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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2020, 06:21:01 PM »
Original cab clearance lamps removed to assess whether they can be restored
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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2020, 06:36:54 PM »
The old and badly corroded slave starting socket finally came out, not without a fight mind you. It also left a rust through hole where sand had packed in behind it.

I have already restored a mint replacement as this original is only fit for parts.
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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #32 on: July 19, 2020, 06:37:57 PM »
These sockets sure go off if the screw on dust cap gets lost
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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2020, 06:20:29 PM »
Cab clearance side lamps came apart surprisingly easy despite the rust. A long term soak in WD40 seemed to work out for a change !

Lenses are superglued together and once cleaned and re-coloured with clear red and clear orange model paints they should be perfectly reuseable. Not so with the light fittings themselves which fell to pieces.

The horn button & emblem cleaned up well. Might even add some colour to the IH emblem .
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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2020, 06:23:35 PM »
The steering wheel is an early unribbed type and in reasonably good condition apart from some cracks and a split near the hub.

As an experiment I am filling in with fibreglass resin. Hopefully it will sand back and look original. If not I have a spare (slightly smaller) wheel from a teaspoon tipper to convert or a ribbed wheel from the wreckers...

Cheers,

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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2020, 06:26:02 PM »
Once I opened the steering box & colums several litres of clear water poured out !

As everything is still greasy Iím hoping it will be OK as the purchase of a nos box I arranged last year fell through.

Fingers crossed !
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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2020, 09:13:59 AM »
Good work Phill  :)

Didn't know about the starting socket; we just used jumper leads. Where on the truck was it located?

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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2020, 12:43:41 PM »
Hey Charlie,

It's below the driver and behind his left heel on the vertical 'step' in the floor pan.

It's the reason most trucks had the big ugly red/white warning about being negative earth which was painted on the engine cover.

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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2020, 04:36:50 PM »
Bit more steering box tinkering. The cover cleaned up nicely but the indicator switch assembly is a bit worse for wear. Some small parts tumbled out when the steering wheel came off. Itís also missing the lever and has been full of dirt for decades.

I will still try to save it if I can.

In other news I received and excellent and authentic stencil set from a fellow REMLR member and former Army colleague. Very much appreciated !

Cheers

Phill
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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #39 on: August 02, 2020, 04:50:26 PM »
Getting closer to removing the tray so I can restore and paint the chassis frame, undercarriage and tray frame.
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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2020, 04:51:57 PM »
Iím on the lookout for a good gear lever. This one has been te welded and I just donít trust it...
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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2020, 04:53:18 PM »
And hereís a pic of the rust patch found behind the Auxiliary starting socket in the cab
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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #42 on: August 03, 2020, 04:00:10 PM »
Trying to save and restore my early unribbed Mk3 steering wheel.

Iíve used fibreglass resin to fill the several cracks. Hopefully once sanded after a second treatment it will be blended in and should be flexible enough not to crack again.
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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #43 on: August 03, 2020, 06:20:37 PM »
Looking good, I would probably have a spare gearstick will have a look tomorrow

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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2020, 02:01:38 AM »
That sounds great mate !

I would never trust this welded one...

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