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Re: 15FM83

Post by Landie68 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:33 pm

Battle was resumed this morning with 3 screw drivers, and the result was steering column 0 v screw drivers 1. Then set about removing the rust/black/green/dried mildew from the outer casing of the column. Really quite pleased with the result. Also managed to strip the steering box completely removing the ball bearings from the residual oil gunge. In hind sight, really pleased I ended up having to strip this down. No evidence that the oil in the steering column had ever been changed, and there was quite a residual amount of glue like substance in the casing.
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Re: 15FM83

Post by Landie68 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:36 pm

Whilst looking back at my pictures here are a before and after just to remind myself of the progress made. The more eagle eyed of you might see a large scratch in the second picture, haven't a clue how it got there and most annoying to find this morning, Had to open the garage doors to let the electrician install more lighting for me over the engine bay when we both saw said scratch.
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Re: 15FM83

Post by landylees » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:59 pm

Landie68 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:33 pm
Battle was resumed this morning with 3 screw drivers, and the result was steering column 0 v screw drivers 1. Then set about removing the rust/black/green/dried mildew from the outer casing of the column. Really quite pleased with the result. Also managed to strip the steering box completely removing the ball bearings from the residual oil gunge. In hind sight, really pleased I ended up having to strip this down. No evidence that the oil in the steering column had ever been changed, and there was quite a residual amount of glue like substance in the casing.
You're lucky you've got oil in yours! just removed mine and it had no oil in it, lots on the outside....
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Re: 15FM83

Post by Landie68 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:05 pm

Mostly glue rather than oil, but lubrication of a sort.
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Re: 15FM83

Post by Fred » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:12 pm

I am glad I took a lot of photos both when I was stripping it down and since I have been building it back up. I spend quite a lot of time in the evenings looking at both sets - sometimes thinking about what needs doing next, sometimes comparing the before and after and sometimes just enjoying looking at it as it is now. I did nothing today on it, and am waiting for some copper paste to put on the exhaust joints as recommended by the ROM. But, seeing your radiator in position, I thought I might try and get that on. The grill panel is done, but the oil cooler has had nothing done to it yet. Yours looks very original - was that a grey/silver paint you used?

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Re: 15FM83

Post by Landie68 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:18 pm

Yours looks very original - was that a grey/silver paint you used?
Grey primer with silver heat resistant over that followed with 2 coats on light over spray of black heat resistant paint. A little over sprayed at the cooler side bends, but overall very pleased with the effect, and age will dull the shinny bits down.
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Re: 15FM83

Post by andrewjsimpson1977 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:19 pm

Big time buoyed by you beating the blasted bearing old bean :D

Sorry you ended up having to strip the box, but it sounds like it was worthwhile. Its a great idea of yours to paint the oil cooler silver, I think more people should do that.

Scratches are annoying - like the one I put in the dynamo while taking it apart for the five hundredth time - all part of the fun, but in your case in a much more visible place - just think of it as an extra coat of paint is going on that rust-prone front panel :D

Keep it going squire,

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Re: 15FM83

Post by chipbury » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:36 am

andrewjsimpson1977 wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:19 pm
Scratches are annoying - like the one I put in the dynamo while taking it apart for the five hundredth time - all part of the fun, but in your case in a much more visible place - just think of it as an extra coat of paint is going on that rust-prone front panel :D
I was quite precious about scratches when I was rebuilding (and rightly so as we all want the truck to look perfect on it's 1st outing). However it now does a weekly trip to the tip among other domestic works and has a nice lived in look!
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Re: 15FM83

Post by Landie68 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:33 pm

As I am yet allowed to be outside in the man cave, I am allowed to bring small bits inside for cleaning purposes. One of the jobs I have decided to tackle today is the fuel turn over tap. It has cleaned up reasonably well, but then I thought (a dangerous process whilst recovering from a bout of flu ( not man flu)) I would check out the switching. Using a multimeter, should I get a reading when changing the position of the lever simulating an effective tank change over, or if no reading is obtain my fear that both switches are now defunct confirmed?

Can't remember if the fuel level gauge ever showed signs of life before the strip down, would have been handy if I had made a not of this :oops:
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Re: 15FM83

Post by Bob Fell » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:19 pm

Landie68 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:33 pm
As I am yet allowed to be outside in the man cave, I am allowed to bring small bits inside for cleaning purposes. One of the jobs I have decided to tackle today is the fuel turn over tap. It has cleaned up reasonably well, but then I thought (a dangerous process whilst recovering from a bout of flu ( not man flu)) I would check out the switching. Using a multimeter, should I get a reading when changing the position of the lever simulating an effective tank change over, or if no reading is obtain my fear that both switches are now defunct confirmed?

Can't remember if the fuel level gauge ever showed signs of life before the strip down, would have been handy if I had made a not of this :oops:
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