Archive for December, 2012

Rear axle.

December 26th, 2012

Today I was working on the rear axle. I’ve been busy lately with Steed puppets and cameras and ovens but today had a full day working on the car. First I fixed some damaged wheel studs. I drilled out the old ones and then straightened the backplate with a hammer on a steel block. Then […]

Solid weekend.

December 9th, 2012

This weekend I mainly worked on the car and made good progress. Just minor breaks to mow the lawn,  photograph Steed, paint a toy oven and make a device to measure camera shutter speed! Last week after work I was rushing home and working on the car. I managed to get the front end assembled […]

Slight progress.

December 4th, 2012

Tonight I bolted the cow horns back on with new bolts into the tapped holes. They are now VERY secure. Total overkill probably but they look good. Cow horns. I also fitted the two pinion thrust ball bearings into their housing. They were a simple press fit in – thrust faces together. Thrust bearings. Now […]

Rear shocks.

December 2nd, 2012

Not much progress this weekend as I was working on Steed and my niece’s Christmas present. Half my parts arrived form the VAR spares. They sent two packets and only one has arrived so far. Hopefully the other isn’t far away. I did get the rear shocks assembled since the centre bushes and shims arrived. […]