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#361 OFFLINE   richardthestag

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:20 PM

Been a while since update but lots been going on. Have been made redundant, last day is tomorrow. :)

 

Never again shall I work for anyone other than Mrs Thestag or myself.

 

Bored with IT and the never ending tunnel of misery technology I am planning a significant change of career. more on that later - concepts needed provage to buy Mrs thestag in

 

In the meantime, finished carpeting fatha thestags 1972 playcar, now that Jaaag has been sold to Hooli of this parish the Range Rover and Series IIa will get more attention.

 

when plastic mats came out there was some dampness in the rear footwell. chose to remove the floor, which is a dozen or so screws

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cleaned all the hardened ineffective gloop from the surface and used this to seat the metal panels together again

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more sound deadening was put over the top and then the carpets

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test drive has proved a major reduction in transmission and engine noise! Now can hear the woofle from the exhaust. However headlights are out gah, 

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Fatha thestag had a job to do in the drivers footwell and had dislodged the wire that feeds headlights. easily fixed but no screwdrivers at the

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pub

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 05:58 PM

Good Luck on the career change!

 

Escape from IT just seems so right to do - shame I keep ending up back in it :(


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:02 PM

Agreed, IT is boring & shite.


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Posted 01 October 2018 - 06:25 PM

jobs to do on my daily, mainly focus on wbod winter prep. but also since fitting new dampers and prop UJs the car had a very horrible growl that comes in at various road speeds. quickly discounted engine because it was not dependant on revs.

 

Started on the front dampers, the bushes are half the size of the outgoing dampers. BUT the stub on each end of the damper is not log enough to accommodate bigger bushes. messed about with washers n stuff to get the rubbers to be more effective at insulating front axle. 

 

Test drive made no difference.

 

So I decided to move onto rust treatment while I pondered.

 

VACTAN is the stuff. Although I had the angle grinder out dont worry I didnt use it

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view rearwards of the rear axle and chassis

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drivers side chassis rail over the rear axle

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wire brush did the stuff, you need some rust for vactan to work properly

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passenger side rear of chassis. no nasty holes

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sprayed vactan on using a spray gun but probably should have thinned it slightly. but it did the job, will get a photo of the less rusty chassis tomorrow. just realised that I do not have one.

 

Back onto vibration I removed the front prop, no issues with UJs but did find play in the transfer box front output flange that the prop bolts onto. 

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Luckily it can be easily removed, a dozen bolts and the nose is on the bench complete with the centre diff unit. the bearing is shot. I have a spare housing which is good but no oil seal. more tomorrow.

 

Next up was to sort the cooling system. I know two core plugs are poor, BUT also there is a damp area under the thermostat in the engine v. Removed heater hoses and thermostat housing cleaned it all up and then reassembled with new hoseclips and gaskets.

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Underneath one core plug is accessible, one less so without exhaust removal, not happening at the mo

 

15 seconds with a pry bar and a 2lb hammer had this

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spot the daylight

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new plug installed with a smear of sealant

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inaccessible coreplug was cleaned and smeared with metal putty. Next time the exhaust comes off I will install a new one

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what you cant see it?

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finish the daily fixes tomorrow then onto painting the project :)


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Posted 06 October 2018 - 08:00 PM

Range Rover 93 Daily cooling system is holding. no more vibrations nor nasty noises.
 
so back on to the project, pretty much full time job for me now since Wednesday :)
 
First up is to address an ickle problem in that Land Rover have two Davos White paint codes. one is a creamy ivory colour and the other, correct for a 1972 car, is paper white. Guess which I used first time around. LRC 240 is the correct code. gah
 
Anyway at least it gave me a chance to remedy the brush strokes from the 4-1 epoxy primer that I laid down.
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also there was a load of brackets to weld on, rad top mounts, brake pipe brackets and fuel filter on the nearside inner wing
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went inside for a cuppa, dropped my hat on the table and look what the cat did ... didn't have the heart to shift the poor old sod
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this bracket is for the bottom rail that sits between the two inner wings at the front end. Land Rover were never mm perfect but it pays to line stuff up etc
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Thursday was a cracking day, spent most of it welding and prepping the inner wings for paint on Friday
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Meccano style made it easy to bolt up the front end, most of the bits I am working on is at the front end between the headlight boxes. This is all to do with the radiator supports
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fixed the old rad into place
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welded the bracket
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double checked, spot the mini spirit level :) and finished the welding
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filled with confidence I made up bottom brackets for the radiator. for some reason these were not in the kit
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Fitted up inner wings to the chassis, and celebrated with a beer
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Need to widen the slot for the bulkhead side panel which also doubles as a drain hole. red pens are useful at reminding me of this sort of stuff
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looking good, lets pop the rad in and measure up where the holes go for the lower mounts
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then remove the nearside inner wing, drill the top radiator mount and re weld it. gah
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Never mind you live and learn. half an hour later and it is back together again.
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Plan was for paint on Friday. not spray painted anything in nearly 35 years ....
 
 
 

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Posted 06 October 2018 - 08:04 PM

That's going to be gorgeous once you're done.


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Posted 06 October 2018 - 08:23 PM

Friday paint day ... approached with anticipation

 

I could still get celly but fancied a go on clear over base. 

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re mastering a paint gun took a little while, best to start with a very thin tack coat and then leave for 10 mins before another coat etc etc Base dries to a matt finish, I found next coat was good to go on when I started to see bits of matt finish coming through. 

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two inner wings and a bulkhead to paint, loaded up with 300ml of paint at the time which was more or less 2 coats. Paint runs are dabbed out with plastic gloved fingers and then waft paint again. bear in mind I am painting engine bay and not Mona Lisa

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Took me most of Friday, learning, wiping clean, starting again BUT after 8 coats of base and bugger all flatting, may need to look into that next time round, 4 coats of clear. with both base and clear there are some pretty intense smells so I use my face mask. but not air fed or anything fancy like that

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Today, fitted everything back to the chassis, definitely for the last time this time

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Everything fits and bolts up nicely

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next in is the pedal box and brake servo. I need to make sure that the steering column support also goes in at this point. Bulkhead hole needed gentle* adjustment to make it fit. but nothing that meant getting welder or paint gun out again :)

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Steering column in next, happy with this stage, while fiddly I love putting things back together again

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ready for covering up until I am next back down here, taking a load of stuff back home with me to rebuild at home. watch this space

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the 'Orses approve, one more than the other 

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Posted 15 October 2018 - 08:37 PM

latest update from the weekend and today.

 

needed the press to install the mainshaft bearing into the gearbox, will build the gearbox next week when I am back at home. Should be a laugh

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The LT95 gearbox has access panels all over the place. this view is from the underside of the box and looking forwards, the big hole at the bottom is for the transfer hi/low gears

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pressed in, I forgot to bring the giant circlip with me but that can be fixed when at home.

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Next up, welded the fuel filler tunnel onto the inner wing

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welded it in from the side that will be hidden by outer panels. this inner wing and filler is visible from inside the boot area

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then sanded back the rough coat of epoxy primer that I painted on to stop the rustage. the repair panels had a black coating on them. It is important to remove this before painting as it does not always stick to the metal.

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Spray painted epoxy primer, which sticks like the proverbial to a blanket, in the back of the car are rear floor supports and heel-board. I dropped the heel-board onto the extension lead and without thinking grabbed it.

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it managed to slice right through the brown and blue insulation but didnt blow a fuse. Not sure how I managed to avoid the shock !

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Today spent an hour or so tiding all the little welds and blobs up around the drivers door frame. stripped the a-post back to bare steel. no rust now. will paint and skim filler over the welded joint. Also need to fit the door seal channel tomorrow.

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then onto the rear tailgate "goalpost". untouched aside from removing the rusted top splash channel. still to be remade and fitted. Lots of surface rust and a few smoll holes to deal with. Knot wire wheel on angle grinder made short work of paint and rust

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This bit is at the top of the frame where the roof bolts onto it. The recess is unique to early Range Rovers and a key identifying component for a genuine early car - (rather than a rusty 1980s pay n' play "olli" wreck wearing an earlier ID to save a quid or two on road tax). With paint out of the way it is interesting that many separate components make up this area. I have no idea why.

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previous owner had welded very heavy lumps of steel to the base of each side of the goal post. This area can be seen from inside the car and it wasn't pretty

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cut out the repair, inside is ok but is crying for some rust treatment which I will get

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welded in a replacement panel which is now flush. Skim of filler over the joint and it will never been seen.

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this is the drivers side upright, pretty much where the upper and lower tailgates meet. the channel is for a rubber seal. it needs to come off first, quite why it needed so many spot welds I have no idea. gaaaaah

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Butt welded a repair into the carfully cut hole

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refitted the salvaged rubber seal channel and made up some new sections where it had rotted out

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treated the bare shell to rust converter, two more bits to weld on this tomorrow and then paint, then fit it to the car.

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This week I need to have the whole body frame finished and painted ready for the next stage which will be fitting up.

 

I am planning to have a go at painting the roof panel, if the worst happens I just soda blast it clean and send it off to the paint shop to do it. Want to have a go myself though because it will allow me to fit side windows and screen also.

 

This is going to be a fun week


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Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:52 PM

Today

 

Cut out big patch from rear frame

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welded in something that will look smooth with a tinsy skim of filla

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Welded up the front side. welding going beautiful, happy and good musak on the radio

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then I run out of flippin gas :D

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I was planning to cut this out but all the steel around the holes was solid. no idea.

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plugged it and flapped it flat again

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more epoxy primer was ordered but failed to show today. I had enough to do the inside of the frame so it can be fitted tomorrow

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while it was drying and I was enjoying the fumes I welded in the door seal channel to the drivers door frame

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found the gearbox rear hub housing - that the rear prop and hand brake attach to :)

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finished up with a heavy coat of rustbuster 121 paint on the rear cross member

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Lost a couple of hours today getting gas from Barnstaple. Hope that flippin epoxy primer shows up tomorrowz


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Range Rover Vogue 1993 - my daily runner

Daewoo Matiz 2002 - Sold

Jaguar x308 Sovereign 4 litre - sold to Hooli

Triumph Staaag 1973 - cheaper than a mistress.. just

Range Rover 1972 - ongoing extensive restoration

Range Rover 1972 - complete shed but in line for restoration

Land Rover 1969 SIIa SWB - belongs to Fathathestag but maintained and welded by me

BMW E46 318i touring - sold to hhhugues

VW Polo 2002 1.2l 3 pot bargain for #2 son

Renna Clio Expression+ 16v Barg for #3 son

 


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Posted 16 October 2018 - 06:54 PM

Epic.
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Posted 17 October 2018 - 06:35 PM

Made good progress today. Exhausted supplies of knot wire wheels and sanding disks. but done and ready for final prep and epoxy primer tomorrow. Weather is good so I might even get a coat or two of top coat on.

 

Today main focus is on passenger side frame

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first rear goalpost fitted. bolted up. Crowbar is to lift the frame so that the mounts can be installed

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all bolts in place but yet to be tightened

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Roof panel reinstalled and 4 of the thousand* screws installed to confirm alignment to the frame. Goalpost now bolted up tight

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now onto main task for the day! get rid of this coating that doesnt really stick to the steel

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Nylon prep wheels make redistribution of the black coating easy* ... to the inside of the barn in a nice satisfying thick layer of dust.

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Door seal channels next

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good day and all ready for tomorrowz

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Range Rover Vogue 1993 - my daily runner

Daewoo Matiz 2002 - Sold

Jaguar x308 Sovereign 4 litre - sold to Hooli

Triumph Staaag 1973 - cheaper than a mistress.. just

Range Rover 1972 - ongoing extensive restoration

Range Rover 1972 - complete shed but in line for restoration

Land Rover 1969 SIIa SWB - belongs to Fathathestag but maintained and welded by me

BMW E46 318i touring - sold to hhhugues

VW Polo 2002 1.2l 3 pot bargain for #2 son

Renna Clio Expression+ 16v Barg for #3 son

 


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 08:26 AM

Fantastic......... gotta be happy with the way it's looking so far. 

How's the daily driver coping? Not throwing toys out of cot in a fit of jealous rage?


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 05:56 PM

Fantastic......... gotta be happy with the way it's looking so far. 

How's the daily driver coping? Not throwing toys out of cot in a fit of jealous rage?

 

I am well chuffed and living the dream doing this stuff.

 

Daily driver is running well at the mo. the front prop has a slight imbalance which is slightly irritating me, moved it one more tooth on the splines which were reassembled the same as they came apart. Test it on saturday when I return home. 

 

Daily is in need of front inner wings which I will treat it to very soon. the rest is solidtastic


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Hyundai i10 2010 newbee - Wife's daily

Pug 307 - son's daily runner Sold to Arthur Foxhake

Range Rover Vogue 1993 - my daily runner

Daewoo Matiz 2002 - Sold

Jaguar x308 Sovereign 4 litre - sold to Hooli

Triumph Staaag 1973 - cheaper than a mistress.. just

Range Rover 1972 - ongoing extensive restoration

Range Rover 1972 - complete shed but in line for restoration

Land Rover 1969 SIIa SWB - belongs to Fathathestag but maintained and welded by me

BMW E46 318i touring - sold to hhhugues

VW Polo 2002 1.2l 3 pot bargain for #2 son

Renna Clio Expression+ 16v Barg for #3 son

 


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 06:05 PM

That's really coming together now. Definitely the more satisfying part, I think.

 

Your daily's on LPG, isn't it?


1963 Land Rover SIIA - in a field, probably waiting for next summer

1974 Land Rover S3 - trialler, wood carrier and donkey

1984 Mini 25 - Mrs D's

1993 Range Rover Vogue SE V8 - liability

1996 Mazda Bongo - camper and comfy* cruiser

2010 BMW R1200GS - economical transport


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 06:07 PM

today... at last first layers of topcoat!

 

OMG what already? I don't hear you all shout at me :)

 

This morning I finished off prep and gave the areas to be painted a wipe down with panel wipe.

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3 coats of epoxy primer were laid on using a 1.8mm gun and 45psi. This paint is very thick

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stoneguard was applied over the top of the epoxy on the rear inner wing area.

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a lot of what I am painting will be covered up with trim and stuff. So I have not gone mad for a mirror finish that I could read a book reflected.

 

Door shut faces are visible as are a-post up the sides of the windscreen and pretty much the whole b-post.

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After a load of flatting back and many wipes of panel wipe I got ready to do the top coat

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one dusting / tack coat of base followed by two coats today. 

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most of it has gone well but here I have some weird tiny fish eye. the temp was dropping rapidly though.

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will flat and add more base tomorrow. looking at another 4-6 coats then clearcoat it.

 

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just realised that I missed one place on the old seam seal - nearside rear wing by the spare wheel well. gah, do that before paint tomorrow 


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Daewoo Matiz 2002 - Sold

Jaguar x308 Sovereign 4 litre - sold to Hooli

Triumph Staaag 1973 - cheaper than a mistress.. just

Range Rover 1972 - ongoing extensive restoration

Range Rover 1972 - complete shed but in line for restoration

Land Rover 1969 SIIa SWB - belongs to Fathathestag but maintained and welded by me

BMW E46 318i touring - sold to hhhugues

VW Polo 2002 1.2l 3 pot bargain for #2 son

Renna Clio Expression+ 16v Barg for #3 son

 


#376 OFFLINE   richardthestag

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 06:08 PM

That's really coming together now. Definitely the more satisfying part, I think.

 

Your daily's on LPG, isn't it?

 

Yes, single point, closed loop. Are you planning on going that route?


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Daewoo Matiz 2002 - Sold

Jaguar x308 Sovereign 4 litre - sold to Hooli

Triumph Staaag 1973 - cheaper than a mistress.. just

Range Rover 1972 - ongoing extensive restoration

Range Rover 1972 - complete shed but in line for restoration

Land Rover 1969 SIIa SWB - belongs to Fathathestag but maintained and welded by me

BMW E46 318i touring - sold to hhhugues

VW Polo 2002 1.2l 3 pot bargain for #2 son

Renna Clio Expression+ 16v Barg for #3 son

 


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 06:15 PM

Hmmm. Tempted to just stick with petrol and limit the mileage.

 

I use the bike for work anyway, so my driving is mostly just tatting about locally. It would be nice to get a bit closer to 18mpg than 14, mind! I think my S3 does 18-20, which I find pretty bearable.


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 06:06 PM

Paint is one of those jobs that just cannot be rushed. I found this years ago. 95% of time is prep 5% is lobbing the paint on.

 

yesterday first couple of coats of base but then I just wasnt happy with some of the imperfections, so most of this morning was spent filling, flatting, seam sealing, flatting, filling and you guessed it .. flatting

 

Hedgehog came out to find out what all the swearing was about

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Another 6 coats of base went on

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waiting until the previous coat started to matt before laying another coat on. I worked my way around the car and filling the gun pretty much constantly 

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final coat of base is on and still wet hence the shine.

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need to wait 2 plus hours now for the base to go off, here is an interlude with two rescue horses in the field. they like apples

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Clear coat is nasty stuff so face mask and gloves are essential. had to fiddle with gun as this stuff dries a lot quicker so can be laid on thicker.

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4 coats of clear. well chuffed with this. in all, including front inner wings was 4 litres of base/thinners 50/50 mix and about the same of clear/activator

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I'll let the piccies do the talking

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Shitroen C4 GP 2007 1.6HDi - Wife's daily written off, farewell trusty but slightly unpredictable steed

Hyundai i10 2010 newbee - Wife's daily

Pug 307 - son's daily runner Sold to Arthur Foxhake

Range Rover Vogue 1993 - my daily runner

Daewoo Matiz 2002 - Sold

Jaguar x308 Sovereign 4 litre - sold to Hooli

Triumph Staaag 1973 - cheaper than a mistress.. just

Range Rover 1972 - ongoing extensive restoration

Range Rover 1972 - complete shed but in line for restoration

Land Rover 1969 SIIa SWB - belongs to Fathathestag but maintained and welded by me

BMW E46 318i touring - sold to hhhugues

VW Polo 2002 1.2l 3 pot bargain for #2 son

Renna Clio Expression+ 16v Barg for #3 son

 


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 06:12 PM

Hmmm. Tempted to just stick with petrol and limit the mileage.

 

I use the bike for work anyway, so my driving is mostly just tatting about locally. It would be nice to get a bit closer to 18mpg than 14, mind! I think my S3 does 18-20, which I find pretty bearable.

 

you should get more than 14 from a 3.9, depends on how heavy your boots are, how many of the calipers are sticking, how worn the cam is etc

 

LPG is ok but the car runs sweeter on Pez.

 

Swapping the timing chain on mine made the world of difference to its running but gave no useful increase in economy


Shitroen C4 GP 2007 1.6HDi - Wife's daily written off, farewell trusty but slightly unpredictable steed

Hyundai i10 2010 newbee - Wife's daily

Pug 307 - son's daily runner Sold to Arthur Foxhake

Range Rover Vogue 1993 - my daily runner

Daewoo Matiz 2002 - Sold

Jaguar x308 Sovereign 4 litre - sold to Hooli

Triumph Staaag 1973 - cheaper than a mistress.. just

Range Rover 1972 - ongoing extensive restoration

Range Rover 1972 - complete shed but in line for restoration

Land Rover 1969 SIIa SWB - belongs to Fathathestag but maintained and welded by me

BMW E46 318i touring - sold to hhhugues

VW Polo 2002 1.2l 3 pot bargain for #2 son

Renna Clio Expression+ 16v Barg for #3 son

 


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Posted 19 October 2018 - 07:00 PM

Yours is looking  8)

 

No obviously sticky calipers, and I have a pretty relaxed right foot.

 

I've bought it a new Bosch coil (right one) to replace the Valeo, and will probably try a set of plugs as well as leads, dizzy cap and rotor arm.

 

Are these leads any good?:

 

https://www.ebay.co....31/153196024807

 

I'm going for NGK BP6ES plugs, unless you think different?

 

Other daft questions:

 

Do I need to change / upgrade the ignition amplifier?

I'm going to strobe the timing as well - 6 btdc a good starting point?

 

Sorry to hijack your thread  :?  Please do reply on mine if it makes things neater!


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1993 Range Rover Vogue SE V8 - liability

1996 Mazda Bongo - camper and comfy* cruiser

2010 BMW R1200GS - economical transport






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