MAY - JUNE 2012
I have combined May and June’s report because most of June we have been away, therefore little progress. We had a brilliant week in Normandy, touring the D-Day beaches with the usual gang. We borrowed Sue’s jeep for the week and, apart from replacing the clutch cable, it ran like a dream. Thanks Sue and Mark. The instruments are now in place, whether they work or not we will see. The speedo definitely does because I connected it to a drill (managing to do at least 60mph). The fuel tank had to be fitted, I had bought the brackets and straps from Jeeparts. Instead of welding them to the floor I drilled and bolted them in place. The fuel pipe was connected to the tank through the floor to the filter. The driver’s seat was then offered up, again more holes drilled in the floor to secure it. As can be seen, I have stripped the original 6 volt regulator and replaced it with a 12 volt Lucas unit. It was a bit tight trying to get it all in whilst making it look like the original. It seems to be ok, but again time will tell if it works. Other bits have been cleaned up, primed or sprayed. Quite a few bits with some nice F markings on.
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