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by abowie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Upper wishbone nut
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Australia

Re: Upper wishbone nut

As tight as you can physically do them up. It may be that they are loose because whoever installed them lubed the taper and it spun rather than locking in place. Give the wishbone a couple of solid whacks with your copper faced mallet and then tighten them up until your eyes bulge. While you're at i...
by abowie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Series 3
Topic: Original engine or upgrade?
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Australia

Re: Original engine or upgrade?

Yeah do the transplant. It's only time and effort and I reckon the HE engine might be really nice in your E.

If it sucks you can always go back and as long as you keep the original engine you lose nothing in resale value.
by abowie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: A new direction in life
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Australia

Re: A new direction in life

Sadly, coming from a medical background always makes me think of liability issues. If you give a car a positive report and then the engine blows up, what degree of liability are you prepared to accept. If you pass a car and then the brakes fail and the occupant is injured, what level of responsibili...
by abowie
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: LT77 bell housing etc
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Australia

Re: LT77 bell housing etc

Searching; user Skiday has done what you propose.

Search for his posts between 2011 and 2018.
by abowie
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Series 2
Topic: LT77 bell housing etc
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Australia

Re: LT77 bell housing etc

I can't speak from experience because to be honest I'd never heard of the LT77 so I can't comment on specifics. But I've not heard it being mentioned as a choice for putting in a 2+2. https://www.ashcroft-transmissions.co.uk/manual-gearboxes/lt77.html are a UK mob who seem to rebuild LR and RR boxes...
by abowie
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Wheel sizes
Replies: 16
Views: 1095
Australia

Re: Wheel sizes

Of my wheels I too like the 5 1/2" rims with 185 80 profile tyres the best.
by abowie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Handbrake compensator modification
Replies: 9
Views: 556
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: 626
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: 31
Views: 1533
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: 556
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: 16
Views: 1095
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: 415
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: 31
Views: 1533
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: 626
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: 31
Views: 1533
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: 29
Views: 2256
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: 29
Views: 2256
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: 29
Views: 2256
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: 29
Views: 2256
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 ...