What did you do in your Land Rover today?

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Offline africanrain

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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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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #1 - 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.





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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #2 - 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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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #3 - 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.............

Offline Monkeypin

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #4 - 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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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #5 - 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.
 
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #6 - Jun 20, 2010 - 20:42
I was navigating on a Comp Safari in bonnie Scotland (not in the S1 though).

Offline anthall

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #7 - 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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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #8 - 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


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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #9 - 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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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #10 - 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"...

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #11 - 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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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #12 - 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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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #13 - 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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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #14 - 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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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #15 - 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!


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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #16 - Jun 21, 2010 - 10:35
i waxoyld my chassis what a dirty job that is!!! >:(

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #17 - 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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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #18 - Jun 21, 2010 - 22:49

I too went to Leafers at t'pit for a great weekend of camping, beers and fun!
 

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #19 - 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"...

Me and the wife but a bit camera shy.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #20 - 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.

I too went to Leafers at t'pit for a great weekend of camping, beers and fun!

Offline vidal

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #21 - 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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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #22 - Jun 22, 2010 - 18:55
I drove mine from one traffic jam to another!!Normal for Cambridge!

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #23 - 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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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #24 - 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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