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by abowie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Handbrake compensator modification
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Australia

Re: Handbrake compensator modification

peters3103 wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:58 am

Don’t really want to pull the callipers off so will try anything else first.

Cheers
Fair enough.
by abowie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: BD29068 captive nuts (Series 2 rhd)
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Australia

Re: BD29068 captive nuts (Series 2 rhd)

grimes6 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:46 pm
. I wonder how they did it on the production line - small children ???
That's what I reckon too. It's a shitty job. That's why the captive nut is the go, along with a pointed setscrew.
by abowie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 440
Australia

Re: Engine removal

“You need to prop the sump up on blocks so that the bottom is around 12 inches off the floor to ensure you have enough clearance on the front suspension to get the engine in” Andrew, not quite sure I know what you mean here. This is when reinstalling the engine, correct? Is it not a reversal of rem...
by abowie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Handbrake compensator modification
Replies: 9
Views: 181
Australia

Re: Handbrake compensator modification

Pete before you do this try out your handbrake first. If the balance mechanism is properly restored it should work perfectly fine. All 4 on my cars did and do, and our customers don't seem to have problems. I suspect the problem starts with cars that haven't been restored and have rusty mechanisms.
by abowie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wheel sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Australia

Re: Wheel sizes

The 6.5 MWS wheels fit fine with 205/65/15 tyres. They will fit in the boot as a spare. I have been able to remove the rears without difficulty with a jack on my cars but I've never changed a flat with them. I originally had them on my (now sold) 1.5, and have rotated them onto all 3 of my other E T...
by abowie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Gearbox Cover Rubber
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Australia

Re: Gearbox Cover Rubber

Ah thanks. I had a quick look over breakfast. Too busy dreaming of tuning IDA Webers :shrug:

My 3.8s both just have a leather gaiter with no rubber underneath at all.
by abowie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 440
Australia

Re: Engine removal

Thanks Andrew, how & where on the car do you lift from? Cheers When I do this at home I do it on my hoist, but in the workshop we usually just use the lifter. Strap around the picture frame. We usually have the back axle on jack stands under the splines to give more height. Make up a rolling trolle...
by abowie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: BD29068 captive nuts (Series 2 rhd)
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Australia

Re: BD29068 captive nuts (Series 2 rhd)

What your picture shows is correct.
by abowie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Engine removal
Replies: 21
Views: 440
Australia

Re: Engine removal

peters3103 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:01 am
I don’t know if my borrowed engine hoist would raise the car enough though. I’d also need to construct an engine trolley.
It should. We routinely install engines using a hoist to lift the body up.
by abowie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Australia

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Nah it's just a replica. I think Mike Roddy has one of the originals. Thanks - so this is going to be your everyday driver then :smile: Garry I'd be dead in a couple of weeks. My plan is strictly for circuit use. It's like Jeremy Clarkson said of TVRs. "Sooner or later they all turn and kill their ...
by abowie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Australia

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

I love the old Land Rovers. I'm sure I haven't bought my last one. It's a pity about your engine. It was the only bit of mine that was salvageable. The rust was incredible. The rear springs were paper thin in places and the pitting on the rear axle casing was astonishing. I tried to disassemble the ...
by abowie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Australia

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Hoping to have it here in a couple of weeks.
by abowie
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Australia

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Andrew, You have my total respect. You are the man. What an excellent purchase. Look at the piece of crap I bought last week. Compare and contrast. (Its from Australia!). Very kind. I actually bought a SWB 1958 S1 Land Rover last year with a view to restoring it. I really like them. Unbeknownst to ...
by abowie
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Australia

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Nah it's just a replica. I think Mike Roddy has one of the originals.
by abowie
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Australia

Re: Reeeeally tempted..





by abowie
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 headlight chrome fitting
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Australia

Re: S1 headlight chrome fitting

I'm doing this at the moment. It's just a totally bastard job.
by abowie
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reeeeally tempted..
Replies: 25
Views: 561
Australia

Re: Reeeeally tempted..

Hmm. So what does my new avatar tell you?
by abowie
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clever instrument panel trick
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Australia

Clever instrument panel trick

My trimmer may have been sniffing glue for over 30 years but he still has a few tricks. To make folding down the centre dash panel easier, he puts rivets through the 2 central holes between the legend and the chrome strip and only fits the 2 outside screws. Remove these screws, remove the legend and...
by abowie
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Combustion Chamber Volume tolerances
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Australia

Re: Combustion Chamber Volume tolerances

Yes. As I said there are a number of arguable broad assumptions, but it's about comparison not absolutes. I've allowed for the domes (-25cc which is accurate for 9:1 pistons) and the choice of dividing 4.2 by 6 or making it 4.2 by six plus head volume ( plus or minus dome volume) is again, arguable....