Life at the end of the road

February 5, 2016

More ‘chuckies’

Filed under: daily doings, shed/house — Tags: — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 12:12 am

Well this is gonna be quick, almost 23:30 and with a few ‘G & T’s’ down my neck after a couple of hours watching the ‘one eyed monster’ I’m wrecked. Sure, I don’t usually drink gin or watch TV but I’m kinda getting into it these days. That’ll be the telly and not the ‘mothers ruin’. I’m so chuffed with the new hoose that I’ve taken to ‘veg’ing’ out on George in front of the box. Well, if you’ve paid almost £4K for a hand made sofa you’d be wanting to enjoy it hey http://www.oldbootsofas.com/ . George will be our Chesterfield couch and I gotta say he’s awesome Smile The gin, well that’s just a bottle we had left after Christmas, hic.

Another early start, this time to catch a dentists appointment in Kyle by way of the Sconser quarry.

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The trailer I recently bought off Lachie doing sterling work carrying two tons of 20mm chips. Though when I say ‘bought’ I use that term loosely as I’ve not actually paid for it yet, sorry mate, just not had chance to get to the bank. Though judging by recent reports from relatives and friends, if you’re in the ‘Royal’  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Royal_Bank_of_Scotland_Group people just hack into your account and help themselves any way. No shit, two folk I know have been fleeced recently by the Royal Bank of Scotland security being compromised.

After filling the trailer I deposited it back at the ferry terminal

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next to this beast, which looked like it could have contacted Mars so that ET could ‘phone home’. Dunno what it was doing but seven hours later it was still running unattended in the Sconser car park. I’m guessing it was an essential communication link for all the engineers on Raasay trying to fix the chaos left by Henry. Again, speaking to other people, we got off lightly at the ‘north end’. Folk at the south end of Raasay lost TV’s, fridges, routers, computers, phones, thermostats and a hundred and one other random bits of electronics.

That done I headed towards the mainland to visit the dentist and my mum.

040216 005 The lorry was blown off the A87. Picture by Donald Cameron

There was a set of temporary lights at the scene of the Co Op lorry ‘incident’ at Drum na Cloiche form a couple of days ago.

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Later on it was back home to spread the ‘chuckies’ and then a few hours working on the Subaru.

 

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As you can see the rear CV joint oil seal mating surface was pure wrecked. This had allowed water into the bearings and that was what had worn them out. To save the expense and availability of a new joint I repaired it with a stainless steel sleeve.

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Called and Speedi Sleeve http://www.skf.com/uk/products/New-Market-Offers/SKF-SPEEDI-SLEEVE-new-generation.html?WT.mc_id=ADwords_SPEEDISLEEVE_Ad12014 these just press on over the damaged area and allow a new oil seal to form a perfect seal.

 

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OK, it’s still very much ‘work in progress’ Smile

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2 Comments »

  1. Oh new rear shocks for a forester

    The original ones have a gas pump in the shock body which gives self levelling as the shock takes some of the load from the back suspension

    If you stick the wrong ones on you end up with soggy bottom

    I have the idiot guide on disc if you want it

    Comment by thinfourth — February 5, 2016 @ 8:06 pm


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