Land Rover Series One Club

General Section => North America => Events and Meets => Canada => Topic started by: landy_andy on Oct 24, 2011 - 04:54

Title: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: landy_andy on Oct 24, 2011 - 04:54
Hi all,
 
Willerby has kindly added a Canadian child forum for us to hang out in   
 
So, to all those members living in the far north.... check in here !
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: WillParr on Oct 24, 2011 - 04:58
Hey !   Way to go.  Sounds like a plan.   Good stuff.
Bob         'WillParr'          Logan Lake
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: rayhyland on Oct 24, 2011 - 06:12
And me.


Ray Hyland - Sunshine Valley BC, and Prescott AZ (Depending on what day it is).


Cheers


Ray

Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: Eric Williamson on Oct 24, 2011 - 07:50
Another.
Bowen Island BC. But '50 lives in Blighty
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: serie-ous on Oct 24, 2011 - 10:12
Keith Barrett
Belleville Ontario
Quite a few landies; mainly 80 inchers.
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: swamijake on Oct 25, 2011 - 05:36
Jake,


1956 86" in Langley, B.C.


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7ZUSoMJcEUU/TpEohYsO1GI/AAAAAAAAAMk/iiBQVEaArd0/s1600/IMG_0041.JPG)
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: Dave Fraser on Oct 25, 2011 - 06:32
Just had mine dropped off this weekend.

1954 86 hardtop (project)
1956 86 hardtop (parts truck)

Both are complete but none runners currently. I have proper documentation for registration for the 54 and none for the 1956. Their have been a lot of mods  y the previous owners that need to be sorted, but will be picking up a a battery this week and see what works and what doesnt.

Plan is to rebuild the 54 with and for my 17 yr old son. Going to strip the body off and work my way up.

Pics to come.

Cheers
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: NTR261 on Oct 25, 2011 - 06:37
Hello fellow Canadians,

It's been great following your restoration sagas. Here's my 86" at Golden Ears last August - 

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/4949/initselement.jpg)

(http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/3163/atthesiteo.jpg)

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/9664/parked.jpg)

(http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/7549/dsc00352nw.jpg)

1955 86" Tilt
1958 88" Station Wagon

Tony
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: Dave Fraser on Oct 25, 2011 - 07:23
WOW!!!

Stunning Tony. Did you do this yourself?

Beautiful...i can only dream.... :tongue:
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: landy_andy on Oct 25, 2011 - 15:15
Hi Tony,
 
Very nice, how come your selling the '58 ?
 
Cheers,
Andy
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: Dave Fraser on Oct 26, 2011 - 01:43
Good News...put a battery on the truck and engine turns over. Bypassed the pump and ran fuel from a  Jerry Can. Actually started running although very rough. I think i need a new fuel pump, carburetor, choke...etc...etc...

nevertheless....very encouraging. ;D baby steps....
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: WillParr on Oct 26, 2011 - 02:07
Looks like the Canucks are off to a good start.
           Way to go Andy.
One of the great assets of Western Canada is that there are no shortage of disabled logging roads and trails for rally with camping.
Thank you
Bob          'WillParr'            Logan Lake          BC
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: Dave Fraser on Oct 26, 2011 - 02:35
Deepcove1 = Dave not Andy
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: rayhyland on Oct 26, 2011 - 05:33
Dave, yours runs?


Oh I am so far behind!


BTW, which one is running?
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: Dave Fraser on Oct 26, 2011 - 06:15
Runs would be a term used loosely :smiley:... As mentioned i put power to the green truck which by the way turns out to be a 56, and got the engine cranking.
Due to a carb that is not original (VW apparently), and feeding fuel by a hand pump, due to a non functioning electric fuel pump...it did turn over nicely and tried to idle :tic:

I will be stripping the body off shortly and seeing what needs to be done to the chassis.

Do you have any spare body panels, and whatndo you need?

We need to do some swapping me thinks. :D
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: NTR261 on Oct 26, 2011 - 06:35
Hi Andy and Dave,

I'm actually selling the '55. I bought it about three years ago from a fellow who had restored 95% in England before importing it to Canada. I have his folder of invoices: Craddock, Dunsfold, Cox & Turner, Wadsworth Panels, etc. It's too bad the shipping costs are what they are because I think this truck would be appreciated back in England with its Registration Book, original plates, and history - at one time it was owned by the Master of the Royal Artillery Hunt on Salisbury Plain.

It's the age-old Land Rover story - I am selling the '55 to fund the restoration of the '58. My red 1958 Station Wagon is a BC truck and I think it would be great to get it back on the road for people to see a piece of local motoring history. In the meantime, while it hasn't sold, I am enjoying owning and driving the 1955 bog standard tilt truck (although I did fix up a hard top for it as you can see in the last picture) even in the worst of the West Coast winters :)

(http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/2987/frontfgs.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/frontfgs.jpg/)

Cheers,

Tony
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: landy_andy on Oct 26, 2011 - 06:50
90% of the fun for me is the rebuild & tinkering, I got into LR's after building a couple of kitcars back in the UK. Had loads of fun doing the show circuit with my good buddy Dave Marsh from QT Services, here is a little vid from our last show prior to our emigraton :
 
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The 90's mine and I built the 3 link front suspension on it.... do miss all the shows   
 
So, some retail therapy is required..... been looking at one of these for my MIG plant
 
http://www.millerwelds.com/products/wire_feeders/spoolmate_200_series/ (http://www.millerwelds.com/products/wire_feeders/spoolmate_200_series/)
 
Would be ideal for bulkhead repairs and loaded with aluminium great for patching up bodywork  ;D
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: Dave Fraser on Oct 27, 2011 - 20:35
OK I have a question...

What parts are interchangeable to a series 1 1954-58 from a series 2/2a?

It looks like I will need the front outrigger and the bottom sections of the bulkhead where the outrigger attach. I have seen repair sections for the bottom of the Bulkhead where the outriggers attached but they were from a series 2.

Or is it possible to remove a "good" outrigger from my donor truck and use that? Will I have enough "meat" to work with so it lines up?

Cheers
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: landy_andy on Oct 27, 2011 - 21:52
Dave,
 
Radfords sell all the replacement frame & bulkhead parts for that I believe, if you can wait a few weeks until I get my frame stripped & blasted then we could combine an order from them. I'm going to be needing the front spring hangers to do the narrow to wide conversion plus a few other bits.
 
Also, I have an early front panel (lights behind), anyone have a later decent one to swap for ?
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: serie-ous on Oct 28, 2011 - 01:12
Landy-Andy;
Which style panel are you looking for?
I have some extras (panels and grilles), to trade; a 51 through the grille, and several from 52s, 53's, 55s etc.
Always willing to trade for a behind the grille.
I'm in Ontario...shipping should not be too bad.
Let me know what you want; I can send some pics of some of my traders.
Keith
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: Dave Fraser on Oct 28, 2011 - 06:29
Dave,
 
Radfords sell all the replacement frame & bulkhead parts for that I believe, if you can wait a few weeks until I get my frame stripped & blasted then we could combine an order from them. I'm going to be needing the front spring hangers to do the narrow to wide conversion plus a few other bits.

Drop me a line when you are ready. I am still in the disasembly stage. Rear tub and seatbox/floorboards coming off in the next day or two. It seems my 55 parts truck has a way better bottom Bulkhead where it attaches to the outriggers...but have no idea how difficult it would be to swap...so...if the rest of the 56 is decent then I will more than likely go with new bulkhead outriggers. But i still need to weld the bottom section where the bolt passes through as they are pretty sketchy.
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: NTR261 on Oct 28, 2011 - 06:36
Dave,

I have a new right hand front outrigger for 1954-58 Series 1s from John Craddock. I would personally prefer one made by Radfords but if you want this one I'm sure we could figure out a trade. In fact, I need the right hand capping for front door rear seal (part number 304465), if you've got a spare hanging about :)

Cheers,

Tony
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: Dave Fraser on Oct 28, 2011 - 07:35
Dave,

I have a new right hand front outrigger for 1954-58 Series 1s from John Craddock. I would personally prefer one made by Radfords but if you want this one I'm sure we could figure out a trade. In fact, I need the right hand capping for front door rear seal (part number 304465), if you've got a spare hanging about :)

Cheers,

Tony

Hi Tony, the right side isn't too bad ... It's the left side (drivers side) is toast, and really needs to be moved to the top of the "TO_DO"  list!
Is the capping you refer to for a soft-top? I only have hardtop parts.

Cheers,
Dave
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: landy_andy on Oct 29, 2011 - 02:15
I am still in the disasembly stage.

Have you started a resto thread ? If not, you should...  ;D
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: serie-ous on Nov 11, 2011 - 22:33
Landy-Andy
What style front panel are you looking for?
I have some extras, and will trade for a "behind the grille" style.
Keith
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: omnipotentmonkey on Dec 29, 2011 - 06:17
Hello, Corey from Victoria BC here!, (soon to be Edmonton Alberta)

Good to see more Series Ones out there!, I can't believe I ever considered selling this one, I did have my truck listed for a while because of the move, am thinking that I would regret selling her as I really enjoy driving the Landy, the only issue has been my wife not sharing my enthusiasm... but she is starting to warm up to the other woman.

 Currently having problems sourcing a rear long axle for the truck (broke the original), I was wondering if anyone could lend me some advice on the risks/problems of machining down a series 2 axle to fit.  I realize that the length is about 2cm less, and that the splines have to be machined the same amount inwards, doing this isn't a problem, I just want to know if this will weaken the shaft, cause problems, or will I have to  can have to harden the steel again afterwards.  I would love to bring the truck to the Founders day in Vancouver in January, but I should be settled in Edmonton by then... hopefully can figure the axle out so I can play in the snow.

cheers


Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: 123rover50 on Dec 29, 2011 - 10:42
Hi Corey. I , and others, machine the centre out of an old buggered flange and fit it as a spacer for the flange on the longer axle. Use longer bolts of course. Hardly noticed except by rivet counters.
Keith
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: Sir-Bastian on Dec 29, 2011 - 18:01
Corey, nice you did decide to keep the car!

Sebastian
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: omnipotentmonkey on Dec 29, 2011 - 20:27
Decided that I cannot part with something so easy to work on, and such a hoot to drive! I really was only selling it because of the extra logistics in transporting it across the mountains to Alberta along with the Spitfire, turns out if you are shipping one, a second isn't much to add on. I will need a project to work on during the cold long winters after all.
 ;D
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: Matt H on Feb 26, 2012 - 22:10
Not from BC but.........


I didn't know so many of you guys in BC had Series I Land Rovers!


I live near Medicine Hat SE AB and as far as I know, I'm the only one around these parts that is into the original Land Rovers. So I have appeared to have accidentally started a Land Rover rescue sanctuary on my acreage.


Current Series I Land Rovers are;


1951 80".
1954 107"
X3 1957 88"   


So hello all.


We should try to organize a event sometime......perhaps the radium car show?


Cheers,


Matt.
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: AntC on Feb 27, 2012 - 09:45
Not from BC but.........


I didn't know so many of you guys in BC had Series I Land Rovers!


I live near Medicine Hat SE AB and as far as I know, I'm the only one around these parts that is into the original Land Rovers. So I have appeared to have accidentally started a Land Rover rescue sanctuary on my acreage.


Current Series I Land Rovers are;


1951 80".
1954 107"
X3 1957 88"   


So hello all.


We should try to organize a event sometime......perhaps the radium car show?


Cheers,


Matt.


My kids and I had loads of fun on the waterslides in Medecine Hat when staying with family in Maple Creek back in the late 80s and early 90s.  If I get out there again, I'll look you up!
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: Matt H on Mar 09, 2012 - 01:00
Yes, please do. It would be nice to meet you. The water slides are long gone though I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: PrairieSeriesOne on May 01, 2014 - 15:53
Hi to all from Mark in Lethbridge.  I have a 51 with that prairie patina, but thankfully no rust......now if I can just figure out where the engine oil dipstick is, and what engine is in it......
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: PrairieSeriesOne on May 07, 2014 - 17:42
Hi from Mark in Lethbridge. Alberta.

I own a 51 that I just got from near Red Deer.  Was running when she was parked up in the mid 90's.   It was used for years as a hunting truck so only went out to the foothills a couple of times a year so has survived pretty much intact and with no rust thanks to the climate.

Regards to all.  Mark.
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: dkenner on Jan 31, 2016 - 03:31
Regards from Ottawa, where I have three 80" Rovers, one, a 1951, currently being rebuilt in a slow process after a complete dissassembly, repair the chassis, galvanise, fix the bulkhead and galvanise, slowly rebuild most things as it goes back together.

Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: landy_andy on Jan 21, 2018 - 00:49
Hello my Canuck friends,


Been away for quite a while, looking to do a bit of shopping for when I can start on my 80" resto project. Drop me a PM if you have any parts your looking to swap/sell.


Cheers,
Andy
Title: Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: dkenner on Jan 21, 2018 - 02:32
You may find parts just as cheap from England. You are approx 3,744 km west of me (slightly more than 2,000 miles). In terms for those on this fora to relate to, from London to Moscow is 1,800 miles. Moving parts could be challenging from the east, though easy within BC/Oregon/Washington.  Doing inventory for the next project. Will have a list by summer I believe. Depends on progress with putting a Koenig PTO winch on the 51.

To further amuse, in the Canadian Forces, once there was a rule that if you were posted overseas, you next posting had to be closer to home. A soldier from St.Johns Newfoundland was posted to the U.K. or Germany. His next posting was to Vancouver Island in BC. He successfully argued against that posting citing the rule.


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Title: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Post by: landy_andy on Jul 31, 2018 - 02:12
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