Nuts and blocks

First up, I’ve been talking to Steve Law at Speedshack and apparently I need sleeve nuts, rather than longer studs and new nuts, so we’re just sorting out the right size  So that it didn’t become one of those jobs I kept meaning to do, I’ve jacked the back up to remove the spring pads – given that nobody…

Start the new year out on the road

After a couple of weeks away from everything, I managed to get some time over the last couple of days out in the garage  I managed to resist the urge to drop the back axle off and spend some time tidying it up – mainly because I’m sick of the car being off the road on…

Round to the back end

Spent an enjoyable afternoon out in the garage – football on the radio, Liverpool winning , rain drumming down on the (now mostly leak free) roof and taking apart the rear suspension. For some reason, the driver’s side is rusted up more than the passenger’s  I might have thought it’d be the other way round, using the…

Victory is mine

Well, after a battle of Tolkeinesque proportions, the bushes and their sleeves are finally out of the rear springs  Taking onboard everyone’s advice, I started by attacking the bushes themselves with a blowlamp. Whilst it was fun, the novelty wore off real quickly once it got smelly … and then the muesli-eating kids from a few…

Springy things

Not a lot going on at the moment as I’ve been rather busy with work, but set to this morning to clean up a set of single leaf springs I picked up months back. Lots of surface rust removed with a flap disc in the grinder meant that the air in the garage was a little thick…