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  1. #91
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    Yep.. The water bottle.. Grrrrr 🤬
    1990 "Big Red" Range Rover
    1983 "The 101" 101 Forward Control
    1988 "Lizzie" FFR Perentie
    1961 "The Grey Ghost" LWB Series II Ute
    1960 "Roger" SWB Series II
    1976 "Max" 2 Door Range Rover Classic (being restored)
    1983 "Luke" Stage One V8 Station Wagon (next project)

  2. #92
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    Minor Update

    Hi All,

    I purchased a seal-kit for the power steering box, with the thought that when I send the car off for a RWC - I would ask the mechanic to fit the kit, as it's above my skills.

    On the weekend (Dave) BlkKnight came over and inspected the power steering box, and suggested that the box was leaking from the top - which indicated problems with the bearings and that I would need a new or rebuilt power steering box.

    Luckily for me - I just happened to have a second hand power steering box sitting on the shelf (it came with my 101, was never used but the condition was unknown).

    So:
    1) Dave stripped down the spare box and gave it a complete inspection.
    2) Cleaned-up some of the services
    3) Re-Assembled the box - with replacing all of the seals

    I:
    1) Sanded back the pitman arm & steering box
    2) Masked it up
    3) Painted them - first coat.

    Here are some pictures - before:

    IMG_3316 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    IMG_3318 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    During:

    IMG_3321 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    IMG_3323 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    After:

    IMG_3324 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    IMG_3325 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    The next steps are:

    * Check my painting - make sure that I haven't missed any bits
    * Second Coat
    * Remove old steering box (I'm guessing that is going to be fun - NOT)
    * Install new replacement steering box

    Meanwhile the headlining & sun visors are being dropped off for recovery in the next few days...

    Fingers crossed I might just make the dead line...

    Cheers,
    GG.
    1990 "Big Red" Range Rover
    1983 "The 101" 101 Forward Control
    1988 "Lizzie" FFR Perentie
    1961 "The Grey Ghost" LWB Series II Ute
    1960 "Roger" SWB Series II
    1976 "Max" 2 Door Range Rover Classic (being restored)
    1983 "Luke" Stage One V8 Station Wagon (next project)

  3. #93
    Hi GG,

    Was there any reason you didn't replace the Pitman Arm ball joint? did it appear sloppy at all?

    I'm asking because I've got lots of slack in the my steering and I'm not sure which job to do first, the steering box or the pitman arm ball joint - I'm not really looking forward to either job given my lack of correct tools (and knowledge) and i've read they are both diffucult jobs!

    Tim.

  4. #94
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    Hi Tim,

    There didn't appear to be any slack in the ball joint - in fact it was quite tight. I will replace the boot, and re-grease - but it looked okay to me...

    I am hoping to change over the steering box sometime late next week... Fingers crossed!

    Cheers,
    GG.
    1990 "Big Red" Range Rover
    1983 "The 101" 101 Forward Control
    1988 "Lizzie" FFR Perentie
    1961 "The Grey Ghost" LWB Series II Ute
    1960 "Roger" SWB Series II
    1976 "Max" 2 Door Range Rover Classic (being restored)
    1983 "Luke" Stage One V8 Station Wagon (next project)

  5. #95
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    Quote Originally Posted by grey_ghost View Post
    Hi All,


    On the weekend (Dave) BlkKnight came over and inspected the power steering box, and suggested that the box was leaking from the top - which indicated problems with the bearings and that I would need a new or rebuilt power steering box.

    Luckily for me - I just happened to have a second hand power steering box sitting on the shelf (it came with my 101, was never used but the condition was unknown).

    So:
    1) Dave stripped down the spare box and gave it a complete inspection.
    2) Cleaned-up some of the services
    3) Re-Assembled the box - with replacing all of the seals

    Cheers,
    GG.

    Please give our best regards/wishes to guru Dave - sadly very much missed here in the west.
    Dan - MY04 D2a TD5 auto Classic (2nd engine @ 153K) set up for touring
    Bessie - MY95 RRC LSE Vogue SoftDash with MY99 TD5 and 4HP24 transplant

  6. #96
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    Hi All,

    Quite a bit of work done over the weekend, in fact I spent most of the weekend working on the Range Rover...

    I removed all of the sill strips so that I could give them a polish, and also remove the old sound deadening & carpet:



    And here is an example of one of them after I polished it:



    Here is some of the crappy old carpet - it was smelly, damp, had rust stains - time for the bin:







    I found some surface rust in both the passenger and drivers foot wells - so I sanded the surface rust back as best I could, and then treated it with a rust converter paint:



    And then painted it with some red rust paint - I didn't care that it wasn't a perfect colour match, because it is going to be covered up by sound deadening anyway...



    Here is the sound deadening - on the passenger side:



    Here is the sound deadening - on the drivers side:



    Next - re-install the sill covers and new carpet matts installed - passenger side, drivers side, rear seat:









    Next - fix the centre arm rest... The screws were missing entirely, I also needed to use longer screws because of wear and tear. All fixed now:



    Dash Matt installed - it came with Velcro strips that were next to useless, so I also added some double-sided tape. Time will tell how well it works:



    Next - I found a 20cm hole in the floor, roughly under the drivers seat. Cleaned-up the hole, cut a plate and pop-riveted it on:





    I also re-installed the lower dash panel & drivers side kick plate.

    Last jobs before RWC:

    * Re-install head lining (once I pick it up from the trimmer)
    * Fashion a battery clamp
    * Replace some light bulbs on the drivers side rear
    * Steering box replacement.

    Getting there....

    Cheers,
    GG.
    1990 "Big Red" Range Rover
    1983 "The 101" 101 Forward Control
    1988 "Lizzie" FFR Perentie
    1961 "The Grey Ghost" LWB Series II Ute
    1960 "Roger" SWB Series II
    1976 "Max" 2 Door Range Rover Classic (being restored)
    1983 "Luke" Stage One V8 Station Wagon (next project)

  7. #97
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    Coming along nicely - where did you obtain the new matts? Fleabay?

  8. #98
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    Yep - $135 from memory. They aren't perfect (they don't have the holes like the originals, and they are not a perfect fit compared to the originals - but for $135, I'm happy).

    Cheers,
    GG.

    PS - There is a guy on here selling complete carpet sets, much better quality - but at this point in time it's nothing that I need to do...
    1990 "Big Red" Range Rover
    1983 "The 101" 101 Forward Control
    1988 "Lizzie" FFR Perentie
    1961 "The Grey Ghost" LWB Series II Ute
    1960 "Roger" SWB Series II
    1976 "Max" 2 Door Range Rover Classic (being restored)
    1983 "Luke" Stage One V8 Station Wagon (next project)

  9. #99
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    Off to RWC

    "Big Red" is now ready for a RWC... Another big weekend (Friday night, Saturday & Sunday) and he's ready... Jobs done over the weekend include (from memory anyway, it was a bit of a blur):

    Fabricate, paint & install a battery bracket:



    Install the new head lining, Jesus handles, Sun Visors, Interior Lights & Covers and Speakers:





    No pictures of the below:

    Install reconditioned steering box (twice, it's a long story but it's all adjusted up now)
    Replace Spark Plugs
    Replace HTC Leads
    Replace Oil Filter
    Drain/Flush Engine Oil
    Clean Oil Cap (came up rather well)

    BlkKnight helped with all of the mechanical stuff - I did all of the cosmetic stuff.
    Ringing the mechanic today to book it in for a RWC...

    Cheers,
    GG.
    1990 "Big Red" Range Rover
    1983 "The 101" 101 Forward Control
    1988 "Lizzie" FFR Perentie
    1961 "The Grey Ghost" LWB Series II Ute
    1960 "Roger" SWB Series II
    1976 "Max" 2 Door Range Rover Classic (being restored)
    1983 "Luke" Stage One V8 Station Wagon (next project)

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