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    I was given a front axle recently which I've stripped for parts.
    Wallit has Power Lock freewheel hubs fitted, they work OK (not sure there is any real benefit) but because of their size the paint gets scraped every time you remove or replace a wheel.
    The free axle came with AVM locking hubs which I've overhauled and will fit instead of the Power Lock hubs.

    The axle had been reconditioned at some point in it's life, swivels re-chromed, clean grease in the wheel bearings, new looking leather swivel seals (I haven't seen leather ones before) and leather hub seals.
    Problem is that it's been stored partly uncovered so one swivel is too rusty to use and there was some rust in the wheel bearings. The diff looks OK so this might end up in Wallit at some point.

    Brake backplates, axle casing & hubs are surplus to requirements plus at some point I'll sell the Power Lock hubs.

    Due to the storm on Friday the mats have been removed and the doors left open to dry out the footwells.
    I still have to clean up the garden and get some gravel for the driveway to carry out repairs !

    Colin
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    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '58 Series II (sold)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

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    Took Wallit for a drive on Sunday to collect some Land Rover parts.
    It was quite cold so I used the glowplugs for about 10seconds but there was still a lot of white smoke on startup.
    Seemed to be a bit down on power, losing speed on the hills in the Dandenongs. Time to check the fuel filter and the sedimenter, previous owner had the injection system overhauled but that was quite some time ago.

    There's another Isuzu on the driveway keeping Wallit company now, slightly more modern. To be honest I prefer driving Wallit.....


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '58 Series II (sold)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

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    Removed the Power Lock freewheel hubs today and fitted the AVM's.
    Very messy, I'd greased the internals before fitting, with oil migrating across there was a viscous mess to deal with.

    Should be a bit easier removing the front wheels now, I'd cut a piece of plastic to sit over the Power Locks when removing a wheel otherwise you just scraped off the paint (maybe they weren't painted originally). The AVM's have a smaller OD plus no tools are needed to select 2WD or 4WD.

    Need to sell the Power Locks as I have no use for them, they work OK just the OD creates problems.

    Drained the sedimenter and changed the fuel filter, nothing obvious so need to look elsewhere for the power loss, maybe I'm imagining it ?


    Colin
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    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '58 Series II (sold)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

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    Took Wallit for a decent drive to collect some parts today.
    Seemed to run a bit better on a new tank of diesel. No sign of diesel snot when I changed the filter but certainly ran better.
    The howling diff reminded me I need to find another one, maybe I'll drop the oil at some point and see how urgently it needs to be done.

    Filled the back up with parts I have to sell for a mate, I will 'cherry pick' a few interesting items of course.
    I'll put a list in Markets but my young bloke will also put them on Facebook.
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    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '58 Series II (sold)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

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    Time for a service/checkup.
    Wheels off & checked the brakes, had been pulling to one side on first braking of the day.
    Nothing obvious but re-adjusted them as they went back together.

    Checked all the oils & changed the brake/clutch fluid.
    Didn't check the steering box or relay, no leaks but I guess that's no excuse, I'll do them another day.

    If the rain isn't too bad over the next couple of days I'll change the coolant.

    The Isuzu motor has a big breather pipe on the RHS, it tends to 'breathe' a bit of oil. The spring that side is well lubricated but the other side front was showing signs of rust so I ran some light oil over the sides. I'm aware this will attract dirt but hopefully some will soak between the leaves.

    Emptied all the spare parts I'd collected out of the back and need to hitch up the trailer to get another load.
    Diff centres, a Toro overdrive, HD Series front half-shafts, a single cab back & roof are amongst the parts I know of.


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '58 Series II (sold)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Time for a service/checkup.
    Wheels off & checked the brakes, had been pulling to one side on first braking of the day.
    Nothing obvious but re-adjusted them as they went back together.

    ..........
    Colin
    I have had this with the 2a from time to time, and it is associated with cool damp weather (probably common in your neck of the woods), and I attribute it to condensation and consequent light rust on the drums - uneven of course! Also only happens when the vehicle is not in daily use.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    I have had this with the 2a from time to time, and it is associated with cool damp weather (probably common in your neck of the woods), and I attribute it to condensation and consequent light rust on the drums - uneven of course! Also only happens when the vehicle is not in daily use.
    Thanks John,
    Makes sense, especially as it's stored outside, doesn't get driven for weeks at a time plus it's been wet in Melbourne for some time.

    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '58 Series II (sold)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

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    I had to collect some secondhand pool fencing this morning.'
    The Council want to inspect pool fencing every few years, ours had passed when installed and when we purchased the house but now doesn't comply !
    It's an above ground pool set partly in-ground. Decision was whether to bother fixing or just pump it out & cut out the lining, the kids want me to keep it a few more years !

    First I had to re-assemble a Dyson vacuum cleaner I'd taken apart. Bagless yes but there is a big filter inside plus the amount of dirt that builds up around the cyclones was surprising. Stripped & washed yesterday needed to re-assemble before I forgot where gaskets etc. went !

    My daily driver is with the RACV waiting for them to decide if it's a write off or not (it's taken one month so far !), the rental car doesn't have a tow bar, my old daily driver is now SWMBO's and she was heading out so Wallit was the choice.

    A quick check after hooking up the trailer showed the indicators one side not working properly, managed to fix that by bending a contact in one of the bulb holders.

    Collected the fencing, then had to unblock drains, water was flowing round the garage rather than down the stormwater drain.
    A Karcher with a long HP drain cleaning hose sorted that, came up with some roots attached so there is a split in the pipe somewhere. Dropped some copper sulphate crystals down which will kill the roots for a while.

    Then pulled all the mats out of Wallit to dry in the sun (we are getting odd patches of sunlight at the moment).

    Well that's half a day gone, need to get something done on the Dormobile now.....

    Colin
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    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '58 Series II (sold)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

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    I had to put Wallit to work yesterday.

    My daily driver has been written off, SWMBO was heading out and I needed toppings to repair the driveway.
    Dragging a trailer with half a cubic metre of wet Lilydale toppings took the edge of the 0 - 60kph time but 'slow & steady wins the race'.

    Driveway repaired, next cut the grass.


    Colin
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    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '58 Series II (sold)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

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