Calling all Canadian forum members.....

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Offline omnipotentmonkey

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Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Reply #25 - Dec 29, 2011 - 06:17
Hello, Corey from Victoria BC here!, (soon to be Edmonton Alberta)

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

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

cheers



Offline 123rover50

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Reply #26 - Dec 29, 2011 - 10:42
Hi Corey. I , and others, machine the centre out of an old buggered flange and fit it as a spacer for the flange on the longer axle. Use longer bolts of course. Hardly noticed except by rivet counters.
Keith

Offline Sir-Bastian

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Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Reply #27 - Dec 29, 2011 - 18:01
Corey, nice you did decide to keep the car!

Sebastian

Offline omnipotentmonkey

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Reply #28 - Dec 29, 2011 - 20:27
Decided that I cannot part with something so easy to work on, and such a hoot to drive! I really was only selling it because of the extra logistics in transporting it across the mountains to Alberta along with the Spitfire, turns out if you are shipping one, a second isn't much to add on. I will need a project to work on during the cold long winters after all.
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Offline Matt H

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Reply #29 - Feb 26, 2012 - 22:10
Not from BC but.........


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


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


Current Series I Land Rovers are;


1951 80".
1954 107"
X3 1957 88"   


So hello all.


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


Cheers,


Matt.

Offline AntC

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Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Reply #30 - Feb 27, 2012 - 09:45
Not from BC but.........


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


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


Current Series I Land Rovers are;


1951 80".
1954 107"
X3 1957 88"   


So hello all.


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


Cheers,


Matt.


My kids and I had loads of fun on the waterslides in Medecine Hat when staying with family in Maple Creek back in the late 80s and early 90s.  If I get out there again, I'll look you up!

Offline Matt H

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Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Reply #31 - Mar 09, 2012 - 01:00
Yes, please do. It would be nice to meet you. The water slides are long gone though I'm afraid.

Offline PrairieSeriesOne

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Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Reply #32 - May 01, 2014 - 15:53
Hi to all from Mark in Lethbridge.  I have a 51 with that prairie patina, but thankfully no rust......now if I can just figure out where the engine oil dipstick is, and what engine is in it......

Offline PrairieSeriesOne

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Reply #33 - May 07, 2014 - 17:42
Hi from Mark in Lethbridge. Alberta.

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

Regards to all.  Mark.

Offline dkenner

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Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Reply #34 - Jan 31, 2016 - 03:31
Regards from Ottawa, where I have three 80" Rovers, one, a 1951, currently being rebuilt in a slow process after a complete dissassembly, repair the chassis, galvanise, fix the bulkhead and galvanise, slowly rebuild most things as it goes back together.


Offline landy_andy

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Reply #35 - Jan 21, 2018 - 00:49
Hello my Canuck friends,


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


Cheers,
Andy

Offline dkenner

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Reply #36 - Jan 21, 2018 - 02:32
You may find parts just as cheap from England. You are approx 3,744 km west of me (slightly more than 2,000 miles). In terms for those on this fora to relate to, from London to Moscow is 1,800 miles. Moving parts could be challenging from the east, though easy within BC/Oregon/Washington.  Doing inventory for the next project. Will have a list by summer I believe. Depends on progress with putting a Koenig PTO winch on the 51.

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


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Offline landy_andy

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Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Reply #37 - Jul 31, 2018 - 02:12
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