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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossco View Post
    Bloody awesome, where bouts u guys go??

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    Entered in just after Marysville, about 15k down the road and came out on the hills south of Eildon and we drove down into Rubicon Valley and into the Cathedral Ranges state park.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mudski View Post
    No pics sorry. Thankfully Nic's navi skills were top notch.


    Love this shot with John’s Patrol in it. These trees in the mist were majestic.
    That was funny when I fell into the hole, but smart how we got myself and Nic out at the same time and we both broke in our winches..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay see View Post
    That was funny when I fell into the hole, but smart how we got myself and Nic out at the same time and we both broke in our winches..

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    Yeah finally the newly built High mount of over twelve months ago got some use.

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    I reckon I've finally gotten rid of the darn covid hangover, had it for months, no energy, can't be bothered. Finally getting back into the garage.
    Changed the oil and rear brakes over the past 2 weekends, not alot I know, but it's all I can be bothered doing these days.
    Just happy to be able to work in the shed once more & get my hands dirty.
    Looking at doing glow plugs in the next few weeks. Nice to have some weekend projects once more.
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    Our car had begun making a constant howling/squealing noise from the wheels. Driving in it alone I thought it was from the front passenger side & it seemed to be getting worse. I convinced myself that shot wheel bearings were a high probability, but didn't use the car for several days whilst we had visitors here with us. (Instead doing the 'Cuppa speciality' of worrying about it, until the visitors departed).

    Yesterday, after jacking up the front & finding no play & no noise in the front wheels when turning them by hand I thought it would be prudent to take the car for another drive before diving into the front bearings. I have spare bearings & seals with me, which I've carried for the past 5 years, but the lack of workshop facilities & a bad back had me dreading the job.

    The mechanical workshop in the nearby community was the only option other than doing it myself, & doesn't have a great reputation for quality work, & charges $120 per hour to boot.

    Took MrsTea out for a drive. With her head out the window she was certain that the noise was coming not from the front passenger side wheel, but from the rear passenger side wheel. A glimmer of hope flickered in my mind - the chance that it wasn't bearing related at all, but rather the possibility that it might be debris, picked up in one of our many water crossings recently, inside the drum.

    Getting up & down from under the car was a nightmare with my back, but 18 hours laying down since, with a couple of painkillers has helped, & this morning I can at least move around without fear again.

    The two of us worked together. Backing off the brake shoe adjuster (which way?) from underneath the car proved a bridge too far. Just couldn't do it, so took the wheel off & did the adjustment using a mirror, a torch, & a little wire hook I made to take the tension off the spring which stops the adjuster moving. Three hands required with torch mounted on my head. Laborious & difficult, but once we had worked out which way to turn the adjuster we got there.

    Of course the drums which hadn't been off since 5 years ago back home in my workshop weren't going to play nicely. The threaded holes for bolts to aid removal were rusty & very tight. Light applications of WD40 & screw in a little, back off & repeat was the go until they loosened up & I no longer feared the possibility of snapping the bolts off in the holes with too much pressure on them from my socket wrench.

    Of course one bolt worked better than the other - I could see the drum coming off, but still very tight even though the shoes had been backed right off, until the the loud 'crack!' that I wanted to hear. My wife looked very concerned, but I assured her the noise was positive, & sure enough a few moments later off came the drum.

    And yep there was a small handful of what I imagine was Pascoe River debris inside the drum, no rocks , nor any significant scoring of the drums or damage to the shoes though.

    A good clean & all put back together with the re-adjusting achieved similarly once again with the wheel put on/taken off multiple times to help check adjustment.

    Test drive found noise was now completely absent & car pulls up alright when braking.

    That's what has made me happy (& the fact that I didn't have to change the front wheel bearings (Which are now almost 100,000kms old, last repacked about 6000kms ago & re-adjusted about 2,500kms ago).
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    I play the drums, but when the kids were born, I had to put them into storage due to space constraints (kids took the jam room pretty much) finally re set it up today. Had a quick play, sooo rusty. Loved every minute of it. So did the kids lol20220613_165047.jpg

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    Looking forward to this work trip in a couple of weeks, will be plenty of 4wding and some great sights.
    Best of all I get paid to do it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TPC View Post
    Looking forward to this work trip in a couple of weeks, will be plenty of 4wding and some great sights.
    Best of all I get paid to do it.


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    It's been awhile. All ready to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay see View Post
    It's been awhile. All ready to go

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