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  1. #161
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    I did Hennops 4x4 with my 1977 series 3 109" yesterday. Was a great turnout, approx. 30+ forum vehicles
    I never got stuck once, as a matter of fact, I helped to recover a jeep which rolled onto it's side. Winch came in handy.
    And jump started a pajero.
    My mod on the carburettor seems to work. I blocked off the open space between the float chamber and the venturi's, and moved the breather higher. (Weber 36DCD7). I no longer have the problem with the float chamber which was starving on uphills, and flooding on downhills.
    Did have a problem with the fuel running back to tank, and the electric pump had to be primed once on the trail. Need to fit a non return valve.

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    Daily driver to work and back. +- 100km round trip daily.
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    Hehe Skydoor. You must have cast iron kidneys...... 100km daily in my series would pulverize my innards....

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    Yes, these series Landys can be uncomfortable, but I have some comfortable seats in this one, and most of what I do is tar so not too bad. Biggest problem is petrol consumption even though I do get a pretty decent km/litre for a 2.25 petrol. That is primarily why the next one I am doing is going to be a diesel.

    Here is my next project on which I will start another thread shortly. SWB 88 Coil sprung with disc brakes. Have most of the parts, just need to get my behind in gear to start it. As per my green landy rebuild, not a restore but rather a hybrid build. I learnt some lessons from the first one, so hopefully this goes a bit smoother and quicker.
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    I drove around in my series yesterday after more than a month of being on holiday.

    It is such a nice car to drive.

    Discovery 3 V8 SE
    Self designed Rock and Tree Sliders.
    Next: Project Bashplate
    1981 Series 3 S R6 88" Allmost Perfectly Restored

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    I did nothing with my Series today, but this guy took his Series 1 to the vehicle testing station in Centurion for some stuff
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    Discovery 3 V8 SE
    Self designed Rock and Tree Sliders.
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    1981 Series 3 S R6 88" Allmost Perfectly Restored

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    interesting, his pedals are completely different than mine, i wonder if it is original or modded.
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    1954 Landy Rover Series 1 86"- Rambling Rose
    Best company slogan: Cherrybomb performance exhaust, Disturbing the peace since 1968



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    Quote Originally Posted by JediNAfrica View Post
    interesting, his pedals are completely different than mine, i wonder if it is original or modded.
    It is original - it is a 80". The rubbers are an additional accessory. I have seen this Landy before, the previous owner is Julie or "Africanrain" on the forum!
    1951 Land Rover Series I 80" 2-litre ioe tilt (project)
    1975 Land Rover Series III 88" 2.25 p soft top (workhorse)
    1998 Land Rover Defender 90 2.8i CSW (expedition vehicle)
    1977 Land Rover Series III 109" 2.25 p station wagon (sold)

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    It looks pretty original. The engine is 100 percent original.

    Discovery 3 V8 SE
    Self designed Rock and Tree Sliders.
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    1981 Series 3 S R6 88" Allmost Perfectly Restored

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    just a curious question, r6 series landy 2.6 side valve what axle ratios would it have?
    Luke aka Jedi

    1954 Landy Rover Series 1 86"- Rambling Rose
    Best company slogan: Cherrybomb performance exhaust, Disturbing the peace since 1968



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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Shadow View Post
    It looks pretty original. The engine is 100 percent original.
    Here is a picture of its engine bay:
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    1951 Land Rover Series I 80" 2-litre ioe tilt (project)
    1975 Land Rover Series III 88" 2.25 p soft top (workhorse)
    1998 Land Rover Defender 90 2.8i CSW (expedition vehicle)
    1977 Land Rover Series III 109" 2.25 p station wagon (sold)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Shadow View Post
    It looks pretty original. The engine is 100 percent original.
    Some detail on the engine is not 100% correct: the coil, the distributor, the carburettor and the fuel line.
    1951 Land Rover Series I 80" 2-litre ioe tilt (project)
    1975 Land Rover Series III 88" 2.25 p soft top (workhorse)
    1998 Land Rover Defender 90 2.8i CSW (expedition vehicle)
    1977 Land Rover Series III 109" 2.25 p station wagon (sold)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediNAfrica View Post
    just a curious question, r6 series landy 2.6 side valve what axle ratios would it have?
    The petrol R6 (S3s) had the normal 1:4,7 ratio....the diesel has the Defender/Rangy 1::3,56 ratio

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    Quote Originally Posted by lrswb View Post
    Here is a picture of its engine bay:
    Yes thats the one.

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    1981 Series 3 S R6 88" Allmost Perfectly Restored

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    Quote Originally Posted by lrswb View Post
    Some detail on the engine is not 100% correct: the coil, the distributor, the carburettor and the fuel line.
    Eish ok. My eye is more in tuned to scrutinise the Series 3 S.

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    1981 Series 3 S R6 88" Allmost Perfectly Restored

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    Hi all. Yes, that did belong to me! Before I got the bee in my bonnet and decided to downscale! I had SIX!!! Series 1's and the local mechanics had a field day ripping me off! The chap I had working on that was a dead loss and I spent a lot of money on it! Gustav, remember we looked at the gearbox of the 107"! Well, that only lasted till we got to the Brede River, then he CHARGED me to collect the vehicle and repair his repairs! The engine in the 80" is the one that was re-built by Owen Walton, before I bought it though! It was an uncompleted project that I had dreams of completing myself, but there was just too much to do and the RRRsss kept on mounting up! So back to the debate of restoring or buying a restored vehicle! Only if you can do the work yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Africanrain View Post
    Hi all. Yes, that did belong to me! Before I got the bee in my bonnet and decided to downscale! I had SIX!!! Series 1's and the local mechanics had a field day ripping me off! The chap I had working on that was a dead loss and I spent a lot of money on it! Gustav, remember we looked at the gearbox of the 107"! Well, that only lasted till we got to the Brede River, then he CHARGED me to collect the vehicle and repair his repairs! The engine in the 80" is the one that was re-built by Owen Walton, before I bought it though! It was an uncompleted project that I had dreams of completing myself, but there was just too much to do and the RRRsss kept on mounting up! So back to the debate of restoring or buying a restored vehicle! Only if you can do the work yourself!
    I remember the clever mechanic and the 107" gearbox!

    To restore a Series 1, especially a 80" is not for the faint hearted! Parts in SA are scarce and in many instances you have to import parts from the UK - with our weak Rand and high shipping costs it is becoming expensive!

    As I can do most of the work myself (but I will not rebuild an engine, gearbox or spray paint the body) I prefer to restore my 80" myself because then I know that everything is done correctly. I like sourcing the parts and try to only fit genuine/oem parts if possible. I like detail and will try to do it as close to original, detail that someone else might not give attention to. My labour is free and I find it very rewarding restoring each item and see the end result!

    I bought my Series III as a partly restored vehicle 12 years ago and end up restoring everything as it was not done correctly. Today I have a vehicle that is very reliable and only needs normal maintenance.

    I believe if it is done correctly now it should last for many years as I will keep my 80" till I can't drive anymore!
    1951 Land Rover Series I 80" 2-litre ioe tilt (project)
    1975 Land Rover Series III 88" 2.25 p soft top (workhorse)
    1998 Land Rover Defender 90 2.8i CSW (expedition vehicle)
    1977 Land Rover Series III 109" 2.25 p station wagon (sold)

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    Used the Shorty to get some long overdue garden refuge off to the dump site this morning. Still running like clockwork. Scratching my head saying "touch wood"
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    1949 Series 1 80" 2.0l rover engine.Also Sold
    1969 Series 2a 109" safari. 3.5l rover engine, 4sp Range Rover ZF g/box. 3.5 diffs Sold. Will miss her lots
    1999 Disco ii 4.0l v8 Auto box

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    I love the 80" of yours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Africanrain View Post
    I love the 80" of yours!
    +1
    1951 Land Rover Series I 80" 2-litre ioe tilt (project)
    1975 Land Rover Series III 88" 2.25 p soft top (workhorse)
    1998 Land Rover Defender 90 2.8i CSW (expedition vehicle)
    1977 Land Rover Series III 109" 2.25 p station wagon (sold)

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