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Offline eskvalleyboy

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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2016, 11:06:08 pm »
Hey up, sorry its been a while, the laptop decided it was going to throw a wobbly and blow the hard drive to hell and back...... Bloody modernized piffle. Anyway I've got a phone that will get me on the tinterweb now so all is good.

Thanks Sam, I'll have look at them sounds good.

Hey up Matt, talk proper England man, failing that talk Yorkshire lad, from what I gather your asking if the step fits on the adjustable tow hitch slider ?, if that's so then yes it does and mine is a fixed one but I see no reason why it couldn't fold.
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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2017, 06:51:40 pm »
Hey up, apologies for not being on here for a while, life and all that you know how it is...

ermm yeah so broke her, fixed her, broke her again, went to the pub drowned our sorrows in dark mild and fixed her again

no seriously we`ve replaced the 3rd/4th sycro ring as it was ridiculously worn, we blew the rear diff up near Lincoln so took the rear prop off, drove back up home and replaced it with a borrowed one, turns out all the crown wheel studs had sheared.
We`ve recently fitted a pair of diffs out of a early disco which has improved her cruising capabilities a lot she`ll cruise easily at 60mph now with some to spare, found it works well with the overdrive as well.

also I`ve fitted a set of parabolics and long shocks which has improved the ride no end.

We`ve been camping to the Lakes in the back end of last year, we went to the Dales in the middle of storm stella (good idea that was) good fun though.

Cheers Chris.
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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2017, 07:52:31 pm »
See you at Shell with your sexy 9x9!
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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2017, 08:11:01 pm »
I'll bring a 🎾 for my four legged friend  dgs  wlse
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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2017, 08:23:41 pm »
Minerva will like that. Ta.
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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2017, 10:24:17 pm »
Ok so we had a great time a shell island, can`t wait for next year and hopefully I`ll have my trailer restored by then so we can bring a fire pit and wood.
however we have a problem in that the gearbox threw a wobbly just north of Wrexham on the way back home, 3rd and 4th gear sound like there about to go into orbit so we nursed her back over the peaks and moors with second gear but she got us home and I cant ask any more of 50+ year old truck really.

so do I get the box and strip it or do I find a replacement box ?

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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2017, 08:14:21 am »
Now I'm not an engineer...

.. but I'd say it's got to be better to strip one gearbox done, go through it properly and then re-build.

That way in the long run, you know everything is O.K. because you've done it properly.

Does that make sense?  I'd not have the confidence to open up a L/R gearbox, but I think most 2ndhand boxes will have a life-time's wear in them now.

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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2017, 08:20:23 am »
I think thats the way I'm going to go to be honest as I know the majority of this box is ok, I'll be dropping it out some time this coming week. Looks like it will be kitchen floor engineering again, the misses will be  chpr FRSsml WHTF finger......etc.. Wish me luck
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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2017, 12:21:05 pm »
What I did was rebuild a spare gearbox and swap that straight in
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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2017, 12:24:30 pm »
May just see if I can get another box and do the same as you then Sam, at least I can keep her mobile if I need to.
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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2017, 08:06:02 pm »
Hello folks, it`s been a while again.
we had a great time at leafer`s and we head back North to Cumberland via the Forest of Bowland and camped for one night, my dads family came from Milliom in South Cumberland also that`s were my Granddad is buried so we thought we`d pop over and say hello.
We then headed up to Kendal and camped just up the road until Saturday morning when we headed across to Masham and met up with the Series 2 club on their run to Whitby which was quite convenient for getting home.

20170829_083230 by Christopher Kelley, on Flickr

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The impromptu pole bag repair thanks to Gossamer made it to the lakes

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At the lakeland motoring museum

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Cheers Folks.



 
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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2017, 08:26:54 am »
Welcome home, Chris.

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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2017, 10:11:14 am »
FFS, they were ok last night when I post it bloody thing...
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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2017, 10:01:44 pm »
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Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2017, 08:40:37 am »
Handsome Landy.