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Old 07-26-2022, 05:04 PM   #1026
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Re: GRIZZ’s English 2001 S10 Extra Cab 4.3 V6 Truck

Small mishap yesterday with wiring and relaus….

Sorted.



After work tonight……

I know a certain @nickwheeler may not lile the next episode.

But it is so true to the “Owner style” builds….

Some La Cucaracha horns.



Resulting in this.



And this….



Mounted



Had to shut shop at this pount.

Hope to complete the fitting tomorrow or Thursday evening, BUT……


https://youtu.be/mU7pId6dtyE


There you go…..


Always something to do.



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Old 07-27-2022, 10:59 AM   #1027
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Re: GRIZZ’s English 2001 S10 Extra Cab 4.3 V6 Truck

Purchased on the way to work……



Heavy duty horn push and 5 foot of airline hose.

Fitting later.
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Old 07-27-2022, 03:43 PM   #1028
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Walk the dog…..


Dinner time next.
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Old 07-28-2022, 05:18 PM   #1029
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Re: GRIZZ’s English 2001 S10 Extra Cab 4.3 V6 Truck

Thanks to Dennis….

My drive for this years trip has been confirmed.

Space to sleep, and load space for parts and spares along the way.



Time to rock n roll the 2022 road trip.
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Old 07-31-2022, 06:52 AM   #1030
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Skipped the bootfair today due to ongoing insomnia.

Things to do when you don’t want to do what you really should be doing.

Skip dive.

Rescue big chinks of lumber.

Did I mention Free cash before?

Along with these two lengths, one is over 9 foot, I also got a 3 foot and 7 foot length to use.

Decided to make something in keeping with the tongue in cheek nature of the carport.





Extra outdoor varnish on all sides.



Router into action, freehanded writing.



Then colour infill for the letters.



Resulting in this once mounted.

And a silly grin.






Dennis was out in his NASCAR 66 C10 at a show yesterday.

Went down a treat.

Then later he and stepson (read no2 son) Brian worked on Brian’s Willys to get that going.

Some crazy plans for it as well.






Really looking forward to being there in person soon.
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Old 07-31-2022, 11:31 AM   #1031
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So in preparation of possibly dismantling and dropping the fuel tank to get to see the wiring, I lifted the rear end, again.

I’m wondering how many times this thing has gone up and down since it got here.



Anyway, another small job done.

Fitted the handbrake cable spacer Nick turned for me from some Nylon he had, added a circlip and hey presto…..

Next job will be to remove the wheels, AGAIN, and set the handbrake and pads to a level where it is functional for the MOT test.





Weekend almost over.

Need to go find something in the garage though.
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Old 08-01-2022, 03:30 PM   #1032
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Thinking

Thinking

Thinking


Noooooooo, not what you are thinking, or is it.





Lace roof painting.

Net curtain from my old neighbours home after she sold it.

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Old 08-02-2022, 04:37 AM   #1033
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After leaving Craig to deal with the temporary roofing felt job once rain subsided, he managed to get it done inbetween day job nd rain.


And as a temporary fix, I think it looks great.






It also allowed him to move toys and stuff about, including the space where the workshop/stables panels were since November.





A load of motorbikes nd scooters suddenly found themselves indoors in the dry as well.

Imam pleased for his toys sake, as open storage is not ideal.

My S10 had lived indoors all its previous 20 years and 38k miles and since coming here is outdoors, so I am eager to get the Rezin Rockit done to vacate space for both to be under cover.

Or sell the S10 if the right buyer comes along.
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Old 08-05-2022, 04:43 AM   #1034
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Sometimes payback works in a weird way.
A friend asked if I could help with the car he bought for his daughter as her first car. As he thought she may reject it as it is not exactly a new shiny car, and small things can set them off to reject as not pretty, fashionable or whatever 18 year olds want. I said he should give her a bus pass, that would make any car look heavenly


Thought I would share a quick, easy fix on here.

I have done it on a few cars before and it works like a charm.

Raw, unpainted plastics tend to go grey and dull over time.

Something the sun and oxidation does.

So you can use raw linseed oil, other oils, or plastic refresher in a can, elbow grease or paint the plastics…..

I found a heatgun works well, controlled and kept at a safe distance, moving constantly, you will see it change as you go along.

Door handles.

Before:



After:



Light surrounds……





After



Bumpers come up in a similar way.

Adds “value” by making cars look cared for.

Well, fixing it up is caring, Innit?
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Old 08-05-2022, 03:47 PM   #1035
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Thanks to @redratbike for selling me these 4x100 wheels in 14” size.

I have something in mind for them.

Wheels make me happy.





Ohhhh, and it is the weekend.

Beer time.
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Old 08-05-2022, 03:56 PM   #1036
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Everything's coming along great! Congrats on the road trip, I hope you do a thread on it over in the general area of the board. Going to be fun to follow along!

I still want that Messerschmidt! HaHa!
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Old 08-06-2022, 02:07 PM   #1037
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Everything's coming along great! Congrats on the road trip, I hope you do a thread on it over in the general area of the board. Going to be fun to follow along!

I still want that Messerschmidt! HaHa!
Thanks buddy, yes it is.

I will write up the trip, usually the main report is on RetroRides.





Few small tweaks today.

I actually drilled and tapped another earth……



After more digging around we found that the fuel pump relay was not working correctly, so John bridged it and it fired right up.

More testing after opening it up showed it could be closed and be made to work. So a brilliant bodge installed, closing the switch permananetly.

I need to get a working MX5 relay like this to replace the fitted one.



So then 20 litres of fuel into the tank, and a small prayer we turned the key.



And after all the ups n downs, it fired up, lumpy at first then settled into a idle.

Revving it up reminds me of an Alfa Giulia when I was growing up.

Once over the jubilation, trying to get the heater/blower fan going was a major fail……….

To be revisited another day.

Next job was to bleed the clutch master cylinder.

Lots of murky brown fluid.

Failed to get it sorted as well.

So I took the MC off and inspected it.

Looks like a replacement may be due or recommended.


I am guessing it is an original Ford part though.




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So after yesterday’s final fiddling and finding the relay needs replacing or repairs, currently bodged to work by closing the switch manually with a stick, we had the engine fire up.


There are a few more jobs to do, including finding a replacement clutch master cylinder, blower unit fix, upholstering the dash, fitting instruments, switches, inside panels, setting the handbrake to full capacity, dry run testing on the farm, draining all coolant and replacing with anti-freeze based coolant, then possibly final nuts and bolts check, followed by a prayer and MOT.


START UP VIDEO:


https://youtu.be/26uEIRMZdrk


And yes, I certainly am pleased.


Thanks to all who had a hand take the time to post comments, advice, and chat.
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Sounds good Rian.
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Super Cool!!! So great to hear it run!

BTW if you could post a link to the retro rides thing that would be awesome .. thanks.
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Super Cool!!! So great to hear it run!

BTW if you could post a link to the retro rides thing that would be awesome .. thanks.
Thank you .

I will either add a new link to the second post in this thread where all my previous trips are recoded or start a part 2 to the thread.

Click link: https://forum.retro-rides.org/thread...z-craig-dennis
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Sounds good Rian.
Thanks Bill,


Happy here too.
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