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  1. #211
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    Default Re: The 110.

    Very sorry for you loss, your sister sounds like an amazing person who we could all learn a few lessons from.

    Happy to make a donation as and when you are up and running!

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  3. #212
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    Thanks Dan. I will let you all know where and how to as it develops...
    Series 3 rebuild blog @ nickysmith.me

  4. #213
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    Bits & Bobs.

    The 110Posted by Nicky Smith Mon, April 03, 2017 19:03:29
    Now you may think that I have not been doing a deal on The 110 but you would be mistaken. The evenings have become warmer and the daylight is lasting longer so I have been merrily pottering around the old wreck getting it closer and closer to it's finished point over the last few weeks.

    I have fitted a full set of new lights! I was just going to replace the lenses but when I saw that the whole unit costs only a few quid I decided why mess around? Now the old bay has a full set of shiny new lights fitted.
    These even work as well thanks to the knowledge and help of a friend who came over and played in the cold dark night time under the car port until we had them all shining up in the darkness. Thanks fella, you know who you are

    The floors along with the tunnel needed refitting so I had a happy couple of hours yesterday afternoon playing with those getting it all fitting just right. Beer stopped play though when a neighbour turned up and we sat admiring The view from the car port with a couple of cold ones in hand.

    The power steering header tank needed fitting so this has been done on the passenger wing just tucked up to the front maximising the space on the nearside. There were a couple of brackets to make up here and there as well as securing the rear brake pipes now the brakes themselves have been rebuilt.

    I am still looking for a turbo oil feed pipe and a couple of bits and bobs but finances are tight so until a couple more bits are sold off they will have to wait.

    Realistically I can see it being ready for MOT at the end of the month which would be fantastic! Providing of course that nothing else gets buggered up between now and then...

    Sorry for the short update folks but with everything that has happened of late I seem to have lost my writing spirit! Work is stupid busy as well. Got to keep you all in the loop though now the end is in sight!
    Series 3 rebuild blog @ nickysmith.me

  5. #214
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    Default Re: The 110.

    We are here willing you on

  6. #215
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    Default Re: The 110.

    Well done mate, great progress!!

  7. #216
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    Power Steering & Parts

    The 110Posted by Nicky Smith Thu, April 20, 2017 08:39:58
    It's ok I am still around. I am not in the middle of what's become commonly known in our household as "The 110 despair cycle", nope I just have been really very busy with work and fitting life in in general.
    This is literally the first time I have managed to find twenty minutes to sit down quietly by myself to write a few more ramblings.

    It is getting really quite close to MOT time now after putting in a fair few hours on The 110 last week. First point of contact was taking out the faulty steering box again. With all of the practice doing this particular part of the rebuild, I am becoming quite a dab hand at it now.
    So I popped the bonnet open to be faced with the popped seals unit.


    This literally fell out because it has only been in there for what feels like five minutes. All the nuts and bolts came off cleanly, even the ones under the inner wing.


    I was going to try and tackle the inner wing bolts with the wheels still on but it soon became clear that this was not going to happen. So the wheel was whipped off to make it a tad easier. Honestly I think I am going to wear out the wheel nuts before this build is finished with the amount of times they come on and off the motor.


    With the old steering box quickly removed I went and grabbed the replacement. This is my second and final stab at using a second unit. Honestly if this one is faulty as well I will just bide my time and save up for a new bugger.
    I could not remove the old steering arm that was on the box for love nor money so in the end I very very carefully cut through it as it sat on the spindles using a 1mm cutting disc. When it got near to the spindle I stopped and using a slightly thicker chisel whacked the cut open with a couple of deft blows. This released the old arm and left me with an intact usable unit.


    With that done the box was quickly fitted, it needed some adjustment on the steering column arms to make it all bolt up nicely, and everything centred up steering wise once more.


    I have no idea if it works or leaks yet as I have not had the chance to pop out and buy some power steering fluid. No really I haven't, the only parts I have manged to get hold of have been online. These amount to the new turbo oil feed pipe (cost a small fortune), a set of number plates and the bonnet catches.
    It wont be long before these are fitted and we are then closer than ever towards getting the MOT sorted. Funds and any disasters pending I am hoping this should be within the next month or so. We can then get to the next round of breakdowns and repairs as we tackle the teething problems of the rebuild!


    nickysmith.me
    Series 3 rebuild blog @ nickysmith.me

  8. #217
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    Default Re: The 110.

    That chink of light at the end of the tunnel is getting bigger

  9. #218
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    Default Re: The 110.

    you can get your oil online to
    http://www.opieoils.co.uk/
    The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!

  10. #219
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    The light is indeed starting to show!
    Thanks for the tip on the oil I will have a nosey at that.
    Series 3 rebuild blog @ nickysmith.me

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