit after three years ownership but i feel bad about the fate that awaits it.
    Bye bye Hiace.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from anonymous user in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from eddyramrod in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud got a reaction from taxi paul in Hiace project Day van leaving these shores.   
    This old girl walked another mot a couple of weeks back without me even lifting the bonnet or checking the lights (there was a dodgy wiper blade though).
    I have no need for it anymore now i have the Granvia but have no idea what it's worth,as its cosmetically challenged,cat N and this year i had to bypass the leaking heater matrix.
    Then out of the blue i had a call from a guy i sold my L200 to eighteen months back who remembered the Hiace and asked if it was for sale as he had a van sized gap in a shipping container that urgently needed filling.
    I asked what was he offering and he came straight back with a £1000 if i can take it this weekend.
    So i cleared out my junk swapped the new wiper blades on to the Granvia and it's off to Africa (i assume) tomorrow.
    It's been a good van and i've even made a small profit after three years ownership but i feel bad about the fate that awaits it.
    Bye bye Hiace.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from dome in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Papped at a fast fit in Essex.

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    Joey spud got a reaction from Banger Kenny in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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    Joey spud reacted to richardmorris in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    It’s Friday, it’s five o clock, natterjack?
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    Joey spud got a reaction from myglaren in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    A few years back i found a dumped Chinese Generator on the floor next to some recyling bins and took it home only to find it had no compression.
    Long story short the inlet valve was tight in its guide and when it got hot it got stuck,i cleaned/polished the valve and guide but it still jammed up when hot so i then got a friend with a lathe to take a bit off the valves stem.
    This time it ran ok for a couple of hours before stopping so i had the hump with it and pushed it under the bench and forgot about it for a couple of years until today when i dragged it out and had another look at it.
    It still wouldn't run and the compression seemed low but i doubt it needs much anyway so i pulled the spark plug out a straight away found a big lump of oily clag stuck between its electode and earth tag,which when removed it fired up and has ran perfect all day.
    Happy days...

     
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