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I Love a Sunburnt Samba

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Longrasser, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Quombi

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    Back in time for some skiing this morning ? :)
     
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    Yes, good dusting this morning Col. Glad we were home before this hit. My Nanna blanket wouldn't have cut it in the bus!
     
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    You would of been knitting like crazy to make it longer.
     
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    With Bus Stop Mallacoota looming we had a few jobs to do. The main one was to fit a seatbelt in the back for Tess who has definitely outgrown the car seat. With only a lap belt we thought it time to make it a little more secure.

    Dno took to contortion training but no matter which way he tried he just could fit his arm to the right angle. I tried and while I fitted my arm just wasn’t long enough. Out came the oil bath filter and we swapped positions again and after a bit of wiggling the engine bay ate Dno! Haha he said it’s a good spot if you need to cross the border but the bruises might stick around for a few weeks after!

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    Bolt and nut in and tightened, back seat cleaned and back in place and Dno pulled out and straightened back into uptight position. Job done.

    Next was a bit of electricery work. We had scored a set of old school headlights from a mate last year so it was time for them to go on. Easy right.... well sort off. The new plasma cutter made short work of light mounts however after wiring it all up there was a short due to overloading the wires. We had run a heavy wire from the motor along the bellypans for the oil sender so it now also runs the headlights of a secondary relay and a new switch block. Sounds easy but there was some fun involved sorting out the wires and colours.
    Looked like this...
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    Felt like this!
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    Another few holes in the bus for another switch block.
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    (No the rope wasn’t there as a last ditched effort! It was unwound and rewound off/on the bummer to hide the wires... and look cool!)

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    While Dno was read up on the wiring diagrams he installed a high brake light in the back window. Other odd jobs included a grease and frontend check, steering box adjustment, brake line and bearing check and general tinware tighten. A new battery and a redo of the anchor wax and we were done. Not to forget the important fixing of the water cooled...... the water bag. Although I’m not sure on the success of that one!
     
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