I made it to the last day of the Billing show and managed to get a few good deals on steering column parts to convert the 109 to power steering. The steering wheel is immaculate (now that it has been cleaned) and the other bits seem good. The only snag is the column itself – I checked for free rotation and this was remarkable smooth and steady, with the column in excellent condition. But, just after paying for it I found that the threads for the steering wheel retaining nut are absolutely wrecked. I should have checked them too. So, I’ll have to cut new threads and use a non-standard nut, but it’s otherwise mint. I still need to remove the steering box and hydraulics from the donor P38.
The RRC already had an issue with the fuel injection pump not responding to turbo charger output before it came off the road. that was recently sorted out, as per a previous post (stuck pin at the base of the boost plunger). Well, the 109 has had … [Continue reading]
OK, here's a lesson to all of you - don't use proprietary car cleaning products with silicone on car trim of light colour. I used Autoglym vinyl care spray on the Wright OFF Road matting in the 109, and over the years it stained it a less attractive … [Continue reading]
I have refit the original type of front casing to my Roverdrive, having suffered two broken new style casings. The design was changed to have three milled voids to increase oil flow through the main bearing, but I found the remaining lugs that … [Continue reading]
I got the turbo charger back from Turbo Technics. While it is classed as repaired, it is essentially new - there was hardly anything reusable from the original. They're not a lot of fun to fit, with securing nuts in difficult to reach places, but … [Continue reading]