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37 minutes ago, DSdriver said:

Merry Christmas, your comments above about econometers kicked a few brain cells into life as I suddenly had a flashback to one of my CXs having a little strip of lights on the top of the dash pod.

I taught myself economy driving as a broke student with a vacuum gauge in my Austin A30,

I had to seek help to know what it was when I found this odd switch on my LNA dash!

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What to do on a damp cool Bank Holiday Tuesday, fix your digger of course.

A local agricultural engineer has done a few jobs in the past but has not been well and work stopped. Today he called me to say his son was about and the two of them could come and look at the power steering on our JCB. Mrs6C's internet research led her to believe the power steering oil strainer was blocked and she was spot on. It is a fine metal mesh and the muck was dug out with a screw driver and was given a through clean with petrol.

It became very difficult to starter due to a mouse nest in the air filter being sucked into the inlet manifold. It had been cleaned out and I made inlet manifold gaskets for it. Today the inlet manifold and air cleaner were refitted. 

It started with ease with plenty of smoke but not the black clouds it made with a mouse's nest in the inlet. Now the steering works again, a Christmas miracle with horse power!

My engineer says "I will be back"! but to service and do what he can for a worn out old machine.

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  • Six-cylinder changed the title to Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - What to do on a damp cool Bank Holiday Tuesday!

I'm going to try to get to that this year - will aim to be there early as both of the previous occasions I've tried to attend they were full by the time I got there.

EDIT: Just been updated by one of the family on the recent climate regarding COVID.  Public gathering in the context of that and not yet been able to get my booster is a hard nope from me.

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6 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

I may have fallen out of a tree and banged my head, I want one of these!

An oil drum car from Thailand seen on YouTube, we could build one at the FoD this summer, we have a spare 80HP engine!

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Ftfy

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1 hour ago, Six-cylinder said:

I don't know, but Andyrew says he might be able to find us a couple of empty barrels so we will know and not be supplied one full of nuclear waste!

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Fusion is fine, it’s fission that has nasty products.

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Just before Christmas we got our C15 Van MOTed, then it broke down and petered to a halt on the road side. Fortunately for me the garage were driving it at the time so I did not have to walk the mile back to the workshop! They towed it back to the workshop and left it to think about what had done! It turns out it had lost fuel prime and the fuel filter was only half full, they used the van's own fuel bulb pump and it filled the filter and restarted. They tested it some more and it did not happen again. For the MOT it needed a n-s front brake calliper, but as usual on a C15 the brakes are ok, not great.

The C15 is looking a bit sad, but did not need welding this year and we do have a replacement bonnet for it. We have had it 7 years now, total mileage is 213,743 miles.

 

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