That's electric wipers fitted and tested, crumbly driveway repaired, rotten fence post dug out and replaced AND a few hours at brands hatch with the kiddos watching some drifting. All in one weekend. Who am I and what have I done with the real MLT?
Today was the day for bearing replacement and the forecast was dry! Not that it matters to me any more with my swish* new wipers, but the garage were going to do it outside.
Driving in to work was fun as always, it turns a lot of heads and lots of people let you out!
The bearing replacement turned out to be quite straightforward by all accounts. The first one out felt rough as you turned it. The second one out "fell apart"
The drive home was grumble free - hurrah!!
They also swapped out my oil pressure switch as it was reading opposite.
Buoyed by my current run of success and the missus having a friend over for dinner, I went out to the garage this evening and decided to tackle my speedo cable.
Sadly not as easy as just swapping the inner as the old one wouldn't come out. I guess due to the snapped end getting jammed. So I had to remove the floor plate AGAIN and route the new cable afresh, which I knew was a pig of a job.
But... it's done now and drill tested. Just need to road test and check calibration/ratios.
I also thought I'd look into why my dash lights stopped working at Redhill while the cluster was out, but couldn't see anything... Thought it might be the cluster earth. Then I happened to turn the headlight switch and they came on!
Turns out my 65yr old car has dimmable dash lighting - who knew!!
And I think I found the source of a steering column area rattle as well.
With your light switch, as power runs through them on these old boats, it's a common area for corrosion to build up, normally a few twiddles and they come back to life. But they are fairly cheap to replace if they become a problem.
On my F100, there is now only a single position that allows the dash lights to work haha new switch is landing soon!
Bet that's a great feeling to be cruising about now with no unwanted noises!
Cheers mate. Today I used it for the commute just for fun, felt good! Couldn't solve the steering rattle/squeak sadly.
Starting to compile a list of winter jobs: Clean up, paint, sound deadening and carpet for the floor. Better repair for the front seat, poss even a retrim if I can sort it within budget. Sort out centre console and stereo Tidy up dash covering Find and cure steering column squeak!
There's a couple of other minor mods in the pipeline too. Trying to be realistic about winter motivation and workspace though
Are you planning a hidden modern one or one of the RetroSound units?
Definitely a hidden modern one. I tried a build, but the sound was terrible... The rear speakers have no bass at all and the fronts don't sound great either. I think the speakers I bought for the rear are broken tbh. And I tried to fit everything in too small a console at the front. Plus I'd like a cupholder (I know!) So I'm thinking to build something slightly larger and take a bit more time over it.
The gap in the dash is from the original radio, which I think I'll replace at least the face plate.
I've also got an old rev counter to replace the cheapo modern one currently cable tied in place, but that needs fixing too! Good job I with some electronics engineers