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Good weekends work spoilt by a moments carelessness, Doing some welding under the Sierra yesterday, when the wife suddenly announced some smoke in the cab. Somehow a spark from the grinder or welder sneaked in through the gearbox tunnel and smouldered away on the cloud 9 underfelt. Quickly got it under control but the toxic fumes meant leaving it to ventilate. Noticed today that the windows were a tad black and sticky, now found the whole interior is coated with a sticky, smoky probably toxic film. It has ruined the headlining, the seats and floor are all easy clean materials, but the car wreaks. Bother is the polite word. Plus the fire extinguisher didn't.

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Comment by john w on February 13, 2015 at 21:01
No it was more a case of the grief he was being given on here
Comment by Dave Adams on February 13, 2015 at 20:56

not so odd then.....might be a question of teddy out of the pram.....

Comment by Dave Adams on February 13, 2015 at 20:41

odd.........

Comment by Dave Adams on February 13, 2015 at 20:25

Wayne?

Comment by Dave Adams on February 13, 2015 at 20:22

who's left?

Comment by Steve Kerswell on February 13, 2015 at 15:48

A mate has  a hydraulic puller, porta press adapter, very efficient, he had it done before I had the kettle boiled !

Comment by Steve Kerswell on February 13, 2015 at 14:01

HOORAY! The prop is all back together and refitted (all fitted in the rain as well), pleased to say it sounds a lot better, only a little clonk now from the diff on take up, nothing some sawdust wont quieten down :-)))

Comment by Adrian Southgate on February 10, 2015 at 21:25

Mine has a one piece prop Steve, made from a larger gauge tube than the itty bitty sports models and i'm running a 2 litre. Been fine for the last two years apart from the slight issue when I swapped gearboxes.

Comment by Steve Kerswell on February 10, 2015 at 18:17

Do I need this centre bearing? Could I just cut the ends out and replace with a piece of tube, one piece prop instead of all these joints and supports.

Comment by Steve Kerswell on February 10, 2015 at 16:51

Back to doom and gloom, struggling to pull the old bearing off the prop. 3 legged puller has bent.  Big angle grinder tomorrow if it don't behave this evening, having a warm up now,bleeding perishing today.

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