|Here we have the bits hanging off the transmission complete as well. The handbrake works and is adjusted - although it is bound to need redoing soon.
The rubber covers for the ball joints are on as well (the two tubes running from the transmission move with the axles).
|Now the steering is on as well.
The actual steering box (green) is mounted to the chassis via a carrier (red). It was an absolute pig to separate but went back together really easily.
I am having completist pangs about the green steering box.....
|Here we go! Sorry about the dark picture, but it was late.
Doesn't she look well!!!!
|On go the brakes!
I had problems geting a flaring tool, eventually a really sound truck place (Warrington Truck) lent me one, and it was done.
|Here we go again!
Steering damper is on as well as the brakes
|Cagey lifting is us!
Actually, it's well within the HIAB limits, but still a bit nerve wracking - trying to inch with electo hydraulics.
One has to get the correct angle of dangle.
|And she's in! We'd have rushed around to try and start her, but we're waiting for an inlet manifold.|
|We have decided to use a set of original tanks we bought from ebay, they're a bit rusty (hel, no change there), but solid.
We'll leave them shiny por-15, rather than flat.
|The view from the front.
A bit more attached - fan and steering drag bar. The steering has also been painted black to match.
Not shown here are the new tyres we've bought - 10.5*20 MPT's (which in english means big and chunky!). We've also just received the intake manifold and a few random parts. May have the engine running soon.
|Lots of wires and cables have been added recently, and we are (genuinely!) near starting the engine for the first time in a year........
[EDIT} - we have started him and the engine ran great.
|It's really coming together. Have just adjusted the valves, greased all the nipples, loosened off all the dampers (as it was a bit stiff).
Next job is to put the cab on.
|We've had a dodgy bent back piece since we got the mog, and it took ages to track spares down, now I have two.
We have also inherited three different kinds of hitch - we'll stay with an agricultural one, as it fits our recovery bar.