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    Quote Originally Posted by BandK View Post
    1. Got the Series back (at last) - gearbox and new clutch seems to be working okay
    2. Got new leaf springs today.
    3. Tomorrow - fitting new springs and shocks
    4. Monday - front bench seat is going in for cotton canvass upholstering
    5. Scouting for mirrors
    6. Overdrive - to be installed within the next couple of weeks - just waiting for adapter gear which was not included when I picked up the box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BandK View Post
    1. Got the Series back (at last) - gearbox and new clutch seems to be working okay
    2. Got new leaf springs today.
    3. Tomorrow - fitting new springs and shocks
    4. Monday - front bench seat is going in for cotton canvass upholstering
    5. Scouting for mirrors
    6. Overdrive - to be installed within the next couple of weeks - just waiting for adapter gear which was not included when I picked up the box.
    Just now realised that the rear spring stacks they gave me have 2 less leafs than the old ones - if they measure up then thinking of putting in air spring helpers / lifters.....

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    New leafs and shocks in - emptied a 3/4 tank just driving around town with smile on my face.


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    I today used my Series III and trailer to collect parts for my Series I 80" project.
    1951 Land Rover Series I 80" 2-litre ioe tilt (project)
    1975 Land Rover Series III 88" 2.25 p soft top (workhorse)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BandK View Post
    ... - emptied a 3/4 tank just driving around town with smile on my face.
    Sounds impressive but probably just four times around the block if your consumption is anything like mine!


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    Gandalf: '77 Series III 109" SW (He's old, he's grey, he smokes, but on an adventure you want him as companion...)
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    Hardened valve seat ULP conversion
    British cut cam shaft
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    Hankook M/T 235/85/16

    Frodo: '12 Jimny (SWAMBO)
    Stofpad spacer lift and underbody protection

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZS6HDV View Post
    Sounds impressive but probably just four times around the block if your consumption is anything like mine!


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    Yip - consumption on the R6 does not allow for seeing too much of town on a tank. The jerry can is also now standard feature on each trip
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    Quote Originally Posted by BandK View Post
    New leafs and shocks in - emptied a 3/4 tank just driving around town with smile on my face.


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    Good to hear you're on the move again.

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    I put me rollcage back on my series11 after i had to do repairs on the chassis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BandK View Post
    Yip - consumption on the R6 does not allow for seeing too much of town on a tank. The jerry can is also now standard feature on each trip
    What motor do you have in? Is it the R6 Rover 2.6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Shadow View Post

    What motor do you have in? Is it the R6 Rover 2.6?
    Yes - that is the one

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    Will be washing Gandalf and checking oils this week in preparation for Sunday...

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    Gandalf: '77 Series III 109" SW (He's old, he's grey, he smokes, but on an adventure you want him as companion...)
    HF, VHF, UHF
    Detroit Locker rear, Truetrac LSD front
    Hardened valve seat ULP conversion
    British cut cam shaft
    VW carb conversion, electric fuel pump
    G-Tech Electronic Ignition
    Hankook M/T 235/85/16

    Frodo: '12 Jimny (SWAMBO)
    Stofpad spacer lift and underbody protection

    Platkar (work): '15 Ranger 3.2 AT 4x4 with AluCab

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    Quote Originally Posted by BandK View Post
    Yes - that is the one

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    Nice. SO we have the same engines in our Series landies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Shadow View Post
    Nice. SO we have the same engines in our Series landies.
    Yes - in other words same headaches ....

    I may know of a complete engine that we can use for spare parts.... trying to find out at what price?

    I have also bought an extra original Series (3 seater) front bench seat if anyone is interested.
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    Had an extremely enjoyable drive to work, around town, and home in my series today after her engine rebuild

    Fitted my number plate light (during lunch time)
    Fitted rear work light (Also during lunch time)
    Bought some bits and pieces

    Need to wash the poor thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shell View Post
    Had an extremely enjoyable drive to work, around town, and home in my series today after her engine rebuild

    Who did the rebuild and how much?
    How does it compare before and after?
    Why was the rebuild necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPC View Post
    Who did the rebuild and how much?
    How does it compare before and after?
    Why was the rebuild necessary?
    Hi JPC,
    I did the rebuild myself, sourced new pistons, rings, oil pump, main bearings from Alert Engine Parts.
    Gasket set, big ends, other bits and bobs from various suppliers.
    Camshaft was replaced with a good used one,(had to buy a complete non running engine to get it) as original camshaft was pitted, and had worn down 0.6mm on the top of the lobes.
    Flywheel was skimmed and machined, and pressure plate rebuilt by Germiston Brake and Clutch. Fantastic job on that! Can definitely recommend them.
    Total costs amount to around R8.5k (my labour was obviously not factored in, or i'd be broke!!!

    Comparison before and after is like chalk and cheese. Much quieter engine, much smoother, oil gauge no longer jumps, stays pretty much pegged at 3 bar from idle to redline.

    Rebuild was required because, to make a long story short, motor was "overhauled" just before I bought her in Feb. I could never quite get the carb set up correctly, was heavy on fuel, had some low oil pressure issues, tappets wouldn't stay quiet, oil wouldn't stay inside the engine, etc etc. Eventually got sump compression, and found number 6 cylinder compression rings were broken

    But so far I am happy. Have done my 200km run in, just have to retorque the head, set the tappets again, adjust the CO on the carb, check the timing, and then, as Clarkson would say, POWERRRRRR!!!

    Gonna test her nicely on Sunday at Kungwini

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    Did some pricing for components for my 2.25P rebuild this week. Quite interesting results:

    Belltrade vs Dover
    Water pump R1200 vs R 411
    Timing chain R 250 vs R 82
    Zenith carb R1560 vs R1026

    A major difference in price! Could it be quality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shell View Post

    Gonna test her nicely on Sunday at Kungwini
    Thanks for the comprehensive reply. Have fun @ Kungwini!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPC View Post
    Did some pricing for components for my 2.25P rebuild this week. Quite interesting results:

    Belltrade vs Dover
    Water pump R1200 vs R 411
    Timing chain R 250 vs R 82
    Zenith carb R1560 vs R1026

    A major difference in price! Could it be quality?
    Beltrade is just plane EXPENSIVE in my books. They are the last resort if everything else fails.

    The quality is the same.

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    Replaced front bumper with a less "holy" one.

    Last edited by JPC; 2014/12/09 at 07:24 AM.

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