Life at the end of the road

October 19, 2020

All quiet on the Western Front :-)

Filed under: daily doings, Land Rover — Tags: , , , — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 5:59 am

Well, it won’t be the first time I’ve used this title for a daily post but after the last one https://lifeattheendoftheroad.wordpress.com/2020/10/18/its-all-over-now-3/ it certainly is. The ‘Indian Summer’ got pushed away last night by a mild but extremely moist east or south easterly wind and the forecast is boodly atrocious Sad smile

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The rain is absolutely lashing down right now and it’s set to get worse. Still, at least the hydro turbine will be back on line after the calm dry spell of late. Perhaps this damp spell will shut the stags up or at least muffle their all night bellowing. Not so bad for me right enough as my house is well insulated and I’m pretty ‘hard of hearing’ but my neighbours aren’t and they’ve had one right outside the house Smile To be honest I think that ‘Royal’ chap I’ve been photographing has seen all the competition off. I saw him in yesterday evening’s gloom with about ten hinds following him.

Apparently the SAS crowd, or at least most of them left yesterday too, so it really is going to be quite and parking will no longer be a problem Smile Actually, they were really well behaved this year displaying little of 2019’s nonsense, vulgarity and loudness. Methinks someone must have had a ‘quiet word’ Smile  They had their own ‘bubble’ and seemed to keep out of most peoples way, at least during the hours of daylight Smile Smile When they were last up at Arnish ‘en mass’ they took great care not to fly their drone over my croft. Dunno if they’d been warned of that ‘crabbit old git’ at the North End or if it’s just good ‘drone etiquette’ but whilst filming my ‘Royal’ and his hinds they flew the thing around my croft rather than take the short route over it. It did not go unnoticed and I was well impressed Smile  https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/celebrity-sas-who-dares-wins-22867317 Perhaps this is why they left, dunno and don’t care as I rarely watch the TV. The last time I switched it on being when my rib was broken  to watch some ‘Scandi noir’ thing on ‘Walter Presents’. Perhaps I’ll find out what happened to Frank the Swedish lawyer now the weather has ‘gone to 5h1t’. Maybe I’ll have to break another rib to turn the ‘One Eyed Monster’ on Smile 

Sunday

XC had forecast the odd shower yesterday but it was actually yet another nice one, the threat of rain never actually materializing. Consequently I spent the morning under the Land Rover fitting the new ‘Britpart shitpart’ fuel tank.

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Like the stop light switch PRC4297 I tried to fit yesterday it wasn’t quite the right size Sad smile The tank comes in two parts, the actual tank and it’s carrier/guard. The tank and guard are fastened to the chassis by four M10 bolts, both using the same four bolts. So why then are the rear two carrier holes 8mm in diameter???? Of course I didn’t actually discover this until I was under the truck trying to fit it, whereupon I had to remove it and open up the rearmost holes with a die grinder Sad smile The stop light switch I cured by fitting a Lucas one. Though to be honest ‘Lucas the Prince of Darkness’ isn’t usually that much better than ‘Britpart shitpart’ Smile

That was it really, after all, it was Sunday and I did roast a lovely Munro chicken from the Raasay store, so that’ll be half the weeks meals sorted. Chicken curry, risotto, sandwiches and loads of stock for the freezer, yum, yum.

Monday

Today I guess I’ll make a supreme effort to catch up on some paperwork though with a little luck I may get chance to do some work inside the ‘Old Girl’.

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Perhaps even some time to try and sort out the wiring, but for now I’ll be staying put, until daylight at least.

3 Comments »

  1. Your pictures of work progressing under your Land Rover are really making me envious and I miss my 110 more and more. I wish I’d never sold the old girl (300TDi) – the good news is my wife says she misses it too, I think the search for another may be about to start – a TD5 this time maybe, that’s what’s in my old Discovery and it goes well.

    Comment by David Brodie — October 19, 2020 @ 7:34 am

    • Aye David, I do like my TD5 too, just hope it doesn’t break 🙂

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — October 19, 2020 @ 7:43 am

  2. Interesting that the SAS thing should be done and dusted so soon. Hope it bought in a few quid for those around you. Tough times for so many especially those more remote than others!

    Now I thought the rear bolts on the 110 and 130 rear tanks were originally a captive M8? Now I’ve had to modify my chassis as it was set for a TD5 tank so I can’t double check that but I’m certain it wasn’t an M10…

    Comment by Matt — October 19, 2020 @ 9:43 am


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