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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Beats me how this motor did not overheat with a trailer behind it...

    Oaks, the layers of filth are staggering.

    We pulled both boxes and basically only need to lift the motor tomorrow.

    Seats are removed, busy with dismantling the dash to get to the wipers.

    Doors will get sound proofing, central locking and windows will be motorised.

    I stocked up a eye watering amount of tools today.

    New cordless drills, cordless impact wrench, cordless grinder, extra batteries, a 20 tons press, engine stand, hydraulic pipe crimper, sand blaster.

    Some might be sold again later.
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    “The price of stability is unpreparedness.”

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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Oil leaks and cable ties!

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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    I see the gearbox filler has had the Allen Key mod done in place of the Torx bit being used.
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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    I see the gearbox filler has had the Allen Key mod done in place of the Torx bit being used.
    Nope. It is completely effed. Will have to take it out with a stud remover or something. Seems they did not had a spline and hammered an allen into it.
    “The price of stability is unpreparedness.”

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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    We had a good day in the shop. Motor is lifted and on the engine stand.
    “The price of stability is unpreparedness.”

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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Quote Originally Posted by ClaudeG View Post
    Oil leaks and cable ties!
    And wires joined with teeth insulated with plastic bags.

    We have some junk to clean up.

    Just to get this baby serviced up to standard
    “The price of stability is unpreparedness.”

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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Quote Originally Posted by biltong View Post
    Nope. It is completely effed. Will have to take it out with a stud remover or something. Seems they did not had a spline and hammered an allen into it.
    That's what I meant with the "mod"....
    And, one day he can't get the plug out and has to drill it, and suddenly Landies are ###.....
    Party Ma's se kinners.....
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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    This is going to be a very interesting rebuild to follow. Love this.

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    Nog wummers.

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    Brakes are good. Suspisie!

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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Quote Originally Posted by biltong View Post
    Dit het donker geword en dit het lig geword. Jagsbakkie wil nie start nie...

    Laat ons gaan ontbyt eet dan kyk ons wat is die dame se klagte.
    How I wish I understood Afrikaans. Is it possible for the forum administrators to install a translate facility,

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Stevenson View Post
    How I wish I understood Afrikaans. Is it possible for the forum administrators to install a translate facility,
    Dit het donker geword en dit het lig geword. Jagsbakkie wil nie start nie...

    It got dark, and then it it got light. Jagsbakkie will not start...

    Laat ons gaan ontbyt eet dan kyk ons wat is die dame se klagte.

    Let us have breakfast and then we will see what the lady's complaint is.
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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Quote Originally Posted by James Stevenson View Post
    How I wish I understood Afrikaans. Is it possible for the forum administrators to install a translate facility,

    Try this link https://translate.google.com/transla...130-V-3-Amigos

    Just make sure that the last bit is the actual page link that you want to translate
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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Today was a bit of a slow dy, but we still got quite a bit done.

    Unfortunately the Lexus dropped me last night and this morning from fuel starvation. We intended to start at 7:30 but only managed to get to the shop at 9:30.

    We started to clean the interior with the normal wire brush and vacuum cleaner, as well as some more engine parts and I had to spend quite some time just staring at the butchered wiring loom to figure out what we can cut out.

    (This loom actually is not bad. The Luxus conversion on the other hand is a big mess. Not salvageable.)


    We are spending some effort to get some sound proofing done. The doors are all lined with bitumen / foil water proofing, and the floors will be done with a 10mm lining we salvaged from an air conditioning packages unit.

    The important thing is that a liner like this should be fire retardant, especially on the engine side.

    We did think of lining the firewall on the inside too, but I can see that the rubber moulding will not sit well with that much extra padding below it.

    Floor mats will be cut from a very nice thick rubber lining they use in horse stables.

    I also had the transfer case send away to swop out for a Discovery unit in order to have the longer high range ratios.

    The gearbox could not be opened yet as I could not get the pilot shaft collar removed - that will require a special tool to be made.


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    And the Lexus dropped me today and yesterday.

    Sewage in the tank.

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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Quote Originally Posted by zoneout View Post
    Try this link https://translate.google.com/transla...130-V-3-Amigos

    Just make sure that the last bit is the actual page link that you want to translate
    Google Translate has been my friend on this forum for some years now....

    There are some things that can only really be expressed in Afrikaans, and so often the Engles translation has me roaring with laughter on the floor...
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    1972 88 Safari SW petrol - Mellie
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    Ex - 2003 Face Lift Disco II Td5 auto - d'Arcy. Now living by the sea in KZN.
    2003 Defender 110 Td5 - Bruce
    Ex - 2005 D3 V8. Still in the family in Washington State USA.
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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Biltong

    Meneer, this is such a good story. My only regret is that I am too far away to volunteer my services as a spanner-boy.
    Ex - 109 SIIA R6 pickup, rebuilt from a kraal find, still thrashing around in the Zim Lowveld.
    1972 88 Safari SW petrol - Mellie
    1995 Disco I 300TDi - Daisy
    Ex - 2003 Face Lift Disco II Td5 auto - d'Arcy. Now living by the sea in KZN.
    2003 Defender 110 Td5 - Bruce
    Ex - 2005 D3 V8. Still in the family in Washington State USA.
    Ex - 2007 Freelander Td4 HSE. Still in the family in Bury St Edmunds, UK


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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Quote Originally Posted by zoneout View Post
    Try this link https://translate.google.com/transla...130-V-3-Amigos

    Just make sure that the last bit is the actual page link that you want to translate
    Thank you

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    Default Re: Project 2: Defender 130 V.3-Amigos ??

    Not much photos for today.

    Cobus have spend most of his time to fit the central locking actuators. On the front doors it works easy, but on the rear doors more than one position was done.

    The door trim panels were all covered with vinyl which made it look Code 3 (which it is) so we peeled that off to see what was underneath.

    Although the panels are not perfect and the LH driver door can do with replacement, they look much better with the blemishes than with the poorly covered vinyl.


    I went shopping and it was not a good day. At lest I got two very expensive sockets - an E10 and E12 at R 300 each, and a ball joint separator.

    However, it was a futile task to try and find any decent batteries in this town. The battery places just don't keep stock of anything with a technical data sheet, so if you do buy it, it will be a gamble.

    Since I need to buy 4 batteries for the 2 Defenders, it is a lot of money and I would like to get some idea of what I buy.


    That said, the donor vehicle had a TD5 core in with many missing parts like injectors, manifold, turbo etc, but apparently over heated. I need a Td5 to get the Lexus 130 back to standard and this could work.

    We lifted the head and pulled the motor. To my untrained eye, I could not see too serious damage, so I decided to drop the core at the engineering works for an assessment. That might be R 1200 well spend or not, but if this core is economically salvageable then rather that than buying one more donor vehicle with an engine of unknown health.

    The Lexus devil came back from the mechanic today with the gemors washed out of the fuel tank, and another fuel pump. The original wiring harness of this vehicle is properly butchered and will have to be renewed.

    So, with the idea that this car will get the auto box, we will strip out the entire harness of the donor vehicle and see if we can make that work in the Defender. I think the only change is that we will move the ECU to the engine bay - where it is in any case mounted in the Disco.

    While I am busy with Jagsbakkie then, I am trying to get the motor and boxes sorted for the next rebuild to save some time there.

    I hope the next rebuild can be done a little faster. We are basically now 5 days and 3 men on Jagsbakkie and that is probably half way. We are talking about a rough estimate of 270 man hours for this job. We do it to get familiar with the vehicles.
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