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Having got home with a time a little light left in the sky and feeling something like a human I took a little pleasure in exploring Pukka from Bonnet to Boot.
The engine started easily enough and smoked like a pig when revved but the diesel seems old and the oil is black so hopefully a quick change on both will sort the problem but lets not get ahead of ourselves here there is plenty more to do before we get to the point of driving him around.
Now how do I know the fuel is old well it’s because the injector pump is leaking like a pig and the fuel has almost turned thicker than oil…


The engine and it’s bay are filthy so a new jet wash will be bought at the weekend to give a good clean out so I can see what I am dealing with rather than fumbling through the oily mass…


I did find this attached to the passenger wing and have not got a clue what it is…


The new welder is sitting waiting so I am looking forward to getting that set up this weekend for the first time and breaking it in on the chassis. I am in two minds whether to patch up the pillars on the bulk head but they are pretty rough so maybe replacement repair panels may be in order instead.

So he is filthy oily and leaks like a pig at the moment. There are more holes in him than a sink sponge and he seems to soak up as much water but I have to admit I like him. I get a good feeling when I am sat in him and as I look around I can see what he will become, it’s not the quick patch up and go that I was expecting but I really do think he is a keeper.
Let the fun and games of a cold winter rebuild begin…

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