I thought I was going to spend some time last weekend on the Sani, but my step daughter got ill and we ended up looking after two grandkids for the weekend. I got about three hours in on Sunday afternoon and got the second bracket built.
The two brackets ready for install....
Wednesday evening the Corsa gave us a surpirse, it's had clicking CV's for a while now, was not getting any worse till it dropped all it's balls out in the driveway as I turned in. No sweat, Thursday we will get a replacement, R200 and we done.
Thursday morning we jump in the Bantum, and half a block down the road, the temp goes from ice cold to normal in one jump. Stop the car as this is in no way normal. Water running out the rear of the engine at the spark plug for no1 cylinder. WTH........ Freewheel it back home and fill it up. Water making a fountain from head, just next to the spark plug..
Looks like the head is cracked.
Two cars down in 12 hours and no other transport. With the Sani, three cars in my yard, all FUBAR. Get to work at after 10 and my SIL gets the new CV and hitches a ride back to my place, just to find we forgot to swop keys and my garage is locked
.... He breaks into my garage and it takes me an hour in the dark last night to get the door to lock again.
At least the Corsa is running again today.
Tomorrow is the great balancing act. The Sani has to be lifted with the hilift on the bull bar to get it high enough to move the diff around under the springs. Its precarious, to say the least. The bottom of the bullbar has to be lifted to just over a meter to get the springs to clear the diff, and to fit the 33" tyres under the bumper and roll them in under the Sani directly from the front.
I have it standing on 700mm high "jack stands" under the chassis, and that only lifts the chassis by 100mm from it's normal position..
Then I need to figure a way to center it perfectly while "delicately" shifting the diff with both wheels on it.
My plan is to have taken it around the block by Sunday afternoon, maybe even with the swaybar in place.