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  1. #31
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    Be careful with that black coolant tank, they tend to split around the seam.

    Try to get a white one.

    Rangie looks amazing after the wash,

    Keep the pics coming.
    Neale


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    Picked this up this morning - $140 - the paint was still tacky!

    They said that the tanks had a bit of crap in them - all cleaned out now..

    IMG_2550 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr
    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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    Water pump

    Your timing cover looks to be in good condition from the pics, not too pitted which is common on old Rangies so it might have had some care in the past in regards to it's cooling system.

    I've had them where there nearly pitted all the way through and borderline ready to leak!!

    Trav
    92 Rangie Vogue- 4.6 V8, 50mm lift, 265/75's, rear e-locker and a winch
    80 Rangie- 4.4, 4 speed still in bits!!

  4. #34
    I got a radiator rodded once. Not long after that i had another one to do, so i took the end tanks off myself, got a spare dipstick and fiddled away cleaning, then got some silicone on and put the tanks back on. Bingo!

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    Progress Report

    Did some jobs this weekend - every little bit counts, one job at a time.

    I'm still waiting for parts - but I am trying to keep the momentum up..

    The drivers side mud flap was missing, so I ordered 2 x new mud flaps. I removed the passenger side easily enough, but (thinking that it would be a quick job) - I came up against rivnuts on the drivers side..

    The other side of the rivnut had a domed head - not a nut or hex head...

    IMG_2553 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    Firstly I tried to drill them out, and when that wasn't getting anywhere - I cracked it and got out the grinder...

    Little fellas didn't last too long:

    IMG_2555 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    What was left over - I will keep the passenger side one as a spare. Hopefully the new ones are good quality, but you never know with replacement parts - unfortunately my experience is that new (rubber) parts often don't last that long..

    IMG_2558 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    And both sides now fitted:

    IMG_2567 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    Next up - remove the front number plate (haven't done the rear yet), and also remove the fog lights:
    IMG_2560 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    Also remove both side indicators, and both "end" (plastic) bumper corners... Wasn't that a fun job:
    IMG_2552 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    The plan was to remove the bumper so that I could paint it.. I found (and removed) the numerous screws, nuts & bolts... Until I got to the 2 large screws that hold on the front number plate bracket... These were the last 2 that I needed to remove - and both of them had burred heads on them... Grrrr

    I tried an impact driver, freeze spray, WD-40, the biggest screw driver that I had... Nothing was moving them - and I didn't want to drill them out..

    So the next best thing was..

    Wash the bumper, and scotch brite it to rough it up:
    IMG_2570 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    Mask, mask, mask it up:
    IMG_2572 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    And paint the thing in place!
    IMG_2573 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr
    IMG_2576 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    Remembering that this is far from a concourse car or even a nut & bolt restoration. It's meant to be a run'around car.... I'm quite pleased with the results.

    I also spent 2-3 hours cleaning the underside of the car - mainly so that I can locate a few oil leaks, but also so that it will be easier to work on in the future:
    IMG_2562 by Grey Ghost, on Flickr

    Again - it's not perfect, but I'm happy with the results... A lot of red dirt is now on the shed floor...

    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)

  6. #36
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    WOW .... You have what we all dream of ......


    No, no .... Not the range rover..... A shed with enough height for a hoist ..... and a hoist !!!! I could only dream of this! (especially since the clutch in my wifes car **** itself yesterday, and I know have a gearbox to extract).
    Proper cars--
    '92 Range Rover 3.9V8 ... slugomatic
    '92 Range Rover 3.8V8 ... 5spd manual
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I :burnrubber:
    '63 ID19 x 2 :wheelchair:
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas
    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual :zzz:

  7. #37
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    It's a weird feeling standing underneath a hoist with a car on it... I've never had a hoist before - and it makes me nervous. If the thing failed - I'd be a mashed potatoes.

    Having said that - it certainly makes life much, much, much easier.
    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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    Iíll second Shane. The value of a shed like that with a hoist when doing stuff like we do...priceless. Which is why I havenít got oneOops I did it again... New Project

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    WOW .... You have what we all dream of ......


    No, no .... Not the range rover..... A shed with enough height for a hoist ..... and a hoist !!!! I could only dream of this! (especially since the clutch in my wifes car **** itself yesterday, and I know have a gearbox to extract).
    Want me to make it worse? It's a 3 phase hoist.... Yep, glorious 3 phase to this shed too...

    And it's a Molnar clear floor unit not a cheapy ebay jobby.... Sigh...


    1977 101 FC - 'Chucky'
    1986 Classic RR - 'Thing'
    1976 Series III Tray
    1997 Honda CBR1000F
    2003 L322 - Gone to a new home.

    I don't know how to act my age - I've never been this old before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grey_ghost View Post
    It's a weird feeling standing underneath a hoist with a car on it... I've never had a hoist before - and it makes me nervous. If the thing failed - I'd be a mashed potatoes.

    Having said that - it certainly makes life much, much, much easier.
    You'll learn to trust it - if you make sure its solid on there a few inches above the ground you're fine. Once you get it just clear of the ground, shake the **** out if the car - if it doesn't move you're fine. Almost all hoist accidents are due to incorrect placement on the pads, not from them failing - that almost never happens, and when it does it's usually a cheap Chinese hoist, not Italys finest. 👍


    1977 101 FC - 'Chucky'
    1986 Classic RR - 'Thing'
    1976 Series III Tray
    1997 Honda CBR1000F
    2003 L322 - Gone to a new home.

    I don't know how to act my age - I've never been this old before...

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