Land Rover Series One Club

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Title: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: africanrain on Jun 20, 2010 - 16:48
I think we should start a new thread after the week ends!  Who did what with their Land Rovers today?
 
I went up into the mountains outside our village!  Anybody else go out to play?
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Post by: 260AC on Jun 20, 2010 - 17:39
Good idea for a thread.

Well I went to the Lister Tyndale Steam Rally in South Gloucestershire with a few friends.

The best part was one of my mates had one of his early vehicles out at the Rally. The last time this vehicle was shown was 1979.

1948 model R860205.

We had a heap of fun late in the day having some decent space in a nearby field to do a touch of set up work to get her driving really nicely ready for MOT which will be her first since around 1970.

(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9882/tavelodgestoketilke005.jpg) (http://img441.imageshack.us/i/tavelodgestoketilke005.jpg/)


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Post by: seriesonewelder on Jun 20, 2010 - 18:25
not so much as do in but do on:-
 
re-assembled & re-fitted the near side rear spring following greasing,
(found a hole in the chassis)
re-sealed the fuel cap adaptor (jaguar cap on an alli' tank) as it was leaking,
primed the seat belt brackets I made last week (the wife requested 3 point inertia belts),
went for a 3 mile test drive to try the springs (much better) and warm the oil,
drained the engine oil.   
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Post by: rodthrutheblock on Jun 20, 2010 - 18:58
Took Zit to the Hadstock show yesterday just to make the Aston Martins etc look shinier. Then spent much of this morning travelling about in it to find my mobile phone that I 'lost', only to find it back in the barn where  left it resting on an old 80" back body.............
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Post by: Monkeypin on Jun 20, 2010 - 19:18
Mine is only a chassis so I didn't go far in it! I did start to squirt the waxoyl inside it. 3 litres so far and still going.
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Post by: Erwin on Jun 20, 2010 - 20:39
T'was a beautiful weekend in Cape Town (did any soccer enthusiasts notice?) so fitted the repaired exhaust manifold (thanks Graham) & took the 88" for a drive from Constantia to Hout Bay harbour, bought some fresh Cape Salmon to have on the braai! Not bad for a day out in Africa.
 
Erwin
 
 
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Post by: mac on Jun 20, 2010 - 20:42
I was navigating on a Comp Safari in bonnie Scotland (not in the S1 though).
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Post by: anthall on Jun 20, 2010 - 20:55
Loaded my 80 inch with 300Kg of blacksmiths coke from a fellow smith - tried to get the portable forge going (and failed), so started my main forge up, and bashed some steel...a very good weekend...
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Post by: White Fox on Jun 20, 2010 - 21:05
Also went to the Lister Tyndale Steam Rally today (missed the Friday and Saturday).

Here's me lurking the ring.

WF

(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff99/ArneBarker/IMG_3230cropped.jpg)
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Post by: brooky on Jun 20, 2010 - 21:36
Went to a garden centre to Morrisons for tea and a sticky and  bimble about
Roll on next weekend  ;D
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Post by: estwdjhn on Jun 20, 2010 - 21:42
I went to Leafer's at t'Pit, at the National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield, in my SIIA Bitsa.

Some lovely S1's there, including this 80"...
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x142/estwdjhn/latp1.jpg)
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Post by: kourgath on Jun 20, 2010 - 21:43
Talked about getting Wilma's rebuild going and set up a RTV for 2 weeks time in the 90.
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Post by: Redbeacon on Jun 20, 2010 - 22:55
A few days ago someone put up a post on here about a 2lt diesel for sale on ebay.
Located in Braintree, just 20 minutes away from me.
 
Wonder where I went (in a Land Rover) today.......?
 
(No, I won't be bidding. This one reinforces the "view before you bid" advice!)
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Post by: gearboxwine on Jun 20, 2010 - 23:17
also went to leafers at pit today, took my series1 'bog rat'. would post pics but not too clever with computers..
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Post by: Hartshay on Jun 20, 2010 - 23:24
Went to allotment at crack of dawn in new landy, came back then went out for petrol later...any excuse to play
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Post by: hgraham on Jun 21, 2010 - 05:18
My adventures weren't as exciting as some others, but I did a lot IN my Land Rover today without ever leaving the garage!

(http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2185/diffsmall.jpg) (http://img38.imageshack.us/i/diffsmall.jpg/)
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Post by: Andy lad on Jun 21, 2010 - 10:35
i waxoyld my chassis what a dirty job that is!!! >:(
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Post by: jonhutchings on Jun 21, 2010 - 10:51
I went round the place filling the Brockhouse with junk for the tip, Saw an ad for a vintage rally at Semmington nr Devizes, so came back from the tip and took the 80" over for the afternoon. Nice little local rally, 3 or 4 land rovers (forgot to take pictures sorry) including an 86" or 88" hardtop  in nicely used condition.
 


Oh and I fitted a new speedo cable after the previous one broke at the gearbox end.  Now reads about 10mph tho' :undecided:  so more work needed (unless the 80" has found a second wind in its old age!)
 
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Post by: vidal on Jun 21, 2010 - 22:49
(http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o429/vidal130/LATP2010.jpg)
I too went to Leafers at t'pit for a great weekend of camping, beers and fun!
 
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Post by: gudderley on Jun 21, 2010 - 23:06
I went to Leafer's at t'Pit, at the National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield, in my SIIA Bitsa.

Some lovely S1's there, including this 80"...
(http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x142/estwdjhn/latp1.jpg)
Me and the wife but a bit camera shy.
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Post by: 123rover50 on Jun 22, 2010 - 07:34

Just a thought. You may have a good reason, but if you had the windscreen supports the other way round the catches would hold the screen down and you may not need that cable tie.
(http://i342.photobucket.com/albums/o429/vidal130/LATP2010.jpg)
I too went to Leafers at t'pit for a great weekend of camping, beers and fun!
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Post by: vidal on Jun 22, 2010 - 09:50
Cheers for that. Ive had the motor 15 years and been told that 4 times by other people just this weekend. Live and learn though eh!
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Post by: cambridgeblue on Jun 22, 2010 - 18:55
I drove mine from one traffic jam to another!!Normal for Cambridge!
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Post by: Norfolkman on Jun 22, 2010 - 21:12
Craned the overhauled engine back in - for the third time this year! It had better work this time.....
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Post by: africanrain on Jun 23, 2010 - 06:18
I am onto third time lucky with my carb :censored: , but an engine!  I think I would be on the point of giving up!
Julie
Craned the overhauled engine back in - for the third time this year! It had better work this time.....
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Post by: bayrover on Jun 23, 2010 - 09:19
Well my 80" went to the dump and back twice towing a trailer. Will be doing it again this w/e and will take pics
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Post by: moneystones on Jun 23, 2010 - 12:09
Well I picked mine up from Tony my Land Rover restorer and classic car expert and have been driving all around Dublin - 20mph is abov average for the traffic so very comfortable. Last time it was on the road was 1998 and boy does it feel good. No problems and looked very well sitting in the Phoneix Park at Farmleigh - a big house given to the Govt by Messers Guinness - the black stuff people.
Absolutley thrilled with the wee motor.
Check out the pictures on the flickr accounts.
Harold
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Post by: seriesonewelder on Jun 23, 2010 - 17:44
took my 109" to have the engine tuned on a rolling road this afternoon
 
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Post by: brooky on Jun 23, 2010 - 17:52
Went and filled it up with fuel and then loaded the camping gear ready for an early start to Ripon on Friday
(did it today because I wont be back till late tomorrow.........job interview )
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Post by: michael on Jun 23, 2010 - 21:09
I know what DEG61 was doing today, he was posing in his landy in the middle of Newmarket Road, Cambridge with his shades on looking cool with the tops of the doors and hood off.  Unfortunately, I had to work!!  I'm only slightly green with envy.
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Post by: DEG61 on Jun 24, 2010 - 11:26
I know what DEG61 was doing today, he was posing in his landy in the middle of Newmarket Road, Cambridge with his shades on looking cool with the tops of the doors and hood off.  Unfortunately, I had to work!!  I'm only slightly green with envy.

Hmmm! Spotted!

I was out trying very hard to find some attractive countryside in Cambridgeshire and I think I found some:

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/6229/dsc01017x.jpg)

and I should have been at work too!

Martin
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Post by: rodthrutheblock on Jun 24, 2010 - 14:22
A lovely view ruined by fly-tipping.  :tic:
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Post by: MattPurdon on Jun 24, 2010 - 19:28
I inhaled almost a whole chassis' worth of old paint dust and painted everything red.
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Post by: Maltese LR on Jun 24, 2010 - 19:35
I took all the alloy bits of gearbox 860960 and transfer box 1018 plus other alloys form my 49 engine off for Soda Blasting.
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Post by: gertie on Jun 24, 2010 - 20:02
I inhaled almost a whole chassis' worth of old paint dust and painted everything red.

At least you won't have an iron deficiency then Matt. :tic:
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Post by: Maltese LR on Jun 24, 2010 - 20:29
I inhaled almost a whole chassis' worth of old paint dust and painted everything red.

At least you won't have an iron deficiency then Matt. :tic:

More Lead then Iron I'm afraid. :huh:
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Post by: 3sheets86 on Jun 24, 2010 - 20:36
Call it lead in your pencil then.  ;D
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Post by: MattPurdon on Jun 24, 2010 - 20:59
Yeah, bit of lead poisoning never did anyone any harm...
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Post by: Monkeypin on Jun 24, 2010 - 21:09
Does someone else's Series 1 count? If so I had my first trip in one. I started my rebuild having never driven a Series 1 (although I may have when I was about 12 but I have no idea what series it was). Enjoyed the drive which got even better when I was asked if I wanted to have a go. I thought about it for probably 0.2 of a second!!! The morning was topped off nicely by being given a very good used wing for my rebuild free of charge. Thanks Jon. ;D Now all I need is 50 hours a day and a lottery win and I can drive my own.
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Post by: DEG61 on Jun 25, 2010 - 09:57
A lovely view ruined by fly-tipping.  :tic:

Pot and Kettle?  ;D

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Post by: Dave_109 on Jun 25, 2010 - 10:56
Craned the overhauled engine back in - for the third time this year! It had better work this time.....

Bad times mate, I finally got mine in last weekend and have been slowly refitting exhausts etc. Seems to run well, very pleased with it  :cool:
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Post by: michael on Jun 25, 2010 - 19:50
A lovely view ruined by fly-tipping.  :tic:

Pot and Kettle?  ;D

(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7789/safnl.jpg)
You've got to admit, it was funny!!  ;D
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Post by: rodthrutheblock on Jun 25, 2010 - 23:23
A lovely view ruined by fly-tipping.  :tic:

Pot and Kettle?  ;D 



(http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7789/safnl.jpg)
You've got to admit, it was funny!!  ;D


I look quite young in that picture.
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Post by: kew on Jun 26, 2010 - 16:42
I took Kew out took her top off and went for a drive just to hear her V8 throb, when the sun is out there is no greater pleasure than driving a series one stripped right down !!
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Post by: Hartshay on Jun 27, 2010 - 08:29
Put the truck cab back on my 109 - that should keep the weather sunny and dry for a while yet..  Out in it later annoying local drivers with my archaic hand signals as the indicators have  decided to have a summer snooze.

Also did some cursing under the bonnet of the 86 as it decided it also wanted a summer snooze until it had some new points etc...
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Post by: moneystones on Jun 28, 2010 - 08:35
First major outing.
Airfield House in the middle of Dublin to Russborough House in beautiful WIcklow. Part of the Irish Veteran Car CLub. A good turn out of 40 + car and 1 beautiful Series 1.....mine.
Drew alot of attention.
Glad to have made the 40 mile round trip trouble free. Glorious day and great location.
Wished i'd been at Ripon thought......
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Post by: Black Sheep on Jun 29, 2010 - 20:32
Used the Kiwi to take our sheep to the Royal Highland Show. It looked good amongst all the monster Japanese 4x4s. And we won a trophy!
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Post by: Geoff and Vanessa on Jun 30, 2010 - 07:31

   We went to pick up the Grandchildren from " Air Cadets " last night with the 86 " topless.

It caught a few glances from the cadets, unfortunately they were on parade at the time and their Drill Sergeant wasn't too amused. Cadets were told " it's only a b.....y Landrover with the top off ... EYES FRONT "  !!!!    :motz:

              Geoff   :tiphat:   



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Post by: Wireless on Jul 01, 2010 - 02:21
Went to Black Rock Sands for the day, we took our 3 Month Old Grand Son and Daughter-in-Law via the B4391 over the Welsh Mountains using the Discovery V8 on LPG.

Really hot on the Beach today, managed to top up the tan, and Porthmadog was surprisingly busy.
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Post by: john107SW on Jul 02, 2010 - 22:34
been helping out doing a prom run,
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Post by: alexward on Jul 03, 2010 - 07:13
been helping out doing a prom run,

Convertible 107SW, the only way to travel!
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Post by: Hartshay on Jul 04, 2010 - 23:29
Repeated runs to the local horticultural show from the allotments....
 
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Post by: TomC on Jul 04, 2010 - 23:49
Repeated runs to the local horticultural show from the allotments....
 
(http://www.zen164403.zen.co.uk/wpimages/wpa99c670d_0a.jpg)

Just when he thought it was going well, he found two new leaks in the rear tub.
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Post by: rodthrutheblock on Jul 05, 2010 - 09:06
I usually get a bit of moss in the window runners, but that's ridiculous.
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Post by: TomC on Jul 05, 2010 - 09:42
There were clearly signs of excessive smoking.
 
He knew the rear tub was original but he wasn't certain about the cabb age.
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Post by: fifty seven on Jul 05, 2010 - 11:10
At least the "Vegetables" still have the same transport as their leader !   

(A slight reference to 1980's politics for those that have long memories )
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Post by: brooky on Jul 05, 2010 - 12:35
Australians have been fitting rhubarbs to the front of their Landies for years so why shouldnt we have some in the tub
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Post by: TomC on Jul 05, 2010 - 12:50
Australians have been fitting rhubarbs to the front of their Landies for years so why shouldnt we have some in the tub

Looking at the photograph again I see it is an early sideplate model.
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Post by: gertie on Jul 05, 2010 - 16:45
Lettuce not assume anything till we get to the root of it.
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Post by: Willerby on Jul 05, 2010 - 17:25
Can we please stop this childish nonsense?

If the buck has a leek in it after a trip from the allotments it probably due to the wrong type of mushroom rivets being used. A Swede I know says you can fix any holes with a squirt of horseradish sauce as long as you can find a pump'kin big enough.

Alternatively, you can use a pair of parsnips to turnip the rivet ends to form a cauliflower although I suspect you may still need to beet the rivet to get a good seal.

 
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Post by: DEG61 on Jul 05, 2010 - 17:39
Can we please stop this childish nonsense?

If the buck has a leek in it after a trip from the allotments it probably due to the wrong type of mushroom rivets being used. A Swede I know says you can fix any holes with a squirt of horseradish sauce as long as you can find a pump'kin big enough.

Alternatively, you can use a pair of parsnips to turnip the rivet ends to form a cauliflower although I suspect you may still need to beet the rivet to get a good seal.

Vegan go on like this all night
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Post by: Monkeypin on Jul 05, 2010 - 21:44
The CORNy jokes are SPROUTing out all over the place. Any way just look at the bottom right hand corner of the photo, it's not a Series 1 at all, it's a Lighter weight! Thinking up these jokes is a real fag.
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Post by: seriesonenut on Aug 02, 2020 - 16:20
Today we fitted a Pye two way radio telephone to our Fire Engine......


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50179998883_0db11941bd_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jseBqx)phone 4 (https://flic.kr/p/2jseBqx) by Richard Holmes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/146152906@N03/), on Flickr


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50180536696_7ee8593ec0_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jshnib)phone 2 (https://flic.kr/p/2jshnib) by Richard Holmes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/146152906@N03/), on Flickr


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50180536726_0c3e59bfd9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jshniG)phone 1 (https://flic.kr/p/2jshniG) by Richard Holmes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/146152906@N03/), on Flickr


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50180536671_c098e252ff_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jshnhK)phone 3 (https://flic.kr/p/2jshnhK) by Richard Holmes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/146152906@N03/), on Flickr


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Post by: autorover1 on Aug 02, 2020 - 18:46
I remember having one for use on car rallies , is it a Vanguard?
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Post by: Mark Edmunds on Aug 02, 2020 - 19:28
Today we fitted a Pye two way radio telephone to our Fire Engine......


"Darrowby 453 calling..."
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Post by: Houben on Aug 02, 2020 - 19:47
Give the latest project a good testdrive and clock up the first miles after the restoration. very pleased how it performs!
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Post by: seriesonenut on Aug 02, 2020 - 19:52
I remember having one for use on car rallies , is it a Vanguard?


Not sure, I can tell you its a heavy bit of kit mind you!
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Post by: Jim on Aug 02, 2020 - 19:59
Wow a B40 restoration by the Houben family


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Post by: Houben on Aug 02, 2020 - 20:03
Wow a B40 restoration by the Houben family


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Post by: seriesonenut on Aug 02, 2020 - 20:22
That's an excellent restoration, do you have any pictures of the engine which is squeezed in there?
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Post by: Andy80 on Aug 02, 2020 - 20:55
Jim, Well Spotted!


Looks lovely!


Is it one of the ex John Smith project vehicles?
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Post by: Houben on Aug 02, 2020 - 21:31
Yes, One of them is Ex-John Smith,

There will be a full article in next Fullgrille.
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Post by: zlandz on Aug 03, 2020 - 12:15
Spotted at Little Haven, Pembs this morning a S1 in action,  great to see!

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Post by: Dpaz on Aug 03, 2020 - 13:01
Last week I took the cylinder head off to  investigate no compression on cyl 1&2, Found nut off the front stud that also holds the rocker shaft down lying by the valve spring! When the head was lifted, no big surprise thats where the gasket was blown. Ordered parts from Dunsfold, they arrived 10.30 next day! Excellent. After cleaning up, today the head goes back. I think it is at least 10 years since the the head was last off.
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Post by: GunnarTM on Aug 07, 2020 - 19:48

"Darrowby 453 calling..."
I'm a radio ham ... curious as to what frequencies upon which it operates.


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Post by: autorover1 on Aug 08, 2020 - 08:47
I think originally they were Low  band  ( Circa 86mhz) AM  but not 100% sure .
Derek
G6TVC
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Post by: GunnarTM on Aug 08, 2020 - 10:59
I think originally they were Low  band  ( Circa 86mhz) AM  but not 100% sure .
Derek
G6TVC
Thanks ... 73s de KA3KAS/D03KAS.


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Post by: GunnarTM on Aug 08, 2020 - 11:00
Second weekend of crow and magpie season.  Yuey purring like a kitten across the fields.  22 August fluid replacement plus grill party planned with my favorite Land Rover mechanic https://www.miwawe.de and https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fePa-oHx5WDHAkQUtfxx31udZYiruMnn/view .


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Post by: philpjread on Aug 08, 2020 - 12:07
Took the B****y gearbox out.
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Post by: Black Sheep on Aug 11, 2020 - 14:40
FInally got 2 dry days in succession and got the hay baled and in. Eldest grandson did al the hard work stacking but he did get to drive the Land Rover in compensation. And a few quid. 
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Post by: strang on Aug 11, 2020 - 19:17
Popped up to Embsay railway station near Skipton - its the other end of this line where we hold the Bolton Abbey meet in April - normally, it was cancelled this year due to covid. The locomotive in the background is a Hunslet Austerity - built in Leeds in 1953. My Series One dates from 1957 so there are only 4 years between them!
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Post by: Gismo0164 on Aug 11, 2020 - 19:46
spent two hours trying to get bolts back in dynamo to engine with spacers and washers and get belt back on given up too hot.
hope you had a great drive hoping to be out in mine tomorrow evening
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Post by: pdes on Aug 11, 2020 - 22:27
Took Gracie on a trial in the wilds of Hertfordshire!
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Aug 16, 2020 - 12:54
Clearing barbed wire fencing together with big brother defender. Original heavy duty version.

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Post by: gcc130 on Aug 16, 2020 - 17:11
Picked and loaded this years apple harvest(and wasps😡) ready to be taken for juicing tomorrow.
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Post by: Henry.M on Aug 16, 2020 - 18:04
Pulled down a recalcitrant deadfall branch off the wood shed, now that the ponies are out of the paddock - what could possibly go wrong?


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Post by: Old Hywel on Aug 16, 2020 - 20:19
Go on then show us. What went wrong?
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Post by: shropshire lad on Aug 16, 2020 - 20:43
Picked and loaded this years apple harvest(and wasps😡) ready to be taken for juicing tomorrow.


  That’s not all from your back garden is it ?


   When will be the cider tasting day ? I’ll bring my own glass !
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Post by: gcc130 on Aug 16, 2020 - 21:11
‘Tis indeed Nick, all from one tree😊
Alas they are eaters not cider apples so just go into juice for all the family not cider for Tom+ I 😆
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Post by: GunnarTM on Aug 17, 2020 - 16:40
Picked and loaded this years apple harvest(and wasps) ready to be taken for juicing tomorrow.
You had much better (and earlier) apples than we in Germany this year ... pears and mirabellen, but we think a freeze took off the blossoms.  These look great!


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Post by: GunnarTM on Aug 17, 2020 - 16:45
Pulled down a recalcitrant deadfall branch off the wood shed, now that the ponies are out of the paddock - what could possibly go wrong?


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If I had a pound for every "recalcitrant deadfall branch" (love that term :-) with which I've had to deal this year, I could retire!  We just lost another willow in a recent storm, which I'm letting the goats and horses nibble off before removing.


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Post by: gcc130 on Aug 18, 2020 - 13:06
Just been to collect my apple juice, 115 bottles, not bad😊
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Post by: Bjornung on Aug 18, 2020 - 18:07
Second trip to the recycling facility today...

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Post by: GunnarTM on Aug 23, 2020 - 10:54
Successful day replacing all the fluids in the '53 Series I 80".  Before we started, as I suspected my ear was correct ... it turned out cylinder two was fouled and not firing.  Herr Fasold https://www.facebook.com/miwawe/ stuck an endoscope down each cylinder, as well as a compression tester ... I'll have to keep an eye on it to make certain it doesn't become a bigger issue over time, but after a quick run to Hennig in Oberstedten https://www.facebook.com/gunnar.miller/posts/10157662509228176 for a new set of spark plugs, it ran just fine again.  The hand starter crank came in handy to slowly rotate the crankshaft and inspect the piston heads and cylinders in slow-motion.
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Post by: GunnarTM on Aug 23, 2020 - 10:57
Then the real work commenced.  Our neighbors were kind enough to lend us their grease  pit, and we pulled all the drain plugs and completely evacuated the front and rear differentials, transfer box, swivel pin housings, gearbox, overdrive, and engine.  It was pretty ugly ... the swivel pin reservoirs were dry, and we suspect the other hypoid gear oil https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_bevel_gear (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_bevel_gear) hadn't been changed in years.  We then filled everything back up (after improvising some tools to remove and re-insert the various plugs).  Herr Fasold https://www.miwawe.de (https://www.miwawe.de) had a really neat pump rig for the hypoid gear oil, and in the meantime my son not only cleaned the leaf springs and applied some fin grease https://interflon.com/products/interflon-fin-grease-aerosol (https://interflon.com/products/interflon-fin-grease-aerosol) , but on the neighbor's tip applied some de-rusting compound to the leaf spring hanger bolts and nuts.  We then greased the propeller shafts, and were good to go https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fePa-oHx5WDHAkQUtfxx31udZYiruMnn/view?usp=drivesdk (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fePa-oHx5WDHAkQUtfxx31udZYiruMnn/view?usp=drivesdk) .  We used GL5 SAE 80W-90 hypoid  gear  oil https://www.amazon.co.uk/Liqui-Moly-4406-Hypoid-80W-90/dp/B00N5ZR1OA (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Liqui-Moly-4406-Hypoid-80W-90/dp/B00N5ZR1OA)  for  the  swivel pin  housings  (0.6  liters  each  side),  rear  and  front  differentials  (1.7  liters  each),  and  transfer  box  (2.6  liters).   Used GL4  SAE  80W  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Liqui-Moly-1401-GL4-Transmission/dp/B004FPQYW4/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_2 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Liqui-Moly-1401-GL4-Transmission/dp/B004FPQYW4/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_2) for  the  gearbox  (1.4  liters)  and  overdrive  (0.4 liters);  GL5  would  attack  the  brass elements.  Using  a  pump  and  hose  for  the  hypoid  oil  made life  easier, and the grease pit was a huge help.  I did a  lot  of  exhaustive  research,  and  determined  that  squirting  grease  into  the  swivel  pin  housings  was  highly  contraindicated.   Engine oil is 20W 50, and we used a special classic car formulation https://www.amazon.co.uk/Liqui-Moly-Classic-1129-Engine/dp/B00518NJJU (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Liqui-Moly-Classic-1129-Engine/dp/B00518NJJU) N.b. Amazon.co.uk  links  just  for English-language   illustration  ...  those  prices  are  a  joke.
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Post by: GunnarTM on Aug 23, 2020 - 11:04
Back in the garage, I learned that the anti-freeze we use for my kids' Jeep works just fine https://www.amazon.co.uk/Antifreeze-Concentrate-1-5-L-C11/dp/B012L9U12O (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Antifreeze-Concentrate-1-5-L-C11/dp/B012L9U12O) , and only needs to be topped-up to flow down the cooling fins as needed.  I also learned that the period battery only needs a top-up with distilled water every so often.  The pesky issue with the exhaust manifold gasket blowing out appears to be a combination of the inadequate Britpart copper/compound gasket https://www.johncraddockltd.co.uk/213358-exhaust-flange-gasket-all-landrover-up-to-1984.html and worn-out nuts.  I had a few we could use in a pinch in my junk box, and will order a new 5/16" BSF set from England  https://www.johncraddockltd.co.uk/2828-nut-516-bsf.html (https://www.johncraddockltd.co.uk/2828-nut-516-bsf.html) .  The neighbor offered to fabricate a robust aluminum version of the gasket itself instead of the ones I've had to repeatedly replace.
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Post by: fifty seven on Aug 23, 2020 - 11:36
 On topic:  I admired my Land Rovers today..as I do most days ...and may even drive out for a walk further afield later on. (we're between storms up here -chapter 2 on Tuesday coming.) .

For info : The early Land Rovers diffs are all spiral bevel in profile not Hypoid so the extra level of lube within Hypoid oils is unnecessary. Any standard SAE 90 oil will do this job OK.  It is worth knowing that Modern GL 5 oils do no longer attack brass elements. They used to, and classic car owners made a big fuss about it .. then the formula was altered to ensure the oil could not "eat brass" and the owners should not complain about it anymore..though many who never noticed this - mistakenly- still do.... :thud:

The discussion about use of formula one-shot grease in LR swivel housings is ongoing...as it has been for decades.  Because the oneshot grease was specially developed to be suitable for full time 4x4 systems, It clings to wear surfaces and does not leak out so fast. (I have FWH fitted ..I know which I prefer...(.for long life and prosperity  :tic: ) .
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Post by: GunnarTM on Aug 23, 2020 - 12:25

 On topic:  I admired my Land Rovers today..as I do most days ...and may even drive out for a walk further afield later on. (we're between storms up here -chapter 2 on Tuesday coming.) .

For info : The early Land Rovers diffs are all spiral bevel in profile not Hypoid so the extra level of lube within Hypoid oils is unnecessary. Any standard SAE 90 oil will do this job OK.  It is worth knowing that Modern GL 5 oils do no longer attack brass elements. They used to, and classic car owners made a big fuss about it .. then the formula was altered to ensure the oil could not "eat brass" and the owners should not complain about it anymore..though many who never noticed this - mistakenly- still do.... :thud:

The discussion about use of formula one-shot grease in LR swivel housings is ongoing...as it has been for decades.  Because the oneshot grease was specially developed to be suitable for full time 4x4 systems, It clings to wear surfaces and does not leak out so fast. (I have FWH fitted ..I know which I prefer...(.for long life and prosperity  :tic: ) .

Very useful feedback, thanks :-)  I added these addenda to an earlier post in this thread saying I was going to change the fluids, so apologies if I put this in the wrong place. 

I was under the impression that hypoid was a variant of spiral bevel https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_bevel_gear (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spiral_bevel_gear) , and most of the research I did (here's an example https://www.dingocroft.co.uk/acatalog/Rec_lubes_Ser.htm (https://www.dingocroft.co.uk/acatalog/Rec_lubes_Ser.htm)) recommended hypoid GL5 80W-90 for at least the differentials (under heavy stress).  For the gearbox and overdrive (under moderate stress), it was my impression that GL5 would be sub-optimal relative to GL4, not only because of the brass components (which you helpfully point out is no longer a concern), but also because it works better with synchromesh transmissions  [https://www.widman.biz/uploads/Transaxle_oil.pdf (https://www.widman.biz/uploads/Transaxle_oil.pdf)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gear_oil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gear_oil)and https://www.oilspecifications.org/api_gos.php (https://www.oilspecifications.org/api_gos.php) and https://www.penriteoil.com.au/knowledge-centre/Gear%20Oil%20Industry%20Specifications/83/what-is-the-difference-between-api-gl-4-and-api-gl-5-gear-oils/1036 (https://www.penriteoil.com.au/knowledge-centre/Gear%20Oil%20Industry%20Specifications/83/what-is-the-difference-between-api-gl-4-and-api-gl-5-gear-oils/1036)
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When we pulled the plugs on the swivel pin housings, the reservoirs were bone dry.  The balls were still nicely lubricated, but there was no evidence that grease had ever been pumped in.  We actually had a recalcitrant left-hand drain plug, and before I finally figured out way to use a round socket with a pipe extension for leverage and extract it, I ran to my computer to see if pumping in grease would be okay in case we couldn't get it to budge.  I took me down a rabbit hole or contradictory opinions. 
I started to feel as though differences on the swivel pin housings in particular and oil specs in general are akin to religious differences ;-)

I have cardboard and a plastic drip pan in the usual parking spot in my garage, but I purposely parked it in another spot with some newspaper under everything overnight.  I must say that even after changing all the lubricants with re-tightened drain plugs, there wasn't a single drop.  I took it for a spin this morning, and the steering was noticeably better.

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Post by: autorover1 on Aug 23, 2020 - 16:11
I hypoid bevel is a variant of the spiral bevel  , but  spiral bevel with the pinion axis coincidental with the crown wheel axis, (ie Series Land Rovers) there is no sliding of the teeth .  Hypoid gears slide,  which is the reason of the special nature of Hypoid gear oils.
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Post by: fifty seven on Aug 23, 2020 - 16:20
  and may even drive out for a walk further afield later on....
We did .... Not far from here..but I challenge anyone to find this spot on Google road maps. :cool:

 Coming the other way were a convoy of people in 3 over-equipped Defenders towing trailers- one a specialist camping trailer - and with brightly coloured floaty things to challenge the coastguard with, on their roof racks . Clearly they had taken a wrong turn on the road towards  Uluru. :tic: . They were as surprised as we were....but then.... they probably think we were on holiday too,  not less than 1400 yards from our front door  :angel: 
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Post by: bobbill on Aug 27, 2020 - 21:36
This photo shows my 107sw loaded with 400 kg of Pasteur fed beef recently butchered to go into boxes for sale.  The farm pickup was too small!!
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Post by: Stigthedog on Aug 30, 2020 - 17:10
A quick visit to the 5000 year old unfinished building project.

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Post by: shropshire lad on Aug 30, 2020 - 20:55
A quick visit to the 5000 year old unfinished building project.


 How do you know it was unfinished ?
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Post by: vardjewell on Aug 31, 2020 - 09:00
Takes that long for some folks to complete a Series 1 rebuild!
      Vardon
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Post by: Ser1man on Aug 31, 2020 - 20:49
The last day of winter here. We spent the day chipping branches and spreading them on the garden.

Not sure if the photo will attach but I have my fingers crossed.




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Post by: KAC 87 on Sep 01, 2020 - 08:03
Took WYJ to do some hedge cutting ! Planted some oak tree saplings too, grown from acorns from a tree close to where Mum and Dad are buried. Over Peover.


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Post by: autorover1 on Sep 19, 2020 - 18:52
Went to Bishops Castle Railway Society , Heritage weekend, Railway Weighbridge Open day  . Social distancing etc. in operation .
LR Weighs 1 ton 10 cwt  2 qtr , but not calibrated
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Post by: tobes01 on Sep 19, 2020 - 19:56
Drove her out the garage to stack some dog food inside. Drove her back in.


C- see me after class.
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Post by: Bjornung on Sep 19, 2020 - 20:00
Tried to fit the door seals to my 86", gave up on the correct rivets and tried blind rivets, the drilling and drilling holes in the correct places on the seals was the big problem I had  >:( :undecided: :embarrassed: :censored: :embarrassed: :lipsrsealed: :censored: >:( .
Had to leave the shed with tools spread all over the place and walk the dog instead....took a while to calm down.  :tic: .

That is what I did in my Land Rover today!

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Post by: shropshire lad on Sep 19, 2020 - 21:39
Went to Bishops Castle Railway Society , Heritage weekend, Railway Weighbridge Open day  . Social distancing etc. in operation .
LR Weighs 1 ton 10 cwt  2 qtr , but not calibrated


I didn’t realise it was on or I would have popped along .
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Post by: Henry.M on Sep 27, 2020 - 11:57
Tidying up some local windfall - all the excuse needed  to play with a chainsaw and Land-Rover.


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Post by: discostar93 on Sep 27, 2020 - 12:21
Looks great ... just what they are for !
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Post by: GunnarTM on Sep 27, 2020 - 16:04
The locals have started a periodic classic car coffee/beer/food meet at the local train station, so I drove the '53 80" on gentleman's farm work breaks yesterday and today .. first one with the top off, second one with the top on ('tis the season, my son was around to help, and the weather was a bit threatening).  No complaints from the family on the efficacy of the Clayton heater.  Firing on all cylinders, although my ear tells me that it eventually might need a ring and/or valve job on clylinder two ... I am monitoring closely.


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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Sep 30, 2020 - 16:16
Collected some spilled corn for rat bait this winter.
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Post by: katkins862 on Oct 01, 2020 - 04:30
Two grandkids helping out with firewood well for the ride more then anything


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Post by: gcc130 on Oct 18, 2020 - 21:31
Finally got round to unloading and stacking the logs that have been in PVS for a couple of weeks, then set about winterising.
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Post by: gcc130 on Oct 18, 2020 - 21:35
Sorry, having problems posting pictures😡
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Post by: gcc130 on Oct 18, 2020 - 21:36
And finally
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Post by: gcc130 on Oct 18, 2020 - 21:42
Where’s Shropshire Lad when you need him?
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Post by: antarmike on Oct 18, 2020 - 23:13
I  rested a cup of coffee on the front wing while I prepared my Astravan for MOT.. 
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Post by: peterholden on Oct 19, 2020 - 07:45
But your front wings slope Mike
Peter
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Post by: Mark Edmunds on Oct 19, 2020 - 08:39
Had my 2 litre Spreadbore out and managed to strip down most of it - only the clutch,  flywheel and housing, camshaft and crankshaft with pistons to remove...


Then off to Oakham to have a minor split underneath the lower stud securing the engine mount to the block stitch welded.  Thereafter off to "Uncle Ian Cox for a bottom end overhaul with Rover cylinder liners with high compression pistons and large gudgeon pinned connection rods.  Also thanks to BEB Chris I have a Standard used Crankshaft to be regrouped hopefully to 10 though undersize on the mains and big end journals.  Hopefully I will not see Ian again!


Onwards!


Mark
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Post by: Mark Edmunds on Oct 19, 2020 - 08:41
Ground, not regrouped...bloody predictive text!
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Post by: Henry.M on Nov 22, 2020 - 16:59
Just stretched her legs on a Sunny Sunday afternoon


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Post by: shropshire lad on Nov 22, 2020 - 17:51
Where’s Shropshire Lad when you need him?


 Sorry , I’ve been abroad for the last month !
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Post by: gcc130 on Nov 22, 2020 - 20:35
Finally, about time Nick! ;D
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Post by: rd10014 on Nov 23, 2020 - 01:36
FInally got 2 dry days in succession and got the hay baled and in. Eldest grandson did al the hard work stacking but he did get to drive the Land Rover in compensation. And a few quid.


great shots.
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Post by: Duncan on Nov 23, 2020 - 14:41
Landrover loaded with fire wood and the dog behind the wheel , Always a common sight around my place    great pic
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Post by: Keith Robertshaw on Nov 23, 2020 - 18:41
Wife blocked it in with Christmas decorations - she says they’re going up early as we need cheering up in these times.


Bah humbug.
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Post by: Mac2503 on Nov 25, 2020 - 18:30
Truck top off and clean out old stuff out of the back ready to order a canvas to and hoops.
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Post by: HK07 on Nov 26, 2020 - 09:38
Just stretched her legs on a Sunny Sunday afternoon


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Stunning S1, just what I want to achieve with mine.


Whereabouts in Hampshire are you? I'm near Winchester.
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Post by: Henry.M on Nov 27, 2020 - 07:41
Thank you; I am not far from you at all - sent you a PM.

Henry


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Post by: Ser1man on Nov 29, 2020 - 20:05
A beautiful late spring weekend and some garden clearing with the front winch, most impressive part was that my handbrake held


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Post by: Henry.M on Dec 24, 2020 - 14:17
Out working dog and 88”.


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Post by: Henry.M on Dec 24, 2020 - 16:32
Our a little longer than expected ... all 4 candles on


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Post by: gcc130 on Dec 24, 2020 - 16:37
Did someone mention fork handles? ;D
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Post by: 1964_cooper on Dec 24, 2020 - 17:22
Out for a drive in the Dorset countryside.


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Post by: msm80 on Dec 24, 2020 - 18:37
Hi Sam
Shame we didn’t meet up but I only dared go a little way from Wool late this afternoon. Just had to get out now my treatment finished last Monday.🤞

Hi Henry
Finlay enjoyed it too, though he’s no working dog, in fact he’s a bit of a poser it seems!

Malcolm
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Post by: RANDR on Dec 24, 2020 - 18:56

Mrs R and myself went to our grocery shop on the Moors and found scenes of snow.
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Post by: Graeme on Dec 26, 2020 - 17:30
Mrs R and myself went to our grocery shop on the Moors and found scenes of snow.
Come off it, Robert, there's no grocery stores at the top of Chimney Bank!  And I'd have thought Kirbymoorside or Pickering would have had a more 'local' shop open.

Mind you, with that vehicle you could have said "Sorry, officer... we were just trying to find Manston Airfield to join the queue to get home"!
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Post by: RANDR on Dec 26, 2020 - 21:14
Come off it, Robert, there's no grocery stores at the top of Chimney Bank!  And I'd have thought Kirbymoorside or Pickering would have had a more 'local' shop open.

You’re right there is not a grocery shop at the top, but there is at the bottom!! Abbey Stores, great little shop that has looked after us very well all year, you should check them out.
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Post by: Graeme on Dec 27, 2020 - 08:49
Abbey Stores, great little shop that has looked after us very well all year, you should check them out.

Indeed — I have visited them.  But you still went home by the pretty route (and pretty hairy too?... up that bank in icy conditions!)  Well, that's the beauty of a Series 1 in the North York Moors.

If only I could get mine running properly again.......!
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Post by: seriesonenut on Dec 27, 2020 - 21:11
Replaced a (the) prop-shaft today on the 4x2 then set off to test on some very wet back lanes


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Post by: gcc130 on Dec 28, 2020 - 21:35
No snow to speak of yet in Wiltshire but went out for a pootle on a few local lanes this afternoon
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Post by: 1964_cooper on Dec 29, 2020 - 15:23
80”, 86” & 88” out on some lanes in Dorset this morning.


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Post by: george8406 on Dec 31, 2020 - 22:03
Out and about on the shoot today.
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Post by: RANDR on Jan 02, 2021 - 15:50

Back at the stores for the weekly box of goodies, the Grip bodied 86” is doing us proud in the cold weather.
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Post by: uppity on Jan 02, 2021 - 20:49
I fitted new Brake cylinders.
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Post by: jonhutchings on Jan 03, 2021 - 09:52
Back at the stores for the weekly box of goodies, the Grip bodied 86” is doing us proud in the cold weather.


Is it  wrong to covet another man's land rover? Right now the Grip body seems the most attractive :)
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Post by: autorover1 on Jan 03, 2021 - 12:28
Picked a bike - social distancing respected
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Post by: Graeme on Jan 03, 2021 - 13:53
Back at the stores for the weekly box of goodies.
But did you go up Chimney Bank this time?  Probably not, if the snow was as bad as it was north of the Moors!  (Had to go 26 miles this morning so my son could rescue his abandoned Octavia!)
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Post by: Henry.M on Jan 03, 2021 - 15:52
Called out for an urgent carrot and snack resupply


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Post by: alan reid on Jan 03, 2021 - 16:01
Changed the ignition switch ( again , having found a key to fit a spare one)
What a little pain of a job with 2 terminal screws underneath, lost the clamp bolt for the securing clip, broke off the terminal for the sidelights had to wire them through the dash lights (hope the switch is up to it)
Who says 50s vehicles are easy to work on theres a lot to be said for multiplugs

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Post by: Graeme on Jan 03, 2021 - 17:10
I sat in while the family pushed 'Fido' into the workshop!

When Lockdown 1.0 started, I did a big clearout of magazines and audio tapes into the workshop so that I could sort through them, digitise the ones I wanted to keep, and skip the rest.  I've only just been able to clear the last of the junk out and get the workshop back again.  SXF870 hasn't run well for a year, but it's always been too cold/wet to do proper work outside.

But today, with the plugs out, Low First engaged, and my son frantically winding the starting handle, we're now up the ramp into the workshop for investigation to start in earnest (with some paraffin heaters on!)  Wish me luck.
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Post by: joetwist on Jan 07, 2021 - 13:45
As we are not in lock down at present, the only current restrictions being no restaurants or bars, and an 8.00pm to 6.00am curfew, I took the truck out for a drive down the Route des Chateaux to check my latest timing adjustment. A cold but sunny afternoon, timing was a tad retarded.

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Post by: pdes on Jan 07, 2021 - 13:52
I just hired a trailer for the Come Back rally  :hoorah:
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Post by: tankman on Jan 07, 2021 - 14:40
I was planning to go after an absence of a few years, but have changed my mind.  Bob
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Post by: alan reid on Jan 09, 2021 - 12:36
Absolutely nothing I know this is supposed to be land rover weather but the thought of all that salt....

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Post by: Landie Les on Jan 09, 2021 - 16:36
Took the batteries out and put them on charge.

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Post by: Black Sheep on Jan 09, 2021 - 17:51
Cleared up the debris from trimming the hedge. More hedges to trim...
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Post by: R Hughes on Jan 09, 2021 - 18:13



Gosh Black Sheep, that's a hard job in the Summer, how can you do it in the snow?!


(Sorry off topic, I certainly did not do this today!)

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Post by: Frade79 on Jan 09, 2021 - 20:24
Regards from Brazil !!!

I'm galvanizing by placing the original parts and also the new seats of my 107 1956


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Post by: alan reid on Jan 10, 2021 - 09:04
Regards from Brazil !!!

I'm galvanizing by placing the original parts and also the new seats of my 107 1956


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Post by: Henry.M on Jan 10, 2021 - 12:45
Next door needed a couple of bales to tide them over - any excuse for a photo


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Post by: Black Sheep on Jan 10, 2021 - 15:13


Gosh Black Sheep, that's a hard job in the Summer, how can you do it in the snow?!


(Sorry off topic, I certainly did not do this today!)
Frozen ground takes the tractor weight. It was -10 when I did the the cutting. There are times when a tractor cab would be nice.
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Post by: gcc130 on Jan 10, 2021 - 15:24
Nah, cabs are for softies!😆
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Post by: antarmike on Jan 10, 2021 - 15:35
I looked at it, then went indoors to warm up!  Seems little chance of any rallies this year so I am leaving all my "to Do" list items till later in the year, when it is warmer....

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Post by: navigator on Jan 10, 2021 - 16:35
Took mine out to do some fencing, whilst the ground was frozen.
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Post by: RWS981 on Jan 10, 2021 - 16:46
Opened the garage, looked at it, checked the levels and left tucked up!
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Post by: fifty seven on Jan 10, 2021 - 16:48
Looked in at the 107Sw all tucked up nice and dry ( salty road grit residue free ) in the shed, and then gave it a free day. Never-the-less the trailer did go down to a secret local bay to collect kelp and seaweed from the high tide line. There it collects, swept up in stormy weather and gathers a good coating of lime rich shell sand, to help improve the soils in the garden and Polytunnel.

(The trailer did in fact follow an L-R product  :embarrassed: ..perhaps coz it had a heater as well.  :tic: )
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Post by: gcc130 on Jan 10, 2021 - 17:10
Opened the garage, looked at it, checked the levels and left tucked up!


Hoe do you get it to stay on the ceiling? :tic:
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Post by: Graeme on Jan 10, 2021 - 17:46
Took the carb off and parcelled it up for overhaul by Carburetter Exchange.  Curses!
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Post by: RWS981 on Jan 10, 2021 - 17:48

Hoe do you get it to stay on the ceiling? :tic:
Very funny Andy!   It was the right way up when I selected it
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Post by: shropshire lad on Jan 10, 2021 - 18:08

Hoe do you get it to stay on the ceiling? :tic:




 Couple of tubes of this......
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Post by: shropshire lad on Jan 10, 2021 - 18:10
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Post by: tobes01 on Jan 10, 2021 - 18:27
Forgot to get a photo, but dug the old girl out for a midwinter run to the rubbish dump - started first press, trundled happily into town (or she was at least, I'd forgotten my jacket and gloves and hat in the rush to keep the appointment slot so I was FREEZING without the door tops) and back again (still freezing). She's all tucked up again with the heater and dehumidifier doing their part to keep her pampered for the spring...
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Post by: tobes01 on Jan 16, 2021 - 12:51
Another lockdown weekend, another trip to the tip...
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Post by: Kev 1974 on Jan 17, 2021 - 20:15
Amazing, loving all the photos.
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Post by: fifty seven on Jan 19, 2021 - 13:21
I last drove the 107Sw anywhere in early December. It hides in a large shed most of the time. With changes in temperature and humidity these past weeks..from complete frost, down to min..- 10deg C ,  never plus anything for 5 days earlier this month,  to today with +4 degrees and temperature falling. The inside of said SW is all a  bit damp now..seats horribly cold and clammy.

Anyway.. to the "chase".

A Disco 3 must get through MOT so to allow battle to recommence the SW had to move outside to permit space.

Climb in , check choke was out, switch on ignition, listen for fuel tick to stop. One single pump on the pedal,...foot off pedal .. press button and it fired perfectly first time. after 6 weeks...

great Machines these old Land Rovers  :smiley:

 
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Post by: Graeme on Jan 19, 2021 - 16:06
Climb in , check choke was out, switch on ignition, listen for fuel tick to stop. One single pump on the pedal,...foot off pedal .. press button and it fired perfectly first time. after 6 weeks...

I wish mine would do that!  Solex has arrived safely with Carburetter Exchange, despite Royal Mail's tracking system saying that it's still in the Post Office in Whitby after 8 days!
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Post by: discostar93 on Jan 19, 2021 - 16:11
The Series 1 and later 2.25  petrol engines are usually great at starting on the button, even with a  flattish battery !

But I think my M.F. 35  3 cylinder Perkins is even better , mid winter , no heat  - immediate  starting !
 Also an old International Drott used to be just as good in the 70’s.
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Post by: Graeme on Jan 29, 2021 - 17:30
Took the carb off and parcelled it up for overhaul by Carburetter Exchange.


Carb back, fitted, went for the longest non-spluttering run in twelve months... only up to the village and back, though, because I had no door on, and it's cold and mucky-wet Yorkshire mist out there tonight.

The problem?  Dave Osborne of Carburetter Exchange reported that there was "a restriction in the main circuit" — ie something stopping the full flow inside the Solex.  What was it?  We don't know — no obvious lumps of crud came out, but it was effectively removed by ultrasound cleaning.

What worries me is was this another result of increased ethanol in the fuel?  Part of my (abortive) search for the cause included a full check of the (new-ish) fuel pipe system, so it's a bit soon for that to be breaking down inside, I'd have thought.
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Post by: nismonick on Jan 31, 2021 - 16:51
Great day today, took my 4 year old son out for his first trip in the series 1 ( he is a very keen Land Rover man already ) to throw out a load of old garden waste, including a still surprisingly good Christmas tree which has been cluttering up the garden for 3 weeks.
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Post by: Bjornung on Feb 05, 2021 - 16:53
Sorry - no pictures.

Took my 86" out today for the first time this year.
Blue sky, sun mostly dry pavement, pleasant drive, but the short departure onto a narrow side road was interesting.

Came to the conclusion, not surprisingly I must add, that the 7.00X16 Fedima Maxima's was shockingly inadequate on compacted snow/ice.
Going nowhere in 4DW on a 2-3% incline, luckily there were an escape route.  :tongue:

As suspected, but I just had to try  :tic:
Not going to repeat it on snow and ice with those tyres though!

PS - is the spelling checker here on the Forum US english?

Bjørnung
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Post by: pdes on Feb 05, 2021 - 17:05
Sorry - no pictures.

Came to the conclusion, not surprisingly I must add, that the 7.00X16 Fedima Maxima's was shockingly inadequate on compacted snow/ice.

Bjørnung

What pressures had you set in the tyres?

It may sound daft but are you sure you were in 4wd?  Sometimes I have forgotten to engage the free wheeling hubs!
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Post by: Bjornung on Feb 05, 2021 - 21:45
What pressures had you set in the tyres?

It may sound daft but are you sure you were in 4wd?  Sometimes I have forgotten to engage the free wheeling hubs!

Yes, I did check because I thought myself I was not in 4wd.  ;D
Can't remember right now the pressure, but normal road, light load, pressure.

I should point out that I forgot to describe the conditions.
Snow that has been compacted to almost ice, very hard, by road traffic over a week or so, having mostly winter tires without studs.
Temperature around -3degC very slippery.
Had it been  more cold, for instance below -10C like the other day when we had -13C, I don't think I would have had any problem.
(This is an unusually cold January and February so far in my part of Norway, 10 years since last time this cold, normally we do not see any snow along the coast here)

Since almost no one uses studded winter tires anymore, we get this very slippery surface.
Would benefit for having a few cars with studded tires ripping up the surface  creating better grip.

Bjørnung

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Post by: rd10014 on Feb 06, 2021 - 01:31
I finally changed my historic to period correct plates.  Still has to move an inch to the right, what can I say its a work in progress. 

My daily driver.  😁
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Post by: gertie on Feb 06, 2021 - 03:52
Sorry - no pictures.

Took my 86" out today for the first time this year.
Blue sky, sun mostly dry pavement, pleasant drive, but the short departure onto a narrow side road was interesting.

Came to the conclusion, not surprisingly I must add, that the 7.00X16 Fedima Maxima's was shockingly inadequate on compacted snow/ice.
Going nowhere in 4DW on a 2-3% incline, luckily there were an escape route.  :tongue:

As suspected, but I just had to try  :tic:
Not going to repeat it on snow and ice with those tyres though!

PS - is the spelling checker here on the Forum US english?

Bjørnung
I think in those conditions you are going to struggle without studded tyres.
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Post by: Bjornung on Feb 06, 2021 - 07:41
I think in those conditions you are going to struggle without studded tyres.
I absolutely agree, but most cars with winter tyres without studs made it up the worst steep part, that came later probably at 15 degrees, at least one did not.

(Note - these Fedima tyres are marked with "mud & snow" and according to law legal as winter tyres)

Don't get me wrong, I knew this side trip was a risky business on such tyres, I should not even have attempted.
The main roads were dry and clear and  perfectly safe. I love these tyres on dry roads and off road as long as there is no ice.

I need a set of  dedicated winter tyres I think, need to start looking for 4 second hand whees for them as well...but in a weeks time I guess we are back to normal rainy weather again...

Bjørnung

Bjørnung

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Post by: Black Sheep on Feb 11, 2021 - 10:49
Collecting trailer loads of brushwood from hedge cutting. Parked overnight in -9, started first prod. Of course.
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Post by: B.S.F. on Feb 11, 2021 - 11:35
I'm still trying to figure out when and why those "10 full squares between the lights" grilles were introduced.
.W.
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Post by: shropshire lad on Feb 11, 2021 - 11:42
Moved some firewood out of the field . The steering was a lot lighter with that lot on board.
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Post by: Robbie on Feb 12, 2021 - 17:59
Went to the butchers and stopped by The Queen’s place on the way back, she wasn’t home. 


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: vardjewell on Feb 13, 2021 - 21:24
 Bjorung, I’m surprised that studded tyres are not now frequently used in Norway. On the three occasions I’ve lived and worked in Norway our hire cars where wheel changed in October and changed back in April . My own Ford Cortina I always carried chains. But never used them. As you say the west coast wasn’t too snowy. I was based in Rosenberg Yard for Marathon. Moved to Haugesund. But Stord certainly saw more snow when working and living there for Shell. Must admit its amazing the road groves/damage caused by studs! 
Back here in Derbyshire decades ago I had chains for my then 2A and 3, they certainly make a difference when the roads are truly snow covered. Today nothing overcomes the clowns out in such conditions with totally unsuitable vehicles and tyres blocking the roads completely !
      Vardon
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Post by: Bjornung on Feb 14, 2021 - 09:41
Bjorung, I’m surprised that studded tyres are not now frequently used in Norway. On the three occasions I’ve lived and worked in Norway our hire cars where wheel changed in October and changed back in April . My own Ford Cortina I always carried chains. But never used them. As you say the west coast wasn’t too snowy. I was based in Rosenberg Yard for Marathon. Moved to Haugesund. But Stord certainly saw more snow when working and living there for Shell. Must admit its amazing the road groves/damage caused by studs! 
Back here in Derbyshire decades ago I had chains for my then 2A and 3, they certainly make a difference when the roads are truly snow covered. Today nothing overcomes the clowns out in such conditions with totally unsuitable vehicles and tyres blocking the roads completely !
      Vardon

I live near Stavanger, which is a city between Bergen and Kristiansand in the south, but Stavanger is warmer in winter with less snow, and colder in summer than both those cities.

Studded tyres are used quite extensively in rural areas and up in the mountains, but the 4 biggest cities has banned the use,  unless you pay a fee for the winter season. 
This fee is currently around 120GBP per season, or less per month if you prefer.
This means that in Stavanger and immediate area, only 10% use studded tyres, but many change over to studded tyres only when the need is there, like when going to the cabin or over the mountains.

The reason for this is the problems with air borne dust and health problems, as well as wear on the roads.
However, there are arguments against the ban due to more accidents and roads being more slippery due to few cars using studded tyres.
You do need to have approved winter tyres though, which have become quite good, but not particularly on wet ice.

Rosenberg is an important yard and has been for generations.

Bjørnung




Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: GunnarTM on Feb 14, 2021 - 10:44
I should point out that I forgot to describe the conditions.
Snow that has been compacted to almost ice, very hard, by road traffic over a week or so, having mostly winter tires without studs.
Temperature around -3degC very slippery.
Had it been  more cold, for instance below -10C like the other day when we had -13C, I don't think I would have had any problem.
(This is an unusually cold January and February so far in my part of Norway, 10 years since last time this cold, normally we do not see any snow along the coast here)

Since almost no one uses studded winter tires anymore, we get this very slippery surface.
Would benefit for having a few cars with studded tires ripping up the surface  creating better grip.
I was out doing field rounds yesterday in my '15 Defender, which has really chunky Goodyear Wrangler offroad tires.  There's a section of road where water migrates out of a natural spring and the road is completely frozen over with just a bit of snow on top.  I descended slowly, and felt it losing grip until it hit a little dirt berm on the shoulder.  This morning when I was walking the dogs, I watched a van with what looked to be regular winter tires approach the same section from the other side, but the driver really gunned it to get a "runny", and it went right up no issues.  It made me wonder if having a flatter profile on a really slick surface actually performs better than knobbies.
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Post by: GunnarTM on Feb 14, 2021 - 11:01
PS - is the spelling checker here on the Forum US english?

I have hear rumours of this.  As I was writing my colourful reply on tyres,  I laboured under the delusion that I had made no honourable mistakes.  I went back to my parlour, poured a half-litre of lacklustre beer, and read some humourous verse and a book on industrial organisation. 

I counted 10 red squiggly underlines above (not including your not capitalising "English"), so the answer seems to be yes ;-)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_spelling_differences

With apologies to Winston Churchill or whomever actually said it "this is behaviour with which I will not put!"  https://brians.wsu.edu/2016/11/14/churchill-on-prepositions/
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Mark Edmunds on Feb 14, 2021 - 15:51
Not in, but with...Stripped Bellhousing from gearbox...to find a rattling Layshaft bearing...
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Post by: joetwist on Feb 15, 2021 - 10:25
According to the speedo app on my phone, 51mph.......first time above 50 (under its own power) since at least 1986

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Post by: jkhackney on Feb 15, 2021 - 11:11
Parked it at the sawmill and went skiing!

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Post by: Graeme on Feb 15, 2021 - 17:34
To celebrate Fido's 64th Registration Birthday, I drift-bashed up the lane so I could get the Freelander 2 out to civilisation — probably quite capable on its own, but there's less to damage at the front of a Series 1 if a drift proves too solid to blast through.  Anyhow, it was an excuse for a birthday run!

No photo of today, I'm afraid, but instead a similar one from a previous snowy period.
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Post by: 6700 on Feb 17, 2021 - 16:13
I was planning to go after an absence of a few years, but have changed my mind.  Bob

Come on Bob stop being grumpy, ha ha hope your keeping well.

Andy
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Post by: 6700 on Feb 17, 2021 - 16:16
I just hired a trailer for the Come Back rally  :hoorah:

If your staying on after the show the camp site wants £48 off me just for trailer so I’m takeing it up on a frame.

Andy
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Post by: pdes on Feb 17, 2021 - 19:48
If your staying on after the show the camp site wants £48 off me just for trailer so I’m takeing it up on a frame.

Andy
We are coming back on Monday.  Is that "after the show"?
Title: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Henry.M on Feb 28, 2021 - 15:18
Hampshire Sunshine at last, roll on driving over to friends for coffee.


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Keith Robertshaw on Feb 28, 2021 - 18:37
Fixed two leaks.
Block drain tap was leaking, unscrewed it (by hand!) and found the tap spring kaput - found a replacement, cleaned, rebuilt and reassembled! With ptfe tape and a spanner.

Bosch heater was leaking intermittently  - pulled it apart and found the core looks new, the problem is the inlet pipes on the core are smaller than the rubber pipes - probably a metric size. Not sure how to modify - will Speak to Britannia cooling Leeds.
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Post by: nickuk on Feb 28, 2021 - 20:23
If not simply a question of different rubber pipes then you might find the stepped size Silicone hoses used in motorsport helpful.

Can be seen on Ebay under  silicone hose reducer. I used some for something similar - they are a bit stiff but otherwise perfect!

Nick.
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Post by: alan reid on Feb 28, 2021 - 20:53
Finally got capstan winch sorted now just need a hand throttle for 2 1/4 petrol . Annoyingly have the proper series one type may try to adapt it somehow

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Post by: Keith Robertshaw on Feb 28, 2021 - 21:08
Thanks nick, found some - great call, thank you

Keith
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Old Hywel on Mar 01, 2021 - 00:29
Finally got capstan winch sorted now just need a hand throttle for 2 1/4 petrol . Annoyingly have the proper series one type may try to adapt it somehow

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Don’t you need a governor, rather than hand throttle?
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Post by: msm80 on Mar 01, 2021 - 07:40
Hampshire Sunshine at last, roll on driving over to friends for coffee.


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Hi Henry
Yep me too. Needed an urgent trip to screwfix yesterday in Wareham, but somehow I needed a bit of mindfulness 🤔 on the corner of the local heath on the way home!
M
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: alan reid on Mar 01, 2021 - 08:28
Hand throttle only specced for capstan winch in WSM all other PTOs need governor  ( still not common  nowadays though)
Probably because when using a bollard winch youhave very fine control of the loading via the free end rope tension ive used my  capstan quite a bit for general winching  work and they are very useable. Not much good for self recovery though
Never snapped a shear pin the thought of that happening and being  pulled back towards the winch by the rope urges caution
Don’t you need a governor, rather than hand throttle?

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Post by: autorover1 on Mar 01, 2021 - 08:37
I would urge anyone with a capstan winch to modify it to accept having a shear pin in the drive ( as per versions for late 2A/3),  rather than to rely on the one in the capstan bollard .  As mentioned, if the shear pin breaks in the bollard it is free to rotate and run backwards if you have a load on it.  Because of the friction in a worm & wheel , breakage of a shear pin in the drive  means it just stops but the load can be held on the capstan.  The change only means replacing the fixing pin in the UJ sleeve with the later shear pin .
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Mark Edmunds on Mar 01, 2021 - 08:43
Gearbox back in, yet to reattach the speedometer cable, earth strap and both prop shafts...
Engine next, then Bulkhead fitting, oh also wings, radiator grille to be refitted...Will be back on and off the road soon!
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: tankman on Mar 01, 2021 - 09:11

     I am actually fitting a Clayton back in FAP today, the inlet pipes have reducers in like yours. I am using 1/2" ID   rubber pipe onto heater, then drilling out  end to go onto 5/8" OD heater pipes.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: tankman on Mar 01, 2021 - 10:41

   Derek,  That is good advice as long as the shear pin you fit in the drive line, breaks before the existing smaller safety pin fitted in the bollard breaks.  Aeroparts increased the diameter of the safety pin in bollard from 0.265" to 0.328" when they fitted the brass shear pin in drive line. I would suggest fitting the larger  safety pin in bollard when fitting the brass shear pin.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: autorover1 on Mar 01, 2021 - 10:56
Hi Bob
I didn't know the bollard pin changed, you learn something every day  . Do you know what grade steel was used in the bollard pin , I was wondering if you upped the bollard pin steel grade , the brass pin would always go first.  I might do some calculations, the capstan was rated at 3000 lbs pull
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: tankman on Mar 01, 2021 - 15:31

   Have fitted the Clayton in which Edseries49  has done another great job painting it for me. Copper pipes are bent, the 1/2" ID rubber pipe fits the 5/8" OD copper fine , decided too cold to carry on outside.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: alan reid on Mar 01, 2021 - 18:43
I would second that I  have a shear pin in the driveshaft but thinking now that the bollard pin might let go first
I would urge anyone with a capstan winch to modify it to accept having a shear pin in the drive ( as per versions for late 2A/3),  rather than to rely on the one in the capstan bollard .  As mentioned, if the shear pin breaks in the bollard it is free to rotate and run backwards if you have a load on it.  Because of the friction in a worm & wheel , breakage of a shear pin in the drive  means it just stops but the load can be held on the capstan.  The change only means replacing the fixing pin in the UJ sleeve with the later shear pin .

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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: tankman on Mar 01, 2021 - 21:30
       The hole in  the worm drive, and universal joint where mills pin is in, is smaller on the early winch that would have the smaller diameter safety pin in bollard. It is 1/4" diameter, I am wondering if a brass shearpin  will fit. I remember the worm drive is very hard steel. The hole in later universal joints and worm drive seems to be 9/32".
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Keith Robertshaw on Mar 02, 2021 - 22:48
     I am actually fitting a Clayton back in FAP today, the inlet pipes have reducers in like yours. I am using 1/2" ID   rubber pipe onto heater, then drilling out  end to go onto 5/8" OD heater pipes.

Hi Bob, did this work out ok? Is there enough ‘meat’ left on the pipe?  I’ve seen some 1/2 pipe that’s is 20mm o/d, so drilling out for 5/8 - 15.8mm - leaves a 2mm wall thickness. Do you think the pipe is still strong enough for the pressure?

Keith
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Post by: tankman on Mar 03, 2021 - 10:04
Keith, Yes Ok , the OD of my pipe is 22.5mm, so there is plenty round it. No ides where I got it from.
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Post by: tankman on Mar 03, 2021 - 11:10

   Keith,   I have just done it another way, using 20mm  OD, 1/2"   ID rubber.   No drilling needed.  Linish the ends of your 5/8" heater pipes to give a slight taper, get the end hot with a blow lamp, simply push the rubber pipe on, better than drilling.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: shropshire lad on Mar 06, 2021 - 19:52
Picked up 1.5cu. metres of landscaping bark from my local nursery , which took the bounce out the springs .
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Post by: alan reid on Mar 06, 2021 - 23:22
Looks like a  extra axle would support that extended tray nicely good looking truck

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Post by: Defender9 on Mar 07, 2021 - 10:52
Aeon spring assisters Nick?
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Post by: tankman on Mar 07, 2021 - 12:18

  I found a bag of copper  tubular rivets, 1/16" dia  X 3/32" long, they are for fitting the platform inside Lucas ST 51 D lights. for fitting bulb holders to.  I fitted one in a old D light light. pic 3   If anyone needs any FOC send me a  PM, I will never use them.
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Post by: shropshire lad on Mar 07, 2021 - 23:13
Looks like a  extra axle would support that extended tray nicely good looking truck

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 The tray only extends passed the end of the chassis by about 9”. For the amount it gets used  I could not justify the time , money , heartache and hassle of adding an extra axle . In addition I don't think It would add to the looks . And it certainly wouldn’t get passed by the accounts department .
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: shropshire lad on Mar 07, 2021 - 23:23
Aeon spring assisters Nick?

 I looked into those a few years ago , but didn’t get anywhere. Instead I bought a set of extended spring hangers which help quite a lot .
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: alan reid on Mar 08, 2021 - 07:52
Just have a thing about six wheelers
I came close to building  one on a Carmicheal chassis a few years ago with a series one cab but the predicted registration hassles put me off
The tray only extends passed the end of the chassis by about 9”. For the amount it gets used  I could not justify the time , money , heartache and hassle of adding an extra axle . In addition I don't think It would add to the looks . And it certainly wouldn’t get passed by the accounts department .

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Post by: pintoosc on Mar 08, 2021 - 10:52
Covid free walk around the block!
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: shropshire lad on Mar 08, 2021 - 11:31
Just have a thing about six wheelers
I came close to building  one on a Carmicheal chassis a few years ago with a series one cab but the predicted registration hassles put me off
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 Here’s one I liked the look of , which sold a couple of years ago in Australia for a paltry $5,000. If I had the money at the time I would have seriously considered it .
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: alan reid on Mar 08, 2021 - 13:11
Hope it has more than 2 litres under the bonnet i have a 54 107 with a seriously rotten back end something  like that is appealing
Here’s one I liked the look of , which sold a couple of years ago in Australia for a paltry $5,000. If I had the money at the time I would have seriously considered it .

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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: 34058 on Mar 16, 2021 - 15:53
Well, my 107" has more than 2 litres under the bonnet: it has 2.6 litres.

The clutch has been intermittently dragging when I am trying to change gear, especially if stationary and trying to select neutral.  Oddly it goes into gear OK, but is then reluctant to come out of gear.  There is no crunching of teeth, and it does not misbehave all the time.  So I have yanked the engine out, and found that there is precious little room to get a 6 pot out the front.  I had to undo the gearbox mountings and shove it back as far as I could move it without disconnecting the prop shafts.

The clutch friction plate has almost no wear and looks flat, but I have changed it anyway.  It was a little oily and sticky so I wonder if I could have cured the problem with a pint of brake cleaner in the bell housing!?

I examined all the pins in the clutch linkage in case one or more pin was worn and stepped, which might have caused the intermittent problem, but everything is in very good condition with no appreciable wear.

Tomorrow I will start putting the engine back in, and sort out a few PO bodges as I go along.

David.

p.s.  Was someone after the length of the clutch shaft?  Or was it for a LHD vehicle?  I remember someone asking about the shaft recently but not what the question was.  I took a photo of the shaft, squashed tube and splined coupling.  If anyone wants to see it let me know.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Graeme on Mar 17, 2021 - 18:34
A bit of a sad one, this.  My wife Anthea, the 'official keeper' of SXF870, was finally defeated by leukaemia on March 5th.  Today was her funeral, and she was buried (as she asked to be) in our hay field.

But the happier bit is that 'Fido' was able to play a part, and take her to her final resting place in our top field, with me driving.

She bought SXF870 in 1974 when her part-time job as a Milk Recorder needed her to be able to get up to the top of the dales in all weathers.  47 years later, 'Fido' was still able to carry her where she wanted to go.
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Post by: gardenome on Mar 17, 2021 - 18:53
Oh Graeme, I’m so sorry.


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: msm80 on Mar 17, 2021 - 19:18
My condolences Graeme over your loss. She must have been a wonderful character, surely a touching and moving way to end life's journey. Take care.
Malcolm
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Post by: Jules on Mar 17, 2021 - 19:50
That is a fitting tribute. So sorry to hear this.
Jules
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Post by: Bjornung on Mar 17, 2021 - 20:13
I am truly sorry for your loss Graeme.

Bjørnung
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Post by: Bluebell on Mar 17, 2021 - 20:58
Graeme,  How touching and thank you for sharing. my condolences - tough times
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Dollar Bill on Mar 17, 2021 - 21:43
Graeme, it is good to share. I am sorry for your loss.

Denton
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Post by: Bradford86 on Mar 17, 2021 - 22:37
Graeme
Thank you for sharing one of many treasured moments. My condolences for your loss. Take care.

Jon
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Post by: nickuk on Mar 17, 2021 - 23:27
Graeme,

So sorry, thank you for showing us.

That is fitting and appropriate and so right!

Nick.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: rd10014 on Mar 18, 2021 - 00:38
A bit of a sad one, this.  My wife Anthea, the 'official keeper' of SXF870, was finally defeated by leukaemia on March 5th.  Today was her funeral, and she was buried (as she asked to be) in our hay field.

But the happier bit is that 'Fido' was able to play a part, and take her to her final resting place in our top field, with me driving.

She bought SXF870 in 1974 when her part-time job as a Milk Recorder needed her to be able to get up to the top of the dales in all weathers.  47 years later, 'Fido' was still able to carry her where she wanted to go.

So sorry for your loss.  God speak. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: davel on Mar 18, 2021 - 07:43
Graeme,

Such a fitting and appropriate last journey for Anthea with yourself and Fido.

My sincere condolences.

Dave
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: KAC 87 on Mar 18, 2021 - 11:31
Hello Graeme,
Sally and I are sad for your loss as well having met you first back in 2010 if you remember.
What a really nice and fitting way for Anthea's last journey.
Thank you for sharing - that is really appreciated.
Best wishes,
Nigel.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: 34058 on Mar 18, 2021 - 18:06
Very sad to hear this.

I have met quite a few milk recorders in my time and they were all very personable ladies.

David
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Barney on Apr 04, 2021 - 13:47
Started the engine of my 1951 80" for the first time in 2 years following a vehicle rebuild.  After 2 years of stripping, cleaning, repairing, replacing and rebuilding, I was confident enough to start and run the engine for a short static test, using a Heath-Robinson funnel and tube as a  gravity fuel feed.   
The vehicle was brought over from Australia, through Marc Pedersen and was largely complete and un-rusted, but beaten up and well-used when I took delivery.  I have had the original carb rebuilt (it was previously incontinent, causing a fire hazard), the starter, generator and distributor are all original and have been professionally fettled.  Fortunately the cooling system and original rad appears to be holding fluid and everything seems to be working, oil lamp goes out, but the red charging lamp only dims at medium revs, so that will want looking at - (I have fitted a new control box).

Next job is to connect up the repaired fuel tank to the new pump and see if all is leak proof before fitting the delightfully complicated throttle linkages!  MOT in a couple of months???
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Post by: msm80 on Apr 04, 2021 - 14:00
Well done Barney
Nearly there and another 51 saved.
Malcolm
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Post by: antarmike on Apr 04, 2021 - 16:08
Precissely nothing.  Nowhere to go and no reason to prepare to go anywhere,  everything is sat parked up.

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Post by: zlandz on Apr 04, 2021 - 18:11
Went trialling for the first time in 2 years today, a well run event and even the MSA were there. Great to see things opening up with care. Well done Anglian Rovers!!

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Post by: alan reid on Apr 12, 2021 - 10:52
It seems my Rover has become a shed again must have a clearout

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Post by: 34058 on Apr 13, 2021 - 20:13
Wished it a Happy 65th Birthday, and promised it that I will fix its front floor back down ASAP, following a clutch change.

David

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Post by: msm80 on Apr 18, 2021 - 22:24
Great day for a trip to the tip to dump with the 51. Then hey ho what a find in the recycle lot.....a 1951 WD Jerry can :woohoo: Even better I got it for a fiver, no holes just needs a good flushout and a repaint. :cool:

Malcolm
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Post by: seriesonenut on Apr 18, 2021 - 22:33
Took it out to blow off the dust :smiley:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51123524867_95597618e8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kTBqPV)wvfsun (https://flic.kr/p/2kTBqPV) by Richard Holmes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/146152906@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Apr 19, 2021 - 18:11
Visited Adegem WW2 war memorial.
One of the heaviest battles of WW2 took place here.
Battle at the Leopold canal. Part of the battle of the Breskens pocket.
Regards Eddy
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Post by: fifty seven on Apr 19, 2021 - 19:09
Took the otter plate off the rear of cylinder head to renew the gasket which was a bit sad...(  :undecided:  at least it was seen to be weeping. :( )  Perhaps the L-R is upset because it has been sat at home for so long, missing the normal spring time run in company.  I fitted some new gasket  made from weetabix packet card  sandwiched  with a good smear of gasket sealant..(That should make everyone smile .)  No weeping now ... :tic:
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Post by: pdes on Apr 19, 2021 - 21:18
Not "today" but yesterday took part in a classic car rally. 100 miles around the lanes of Suffolk, Cambs, Beds and Herts starting and finishing at IWM Duxford.  It was a shake-down in preparation for the Comeback Rally and only revealed a wheel bearing needing adjustment.

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Post by: jkhackney on Apr 20, 2021 - 09:27
Some digital fun
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Post by: pdes on Apr 20, 2021 - 09:39
 ;D ;D  LOL.  Well done!!
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Post by: msm80 on Apr 20, 2021 - 09:55
Now why didn’t I think of that back in 2012! Took mine when I attended the national rally at Cambridge👍.
M
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Apr 20, 2021 - 11:36
Some digital fun
You have to make the propeller spin..... Otherwise the S1 will be crushed by the Hurricane ;D
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: alan reid on Apr 23, 2021 - 19:48
Went out for a shakedown run after road tax sorted and  ......broke down #### no spark and coil very hot. Towed back by mates Merc Sprinter (greatly amused ) luckily near home
Bit of fettling to do may go electronic having read the various threads
Suppose its a bit much to expect reliability after standing 17 years on the plus side oil pressure and compression good and no nasty smoke
Was going to swap out this engine (2 1/4 petrol ) as it had siezed up but will stick with it for  now worth a bit of TLC. It used to be very reliable

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Post by: Monkeypin on Apr 23, 2021 - 20:08

Bit of fettling to do may go electronic having read the various threads

I fitted electronic ignition to mine and so far it's the only thing that has let me down!! I'm back on points again.
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Post by: alan reid on Apr 23, 2021 - 20:58
Point taken ( haha) but heard so many horror stories about modern cr#p ignition components will try the Distributor Doctor

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Post by: tankman on Apr 23, 2021 - 21:37
   I fitted three brass gauze filters on the pick up pipes in the petrol tanks. Sent to me by Chris Farman, must say they are excellent. Nice to receive parts from the person who actually makes the parts.
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Post by: tankman on Apr 24, 2021 - 11:42

  A club member dropped off his Banana  pipe with me yesterday, I have fitted his pipe onto a engine and made him some heater pipes.
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Post by: autorover1 on Apr 24, 2021 - 12:18
Went to collect groceries at local farm shop  and decided on an Ice Cream as the sun was shining
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: edseries49 on Apr 24, 2021 - 18:57
  A club member dropped off his Banana  pipe with me yesterday, I have fitted his pipe onto a engine and made him some heater pipes.
Looks good Bob, excellent work

Ed


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: tankman on Apr 24, 2021 - 20:46

   Ed, This is a good idea, the return pipe gets bent to fit the angle and position of return connection, which do differ, the banana pipe then fits in the cardboard tube with the heater pipes for posting. Still weighs less than 2 kilos.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: milly72 on Apr 25, 2021 - 20:02
Hi All

I went out in Norbert yesterday to get Fish and Chips

Regards Milly
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Post by: milly72 on Apr 25, 2021 - 20:03
And again today as part of Drive It Day
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Post by: Plankton on Apr 25, 2021 - 20:12
Pulled the gearbox out to flick the squealing clutch thrust bearing. Lovely way to spend a sunny spring day. Not.
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Post by: 1964_cooper on Apr 25, 2021 - 20:15
Went exploring in the Purbeck’s with our 80”
And 86” this evening!


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Post by: autorover1 on Apr 25, 2021 - 23:22
Drive it day around Bishops Castle & Montgomery , covered about 200 miles as a run out in preparation for  National  Rally
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Post by: shropshire lad on Apr 26, 2021 - 00:12
Drive it day around Bishops Castle & Montgomery , covered about 200 miles as a run out in preparation for  National  Rally

 All I did yesterday with mine was drop off some polycarbonate roofing sheets in Knighton .
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: SeriesTaylor on Apr 26, 2021 - 02:45
A bit of a sad one, this.  My wife Anthea, the 'official keeper' of SXF870, was finally defeated by leukaemia on March 5th.  Today was her funeral, and she was buried (as she asked to be) in our hay field.

But the happier bit is that 'Fido' was able to play a part, and take her to her final resting place in our top field, with me driving.

She bought SXF870 in 1974 when her part-time job as a Milk Recorder needed her to be able to get up to the top of the dales in all weathers.  47 years later, 'Fido' was still able to carry her where she wanted to go.
God bless and keep you, Graeme. Truly sorry for your loss.

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Post by: Graeme on Apr 26, 2021 - 08:08
Thank for your good wishes, Taylor.

But it's a good job we were only driving up the field at funeral speed — now I have a total lack of brakes!  I thought it was hub oil from a worn seal, but having replaced it I realised that the damp was still there... leaking brake cylinder.  (Yes, I know I should have smelt the difference between DOT4 and Hypoy, but I have no sense of smell!)  Fitted a new cylinder yesterday, but no way can we get a firm pedal.  I guess that its Master Cylinder time.

And for that I'm going to have to trailer it to a specialist — I may be only 45 inside, but the knees and eyesight have this weird notion that I'm 77, and working up under a vehicle is a no-no.

SXF870 has been fighting me gently for over a year now — full ignition refurb (most recently a replacement coil), carburettor overhaul, fuel system.  Mercifully the funeral was faultless.  I still love her, though (the Series 1 as well as the wife!)
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Post by: klonk on Apr 26, 2021 - 12:43
Took klonk fishing with the top off
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Post by: pdes on Apr 26, 2021 - 17:33
I did 60 mph!!!   :hoorah:  0 to 60 in around 2 minutes!!!
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Post by: shropshire lad on Apr 26, 2021 - 17:46
I did 60 mph!!!   :hoorah:  0 to 60 in around 2 minutes!!!

 Hooligan.
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Apr 26, 2021 - 18:48
I did 60 mph!!!   :hoorah:  0 to 60 in around 2 minutes!!!
Me too 30 in the morning, and the other 30 in the afternoon....
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Post by: tankman on Apr 26, 2021 - 20:33
  This morning I took a large amount of parts to the powder coaters for cleaning and painting, ready for the Malvern show  23rd May. At the powder coaters was a new Bearmach series 3 galvanized chassis , they say they powder coat straight onto the chassis.
     This afternoon I started to refurbish a 1948  ST 51 D light that came with OEV 357 when I bought it. I riveted on a new bulb holder platform, and made a 4 ba brass fixng screw, with a knurled head.Sorry if not perfect , but is my first attempt, Originals were chrome on brass, but I would think repro ones are now stainless steel.
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Post by: Bjornung on Apr 27, 2021 - 09:59
Sorry for being late, but this is what I did yesterday ...
A trip down along the coast and a 2 hour walk on the beaches.
Very pleased with the performance of the 86", not so pleased with my own condition, and I am 10 days younger!  :tic:


Bjørnung
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Post by: shropshire lad on Apr 27, 2021 - 11:41
Today is a working day . First load of many .
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Post by: tankman on May 01, 2021 - 16:17
  I made a couple of stainless D lamp cover fixing screws this afternoon. Picture 1 is a late 1930s D lamp screw, Clever how they reduced the shank of screw under the head. I keep wondering why the slot is so wide in the head of screw. Pictures 2/3  is a new screw in stainless.  Still a few more to make, all mine seem to be self tappers.
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Post by: midlandoak on May 01, 2021 - 17:34
Bob I believe the slot was wide so it could be opened up with a penny (lsd) to change the bulb hang over from m/c lamps ?


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: tankman on May 01, 2021 - 19:39

  Ken , That was my thoughts as well, I am just putting a normal slot in.  Bob
Title: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: GunnarTM on May 02, 2021 - 12:47
Went on a c. 40 klick (25 mile) run in '53 80" "Yuey" to return some bike tools and a stand to a high school friend over in Schwalbach.  I dropped some microbrew bail bottles off in Oberursel Altstadt on the way there, and on the way back checked the partridge feeders.  It's still 5-10C (40-50F), so I left the top up and had the Clayton heater on, and after the complete fluid replacement last August, the truck is running like a champion.


When I'm out and about on the B-roads, I always have to do some mental math(s) avoid getting blitzed:

Km = MPH
30 = 19
50 = 31
60 = 37
70 = 43
80 = 50
100 = 62

The last one is purely aspirational!

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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: nickuk on May 02, 2021 - 14:48
Suggest you wait for the Summer to achieve your aspiration!

Can be done on the level if you fold the windscreen down (proper motorcycle goggles recommended) and you have a VERY long straight road.

Nick.

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Post by: alan reid on May 10, 2021 - 14:08
Been for a blast around to blow out cobwebs ( and diesel contamination from exhaust)
5 doors rattling, heavy steering, terrible turning circle , transmission whine, oil and petrol smells. Love it !.
Are we all mad haha

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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: jkhackney on May 10, 2021 - 18:40
I filled up after a 20 mile run and calculated the mileage for the last tank: 25.7 mpg Imperial / 11 L per 100km. I was happy with that.

Then, while parking it at home, I caught the rear numberplate, which is too long and overhangs the side of the tub, on my own stone gatepost and it folded over, making my 86" into an 85.75". Well, I didn't change the wheelbase, of course,  just the length of the tub.

The tub was far from pristine before this encounter, but it's still aggravating! Hopefully a few knocks with a hammer and dolly will straighten it out again.

Jeremy
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Post by: Steve Owen on May 11, 2021 - 01:37
Still rather Chilly in Wisconsin  But manage a 114 mile trip to an Auto show in Green Bay WI USA and bring home a trinket from the Judges. Next up a Trip around the Northern Half of Lake Michigan..
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: pasta on May 13, 2021 - 19:20
First Trip with new TÜV and new permit
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Post by: lurch032003 on May 13, 2021 - 20:55
Nothing bar looked at her awaiting to here about what to do for inspection , read all your story’s and green with envy on most being able to get out and about in yours , I did manage to drive the s3 for dogs exercise time and look at the s2a gearbox issue oh I can’t wait to get started on the s1 🙂
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Post by: GunnarTM on May 14, 2021 - 09:58
First Trip with new TÜV and new permit
  What a gorgeous truck!  I know the feeling when mine passes TÜV; there's always a great sense of relief ... and then the "Fahrvergnügen" can resume :-)
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Post by: GunnarTM on May 14, 2021 - 11:32
P.S. to Pasta ... where did you get that front Minerva-pigtail-style front towing eye?  I have been looking all over for a zinc or black rather than red one, one that bolted to the front of an 80", and one with which the TÜV were okay.  Thanks in advance for any guidance you can offer :-)


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Post by: tankman on May 14, 2021 - 13:23
  I took DPV 667 down to the powder coaters to collect a few bits for Malvern next  Sunday.
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Post by: alan reid on May 15, 2021 - 18:04
Visited my friends series one graveyard, 57 diesel SW, 52 ex raf. Also nice 49 in shed and loads of spares.
HJR 468 running fine on correct fuel ( qv) and steering seems to be freeing up a bit. Or perhaps my arms are getting stronger

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Post by: cdr.bond on May 17, 2021 - 15:51
Went to check out a custom chassis by a renowned fabricator locally here on the west coast (warning: photos may be offensive to rivet counters)




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Post by: Graeme on May 17, 2021 - 18:12
(warning: photos may be offensive to rivet counters)

I couldn't see any rivets!
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Post by: alan reid on May 18, 2021 - 18:55
Went to check out a custom chassis by a renowned fabricator locally here on the west coast (warning: photos may be offensive to rivet counters)




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Post by: cdr.bond on May 19, 2021 - 04:27
I couldn't see any rivets!

lol...  i promise great effort and attempt to use the correct rivets to soothe your eyes later. 


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Post by: cdr.bond on May 19, 2021 - 04:49
Some interesting ideas going on there. Longer front springs and I assume something rather bigger than stock under the hood

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springs from silverado trucks
52" front eye to eye
64" rear eye to eye

isuzu 3.9 diesel engine from an '89 npr truck is currently under consideration...

chassis widened 7" from bulkhead back to tug exhaust nicely under the chassis and a custom 30 gal. rear fuel tank...


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Post by: peterholden on May 19, 2021 - 07:25
Welded up a rusted hole in the rear axle case between the spring and the brake back plate.

Peter
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Post by: alan reid on May 22, 2021 - 14:53
Interesting comparison with a distant relative. Have to say the D2 is a world apart, the TD5 is a nice engine . Wonder if anyone has done a series one transplant its the last proper Rover diesel.

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Post by: seriesonenut on May 22, 2021 - 18:00
made some blocks to carry the door tops ready for Cumbria.......

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Post by: alan reid on May 23, 2021 - 13:41
Had a trip out to see Stuart Arthur's 1956 Willerby monocoque GRP caravan.  Look at those swoopy lines. Ultra cool i want one ( fat chance only 6 left)

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Post by: Landie Les on May 23, 2021 - 18:48
Got the Station Wagon fired up.
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Post by: jedwards on May 24, 2021 - 04:11
Installed the transmission back into the restored chassis. 
All went remarkably smooth. No broken parts, no skin or bone damage.

Making some decent progress now.

regards,
Jeff
Perth, Western Australi(http://)a ;D
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Post by: starken on May 24, 2021 - 09:16
Looking really smart.
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Post by: Henry.M on May 27, 2021 - 19:55
Rolled up the canvas and went out for a blast.


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Post by: antarmike on May 27, 2021 - 19:59
walked in the shed, looked at them then walked out again......
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Post by: Plankton on May 27, 2021 - 20:22
Shed? I wish I had a shed.
I took advantage of the fine weather and painted my tub, front panel and dash in the garden.
One day I might get the chance to drive the bloody thing?
You could drive at least one, maybe more than one? but didn’t bother?
From where I’m standing that’s soul destroying. 😁
Tim
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Post by: antarmike on May 27, 2021 - 20:24
Currently very little, I am waiting to hear from the galvanizers when they are coming to pick up the 86"

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and I don't want to start thinking about painting the bulkhead until the chassis is somewhere near ready to take it.

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Both have been repaired using as much of the original as possible,  I could have put on new outriggers rather than cutting and splicing,  same with the bulkhead, new footwells would have been easier than cutting and splicing to keep as much of the original that I could.....
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Post by: Plankton on May 27, 2021 - 20:38
Wow looks good.
Mines getting there but has been a major project. Not one thing has been ok. I’ve had to fix every conceivable part of it. And mostly working outdoors as my single garage is too restrictive for anything more than storage of shrapnel.
Tim
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Post by: antarmike on May 27, 2021 - 21:00
Shed? I wish I had a shed.
I took advantage of the fine weather and painted my tub, front panel and dash in the garden.
One day I might get the chance to drive the bloody thing?
You could drive at least one, maybe more than one? but didn’t bother?
From where I’m standing that’s soul destroying. 😁
Tim

I am probably luckier than most but I stuck in a job I could not stand for 20 years to get it.....Job nearly drove me to a mental breakdown and or / suicide... (honestly!) but it is all mine now.....

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Now all I have to do now I am retired is live long enough to get some use and fun out of it!
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Post by: Plankton on May 27, 2021 - 21:30
Spray shop
Panel shop
Workshop
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Post by: antarmike on May 27, 2021 - 21:38
Spray shop
Panel shop
Workshop

She is looking good.   With determination you can work wonders with very little... and you are.
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Post by: landie57 on May 28, 2021 - 08:55
Replaced steering box.
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Post by: Rangie on May 28, 2021 - 10:37
I am probably luckier than most but I stuck in a job I could not stand for 20 years to get it.....Job nearly drove me to a mental breakdown and or / suicide... (honestly!) but it is all mine now.....

Good Lad.
I love a Beaver, particularly when it is Eager  ;D

Alec.
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on May 28, 2021 - 11:37
Spray shop
Panel shop
Workshop
It's good to touch the Grey Grey grass of home ;D
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Post by: Plankton on May 28, 2021 - 12:09
Top tip. Let the grass grow long. Do your spraying when SWMBO is out.
Mow grass before she gets home.
Evidence (almost) eliminated.
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Post by: daleradford on May 28, 2021 - 12:16
Open day / Land Rover meet at the Radford's this weekend.

Let's see if anyone turns up ??
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on May 28, 2021 - 15:26
Crossed One of the 3 Bailey bridges still in use. They were layed in 1944 to permit crossing of the Leopold Canal for the troops into the Breskens pocket.
Regards Eddy
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Post by: nickuk on May 28, 2021 - 16:06
Glad to see them still in use.

There are a couple still in use here in the Lea Valley Park too.

Public foot and cycle traffic only but used regularly by Park Vehicles up to the size of a normal digger.

Nick.

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Post by: Graeme on May 28, 2021 - 18:12
One on a farm access track off the A173 between Great Ayton and Stokesley, here in the North Riding.  Those big pins that hold the bits together always look very tempting to pull out!
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Post by: nickuk on May 28, 2021 - 20:15
What with rust and friction loads probably even more difficult than a steering relay to extract/

Nick.
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on May 29, 2021 - 07:10
This one was fully restored 2 years ago. They reduced max load to 3.5 tonnes. And max height of 2.30 m. This is to prevent heavy farm traffic crossing. In due time i will post pics of the other 2 still in use today.
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Post by: daleradford on May 30, 2021 - 18:31
Many thanks to all that came to my little workshop on a lovely sunny day, here in the north east of Scotland.


Dale
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Post by: pdes on May 30, 2021 - 20:20
Many thanks to all that came to my little workshop on a lovely sunny day, here in the north east of Scotland.


Dale
Dale,

It would be excellent if you could move to Cambridgeshire!

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Post by: Plankton on May 30, 2021 - 21:08
Who would ever want to live in Ingerland?
😁
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Post by: Terrastlata on May 31, 2021 - 07:14
Many thanks to all that came to my little workshop on a lovely sunny day, here in the north east of Scotland.


Dale


It looked a sunny day when I flew over at 7am.

You didn’t wave back.



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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Jun 02, 2021 - 12:22
This is the stuff your seat bottoms are made of.... Field full of FLAX
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Post by: autorover1 on Jun 04, 2021 - 08:30
As my knees are not what they were when I rebuilt my LR in 1990, I adjusted the pedal stops & linkage to lower the brake & clutch pedals by 3/4"  ready to drive up to Cumbria.  Changed all the oils and am now replacing wheel hub oil seal to stop a very small oil leak to the brakes.
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Post by: Livinit on Jun 04, 2021 - 15:05
Work transport  :smiley:
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Post by: Rob Tuck on Jun 05, 2021 - 20:06
Went for a drive in the sun and an alfresco lunch.
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Post by: msm80 on Jun 06, 2021 - 09:58
Ditto yesterday and screen down mode as well….flying high!
And a lot easier now I can stow the spare in the back…at last, only took nine years to get round to it!!
Malcolm
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Post by: fifty seven on Jun 06, 2021 - 10:13
It has been very unusually dry and dusty for weeks here. With all the pollen and tree bud debris blowing about, things still got a bit grubby. So I gave the 107SW a quick wash and rub down.

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Post by: VRO on Jun 06, 2021 - 13:04
It has been very unusually dry and dusty for weeks here. With all the pollen and tree bud debris blowing about, things still got a bit grubby. So I gave the 107SW a quick wash and rub down.
Looking good Tom


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Post by: Johan on Jun 06, 2021 - 16:29
Family visit;  :smiley:
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Post by: Jules on Jun 06, 2021 - 17:26
Went to the overland show in Stratford on Avon and came away with an awning perfect for light weight camping.
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Jun 06, 2021 - 18:30
Meet the ancesters...
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Post by: Bjornung on Jun 06, 2021 - 20:48
Took a relaxing drive in the nice weather.
All very good and happy until I noticed that the engine seemed to loose power.
Noticeable slower off in second gear getting onto the main road.
Headed home trying to figure what was wrong.
Took me a while, but suddenly noticed I was still in overdrive!  ;D
Continued the nice drive!  :D

Bjørnung
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Jun 06, 2021 - 21:21
Waved my Minerva goodbye...
Friend of mine will take her to France to lead the good life....
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Post by: 34058 on Jun 12, 2021 - 15:38
On the starting grid at Thruxton. My lap time was 6:20 

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Post by: Rob Tuck on Jun 12, 2021 - 17:52
Lovely day for a picnic and dog walk at Badbury Rings (Iron age hill fort)  :D
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Jun 12, 2021 - 18:55
First bigger test drive.  About 60 km all was fine.
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Post by: seriesonenut on Jun 12, 2021 - 20:50
Gave it a wash ready for Cumbria

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Post by: michael on Jun 13, 2021 - 18:54
Out in the Fens of Cambridgeshire early today, before it got too hot
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Post by: Rob Sharpe on Jun 13, 2021 - 19:17
Out with Trevor Cooper checking out the view from the venue for the fish and chip run on the Cumbria Comeback Rally before the reeds are cut back.
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Post by: seriesonenut on Jun 13, 2021 - 21:05
Gave it a service, stowed some tools and took it for a run in the sun

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Post by: Duncan on Jun 14, 2021 - 13:43
Just curious Seriesonenut, What tires are you running . I am trying to decide on some new ones for mine and those look great.    Cheers   Robin
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Post by: Daniel on Jun 14, 2021 - 14:34
Trip to North Wales including the Corwen car wash on the way home


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Post by: Monkeypin on Jun 14, 2021 - 15:17
Changed to the summer plumage and went for a quick drive.
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Post by: seriesonenut on Jun 14, 2021 - 16:54
Just curious Seriesonenut, What tires are you running . I am trying to decide on some new ones for mine and those look great.    Cheers   Robin

Hi they are 7.50 Michelin XCL's they do look great and also make a nice humm as you go!
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Post by: jkhackney on Jun 14, 2021 - 20:29
I towed something with it for the first time: my caravan, 1 mile to a local campsite!

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Total success! I didn't notice the load.

Jeremy
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Post by: Henry.M on Jun 16, 2021 - 14:47
Nipped out for a quick “working from home” Pub lunch with friends primarily to go over the route up for next week - the only topic of conversation we didn’t cover. 


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Post by: judorob2802 on Jun 16, 2021 - 23:02
Fitted the first door seal to my  Minerva !

Loving it
More and more




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Post by: Henry.M on Jun 20, 2021 - 14:08
Can’t be the only club member greasing nipples today?


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Post by: Swerve on Jun 20, 2021 - 18:25
Went for a trundle out in the drizzle and went to Lidl. Loved every min of it, apart from the shopping part
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Post by: klonk on Jun 30, 2021 - 15:01
Sunday afternoon drive with a friends.
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Post by: pdes on Jul 12, 2021 - 11:40
Took my Stepson and son to Cambridge tractor run.

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Post by: bumpy on Jul 12, 2021 - 11:58
Took my Stepson and son to Cambridge tractor run.

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Post by: Duncan on Jul 12, 2021 - 13:31
Love the bar photo, I will have to find an excuse to do that also    Cheers   Robin
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Post by: 34058 on Jul 12, 2021 - 15:17
Helping my local Shakespeare company with the 'get in' for their upcoming summer outdoor production of As You Like It.

The Station Wagon is the only vehicle that could get to the upper level at the location, up a very greasy dirt track. Did numerous runs with it loaded with gazebos, chairs, scenery and about 15cwt of cabling for the lights.

Even used it to climb on to put the roof on the tech hut that can be seen in the background.

David

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Post by: Gismo0164 on Jul 12, 2021 - 16:36
fixed fuel problem and replaced front brake cylinders. she now runs, drives and stop (well sort of) even treated her to new carpet (cut offs) on the garage floor
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Post by: antarmike on Jul 12, 2021 - 16:56
Reamed the chassis holes to size, pressed in the Clutch crossshaft bearings and reamed them to suit the crossshaft

https://youtu.be/qw9ec38i01g
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Post by: 34058 on Jul 15, 2021 - 18:32
More loads to drive up the slippery slope for the 'get in'.

Part of a collapsible shipping container on the roof.  I'm glad that there is no tropical roof fitted!
And a load of interval refreshment for the audience.

Also replaced the fan belt on my 80".  It's a genuine NOS Rover part 248576, made by Good Year, and bought by me from Dunsfold in 1997.  They don't seem to last very long   ;D  I noticed it was broken some years ago, but it's been like that for years so I didn't bother changing it before my trip to the rally in the Lakes.  I knew it would last OK but decided to try a club shop item.  I will report back on its longevity in 2045.

David
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Post by: daleradford on Jul 15, 2021 - 18:44
Trying to get the work - life balance right  :smiley: .
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Post by: alan reid on Jul 18, 2021 - 14:53
Green Lane trip in Slaley forest near Hexham took ages to find wet bit was very different in winter.  At 25 degrees and pulling  hard the heater started to work properly just when not needed very Land Rover


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Post by: Rob Tuck on Jul 18, 2021 - 16:48
'Park up and picnic' at Breamore house, Hants. 'twas a tad warm here....
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Post by: alan reid on Jul 18, 2021 - 19:13
Parked beside a TVR Cerberus at pub on way back. There is a connection the engine is a rover v8 derivative ( i think ?)

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Post by: Andy80 on Jul 19, 2021 - 09:49
Parked beside a TVR Cerberus at pub on way back. There is a connection the engine is a rover v8 derivative ( i think ?)

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Hi Alan,
TVR fitted either a Straight 6 or V8 to the Cerbra, both engines there own design.

Rover V8 were fitted to prior vehicles.

Andy
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Post by: alan reid on Jul 19, 2021 - 19:09
This one certainly had a V8 sounded awesome my tvr knowledge  is obviously a bit behind  the times (as with most thngs )

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Post by: GunnarTM on Jul 24, 2021 - 13:54
Walked dogs, made a dump run sans hay run (we have round bales again), and then ran the Series up to Big Wash for a bath and detailing.  Note to family:  It's okay to put patio chair cushions in the back, but not wet ones, as one of the back bench seats was soaked   Canvas top is off and stored, but I'll keep the door tops and sticks on until all greenhouse operations are completed this week.  Tanked up with almost 1,000 miles on the clock since purchased; I straightened out the rod on the float sender to the gas gauge, and it seems to read more accurately now.


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Post by: Monkeypin on Jul 24, 2021 - 20:07
I like the spare wheel storage bag.
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Post by: GunnarTM on Jul 25, 2021 - 07:39
I like the spare wheel storage bag.
It's from Exmoor Trim, and very commodious; allows tow rope, fire extinguisher, etc. to be stowed neatly away, and still leaves enough room for two adult passengers.


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Post by: midlandoak on Jul 26, 2021 - 18:21
HEW 76 Breathes and moves after 50yrs Nearly there after 5 yrs
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Post by: Terrastlata on Jul 26, 2021 - 18:23
Looks great. Hope you have a lot of fun with it.

Chris.


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Post by: tankman on Jul 27, 2021 - 17:19
I cleaned up the handthrottle I had from Malcolm at Newbury.  Fitted new outer and  inner cables, and made and fitted  a replacement handle. The original handle will be good for a pattern. Will fit it in FAP 742, as Fap has a handthrottle that looks like a bonnet release fitting. Picture 1 is how it was yesterday.
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Post by: tankman on Jul 27, 2021 - 20:59
  I have found traces of original paint on all but the  handthrottle handle. Wondering if anyone knows the correct colour for the handle ?  Thankyou,  Bob












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Post by: msm80 on Jul 28, 2021 - 12:14
  I have found traces of original paint on all but the  handthrottle handle. Wondering if anyone knows the correct colour for the handle ?  Thankyou,  Bob
Hi Bob
Good to meet up briefly at Newbury and thanks for the seat bases too.
Other hand throttles I’ve had had original paint paint traces I think.
Next time I’m digging in my spares boxes I’ll have another look!
Cheers

In the meantime last week another trip to another quarry was my job for the day! As attached.

Malcolm
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Post by: tankman on Jul 28, 2021 - 15:50
   Malcolm, Thankyou. I am wondering if the handles were sherardized.

  Today  I have decided to change the doortops on FAP 742 which is a late 49 model .   Fap has the later hinges fitted, I have found two good doortops, and today made a nearside wire hinge. Please note the hinge is not brazed in yet.   The doortop I am using has no vertical drill holes for window channel, so  would only have had channel top and bottom of door top, may of had Rover P2 channel .
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Post by: tankman on Jul 30, 2021 - 09:13
     With regard to the finish on the handle on a handthrottle, I have been told   the handles were cadmium finish.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Graeme on Jul 30, 2021 - 14:49
What did I do in mine?... scared myself witless, that's what!  The brake master cylinder replacement is taking far too long, and I needed to get the mini-tractor/mower out from behind the (brakeless) Land-Rover.  No problem — I've done it before... drive straight back, stop with the handbrake, get the mower out, and drive straight back in again.  The only problem is if someone wants to get past on the lane whilst the LR is across it.

Fired up the engine and started to reverse... the car picked up speed as the back wheels went down the kerb, so I reached for the handbrake...  there was none.  I'd unshipped it to get the floor out!

Fortunately there was enough of a verge the other side of the lane to stop me before I demolished my neighbour's fence and let his cattle out.  Yes, I know I could have killed the ignition switch... but that only occurred to me some minutes later.

Don't panic, Mr Mainwaring!
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Post by: tankman on Aug 05, 2021 - 21:02
  I made a  windscrean demister outlet to go in NCJ 151
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Post by: bumpy on Aug 05, 2021 - 21:48
  I made a  windscrean demister outlet to go in NCJ 151
Went for a beer



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Post by: tankman on Aug 07, 2021 - 22:48

  I have  made another today, will show them fitted tomorrow, not perfect, but not bad for the first ones i have made.
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Post by: Ivor M on Aug 08, 2021 - 12:28
Yesterday went to the Stokesley Classic Car Show
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Post by: tankman on Aug 08, 2021 - 13:09
  Windscrean demisters fitted today, painting is rubbish, need to get them powder coated semi gloss black.  I have plenty of this oval tube if anyone wants to make some, I will never use it all.
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Post by: fifty seven on Aug 08, 2021 - 17:52
Windscreen demisters ....  need to get them powder coated semi gloss black. 

For info ....the colour of these on my '57 MY 107SW was always this.  You may spot from old part worn rusty spots poking through, I never repainted them when I did this rebuild years ago... just cleaned the coating they already had.
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Post by: autorover1 on Aug 08, 2021 - 18:21
My vents are grey as per vehicle. Its just made me  wonder if they were fitted at the factory as its a Station Wagon? I assumed they were all dealer fit.
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Post by: msm80 on Aug 08, 2021 - 18:45
Well to balance the books we’ve inherited two more rabbit hutches!!
Yet another useful trip in the 51 ;D

M
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Post by: pdes on Aug 08, 2021 - 19:44
Took Gracie to the Saffron Walden Motor Show.......

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Post by: tankman on Aug 08, 2021 - 19:48
 Tom, Thankyou for the picture, I can see small bits of braze on left hand end., I have also brazed together the ones I have made.  I have another pair fitted on MNP 86 , this is a 53 86, they are welded together.  Bob
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Post by: autorover1 on Aug 09, 2021 - 17:51
Down to the tip to depose of tree cuttings  , waiting to get to the green waste , nearly everybody doing the same , but of course its Monday
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Post by: Graeme on Aug 10, 2021 - 07:33
You're lucky... our council charge for anyone using a trailer (or van), even one of those tiny Erde trailers that Halfords sell, and which have just about enough room for one single mowing of lawn cuttings.
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Post by: autorover1 on Aug 10, 2021 - 08:10
I have to apply for a pass, declare its not trade waste, only single axle trailers and you get 12 per annum
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Post by: tankman on Aug 10, 2021 - 08:12
   
      Graeme,   Derek probably has a permit, we get twelve a year if your trailer is over a metre long, or if you are in a van.
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Post by: Graeme on Aug 10, 2021 - 12:08
OK, so I admit our council does do something similar (although they say nothing about trailer size), but I think you still have to pay for the 12.  My son is a handyman, with a Transit van, but he's been known to trans-ship small bits he needs to get rid of into his Skoda Estate where its never queried... it's the same waste, though.

It's this sort of policy that results in our field gate-holes and farm tracks becoming site for dumping... which the farmer has to pay to get rid of!  [End of hobby horse!]
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Post by: Keith Robertshaw on Aug 10, 2021 - 15:29
Went for a COVID test!

But needed fuel on the way - Morrison’s have already switched to E10, and don’t sell super unleaded, so had to fill up at the nearest Shell garage!


Hey ho
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Post by: GunnarTM on Aug 10, 2021 - 19:36
Our town in Germany allows one trailer load per day, as long as the trailer is 2m in length or less.  As long as it's household with checked ID.  This includes green, glass, paper, plastic, metal, wood, and any other non-demolition trash as long as one places them in the designated containers; they charge a few Euros for that, unless suspected of having any asbestos, cupric oxide pressure-treated or creosote-treated wood, etc. (the latter two are accepted by appointment).  The big van shows up about once a quarter for oil, anti-freeze, paint, and other "Schadstoffe" (hazardous materials), but it has to be in closed plastic containers.  Other municipalities are said to be less accommodating.  https://www.bad-homburg.de/microsite/betriebshof/index.php

Since they tightened things up few years ago, fly-tipping by unscrupulous garden services is a growing problem ... we've had to call out the city to pick up incredible piles on the tractor paths in our hunting area :-(


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Post by: Bluebell on Aug 10, 2021 - 19:38
Brought some logs home (hope the photo uploads OK!)
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Post by: gertie on Aug 11, 2021 - 10:08
Went for a COVID test!

But needed fuel on the way - Morrison’s have already switched to E10, and don’t sell super unleaded, so had to fill up at the nearest Shell garage!


Hey ho
I filled up at Morrisons when i asked about E10 i was told they had put the labels on the pumps early and it is due in September.
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Post by: Johan on Aug 11, 2021 - 10:42
Checked out the field for our sortout 26th of september!
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Post by: pdes on Aug 11, 2021 - 11:34
I filled up at Morrisons when i asked about E10 i was told they had put the labels on the pumps early and it is due in September.
Another underhand way of making you buy Premium before you need to!!

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Post by: autorover1 on Aug 11, 2021 - 11:36
Another underhand way of making you buy Premium before you need to!!

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I guess its technically correct as E10 means up to 10% ethanol , not is has 10% . I wouldn't take the word of the staff that it has only up to 5%
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Post by: Keith Robertshaw on Aug 11, 2021 - 20:30
The guy in the booth at Morrison’s in Bradford just said it was E10 and they don’t sell super unleaded, he directed to me to an alternative filling station.

Perhaps as you say they’ve just changed signage early, but he wasn’t aware.

And yes, it’s good way to get us to buy expensive fuel!

Keith
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Post by: VRO on Aug 13, 2021 - 18:23
Bit of paint for Ted, tidy him up a little


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Post by: gcc130 on Aug 13, 2021 - 19:27
Looking good.
I think I’m suffering workshop envy......... :smiley:
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Post by: msm80 on Aug 13, 2021 - 20:21
Sizing up Norden No7 Clay mine for the Swanage Railway Roads to Rail event this coming Bank Holiday week and weekend. We’ll be strung out alongside the pithead building and have the picnic area hopefully to ourselves (until the public come in!).

Could do with a few more entries don’t be shy!!
Malcolm
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Post by: msm80 on Aug 17, 2021 - 14:11
Well not quite today!
Last night rounded up some logs in the field. Must be near a ton in the trailer lol. Good stretch the 51’s legs a bit!
M
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Post by: Stuartarthur on Aug 17, 2021 - 19:52
Had a Willerby Weekend in Keilder Forest, looking for the Persid Meteor showers and hunting for Bastles.
Cheers
Stuart
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Post by: antarmike on Aug 17, 2021 - 23:12
Not today, but Yesterday, inpromptu attendance at Alford (Lincs) 1940s weekend...Found another three Series Is there also.

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(https://i.postimg.cc/nz4Pv79F/IMG-2052.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/KkYfb15w)
(https://i.postimg.cc/8cTnw5Lh/IMG-2055.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/S2trxmTs)
(https://i.postimg.cc/3N9fqTZz/IMG-2057.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZvBL9X2L)
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZKKMdWbm/IMG-2061.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Sj3d0NY1)
(https://i.postimg.cc/tCSmt9Jx/IMG-2058.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/qzKLpV8J)

Sorry no photos of two of them, Only Photographed George Smith's Ex Mil. 80"
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Post by: Duncan on Aug 18, 2021 - 13:44
That is a great little caravan, I have never seen anything like it here in Canada.
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Post by: tankman on Aug 18, 2021 - 15:23
      I replaced the front and rear badges on MNP 86, my lookalike SW.   The front badges are fitted purposely proud of the grille by the thickness   of a 2 BA nut. Some may not approve, but it is does look a nice feature.   Autorover kindly drew me the shape of the  backing plate off his own SW, to enable the  upper and lower badges to be joined together.
       The rear lower badge has been riveted to the body with the correct head size pop rivets, the same size as the original badge above.
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Post by: effess on Aug 18, 2021 - 20:30
I towed something with it for the first time: my caravan, 1 mile to a local campsite!

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Total success! I didn't notice the load.

Jeremy

Hi Jeremy,

nice caravan, SMW 10 I suppose?

Best wishes, Frank
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Post by: Wardy on Aug 20, 2021 - 12:31
Took my 52 to the local show called Jumpers & Jazz, with my 1968 Propert folding caravan. Even the kids loved the Landy



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Post by: Ivor M on Aug 21, 2021 - 14:04
Last Sunday out and about at the Classic car day at Ormesby Hall, National Trust.
The only Land Rover!
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Post by: jonhutchings on Aug 21, 2021 - 14:30
Went to the Classic car meet at Morgan Motors in Malvern. If filed up considerable later , but I like this shot as it shows the eclectic (or eccentric)   mix of cars on show (as well as lots of Morgans)
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Post by: tankman on Aug 21, 2021 - 14:46

   I have for  some time wanted to make a inlet pipe for water pump. with a heater return connection, (Banana Pipe).  Today  I bent  one and put it all together, Nice Job, surprised  myself. as it was my first go.  Will send a picture tomorrow, the paint is still wet.
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Post by: tankman on Aug 21, 2021 - 16:26
   Paint on banana pipe is now dry, so have fitted pipe onto my rig.
        After bending the pipe, I fitted the top flange onto the pipe. I then bolted the bottom bracket to front cover with a spacer behind bracket.  With the pipe in place against the bottom bracket , I tacked the top of bracket to the pipe. Then removed it and completed the fix. This ensures the pipe will fit.
        I finished it off with a pair of my 80" heater pipes. Not bad first attempt.
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Post by: Johan on Aug 21, 2021 - 16:55
Went offroading in my 49!
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Post by: colin fox on Aug 21, 2021 - 17:20
Top job Bob!
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Post by: tankman on Aug 21, 2021 - 18:13
  Colin, Thanks. The most important thing is, it fits.    If anyone wants any distance pieces   PT no 59155, send me a  large letter  SAE, I have plenty of correct diameter off cuts.   Bob
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Post by: alan reid on Aug 22, 2021 - 14:28
Not the natural habitat for a 107. Wickes carpark where every turn is a full lock job. Then down the recycling centre. What exciting lives we lead

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Post by: alan reid on Aug 22, 2021 - 14:29
Sorry forgot the picture think the last 18 months has turned my brain  to oatmeal

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Post by: alan reid on Aug 22, 2021 - 14:57
Funny how we tend to think of a LWB as a big vehicle but the Seat crossover thingy next door is wider and not much shorter. The land  rover has much. more space inside though. Boxes rule haha

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Post by: fraserfountain1 on Aug 22, 2021 - 18:15
Today I began an experiment to convert a bypass oil filter system to a full flow system
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Post by: fraserfountain1 on Aug 22, 2021 - 18:18
To clarify the process. Where you see the two machined areas of the upper oil filer housing that are in the tool holder I will block the oil in between here and take oil out the block from the lower machined part and bring it back in on the upper part.
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Post by: Timderbyshire on Aug 22, 2021 - 20:06
Something different for an old trials motor. Promotional work at a local show (Ashbourne) for a country clothing store, (Henmores).   :smiley:
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Post by: pdes on Aug 22, 2021 - 20:14
Spent the weekend at my local club's  20th birthday bash at Tixover quarry.

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Post by: Old Hywel on Aug 23, 2021 - 19:43
Funny how we tend to think of a LWB as a big vehicle but the Seat crossover thingy next door is wider and not much shorter. The land  rover has much. more space inside though. Boxes rule haha

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It’s a Dacia Sandero, if anyone’s interested.
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Post by: alan reid on Aug 23, 2021 - 22:26
It’s a Dacia Sandero, if anyone’s interested.
Got badges mixed up. One nice thing about  a series one, difficult to lose in carpark. Funny how car manufacturers spend zillions on design and lifestyle placement but end up with lookalikes

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Post by: jonhutchings on Aug 24, 2021 - 11:57
spent Sunday at the Tewskesbury Classic Vehicle Show. Met a few familiar faces, ended up parked in the Bugatti Trust stand (that's just where they told me to go!)

And yes, the car to the right of me in the photo, behind the Bugatti is an early Vauxhall (30/98) so I wasn't the only interloper!
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Post by: alan reid on Aug 24, 2021 - 15:20
That's a decent bow wave you've  got going there. Did you get wet feet haha
Spent the weekend at my local club's  20th birthday bash at Tixover quarry.

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Post by: pdes on Aug 24, 2021 - 15:57
That's a decent bow wave you've  got going there. Did you get wet feet haha
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Just a trickle through the floor gaps.  The biggest problem is getting all the mud stains out of the engine bay and off the springs and chassis!!  (Apart from the mis-fires where the plug wells filled up!!).
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Post by: seriesonewelder on Aug 24, 2021 - 18:44
Drove to Wales
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Post by: pdes on Aug 27, 2021 - 10:43
Just a trickle through the floor gaps.  The biggest problem is getting all the mud stains out of the engine bay and off the springs and chassis!!  (Apart from the mis-fires where the plug wells filled up!!).
A couple more photos from the trial last week...

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Post by: tankman on Aug 28, 2021 - 17:23

  I am missing a few of these, Stud for cushion retaining strap , on my 86" models. I decided to make a few, but took longer than i thought. Just using a round file., and a drill.
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Post by: Stuartarthur on Aug 28, 2021 - 19:54
  I am missing a few of these, Stud for cushion retaining strap , on my 86" models. I decided to make a few, but took longer than i thought. Just using a round file., and a drill.
Love your style Bob.
Stu
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Post by: antarmike on Aug 28, 2021 - 21:13
Got stuck in traffic behind a Lancaster,   Last time I was here I also had to wait for the crew to get the Lanc. into the hanger berfore I could leave. :tic:  :tic:  :tic:

So  inconsiderate!!!!   :tic: :tic: :tic:

(https://i.postimg.cc/L6t6Pn73/IMG-2121.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/4m3gkNXY)

Event was east kirkby Lanc, tanks and Miliotary vehicles event.... will be back there on Monday D.V. 

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Post by: alan reid on Aug 29, 2021 - 07:21
.Meet the ancestors
Helping my niece shift student accommodation in sunny Jesmond with my sisters Evoque.
50 years or so of product development there
Just missed double yellows or does overhang cpunt

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Post by: Alex 86 on Aug 29, 2021 - 16:51
My son and I took our fresh restored 86" with around 50 miles on to the Leafer's at pit 2021 rally at the Apedale valley site.
First real trip in busy traffic and on major roads through Stoke on trent, though the trip was only around 25 miles each way the Land Rover behaved perfect , just sat at around 40 mph  all good.
Had a great day, my first real Land rover rally ever!
 Had a good look around at the other Land Rovers, plenty of chatting and made time for lunch and ice cream.
Did speak to alot of folks, must apologise I cant remember the names of the Land Rover owners who had series 1's there.
Mine is the 86" with the sand tilt in the first picture.
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Post by: Rob Tuck on Aug 29, 2021 - 20:49
We took the 80" to the 'roads to rail' event at the Swanage railway, Plenty of photo ops in the industrial area of the Purbeck mining museum.
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Post by: Frade79 on Aug 30, 2021 - 02:53
the joy of seeing my granddaughter with Series is priceless


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Post by: Bjornung on Sep 02, 2021 - 08:15
Not today, but on Saturday last weekend.

Went to attend my first local LR club gathering for over at least 10 years.
I used  be very active and also part of steering committees in younger days.

Enjoyable, but forgot yo take any pictures, there were no Series Ones (did not expect that) and only 3 other Land Rovers.
No activity apart from socializing around the barbeque, but nice weather and good to meet new people.

Still - have not seen another Series One up close for over 15 years, mostly myself to blame I guess.

Bjørnung
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Post by: dawson on Sep 04, 2021 - 20:51
Clay practice
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Post by: milly72 on Sep 04, 2021 - 21:51
A bit of Gardening

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Post by: antarmike on Sep 04, 2021 - 22:27
Found that my recondition steering box does not hold oil.... pizzing EP 90 out the side cover...... not amused.....
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Sep 05, 2021 - 20:31
Found that my recondition steering box does not hold oil.... pizzing EP 90 out the side cover...... not amused.....
Had to reseal mine twice.
Used silicone liquid sealant in the end.
The joint washers were not sufficient to seal it.
Third time succes....
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Sep 05, 2021 - 20:34
Took her to a local classic car and tractor rally.
Was the only land rover let alone series 1 80"
Done 160 kilometres and missed not a single beat :smiley:
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Post by: TAC on Sep 06, 2021 - 09:05
Collecting horse manure for the garden


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Post by: midlandoak on Sep 06, 2021 - 13:33
HEW gets a new suit


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Post by: tankman on Sep 12, 2021 - 14:38
      I have been making the two piece clips for the 1600cc engine breather pipe. They take longer to make than  to bend the pipe, no wonder not many are fitted.  Note that the bracket bolted to the head , fits inside the bracket around the breather pipe.

      PS the sparewheel hook at bottom is to keep the pipe  from  falling over when taking picture.
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Sep 15, 2021 - 17:36
Took her for a ride... Old fashion style.... The only thing dat was difficult to find was an old fashion map. Specially when i asked for positive earth.... :angel: She ran super..
Regards Eddy
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Post by: vardjewell on Sep 16, 2021 - 12:05
First drive yesterday since RH hip replacement in the disco, not quite enough muscle power to be sure I can carry out an emergency stop in the old girls. I should have fitted the remote servos I guess. Looking forward to getting the S1 out and about once again. Another week for full discharge and back driving. Cant come soon enough!
    Vardon
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Post by: pdes on Sep 16, 2021 - 14:45
Nice to know you are on the mend and "out there" again.

David

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Post by: fifty seven on Sep 17, 2021 - 10:41
It's been a strange summer and the 107SW has sat for many weeks hardly in use at all. But yesterday made a change. After at least a month of idleness, and turning into a bit of a cupboard full of odd "junk" in the shed...  I turned the ignition on, and pulled the cold start. Once the petrol pump had ticked itself to a standstill, and after a my customary single pump on the accelerator pedal...magic.  More out of habit than expectation (!) I pressed the starter button. The engine hardly revolved , just purred into life immediately and took me and a pair of oars off for a mile or two,  to prepare a boat to face big winds today, and get ready for winter lay up before the first autumn storm later next week.

This photo was taken along there on a similar damp day a decade ago, why bother to take a new one ? so few things really " really" change.  :huh:  :angel: .

And the Land Rover pulled like a train., I had almost forgotten how well it was running before I became a bit distracted out on the water and away from the roads so much through this summer.
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Post by: gcc130 on Sep 18, 2021 - 13:03
We attended our first classic car meet in two years. Only a small local meet but a pleasant few hours in the sunshine😊
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Post by: Graeme on Sep 18, 2021 - 17:52
A nice, varied line-up.
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Post by: gcc130 on Sep 18, 2021 - 18:16
Yes, it was a very laid back event, put on at very short notice, with vehicles coming and going as they wished.
As you say a varied line up and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
Now talk of repeating next year with a bit more notice and planning. Hopefully we will be able to get a few more Landrovers to the next one.
There was a very nice original, low mileage Gipsy.
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Sep 19, 2021 - 18:58
Took her to the Ardennes for the first substantial trip.
750 kilometres in 4 days.
Today came home 260 in one go... Only stopped twice to rest en twice to top up fuel.
For the rest.... She ran faultless.
Just wiper motor stopped working.... Yep Chinese rubbish...
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Post by: mattc on Sep 19, 2021 - 22:35
I took the Land Rover out with the vague intention to dispose of some cardboard and glass in the recycling bins at the supermarket. I decided to go the long way, via the Cold Fell Road near Ennerdale Bridge in Cumbria.  ;D
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Post by: GunnarTM on Sep 25, 2021 - 14:06
Putted up to the Kronenhof https://www.hofgut-kronenhof.de in the '53 80" to see the Zeppelin NT's annual visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeppelin_NT .


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Post by: Graeme on Sep 25, 2021 - 14:11
What a beautiful forecourt and Benzin pump!
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Post by: GunnarTM on Sep 25, 2021 - 14:14
What a beautiful forecourt and Benzin pump!
Our neighbor across the fields bought the old Opel dealership around the corner from his estate and turned it into a proper car museum https://www.central-garage.de .


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: alan reid on Sep 27, 2021 - 18:15
Went to Shildon to see progress on the G5 newbuild locomotive project,  makes series one parts seem very cheap    (eg £25 for each cylinder cover stud )
Great project though ,they have most of the big bits but still need valvegear (50k !) water tanks con rods and loads of expensive ancillaries eg pipework
Ps phone died so didn't get pic of Rover

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Post by: 34058 on Oct 01, 2021 - 20:00
Set it and myself alight!  I was trying to sort out starting problems.

The carb must have been flooding.  There was petrol dripping out of the exhaust manifold.  I thought I had a bad connection on the starter motor so I was tweaking the big wire to the starter.  It has a solenoid mounted on the chassis leg close to the starter.  My fiddling produced a spark which ignited the dripping petrol causing a fire below the exhaust manifold and on my petrol soaked sleeve.

Luckily I had a full watering can to hand, and another 1,520 litres of rainwater in a storage tank right next to the vehicle.

Later I found out that the problem was caused by a flat battery.

David.
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Post by: alan reid on Oct 02, 2021 - 19:01
Moved a heap of workshop gear today, compressor 2 welders drill press axle stands couple of wheels 2 Sankey trailer axles with springs and a very heavy old Record vice
Not sure of weight but only about 1/2" off bump stops. Lightened steering a bit haha

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Post by: Calum on Oct 03, 2021 - 09:20
Went to Shildon to see progress on the G5 newbuild locomotive project,  makes series one parts seem very cheap    (eg £25 for each cylinder cover stud )
Great project though ,they have most of the big bits but still need valvegear (50k !) water tanks con rods and loads of expensive ancillaries eg pipework
Ps phone died so didn't get pic of Rover

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Seems steep for some studs, even if threaded manually! I'm sure we don't charge that much for the ones that we make.
Not seen that project before (mind, I don't follow that closely). There's more new builds than you can shake a stick at, which I find a shame when there are so many existing engines sat awaiting restoration already. Looks nice though. I hope they get it all completed smoothly unlike some of the others...
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Post by: alan reid on Oct 03, 2021 - 10:51
I agree to some extent but like a lot of things eg buildings there cones a point where it is cheaper to start again and if you really want a g5 there aren't any wrecks to rebuild they were all scrapped long ago. Doesn't yet apply to series ones but you never know
It seems a lot of the cost is  down to main line certification everything rail related just costs mega£
Funnily enough just a few miles away is the massive P2 project which makes the little  g5 seem like a backyard build shows the power of crowdfunding I suppose
Seems steep for some studs, even if threaded manually! I'm sure we don't charge that much for the ones that we make.
Not seen that project before (mind, I don't follow that closely). There's more new builds than you can shake a stick at, which I find a shame when there are so many existing engines sat awaiting restoration already. Looks nice though. I hope they get it all completed smoothly unlike some of the others...


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Post by: Calum on Oct 04, 2021 - 14:23
I agree to some extent but like a lot of things eg buildings there cones a point where it is cheaper to start again and if you really want a g5 there aren't any wrecks to rebuild they were all scrapped long ago. Doesn't yet apply to series ones but you never know
It seems a lot of the cost is  down to main line certification everything rail related just costs mega£
Funnily enough just a few miles away is the massive P2 project which makes the little  g5 seem like a backyard build shows the power of crowdfunding I suppose

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Oh yes I fully understand, most of the studs we make go on mainline steam locos as well which was how I was making a comparison in my head! For things like studs though there's not much in the way of a justified price hike other than they should be made of a suitable grade with material certs to back it up.

The cynic in me often thinks with these long gone classes of engines that maybe there was a reason they were withdrawn and scrapped so long ago with no survivors :tic:

Again, I will repeat myself by saying it's good to see though and I hope it all goes well for them!
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Post by: alan reid on Oct 04, 2021 - 16:17
Oh yes I fully understand, most of the studs we make go on mainline steam locos as well which was how I was making a comparison in my head! For things like studs though there's not much in the way of a justified price hike other than they should be made of a suitable grade with material certs to back it up.

The cynic in me often thinks with these long gone classes of engines that maybe there was a reason they were withdrawn and scrapped so long ago with no survivors :tic:

Again, I will repeat myself by saying it's good to see though and I hope it all goes well for them!
I suppose we're drifting further from series ones but many of us like other forms of transport too. AFAIK  the g5 was a very successful class on local passenger work but was withdrawn en masse in the late 50s with the arrival of the diesel muliple units. I'm too young to remember them but many in the North East have fond memories of them and surviving drivers speak well of them

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Post by: Henry.M on Oct 07, 2021 - 15:16
Fundraising for the Army Benevolent Fund walking 100km over 3 days across the Normandy D Day Beaches.

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Post by: fifty seven on Oct 09, 2021 - 10:44
This weekend ....but amazing to think this was exactly  8 years ago.

 Many members in Scotland met up at House of Bruar (on A9) , and then drove across to  Glen Lyon. Climbed over the old hydro road back down to Loch Tay .   One of the best days out we had together.
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Post by: Bjornung on Oct 09, 2021 - 13:35
Noting at all  :embarrassed:

But, as I was not allowed to have the center front seat, when the 86" was registered, I started again on my design stage of a mid console.
All measurements and photos taken to help now drafting on the computer. I think I will incorporate a locked partition and also something that will function as armrest.
Ambitions are only to have something ready for spring ...or before, as I might well use the 86" this winter as long as the roads are dry.

I have already searched up all good ideas on this forum!  :smiley:

Bjørnung
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Post by: TDC on Oct 09, 2021 - 14:40
"I have already searched up all good ideas on this forum!  "

Did they include using some of that wasted space below the seatbox centre panel?
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Post by: Bjornung on Oct 09, 2021 - 14:46
"I have already searched up all good ideas on this forum!  "

Did they include using some of that wasted space below the seatbox centre panel?
Yes, I have even looked up commercial available products that use this space (Defender type). There is slightly less room in my 86" due to the handbrake shaft (LHD) and overdrive, so I will probably no go that route.

Thanks.

Bjørnung

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Post by: alan reid on Oct 16, 2021 - 14:48
107s rule haha. Carrying 8'x 2' flooring in the dry.

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Post by: dougiemack on Oct 16, 2021 - 20:19
Took the 86" on a nice circular tour of Loch Ness.

Didn`t see any monsters!!!

Dougie.
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Post by: shropshire lad on Oct 16, 2021 - 22:24
107s rule haha. Carrying 8'x 2' flooring in the dry.

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 But can you get a 8x4 sheet of insulation in there ? Thought not . 107s rule , but 107 traybacks rule more ! Ha ha ha !
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Post by: alan reid on Oct 17, 2021 - 09:21
Defeat conceded lol. Can get 8 x 4 s in at an angle sticking out back door not as neat of course.

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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Oct 17, 2021 - 11:53
Visited a local windmill. Still going strong since 1800 something.
So windenergy is nothing new ;D
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Post by: GunnarTM on Oct 24, 2021 - 16:35
Went to the season closer at Klassikstadt in Frankfurt today.  It was mobbed.  The '53 80" was a real crowd-pleaser parked right next to a bug-eyed Sprite and across from a TR2 https://www.klassikstadt.de/ .
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Post by: seriesonenut on Oct 24, 2021 - 19:37
finally got round to replacing two wheel cylinders (not looking forward to bleeding the system ........)

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Post by: VRO on Oct 24, 2021 - 21:19
Washed it after yesterday’s club run to Elgin


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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Dec 05, 2021 - 14:12
Old meets very old.. took the old girl for a spin and met up with fellow series 1 owner in his Discovery
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Post by: Keith Robertshaw on Dec 05, 2021 - 15:09
 I retired (early!) in May this year, so we’re down to one ‘normal’ car, and the s1is now my daily driver.
Costco runs, dog walking, etc.  the S1 now gets used every week, which is actually better for it, regular use is much better than it being laid up and used occasionally.
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Post by: Barney on Dec 05, 2021 - 15:12
Hi,
Now nearing the end of a rebuild of my 1951 vehicle, I carried on the fine old tradition of taking out parts that I had recently put together in order to fit a component that I had expected would slip in without a problem!  The awkward part was the rigid fuel pipe connecting the fuel tank and the glass filter bowl.  I had assumed the pipe could be installed almost last by simply removing the floor and slipping it into place.  No way, it proved impossible to swivel and feed it into position, so out came the fuel tank.  Oh  - yes I then had to take out the seat box as well, which meant removing the handbrake assembly.  All good fun and just another example of how easy it is to forget something when carrying out a rebuild!

Cheers :embarrassed:
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Post by: Trakgrip on Dec 06, 2021 - 09:45
But can you get a 8x4 sheet of insulation in there ? Thought not . 107s rule , but 107 traybacks rule more ! Ha ha ha !

I like that a lot! Some serious vehicle envy here!
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Post by: Bradford86 on Dec 12, 2021 - 21:02
Went for a much-needed run out to drive a local green lane and check the condition whilst at it. At the lower end there is a long stretch of traditional stone 'pitching' on the steepest section. This packed stone on edge would have provided grip for horses and gives a durable surface. One particular section is becoming de-stabilised and I will see if the Council (the route is an unsurfaced unclassified highway) would be prepared to work with volunteers to fix this before damage extends greatly.

Further up, dug out several drainage run-off channels which were all solid with stones and grit leading to water flowing down the track and starting to cause erosion of the surface. More could have been done with some of them but the packed debris took some freeing up with a mattock and time was limited. The further reaches of the run-offs were choked with moorland grass but this dug out relatively easily to allow the water to flow away.

A good excuse to drive the route again in a month or two to see how the drainage is holding up. Some lingering snow in pockets on the Northern fells.
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Dec 18, 2021 - 11:36
Put her winter clothes on.
Then made her work for the money :smiley:
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Post by: Graeme on Dec 24, 2021 - 17:15
I said I would get it finished for Christmas, and at 1420 GMT I at last reversed out of the workshop, having fitted a re-con brake master cylinder, added a hydraulic brake light switch, tweaked the gear selector linkage and re-fitted the floor.  Doors back on, and ready to go up to my son's for Xmas Pud tomorrow, and a Boxing Day hike in the North York Moors.  Dead proud of myself!

Mind you... I'd have felt even more proud if I'd been able to meet the original deadlines of end of September/October/November!!
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Post by: vince carr on Dec 24, 2021 - 18:35
Well done Graeme. What an achievement! It will be great to see you on one of our runs in the new year (COVID permitting)
All the best Vince
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Post by: Nick71 on Dec 24, 2021 - 18:43
Unloaded it off of the trailer
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Post by: midlandoak on Dec 24, 2021 - 19:12
And So it begins 88” SW “Something for the next 5 Years”


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Post by: Graeme on Dec 25, 2021 - 08:36
Well done Graeme. What an achievement! It will be great to see you on one of our runs in the new year (COVID permitting)
All the best Vince

Vince —

I'll do my best.  Happy Xmas.
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Post by: Nick71 on Dec 25, 2021 - 10:25
And So it begins 88” SW “Something for the next 5 Years”


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Is that a Ford engine?
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Post by: antarmike on Dec 25, 2021 - 11:55
Broke the 86" out of the shed to drive to Woodhall Spa, I am doing a 7 days, 7 walks, and 7 Churches challenge set by my wife and having run out of local Churches decided on a drive out to start today's walk.  Day 7, Church 7 is St peter's Woodhall Spa.

Happoy Christmas everybody!!!

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Post by: midlandoak on Dec 25, 2021 - 12:08
Is that a Ford engine?
Yes Ford V 6 full Steve Parker conversion that was running on LPG
Hopefully going to put it back to original
I have sourced a Contempory spreadbore to go in
Ken


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Post by: Stuartarthur on Dec 25, 2021 - 23:02
Had a winter wobble to Westgate in Weardale.
Cheers Stu
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Post by: Graeme on Dec 26, 2021 - 09:37
Happoy Christmas everybody!!!

Shouldn't that be 'Hypoy Christmas'?
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Post by: alan reid on Dec 26, 2021 - 11:29
Had a winter wobble to Westgate in Weardale.
Cheers Stu
Nice  to see a bit of snow
Bit of a Greg lake Xmas here ( instead it just kept on raining .....)

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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Jan 01, 2022 - 16:27
Blew the new years day cobwebbs out with another S1 80" hardtop driver ;D
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Jan 07, 2022 - 18:02
Took her for another covid safe spin today...
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Post by: jim_mcc on Jan 07, 2022 - 22:31
We had a snowy drive out for supplies today in our 80"
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Post by: Stuartarthur on Jan 23, 2022 - 18:30
A wee winter wade in Wensleydale.
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Post by: gcc130 on Feb 05, 2022 - 14:47
Logging, again :smiley:
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Post by: dougiemack on Feb 05, 2022 - 17:38
These pictures are not today but a couple of weeks ago.
Inspired by Andrew`s picture of haulin logs, I thought i would post these of me carting manure!
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Feb 05, 2022 - 17:50
Nothing.... As the roads were full of salt....
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Post by: alan reid on Feb 06, 2022 - 15:00
Taped repair to broken pork pie after wind caught door aargh  !
You can tell a genuine station wagon  rear door it always has a matching 518 shaped dent.
Must get some sort of strap sorted unless someone has a original one ( Where's that flying pig  ?) Oh and 2 for the side doors would be nice.

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Post by: fifty seven on Feb 06, 2022 - 17:23

You can tell a genuine station wagon  rear door it always has a matching 518 shaped dent.
Must get some sort of strap sorted unless someone has a original one ( Where's that flying pig  ?) Oh and 2 for the side doors would be nice.

So simple to make. (.in this case from a dogs old collar... and a few bits of spare steel plate.

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Post by: alan reid on Feb 06, 2022 - 17:34
Looks like a plan much cheaper than a pork pie though this one is repairable I think

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Post by: Keith Robertshaw on Feb 06, 2022 - 22:05
A bit of diy - Fence posts
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Post by: Matt on Feb 20, 2022 - 18:32
Braving the storms at Pauntley yesterday.  It actually stopped raining for a few minutes.    :smiley:
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Post by: autorover1 on Feb 21, 2022 - 08:29
Taped repair to broken pork pie after wind caught door aargh  !
You can tell a genuine station wagon  rear door it always has a matching 518 shaped dent.
Must get some sort of strap sorted unless someone has a original one ( Where's that flying pig  ?) Oh and 2 for the side doors would be nice.

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Post by: B.S.F. on Mar 21, 2022 - 06:04
Still cleaning up after the storms.
.W.
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Post by: TAC on Mar 22, 2022 - 15:26
Collecting logs


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Post by: KAC 87 on Mar 22, 2022 - 20:40
Logging up an old apple tree that came down in one of the storms. Surprisingly heavy!


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Post by: Duncan on Mar 23, 2022 - 12:46
I would love to have that load of apple wood for my home made smoker,   Cheers Robin
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Post by: antarmike on Mar 23, 2022 - 15:33
Went and ordered number plates for both the trailers it may end up towing at some future date.

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Post by: Monkeypin on Mar 24, 2022 - 15:55
Took the roof off and went for a drive over Dartmoor. The local farmers were doing a bit of swalling.
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Post by: Graeme on Mar 25, 2022 - 08:32
The local farmers were doing a bit of swalling.

Stone walling?  It's not a term I'm familiar with in the North Riding rural community.
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Post by: fifty seven on Mar 25, 2022 - 08:53
Stone walling?  It's not a term I'm familiar with in the North Riding rural community.

 :huh: The word may  describe smoke along a horizon... ( perhaps it has Balto-Slavic origins.. :lipsrsealed: :tic:)
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Post by: Monkeypin on Mar 25, 2022 - 10:10
Sorry folks possibly a local thing. It refers to the burning of dead gorse which is the smoke in the back ground.
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Post by: antarmike on Mar 25, 2022 - 12:23
Sorry folks possibly a local thing. It refers to the burning of dead gorse which is the smoke in the back ground.

Thanks for that definition... I looked it up in an "Urban Dictionary" and it led me to very strange sexual practices..... I will be able to sleep at night again now....
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Post by: Windybuffer on Mar 26, 2022 - 18:14
Got it ready for some deep wading!   :tic:
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Post by: antarmike on Mar 26, 2022 - 18:34
Got it ready for some deep wading!   :tic:

Brings back memories of how much I hated the stupid shear spring arrangement.  The spring coupling to the prop so peed me off I sold the Seagull and bought an Evinrude..... one of my better decisions.......
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Graeme on Mar 27, 2022 - 06:55
Nice to see a British Seagull — for some reason I was fascinated by them as a kid, even though there was no chance we'd ever get a boat, let alone an outboard.

A nice story:  there was a government promotional film made about water safety, and the theme was a group in a boat in trouble because the motor wouldn't start... and it was a Seagull (or maybe an Anzani... the memory fades after 70 years!).  The company protested because their boast was that their engines would always start, and this was detrimental to their image.  The Government reply was that it was policy only to show British-made products in their films, and they were the only British-made outboard engine!
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: davep10000 on Apr 02, 2022 - 18:46
Went to watch the VSCC Scottish trial (Pre 1930s cars) in the borders around Coulter today.
Around 50 vintage cars climbing almost impossible very very steep muddy hills.
Mainly Austin 7's, but a few Rileys, Wolseleys, Singers, Model A Fords, and a Bentley or two.

Here I am the one with the 'new car' (Friends' have a 1920s Humber and a Morris 8).
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Dpaz on Apr 02, 2022 - 21:39
Graeme, In the Seagull manual as I remember it said; ' If the engine does not start after the third pull, change the plug for a clean one! Will people do this, no they won't!' With a 10:1 oil mix (Very expensive now) they would oil up if not run hard. I still have a Century clutchless but no boat.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: simondewing on Apr 02, 2022 - 21:57
Trick when that happens is to take a blow lamp and wire brush out with with you; then you can remove the plug burn off the oil, brush away  the carbon and replace.
They start better when the plug is hot.
That said it generally only happens if the compression is really low or you use the choke when the engine is hot.
They're a bit like series 1's, primitive, noisy, almost indestructible and will  run when pulled out of the back of a shed even after years of neglect.
They also tend to breed when you are not looking, so you end up with more than you can usefully use (but they don't take as much space!).
That said I currently have twice as many land rovers as seagulls!

Rgds

Simon
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: 34058 on Apr 03, 2022 - 13:23
A trick that I was shown in the late 1970s was to use a pencil to make a deposit of graphite on the spark plug electrode.  Allegedly the graphite was supposed to remain glowing for a while after the spark had passed through it.

This trick certainly got a very worn out Briggs and Stratton engine on a farm bale elevator running.

David
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Post by: antarmike on Apr 03, 2022 - 14:13
A trick that I was shown in the late 1970s was to use a pencil to make a deposit of graphite on the spark plug electrode.  Allegedly the graphite was supposed to remain glowing for a while after the spark had passed through it.

This trick certainly got a very worn out Briggs and Stratton engine on a farm bale elevator running.

David
I heard the theory was that electrons are emitted better from pointed surfaces and the flakes of graphite on the electrode where thin so the edge of the flakes made electron release far more likely that the flat/ rounded edge profile of the electrode.

The trick is said to work because sparks propagate easier from the flakes of graphite. 
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Graeme on Apr 03, 2022 - 14:38
So that's why I always have a pencil in my pocket!
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Post by: Monkeypin on Apr 03, 2022 - 20:15
You can lead a horse to water but a pencil must be lead.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: pdes on Apr 11, 2022 - 09:00
Completed the Cambridge Car Club Classic Car rally.

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Title: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: GunnarTM on Apr 17, 2022 - 12:54
Easter field rounds, with cherries in full bloom.  Thanks to the neighbors for lending me a  battery pole cleaner and some dielectric pole grease to bring the battery up to prime condition.


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Apr 24, 2022 - 18:04
Took her to a local classic car run. Sadly i forgot to take a pic of the lineup of Morgans Mg's, Healey's and one very nice series 1 107sw only the range classic remained... As the driver failed to start it. After some fiddeling with the auto inhibitor switch off they went.
Regards Eddy
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Terrastlata on Apr 24, 2022 - 19:22
Tissington and then through the ford towards Parwich. Hello to whomever we met briefly in a very nice 80”.


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: peterholden on Apr 24, 2022 - 21:11
Not today but yesterday
I visited my nephew and had a look over some of the engines that are in process of being worked on.

He has pressure tested my spreadbore block that has been welded up and it has to go back for a couple of minor leaks to be redone but not much in the scale of things.  He also had some spare big end shells for that engine too

We had a good look at sideplate engine 227, it is still standard bore without any appreaciable wear.  I can remember in 1971 having a reground crank and one of the bearings picking up straight away.  it was down to no oil hole in the centre main shell we think. (how we missed that in the rebuild I dont know but it was a long time ago.)  Anyhow the crank looks perfect but he is looking fora pair of +0010 centre main bearing shells and pair of +0020 big end shells.  He has a pair of +0015 front or rear main bearing shells still in their wax wrappings that could be used as a trade.  He intends putting it together and getting it running, possibly in the 49 then it will be up for sale. 

Dont hold your breath though he works at snails pace.

Peter
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Apr 25, 2022 - 18:51
Put her on the 4post lift for service. Just fits showing how narrow the S1 tracks are....
Regards Eddy
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: anthall on Apr 28, 2022 - 07:55
My '52 earning its keep in France now...
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on May 01, 2022 - 07:17
I have to admit there are much worse views waking op in the rooftent...
Land rover sortout Stolberg.
Regards Eddy
Title: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: scimart on May 03, 2022 - 12:33
I “drove” my 86 for the first time in well over 25 years!

I decided that it was time to run the engine for the first time in this millennium, since a short run after unseizing it before I started the strip down to rebuild the bulkhead and chassis which was to take rather longer than anticipated due to work and a new hobby getting in the way.

The head had to come off again when I found a stuck inlet valve a couple of years ago - oddly it seemed to have doubled in weight over the years!

The first problem was that the fuel pump that I hadn’t tested since treating it to a rebuild kit last year didn’t draw fuel from the tank but after establishing that I had an air leak somewhere in the tank feed section, I rigged up a direct feed from the tank to the pump and it sucked like a newborn elephant!  An unexpected oil leak was spotted from the rear rocker shaft union while priming the oil system (I was sure I’d done it up as I’d tested the oil pressure gauge with the starter motor a year or so ago after replacing the pipe and I don’t recall slackening it off the couple of turns it needed to tighten it🫢) and then after mopping up the worst of the spill and cleaning the points, I turned on the ignition and pressed the starter. I was rewarded with an instant start and a few seconds of running. Suspecting that it had run on the priming pumps and squirt of easystart that I’d given it I applied half choke and after a couple of turns it commenced to run steadily - with a bit of smoke from the residual oil spill as it warmed up.

There are a few snags to sort - the air leak in the fuel feed of course plus a lack of action from the charging system (not a total surprise) but at least she’s moved forwards and backwards under her own steam now and this should encourage me to pull my finger out to get the old girl back on the road as was my intention when I started the project with the bulkhead renovation back in the 90s. 


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Graeme on May 03, 2022 - 14:13
I “drove” my 86 for the first time in well over 25 years!

Yup, Series 1 jobs are never quick, are they?!  Don't ask me how I know.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: 34058 on May 03, 2022 - 16:15
It took me from circa 1985 to 1998 to get my 80" totally mechanically rebuilt.
As the chap who helped me with the metalwork on the bulkhead used to say "You can't rush a craftsman".

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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: scimart on May 03, 2022 - 17:37
I’ll remember that one!  Air leak in tank piping sorted and the dynamo is surprisingly ok after so many years. Just need to sort out a problem in the voltage regulator which isn’t cutting in (many decades since I played with one - hopefully it’ll be straightforward once I remind myself of its workings). I’d forgotten how easily these engines start when everything is ok!


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: alan reid on May 08, 2022 - 16:36
Called in to  small local tractor rally at Wylam,  thought I had oldest vehicle there but upstaged by a cute 1921 Citroen
Would look good with Kegresse tracks in place of rear axle

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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: antarmike on May 08, 2022 - 18:00
I had a day out at a small local do,   St Edmund's Church Riby...

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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on May 08, 2022 - 19:47
For the 70tht birthday of minerva tt the register organises a couple of greenlaning days..
 Well today's one not much green tough... More like the sahara desert... Dust...dust and more dust... She never missed a beat for 220 kilometres.
But for Cornwall i will need ear muffs or ear plugs...
Nice venue tough with 65 kilometres off Road.
12 Minerva TT 80", one 86 Minerva SW, an my little 80" hardtop
Regards Eddy
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Post by: Stephen M on May 15, 2022 - 11:07
Out and about
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Post by: midlandoak on May 15, 2022 - 11:12
Today at Ragley Classic Car Show


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Keith Robertshaw on May 19, 2022 - 15:03
Went on a road run around West Yorkshire, after tightening my balls up (see earlier thread re accelerator control rods), no problems, ran like a dream.

Almscliffe crag is in the background of the rear quarter shot, a local landmark between Otley and Harrogate.

Keith
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: peterholden on May 20, 2022 - 19:46
Brought this back from the machine shop having had the valve seats recut
Title: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: oldsavoury on May 21, 2022 - 20:39
Quick trip from Wester Ross to Inverness then Fort Augustus then home…


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on May 22, 2022 - 09:36
Painted 5 lwb rims ready for tyres to drive to Kernow dreckley... :cool:
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: antarmike on May 22, 2022 - 14:46
Swapped NATO Hitch to a ball hitch.

Took and cwappy caravan that had been in the way at home, into our wood to act as shelter/ to provide rudimentary facilities,   

Took down 3 Ash trees that had succumbed to die-back, and brought some of the wood home....

Then put the NATO hitch back on the back to move a 5 ton trailer into the spot vaccated by the caravan.....

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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: alan reid on May 22, 2022 - 17:54
Quick trip from Wester Ross to Inverness then Fort Augustus then home…


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Very rare to go to a rally and see green 80s (almost) outnumbered by 107s. Variety is the spice of series 1 life

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Post by: Houben on May 22, 2022 - 20:04
Took these for a drive this evening
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Post by: amccausl on May 22, 2022 - 22:26
Quick trip from Wester Ross to Inverness then Fort Augustus then home…


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Thought I saw a light green S1 travelling north possibly around Muir of Ord yesterday - a really nice sight. Didn’t wave as in our Campervan (but NOT doing NC500).

Andrew


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: tsmith on May 23, 2022 - 00:45
Only one Series One at Caffeine and Carburetors today in New Canaan Connecticut...I awarded myself Best S1 in the Show. There were over 1000 cars of all types.
https://caffeine and carburetors.com.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: havens51 on May 23, 2022 - 19:48
Thanks for posting.  I wish I had known, I would have showed up.  By coincidence on Sunday,  I was told about a different coffee meet up near me in NJ.  I showed up, but nobody there.  Some type of error.  I was told about it by someone I had not met.  Good looking truck
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on May 26, 2022 - 17:48
Met up with a German lightweight at the old fishing port of Breskens in Holland
Regards Eddy
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Post by: Graeme on May 29, 2022 - 14:59
Up to the top hay field, fencing.

It rained... we got soaked!
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Post by: gcc130 on Jun 04, 2022 - 18:50
Removed the truck cab and put the Hoodsticks, safety belt bar, rear bench seats and tilt on ready for the trip to Cornwall.
Then went for a spin on some of the local lanes on the edge of Salisbury Plain.
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Post by: gcc130 on Jun 04, 2022 - 22:17
And back up onto the Plain with a take-away supper and dog walk as the sun went down.
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Post by: dougiemack on Jun 04, 2022 - 23:05
Took the 80" for a spin in some stunning weather!

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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: msm80 on Jun 05, 2022 - 07:05
Joined a small band together at the Organford Classic Rally over the Jubilee weekend. Not surprisingly with so much going on the show has been quiet but nevertheless an interesting mix of vehicles across the 70yrs of Her Majesty’s reign.
A big thank you to the few who did come along to represent the S1.
Malcolm
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: midlandoak on Jun 05, 2022 - 08:36
Took HEW to Kenilworth Show


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Ivor M on Jun 12, 2022 - 11:37
Well yesterday went to the Teesside air show. Good long display from the Red Arrows, you can just see the coloured vaper trail reflection in the drivers side wind screen. Only counted four Land Rovers with two being series ones.
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Post by: aust 48 49 50 56 on Jun 13, 2022 - 06:20
Took a load of bricks and rubble to the dump, if I put this load in the trailer they usually charge the full fee, in the back of the 86" it is about half the price.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: msm80 on Jun 13, 2022 - 09:29
Well yesterday went to the Teesside air show. Good long display from the Red Arrows, you can just see the coloured vaper trail reflection in the drivers side wind screen. Only counted four Land Rovers with two being series ones.

Hello Ivor
Wondered where you were yesterday. I guess Land Rover Legends a bit too far south but we ended up with three ex RAF 80’s at Thruxton this weekend. Maybe one day we’ll get another chance to meet again and hopefully add a couple more as Brendan aka Beechnut on here will soon be on the road.
Legends was certainly quieter this year on Saturday though Sunday was a bit better. The Register and LRSOC stands were sensibly next door to each other if a little difficult to tell where one ended and the other started lol. Hope you had a great day too. Cheers
Malcolm
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Post by: Ivor M on Jun 13, 2022 - 10:20
Hi Malcom,
Yep Thruxton and Cornwall are a bit far for me this year. Glad to hear the Blue Gray's are increasing almost up to squadron level, given time. "The Register and LRSOC stands were sensibly next door to each other if a little difficult to tell where one ended and the other started lol" so it should be showing the progression of the Legend. I was hoping that there would be more Land Rovers at local shows but NO, all by my self. I do get a lot of interest by the old fellers recounting there sagas. I wonder where the rally  will be held next year, hope its within striking distance. Mind you I am impressed at the distance a lot of people travel to it, they must fit better into the Land Rover.

Regards
Ivor
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Post by: msm80 on Jun 13, 2022 - 11:11
Hi Ivor
Yes a whole squadron would be great. 👍
Re turnout at shows you are not alone in being alone!!! While I’m probably the worst area rep for organising stuff, the lack of people appearing has been noticed down here too. Last weekend at the Organford Classics Rally we had just me on the Friday, 4 on Saturday and two of us on Sunday. Mind you weather could have been a bit better!

I do have some kind staunch supporters that have stuck with me but the problem always seems to be the clashing of events especially in the main season. Add the fuel pricing right now I’m hardly surprised. In order to support local events I’ve abandoned Cornwall sadly but yes maybe next year will be more central for us all.

Look forward to seeing you maybe.
Cheers
Malcolm
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Post by: fifty seven on Jun 13, 2022 - 12:16
The  old Swiss 107SW accompanied the E-W tour group for the first dozen miles, as they set out on their journeys back across the Highlands. Their visit to the Ardnamurchan lighthouse took place yesterday (see other forum topic). Thanks for the coffee in Strontian chaps..happy travels.   (The second is an older image nearby above Loch Sunart ...it was drizzling and a bit too misty for a group shot  ...this morning ...)
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Post by: Beechnut on Jun 13, 2022 - 12:34
Nearly there Malcolm.

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Post by: Norfolkman on Jun 13, 2022 - 15:55
Hi Malcolm.

Good to meet again at Thruxton - Saturday did feel quieter than last year especially around the Dunsfold talk, which was a shame. To be honest I think most of us are struggling more than usual to get attendees at shows. Whether post-pandemic, rising fuel costs or general increased cost of living, who knows? I only have 6 vehicles coming to Holt in July (from 4 people!). In 2019 we had 14 at the same show.....
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Post by: msm80 on Jun 14, 2022 - 07:42
Nearly there Malcolm.
Looking really smart Brendon and a lovely finish well done.
Cheers
Malcolm
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Post by: Beechnut on Jun 14, 2022 - 08:50
Both wings on now, hence the previous photo. Brakes bled again, they’re getting there but definitely a work in progress.
Antifreeze in now all the leaks are cured.
The carburation is not quite right as there is a slight delay in picking up, no doubt the accelerator pump not coming in when it should.
The first road test is looming, is it just me or do others come up with any excuse to avoid road testing?

Brendan

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Post by: craggle on Jun 14, 2022 - 09:33
What did you do in your Land Rover today?

Took it apart.......  :tongue:

Craig.
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Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Jun 14, 2022 - 10:05
Sat looking at it while recovering from flu.... :embarrassed:
Hopefully i will be able to come to Cornwall... Ferry booked on Sunday...
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Graeme on Jun 14, 2022 - 18:18
Went to a Whitby Area Classic Vehicle Club lunch trip in Fryupdale... but forgot to take a picture.  So instead, one I took before I set off comemmorating the day when I owned 5 cars!

But the P38 will shortly (and regretfully) be going to the great resting place — too many problems, too many holes — and the Freelander will be finding a new owner who hopefully won't notice the little unsolveable niggles until it's too late.  The Disco I bought yesterday as a stopgap until that factory in North East France can build me my new "Defender replacement that JLR should have built"!

But don't worry... 'Fido' (SXF870) will be staying to fly the green oval flag, and I'm keeping my late wife's Citroen C1 until the grand-daughters are old enough to need a car.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: msm80 on Jun 15, 2022 - 16:14
Hi Malcolm.

Good to meet again at Thruxton - Saturday did feel quieter than last year especially around the Dunsfold talk, which was a shame. To be honest I think most of us are struggling more than usual to get attendees at shows. Whether post-pandemic, rising fuel costs or general increased cost of living, who knows? I only have 6 vehicles coming to Holt in July (from 4 people!). In 2019 we had 14 at the same show.....

Yes good to catch up with you Andrew. One thing the helped on the Sunday was the better weather.
The Spitfire flypast was as eclectic as ever and a nice surprise was the Hurricane on Sunday that came out of nowhere as if to strafe the circuit!

Perry had worked hard once again to put on a great show for the club but this year the best club stand went to the Register next door. A very nice line up of differing 80’s even if I found myself somewhat conflicted and parked amongst the other RAF trucks of John Place and Mark Roberts on the Register.
The boundary between the Register and the LRSOC was a tad fuzzy to say the least. However that meant there were enough folk about (some distinguished Register & LRSOC guests too) as a result to hear Perry’s latest missive on Flat Cap Johnny  ;D

At one point there were suggestions of the RAF threesome being allowed on the parade in formation but alas due to another classic car event coinciding on the day, time slots between races mean’t we were only allowed one vehicle per club per day  :undecided: Hey ho better luck next year maybe.

All in all numbers were down on last year but there was still some interest out there as a few prospective members came in for a chat. It was good to catch up with the news from other area reps with at least four of us there.

See you all next year maybe.
Malcolm
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Post by: antarmike on Jun 15, 2022 - 16:23
Swapped NATO hitch for a 50mm Ball hitch to move a heavy caravan on neighbouring Caravan park, decided to use Eager Beaver to move the caravan instead, and put NATO hitch back on the 86"   At least I know all the bolts are free now!
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Ivor M on Jun 18, 2022 - 17:31
It's Saturday, it's sunny and it's off to the Stokesley Classic Car Show. Much bigger than last year, some one said over 700 cars.
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Post by: Stephen M on Jun 18, 2022 - 19:25
Took the hub off - lost a stud on my recent adventure.
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Post by: Graeme on Jun 19, 2022 - 07:59
Hauled chairs and gazebos up to the church lawn for a village 'In Bloom' coffee morning.  Had to use 'Fido' and not the Disco 2 (see above) because I couldn't turn the alarm off on the key fob.  Discovered the problem... the house wi-fi was confusing the signal!  Inconvenient, but at least I know how to get into the car if it happens again... useful tip?
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Graeme on Jun 19, 2022 - 10:29
Ignore that last suggestion — Disco won't let me in this morning, with Wi-Fi off or on.
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Post by: Bjornung on Jun 19, 2022 - 11:18
Ignore that last suggestion — Disco won't let me in this morning, with Wi-Fi off or on.
Have you tried entering the EKA  code (I believe it is called), using the door key to enter the code?

Bjørnung
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: shropshire lad on Jun 19, 2022 - 15:04
Ignore that last suggestion — Disco won't let me in this morning, with Wi-Fi off or on.

Be warned  . The computers are taking over the World . It will be your bank account next !
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Tye on Jun 19, 2022 - 16:46
Reliability run and a tune up, see you dreckly.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220619/be8ac9b451fa816f4def460ac326cc11.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Graeme on Jun 19, 2022 - 17:53
Have you tried entering the EKA  code (I believe it is called), using the door key to enter the code?

Yes, but thereby hangs a tale which I wasn't going to go through in detail because it's not a Series 1 topic.  But now we're here, I will...

Unforunately the Security Card in the Service Manual lists the physidal door key number, and the radio code, but not the EKA.  The  non-franchised specialist dealer who sold me the car got straightway onto JLR on Friday morning giving the VIN and asking them to retreive the code, but it seems that the section that deals with such queries only works 0800-1100 on Fridays — hardly worth the journey in!  When it got to 1200 and we'd still not heard anything, we resigned ourselves to waiting the whole weekend for an answer.  A darn good job I'm not stuck on the hard shoulder of the M62!

But Friday night with the Wi-Fi turned off, the car remote fob worked (hence my posting above).  But today it's sulking again, so I'm still waiting to see if the EKA will do the trick.  Watch this space!
Title: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: scimart on Jun 21, 2022 - 12:15
I took mine out on the road this morning for the first time since the mid nineties. 

Just a short local run to settle things down and warm the oil for its first oil change in over 25 years (it was stored with fresh Visco Static 20/50).

The only major problem discovered so far is the front diff nose seal which seems to have forgotten what its function in life is. The brakes were less than inspiring - do they need bedding in or have I just forgotten what non-servo assisted SLS brakes are like?  At least it was pulling up (well slowing purposefully!) straight…

The water seems to be staying inside the cooling system so I’ll drain it and add proper coolant now.

The big decision is whether to continue painting it. The bulkhead was a no brainer as I had to do extensive repairs to it but I started stripping paint from the aluminium panels while using it as my daily transport in the eighties.

It’s on a set of later wheels that I bought for convenience so I need to get the (not very) original wheels (only one is marked 55 and was dated a few months after the car came off the production line) blasted…any recommendations for the sort of place to go/ process to use for this as they won’t fit in my small blast cabinet!


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Graeme on Jun 21, 2022 - 12:37
Just to close off the EKA diversion above (and this will be the last about the disco, I promise!), there was some confusion because the necessary 4 digits were given as 138##... apparently 5 digits!  But it was eventually explained that the first two were the single number thirteen... which was a LOT of key turning in the lock.  But it worked, and I got in, and drove it out of range of any WiFi.  Still no response to key presses, so it's the receiver unit that needs replacing.  I can just get in and out with the key in the door (in the traditional Series 1 way), but I've temporarily taken the battery out of the fob to prevent it suddenly deciding to arm itself again.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Trakgrip on Jun 21, 2022 - 13:58
^^ That is unlikely to help you, since unless the BCU has been reconfigured (i.e., non-standard) to allow it locking the car with the key still results in the immobiliser being set and requires a plip press or the EKA code to disarm it.

I went through a similar frustrating period with my Disco2 in about 2006 when the TETRA (Airwave) network went live in Dorset and it immediately became impossible to unlock by Disco2 if (and only if) it was parked on my drive, anywhere else - even the road at the end of the drive - and it was fine. An email to the TETRA network operator (which resulted in a reply stating that they couldn't possibly be responsible, although my technical investigation indicated that it was  overwhelmingly likely that they were) resulted in the problem going away and never returning (or at least, not yet).

I did, as a precaution, recode my BCU so that if the car is locked with the key it can be unlocked and remobilised with the key, if locked with the plip it must be unlocked and remobilised with the plip. It seemed to me that this was a more sensible configuration than the factory default.

Apologies for continuing the digression from Series Ones.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Steve in Va on Jun 22, 2022 - 15:33
I changed oil in Old Mister Rattly Bones so out for a short run. Weston the husky and Dexter the Australian Shepherd were interested but unimpressed. Rain the Border Collie made himself scarce.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Steve in Va on Jun 23, 2022 - 19:06
82F, sunny, and breeze. Suspended field work and took Old Mister Rattly Bones to the brewery.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Graeme on Jun 23, 2022 - 19:41
Just to wrap up that off-topic bit above about EKA codes, the Disco seems to have got used to my thumb on the fob button, and has been behaving itself for the past 3-4 days.  Thanks for all suggestions.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: landie57 on Jun 24, 2022 - 09:29
I made a spare wheel cover in readiness for trip to Norway. Since taking photos I have added a pocket to front face.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: simondewing on Jun 24, 2022 - 15:29
Just to wrap up that off-topic bit above about EKA codes, the Disco seems to have got used to my thumb on the fob button, and has been behaving itself for the past 3-4 days.  Thanks for all suggestions.

Graeme,

Best guess would be the battery in the remote is getting weak so signal levels drop and its more prone to interferance.
Other issue with these remotes is the buttons on teh board tend to break away from the underlying track on the circuit board.
Replacements buttons are available on ebay etc and can be fitted with good eyesight and surface mount soldering equipment.
These days I just get my kids to do them as my eyesight isn't quite good enough.
Spare keys can be programmed to the vehicle using hawkeye or similar diagnostic tool.

B Rgds

Simon
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: pdes on Jun 30, 2022 - 14:05
Finished fitting the Exmoor sound deadening kit.

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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Graeme on Jun 30, 2022 - 16:03
Finished fitting the Exmoor sound deadening kit.

Be sure to let us know how efficient it is.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Bjornung on Jun 30, 2022 - 20:48
Actually, not today, but yesterday;
My 14 year old dog and I "Inspected" one of my neigbours beautiful made "hesje", which is a Norwegian name for a kind of hayrack.
This type is/was apparently mostly used in Scandinavia.
When I was a kid/teenager I particpated in this work at the local farms.
Nowadays rare to see, apart from on small farms in very hilly terrain where they are still used.

Wooden poles with a special soft thin steel wire between them.

Could not resist to drop by and  have a look at this one as I belive it was only put up in order to show how it was done in the "old days".

Bjørnung
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Jul 02, 2022 - 15:53
Attended an RNLI event in Newhaven while waiting for my ferry... Received a lot of attention... Being the only Belgian and the only Land rover
In a nice linup of classic cars.
Regards Eddy
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Ivor M on Jul 04, 2022 - 10:45
Went to National Trust Ormesby Hall Classic car show on Sunday the 3rd, over 200 cars much bigger than last year.
Need more Land Rovers there.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: msm80 on Jul 04, 2022 - 11:35
Hi Ivor
Yes more land rovers! I did get 6 last weekend but I suspect fuel of course is the biggest issue for folks.
Maybe I should say we had 6 1/2 land rovers  ;D
Malcolm
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: pdes on Jul 04, 2022 - 13:53
Be sure to let us know how efficient it is.
  I have no before and after sound measurement but thre is a definite improvement.  I suppose it depends on how noisy your machine is to start with but my "guide" is that I can now here the Google directions from my phone!!
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Graeme on Jul 05, 2022 - 08:45
Went to National Trust Ormesby Hall Classic car show on Sunday the 3rd

I didn't know about that one, Ivor — I might have considered it.
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Ivor M on Jul 05, 2022 - 09:42
Perhaps next year, club area, me stu and you?
Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: bumpy on Jul 05, 2022 - 20:20
  I made a  windscrean demister outlet to go in NCJ 151
[/collecting a 48 with 48


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Title: Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Post by: Eddy Camerlinck on Jul 05, 2022 - 20:57
Took her hard hat off and changed it for summer dress...
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