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"P38 Shenanigans" ☺️ 

 

A mundane update this time, just lashed some paint on the heatshields ;) 

The old stuff was flaking off! :food-smiley-015: 

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simple things eh! ;) :)

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EAS Heights.. 

Access mode

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Motorway 

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Standard.  

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Extended. 

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EAS height settings in order! ;) :)

 

 

 

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The water ingress on this old duchess is getting annoying, with the constant inclement weather we seem to be having, fixing it would seem to be an impossibility at the moment as you have to strip the car down for all the fixes and i don't have the time 

 

I had a cover on her at one time, i might of shown it on this thread, however it was a complete shit show and didn't fit! 

but for £11 i could excuse the issues!! ;) 

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the new one cost a bit more moolah, however it is substantially better in size and quailty, it doesn't feel like it was made of paper like the old one!! ;)

it has 3 strong tie downs and is made from a thick material which seems quite robust!

 

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it even has ear protectors!! 

 

breathable too!! :)

 

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right.. 

 

More painting shenanigans to distract the MOT tester away from the fact that the exhaust is completely wankered.. :happydance: 

The proverbial before!! 

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After a spritz of silver paint it looks a bit better!! 🤪 

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Ideally she needs a new exhaust system, and in true fashion a Stainless system will be going on!! ;) 

And also while i was under there it appears the autobox input shaft seal is leaking, which shows itself as red fluid dripping from between the bellhousing and engine.. 

Gives me an excuse to pull everything and do a proper Job!! ;) :) 

ARSE!! 

 

 

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Can ya'll guess what my next job is ;) 

One of the nice points of the Range Rover classic and P38 is the use of grease nipples on the props. 

My UJ's are original and in good nick so the ability to pump fresh grease into them is nice. it extends their life by quite a while too..  :food-smiley-015: 

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First one is the rear prop slider, being me all my grease nipples were in the wrong place, all on the top!! ;)

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Next up the front prop UJ, i squirt enough in to swell the rubber bellows. and force the old stuff out.. 

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One thing worth noting is you should see all the bellows expand at the same rate, if not their is a possibility the channels inside the UJ are blocked. 

which isn't good, oh and grease will take the path of least resistance. 

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Oh and having a 2 ton car suspended by air is fun when you're laying underneath!

 

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I hope you had axle stands when crawling under there! Mine weighs in at 2250kg without passengers. Loving all the progress as usual. I had no idea there were grease points on the P38, excellent info. As it happens I test drove a Discovery like yours yesterday, albeit not in particularly good repair. I was surprised how different it was to the Range Rover, much more agricultural, but a fun place to sit!

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8 minutes ago, Broadsword said:

I hope you had axle stands when crawling under there! Mine weighs in at 2250kg without passengers. Loving all the progress as usual. I had no idea there were grease points on the P38, excellent info. As it happens I test drove a Discovery like yours yesterday, albeit not in particularly good repair. I was surprised how different it was to the Range Rover, much more agricultural, but a fun place to sit!

cheers, axle stands "ahem" ;) 

The D2 is very agricultural compared to the P38, any 4x4 is really ;) :) 

D2 is fun as heck though!! 

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"royce shenanigans" 

 

No pictures "yet"  

I have managed to cut the rot from the bottom of one of the front wings to try and halt the rot that is making it's way up the wing... 

There really is a shitload of filler in this thing! 

Managed to dig out some reciepts for an expensive Auto box rebuild in 1990 which is nice, and considering she has only put on 4000mi since then i'd say i have a fresh box. ;) 

I did manage to get it to move under its own power, which was nice, initially the box was reluctant to engage, however after adding some ATF it started to slam into gear which is nice, don't really want to nuke the box!! 

The Box' sump does leak a fair bit, which does explain the 4litres of loss!! ;) :( 

 

Interior wise, everything from the front seats back is rough but complete, everything from the front seats forward has dissolved. 🙃 eaten way, typical of wol wilton carpet.. 

the boot floor is solid with no rot as is the rear floor under the rear seats, the front floor pans though are shitfaced. ;)

Underbody wise, all mounting areas are solid.. 

Brake lines are crusty, which is surprising considering they were done it 2007.. 

 

Here are some pics.. 

in no particular order. 

 

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She has 77,000 original miles!! 

Nothing makes my piss boil more than a half assed job, surely it would of taken the same amount of time to do the metal work 

properly,  as it would of to slap a shit load of filler on it!! 

She was Originally owned by Alistair Maclean, according to the heritage certificate, which is nice... :) 

Guns of navarone - Ice station zebra etc etc ;)

More mechanical maladies include blowing exhaust manifolds, which to some is simple however this is a near 7 litre V8 shoehorned into a saloon, so to do the manifolds requires the removal of the subframe! 

not too difficult but time consuming. 

We also need the window regulators and lock motor solenoids rebuilt along with a new switch pack and speakers. 

Fuel system needs going through, pump rebuild and new lines, along with a tank drain.. 

SU carb rebuild.. 

 

If i do decide to do something with this old thing, I plan on running her on LPG as a primary fuel, which would be an interesting project.. 

Single point.. 

I'm wondering weather to farm out the bodywork as i'm not blessed with panel beating ability, i can't paint for shit either!! LOL 

 

 

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