What did you do in your Land Rover today?

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #225 - Mar 07, 2021 - 10:52
Aeon spring assisters Nick?

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Reply #226 - 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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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #227 - 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 .

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Reply #228 - 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 .

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #229 - 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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Reply #230 - Mar 08, 2021 - 10:52
Covid free walk around the block!

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Reply #231 - 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 .

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Reply #232 - 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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Reply #233 - 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.

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Reply #234 - 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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Reply #235 - Mar 17, 2021 - 18:53
Oh Graeme, I’m so sorry.


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Reply #236 - 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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Reply #237 - Mar 17, 2021 - 19:50
That is a fitting tribute. So sorry to hear this.
Jules
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Reply #238 - Mar 17, 2021 - 20:13
I am truly sorry for your loss Graeme.

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Reply #239 - Mar 17, 2021 - 20:58
Graeme,  How touching and thank you for sharing. my condolences - tough times
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Reply #240 - Mar 17, 2021 - 21:43
Graeme, it is good to share. I am sorry for your loss.

Denton
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Reply #241 - 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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Reply #242 - Mar 17, 2021 - 23:27
Graeme,

So sorry, thank you for showing us.

That is fitting and appropriate and so right!

Nick.
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #243 - 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. 
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #244 - Mar 18, 2021 - 07:43
Graeme,

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

My sincere condolences.

Dave

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Reply #245 - 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.

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Reply #246 - 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

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #247 - 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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Reply #248 - Apr 04, 2021 - 14:00
Well done Barney
Nearly there and another 51 saved.
Malcolm

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Reply #249 - 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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