The All New, New "What have you done to your Bay today" thread.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by top banana racing, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. Doesn't look too bad at all :thumbsup:
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  2. Certainly good enough for me to work with.
    Do you know what these notches are for?

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  3. Where are they?
  4. JamesLey

    JamesLey Sponsor

    A convenient place to start pulling the cord from when you refit the windows. :thumbsup:
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  5. Ah, sorry. Top of the side windows. Middles have 2 and rear sides have one.
    Hatch doesn’t have them.
  6. Yes, I wondered that. Then wasn’t sure since the hatch doesn’t have them.
    I’ll be using them for that reason though.
  7. Gingerbus

    Gingerbus Supporter

    Rode over to pick it up from having the starter wiring checked out due to not turning over 9 in 10 turns of the key for far too long, since I’m disinclined to lie on my back with cack falling in my eyes while I contort my hands into small spaces and arsing about with it any more, while ending up with it stuck blocking the driveway when I mess it up.
    Lazy I know, but to be honest I expected it to need another new starter motor and I wasn’t going to do that. It didn’t.

    Chucked my bike in it and drove home.
    Now fitting some new LED rear light units to the tow bar bike rack as the old ones corroded inside and were rubbish to start with.
    At least I can do that in comfort!
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2024
  8. mikedjames

    mikedjames Supporter

    Soldered up a wire in the ignition ECU that made its graphics screen go haywire. Turned out to be a wire going to the display covered in heatshrink hiding a broken soldered joint , as the rest of the ECU was working perfectly but with a snowstorm on the screen.

    Now it shows the RPM against vacuum graph and the calculated timing advance again.
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  9. MorkC68

    MorkC68 Administrator

    Washed and cleaned Major ready for T/E (all being well). Just need to charge the leisure battery up.

  10. Marty SmartyCat

    Marty SmartyCat Supporter

    Fitted new drag link and both track rod bars...and said goodbye to most of the vagueness in the steering.
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  11. Zed

    Zed Gradually getting grumpier

    That looks tight under the arch Mark!
    Reminds me of getting home with our first bus - the car port - will it? won't it? I got the now-ex to keep an eye out - keep coming, keep coming - crunch, the skylight. :rolleyes:
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  12. MorkC68

    MorkC68 Administrator

    There’s about four inches clearance with the awning bag on, about twelve without. The up n over door is a slimline shutter type and you know not to worry!
  13. mikedjames

    mikedjames Supporter

    Adjusted the rear brakes, adjusted tappets.
  14. kjay

    kjay Supporter

    Took some of the glued-on (previous owner) camping mat roof insulation off to check for rot. Glad I did, a bit of surface rust in a few places. Nice to see great condition factory original paint for the most part.
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  15. redgaz

    redgaz Supporter

    Oil change, checked tappets, only one was slightly tight.
    Washed, polished for TE, noticed the not very old wiper blade rubbers falling apart, so strolled up to local spares shop for new ones. Charged leisure battery on 'repair' setting and topped up diesel heater tank with paraffin.
  16. Flakey

    Flakey Supporter

    Not on the bay but thought I’d best get on with making some sort of bed in the Merc if we want to sleep in it at techys


    All cut for the same the other side just needs screwing together and a bridge peice to go across the middle!
    Order some foam sections tomorrow, good to go.
    Will have to think about some sort of curtain arrangement.
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  17. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

    Camped in it, and pressed the 'buy' button for an awning.
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  18. Posh git ..

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  19. scrooge95

    scrooge95 Moderator and piggy bank keeper

    My finger slipped whilst I wasn't looking and suddenly there was an email saying thanks for your order and now I feel a bit sick and and and.....

    ( it was always going to happen ;) )
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  20. mikedjames

    mikedjames Supporter

    Raised it up, one spline at the rear.

    Cleaned and greased the brake adjusters with copperslip. Changed the handbrake cables . One side The ferrules were jammed. Had to drill out the fragment of ferrule from the tube in the chassis ( just as well I had the spring plate off to get the drill lined up with the tube) and cut the ferrule off on the backing plate and punch it out.. then on the other side the handbrake cable fell out..but the bolts were harder to undo.

    The rattle gun was a total failure.
    I had use Plus Gas, and then to either stand on an extension bar or use a jack to lift the extension bar to break the grip of the m12 nuts and bolts. That will teach me not to do up nuts and bolts with the rattle gun 10 years ago.

    Finished off with a handbrake adjustment as it started to rain so I ended up lying in a puddle. 20240422_170345.jpg

    It should solve the headlamps pointing a bit far away with the front up in the air.. and its definitely made the steering lighter as all the angles at the front are closer to stock.

    Currently the handbrake comes out about 20 clicks, once the shoes realigned themselves after a short drive.
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2024
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