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Bought a SD1 at last! Collection page 6!


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#241 OFFLINE   trigger

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:31 PM

There hasn't been a awful lot to report lately but that's not to say nothing's been happening.

On Saturday i went over dad's in it and we had a play with the carbs and timing (again). They were miles apart from each other so they have now been adjusted that they are balanced correctly, they were running lean and the idle was too low, now they have been set up correctly it's far more responsive.

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The only issue now is that it's puffing quite a bit of blue smoke out, more than before. I'm not sure if its rings or valve stems or what at the moment, one theory though is that the garage I bought it off said they changed the oil but it seems very thin, we are wondering if it's had the wrong stuff put in and it's running past the bores, I've bought some 20w50 to replace it with.

Another problem is that the cam belt tensioner has started to squeal and grumble so I've took the car of the road to replace it, annoyingly the tensioner is unavailable anywhere but a Ford Pinto engined one is meant to fit with a little fabricating so I'm waiting for a new one to arrive.

Meanwhile I've done a couple of bodywork repairs, the scabby rear door is looking a bit tidier, it's far from perfect as the lower skin lip has mostly rotted away but I cleaned it up and put some fresh seam seal on it for now.

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Whilst at it I done the small scab on the inner arch to sill edge too.

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Its getting there now.
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:48 PM

it's not the water pump making the noise? They have a lot of strain on them as they're driving the fan and do fail reasonably regularly. Mine seized solid while I was driving it but was squeaking quite badly before that.

You have to take the timing belt off to change it anyway so it's worth checking.


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:56 PM

I don't think it's the pump as the tensioner has play in it, you can feel it move when you wiggle it and the noise came from the top of the engine where it is, I hope it's not the waterpump as they are over £100!

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 09:04 PM

Things have changed I think I paid 16 quid for mine.


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 30 August 2017 - 09:13 PM

British Leyland scene tax innit
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:27 PM

15/40 or 50 is good for these.
Try cleaning all the breathers out first before taking the thing to bits.
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 05:55 PM

Time to drop a V8 in it.

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 06:11 PM

Time to drop a piano on it.


*D'oh, wrong Leyland.

Fill it with water?
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Posted 31 August 2017 - 06:16 PM

Just catching up on this...

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 08:17 PM

If I owned a spaceship it would have an interior like yours! That looks really good.
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:32 PM

I thought I'd make a small update, sorted the cambelt tensioner in the end, the Pinto one took some modifying and I had to change the bolts so they didn't foul on the belt but looks good now.

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The down side is that the noise is still there, it wasn't the tensioner squealing but the water pump after all! Yeah yeah I know... I could only find one on eBay for £116 but Angrydicky now works for a well known classic car parts provider and has found me one for £85 so I'm going to have to bite the bullet and buy it.

Meanwhile I've changed the oil again and spent some time sorting some more rusty bits out, it's pretty much there now. Have some new photos to fap over.

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:58 PM

*D'oh, wrong Leyland.

Fill it with water?

 

Nah, can't do that.

 

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At least the door cards aren't on strike.


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 08:19 AM

It's looking fabulous fella - I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of mine this weekend at 'some' point. The rear drivers side door (LHD here) is fubar'd on the bottom too.... I'm hoping I can get mine to look half as decent in the light!

Great job!


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 08:23 AM

Looks spot on. 


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 10:26 AM

It really looks great. I love it in red it's an unusual colour for one of these.

 

Two things:

 

1: Have you been polishing the strut towers?

 

2: Re the water pump

 

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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 10:49 AM

It's looking fabulous fella - I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of mine this weekend at 'some' point. The rear drivers side door (LHD here) is fubar'd on the bottom too.... I'm hoping I can get mine to look half as decent in the light!
Great job!


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Posted 22 September 2017 - 01:31 PM



It really looks great. I love it in red it's an unusual colour for one of these.

Two things:

1: Have you been polishing the strut towers?

2: Re the water pump

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I know, I know! I was trying to save myself some money but thankfully the cambelt is such a easy job that it isn't too much of a hassle.

Well spotted on the strut tops! There was a scab in the same place both side so I thought I'd tidy them up before it got any worse.

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 05:43 PM

I think I've failed to catch up on this thread until now. That really is winning!
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Posted 23 September 2017 - 07:45 PM

Somehow the engine looks more modern than the carb'd V8!



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:17 PM

Time to drop a V8 in it.

 

 

No, not that old relic. 150 bhp at the spare wheel and 22 mpg?

 

BMW 2.8 straight six M52 and an E60 six speed manual, 193 bhp, 30 mpg and it sounds like a proper Rover should.

 

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 04:26 PM

What have you purchased?

 

Apologies - missed this earlier.......

 

SD1 - carb'd V8 - tank has a few holes so either brazing and check or a 'good' second hand one I have a lead on over here. Fuel pump dead too so another 'good' one sourced while I wait for the new one......... it should be delivered tomorrow. Can't wait!!!! Thread will be started as soon as I have decent photo's... on purchase I failed miserably to get any decent ones.


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Posted 25 September 2017 - 10:46 PM

sounds like a proper Rover should.

 

But a proper Rover sounds like a V8...


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:19 AM

But a proper Rover sounds like a V8...

 

A proper Rover isn't related to ze germins either.


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 11:22 AM

Don't tell the 75 owners.


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 12:26 PM

Nice car :) I always liked the looks of the series 2 cars more than the earlier ones but I never had any luck with them when they were current. Series 1s always had swimming pools in the dashboards and the door trims DID dro off at frequent intervals while all the S2s I had blew up! Had a 2600 SE in black that looked great and ate its engine in a most expensive way.

 

Always wanted a 'twin plenum' V8 but never got round to it - too pricey now!

 

You have done a great job, it looks really clean :)


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 07:50 PM

Just magnificent. I thought of you on Saturday evening - I was most of the way around a 29-mile walk when a Dolomite passed me on the road out of Nacton Village.


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 11:03 AM

No more talk of this V8 nonsense I've heard this Six hurtling across a showfield and it sounds proper meaty

 

The four fat blokes in it however, perhaps helped


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 12:14 PM

T series turbo if it goes pop.

I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!





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