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  1. #1011
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    The Good news! It turns over!!

    @Ron 101

    Hi Ron,

    Thank you for the above info you provided. I had a little time this past weekend. I pulled all the plugs, lubricated the cylinders, let it set for a day. Installed new batteries and the mighty beast powered up. The engine turned over easily by starter motor or at least it seemed to. I did not have an extra hand so I was unable to tell if it had ignition spark or not. Correct me if I am wrong, but you stated that civilian wires and plugs are the way to go, for a hotter, better spark. Would you suggest I do this right away or just get it running first? Also, should I invest in the electronic ignition before messing around to much?

    Thank you

    Chad

  2. #1012
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Nowra NSW
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    Just get thing running as is ,and learn about the vehicle.
    Chase the electronic ignition at a later date.
    Sparkplug condition is very important with the standard supressed ignition system.
    Electronic ignition doesn't have 50 year old condenser's that fail and a points system that must be set up with a special tool and procedure.
    Electronic throws a better spark, especially if you remove the suppressed HT leads and go for much, much Cheaper civie sparkplugs available with self cleaning protruded nose and different heat ranges.
    Saying that the points set up worked for the army for 30 years.
    The B81 Rolls will start straight up from cold easily without choke unless it is sub zero temps ,if all is well.
    Don't pump the accelerator, too much or run the engine too rich with the points set up as the suppressed plugs will foul up and not self clean.
    The B81 likes to run hard under load and not idle around too much.
    The starter motor will turn the motor over very easily as it is very well built and you would have noticed the slight delay in the engagement of the starter after pressing the starter button....reason is superior Rolls Royce /army design as the starting is a Three step operation, first a slow turn and throw out of the starter pinion ( to gently engage it without force)and then full turning force and once the engine is running quick over run retraction of the starter pinion......all designed to give very long starter ring gear and pinion life.

  3. #1013
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    Mar 2008
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    Nowra
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    I was just going through photos on my computer. Took this in June 2014.
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    Current 83 Stage One V8 trayback
    Old 84 110 3.9V8 Army 4 speed

    IG @lewys_landrover_page

  4. #1014
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    Jan 2008
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    Nowra NSW
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    As I always said in this part of the country the Stalwart gets photograghed or a whole lot of curious cars following it......
    It is always reported back to me someone said they had seen the stalwart running around on the road somewhere.. ...not thats been happening much lately.
    Not much going on with the Stalwart due to a busted foot which has stopped any activity for a while, both pleasure and work.

  5. #1015
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Blair Athol, Adelaide South Aust.
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    Bugger. You could limp around and shine up a few bits couldnt you??? The Ultimate FCThe Ultimate FC
    Cheers, Rod


    BETSY
    1967 Series 2a. 109 4 cyl petrol, Fairey o/drive, Athol Hedges roof.
    Currently undergoing rebuild.
    Will have-- soft top, 4 wheel disc brakes, salisbury rear diff, military colour, 12 pin nato socket, dual pintle hitch....

    1975 Series 3. 109 6cyl 186, 5 speed Nissan cabstar gearbox, mechanical winch, roo bar, kings awning, 50" light bar, roof rack, twin 6"light bars, kings awning tent.

    1969 NO. 5 trailer. ARN 176 464. soft top.

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