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  1. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Actually I had to spend the day behind the desk working. Maybe I will have some time free over the weekend. Today is a desk day again.

    We went walking at the beach yesterday afternoon. Nobody else...
  2. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    People go to gyms to loose weight. OK, that was in the before Auntie C days ...

    In this region, lathe parts come to me to gain weight! https://www.avforums.co.za/Smileys/default/rolleye0014.gif...
  3. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Richard posted a picture of his lathe's wormbox spring and as you can see it is a bit broken. Looks like it lost its head ... https://www.avforums.co.za/Smileys/default/thinking.gif
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  4. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Today was visiting Brian and also picking up the outstanding zebra paint day.

    Richard from the UK also asked me to help him with determining the correct size and strength of is lathe's wormbox...
  5. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Thank you for the kind words of motivation. It does help!
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    Second woman's day ... everyone on the specific radio station playing in the garage was wishing the women in their lives a happy day ... women sure knows how to extend the good times! ...
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    And it was yesterday's tomorrow and it was time to do some painting!

    I discovered the traveling steady in a red cloth ... I think it was trying to travel as a stowaway to far and interesting...
  8. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    I have been quiet yesterday as I was working on the floodline study and specifically the hydrology analyses of the area. This takes a long time, so I spent the whole day behind the desk.

    This...
  9. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    It really is a time consuming job. The guys in the know said I must expect three to four rounds on the very uneven surfaces. Thanks!
  10. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    This is the hard one. Thanks for the advice, munch appreciated. I saw what you say on an Eastwood video. Will try that once I get the hang of applying the filler correctly. On these very uneven...
  11. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Thanks for the link. Yes, I do have one of those as well as a orbital sander. The first two rounds of filling however is simply to create a flat surface from where I can work to get a smooth surface....
  12. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    The day was spent sanding and more sanding. Blocking as I am told ...

    Between Carl and myself we finished the first round of blocking and shaping the gearbox lid (the side lid), the drive end...
  13. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    An interesting day.

    Are all days not interesting? It all depends on the eye of the beholder and what he sees. Or, as we say in this house: "It is all in the eye of the beerholder" ...
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    Poll: Re: Pajero Gen 2 restoration

    Yep, you will need to lower it. Maybe turn the socket on the arm one tooth on the torsion bar. It is easy to do with everything assembled. Just slack the torsion bars off, undo the two socket bolts,...
  15. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Just a bit of feedback. I went to BMG and they cannot help as they do not do hydraulic seals. They can have these made at R300.

    I then drove to the specialist place and they gave me three and...
  16. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    HYFLO was bought out by BMG a while back and does not exist anymore. Their www URL also has been hacked and will inject malware onto your PC ...

    I think I will go to BMG first of all.
  17. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Thanks @Spiceman, yeah it must be running ASAP.
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    A work and search day.

    While the Pajero's was two wheels in the light, I decided to strip the power steering gear box out and see why it is not working to the right hand side.
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    I am a bit quiet here as I am experimenting on how to play some music from my Pajero's brake disc ...

    https://i.postimg.cc/9Xwyx3Db/IMG-20200801-131403.jpg

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  20. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Yes, it is a draft draughtwork.
  21. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Today was a desk jockey day. I spent the morning trying to get my desk into order and gave up and just kept working.

    The afternoon I went to town to fetch the parts Brian manufactured for me. ...
  22. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Yes, the orange is very good quality. I bought it a few years ago to paint the boom end and mast top on my sailboat.
  23. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    The painting goodies ... Yes, what a blessing. https://www.avforums.co.za/Smileys/default/goodgood.gif

    Here are the paints and pastas.

    https://i.postimg.cc/Vsx8V3NF/IMG-20200730-170004.jpg...
  24. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    This morning came and went ... I got stuck with doing desk work for which I am ever thankful as it will bring in some money.

    Late morning I wandered off to the garage to have a look see at the ...
  25. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Thanks for the info Peter. I am asking my friend Brian to make a new bottom clamp. Would you be interested in having a body made for yourself as well? Basically you should be able to fit an older...
  26. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Finally! https://www.avforums.co.za/Smileys/default/whoohoo.gif

    After spending the morning masking some more areas on the lathe bed and cleaning the coolant chamber, we could think of spray...
  27. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    As long as I do not use the "hammer" word, I guess I am safe!
  28. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Wow, heading towards 25k views! Who would have ever imagined this interest!! Thanks for reading, participating and motivating. It really means a lot!
  29. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    Thanks so much @Lupus Lunae. Your comment helps me to keep going! ;)
  30. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    He just laughed when I told him you want to play a song for him ... thanks for the support and motivation!
  31. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    We did try that and all the sand just blasts back into your face. It is such a confined space that I can barely get my hands with a pencil grinder in there. Carl who is a lot smaller than myself can...
  32. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    The day started with me checking out the cleaned lathe bed and the coolant chamber. I think we are winning with the coolant chamber.

    Carl coated the surfaces of the chamber with some Parco...
  33. Poll: Re: 1953 Colchester Student Mk1 6" gap bed - A restoration project

    A day where I did a lot of work and can only show a few pictures.

    The day started with the lathe's L0 collet chuck and ten collets arriving. Alas, when I looked at the other parts I expected, I...
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    Red ....
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    Onto the future! To infinity and beyond! https://www.avforums.co.za/Smileys/default/whoohoo.gif

    It was a lazy morning for me. I got out of bed late and dragged my body down to the garage. I...
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