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Thread: 2a GS Refurb ARN 178-334

  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    About 70 days to Corowa - just sayin’ 2a GS Refurb ARN 178-334
    I have that many jobs backing up that it will be touch & go. Priority is to get the trailer sorted for Cooma then there is a part built shed then sides need to be added to the shed where the IIa is stored.......I need to give up the day job, but hang on, then I won't have any money.....


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

  2. #32
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    Got the original axle back in today.
    One of the shackle bolts had siezed in the bush and sheared the rubber as I tried to undo it. Managed to drift the bolt out but had to install a new spring bush (all the others were OK).

    Axle in then had to track down a replacement (longer) propshaft after removing the Salisbury axle. Found one but it had some play in one of the UJ's so I emptied out the back of the IIa because it came with a heap of spares in the back that I've never investigated. Found a propshaft with good UJ's so decided to clean the grease off each end, as I did this the seals on the UJ crumbled into pieces ! OK now I need to find some new UJ's, fortunately they are kept 'in stock' so another job to get the propshaft sorted.
    The bolts holding the propshaft to diff were Whitworth, fully threaded. Not a good idea so I found some correct UNF bolts and used those.

    Axle moved out of the garage.
    DSCN4618 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    Ready to fit the wheels, drop to the floor & tighten all the leaf spring bolts.
    DSCN4622 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    Having a rummage through all the spares in the back (which I need to find a home for) I found this
    DSCN4621 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    That gauge in the middle looks interesting......didn't know I had it until a few hours ago.


    Need to fit the front axle I've overhauled, then fix the leak on the steering box, remove & overhaul the pedal boxes, get the brakes working, fix a problem with the clutch, check the motor, sort a few electrical gremlins, remove the hardtop and re-fit the hood sticks & canopy.......


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

  3. #33
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    As you have probably realised the gauge is a combined temperature/oil pressure one. I think they were fitted to all Army 2a vehicles up to suffix 'B'.
    John

    JDNSW
    1986 110 County 3.9 diesel
    1970 2a 109 2.25 petrol

  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    As you have probably realised the gauge is a combined temperature/oil pressure one. I think they were fitted to all Army 2a vehicles up to suffix 'B'.
    Thanks John,
    I thought that maybe someone had added it after it left service.

    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

  5. #35
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    I guessed you were uncertain about this. They were a popular optional extra on civilian Landrovers in the same era, but never in that position - invariably on an extra sub-panel to the right of the instrument panel. From memory, standard, at least in Australia, on diesels. Probably put on the main panel for the army because the sub-panel was used for the blackout switch.
    John

    JDNSW
    1986 110 County 3.9 diesel
    1970 2a 109 2.25 petrol

  6. #36
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    I read somewhere that if you want to get a project finished you need to do something on it every single day. Physical work, tracking down parts, planning etc.

    Anyway, I'm currently building a shed, modifying a car trailer and trying to get the IIa back on the road. I ordered sheeting for the shed today and steel for the trailer so I thought I'd better do something on the IIa.

    I called into Four Wheel Drives and got some axle rebound straps (because I know that they have the correct length ones for an ex army LR).
    I later got underneath and removed the front propshaft, thought I'd get it overhauled ready for when I re-install the original front axle. Once again, fully threaded Whitworth bolts at one end so I need to get some correct bolts. UJ's seemed OK but hopefully I'll clean it tomorrow & check it out further.

    While lying under the vehicle a few more things to do came to mind.

    I mentioned these before
    Need to fit the front axle I've overhauled, then fix the leak on the steering box, remove & overhaul the pedal boxes, get the brakes working, fix a problem with the clutch, check the motor, sort a few electrical gremlins, remove the hardtop and re-fit the hood sticks & canopy.......

    Added to the list :-
    Remembered I have a re-cored radiator to install along with new hoses, current radiator leaks.
    The engine has a few oil leaks (plus low oil pressure which is more worrying). Need to degrease the engine and track down the leaks.
    Clutch slave & master cylinders need re-sealing or replacing. Clutch is stiff to operate so box may have to come out.
    I need to obtain some tyres, would like bar treads but that isn't going to happen in the short term. Wheels have been shotblasted and are ready to paint.
    I'm partway through rebuilding a pair of doors, these need to be finished & fitted.
    There are a lot of nuts & bolts missing.
    There is a hole in the exhaust pipe and the silencer box might need replacing.
    It's probably worth investigating the steering relay (if I can get it out of the chassis) and all the track rod ends.
    Need to empty out all the spares in the back and re-fit the correct windscreen (for the canopy).
    Rear seats need some cushions made.

    The list just keeps growing........


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

  7. #37
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    Do you have a part number for the axle straps plz Colin?

    Cheers Rod
    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.

  8. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67hardtop View Post
    Do you have a part number for the axle straps plz Colin?

    Cheers Rod
    Rod,
    Their part number is R24. Four Wheel Drives – Land Rover Spare Parts Specialists

    If you want to make your own I can take some photos and confirm the length.


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

  9. #39
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    Waiting for a Telstra Tech again.......four haven't fixed the problem, one didn't bother to show up, hopefully number six fixes things.

    Decided to check the sliding joint on the front propshaft.

    Seal was damaged and where the support split-washer had been stretched, I flattened it out but you can see in the photo what happens.

    DSCN4627 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    Damaged seal top right, new seal top left, that strip of steel is the support washer !

    Didn't take a good picture of the assembly but here is one from the Interweb with a felt seal.




    Managed to straighten out the support washer, the other strip of steel is a washer from another propshaft. All assembled now.

    DSCN4629 by Colin Radley, on Flickr


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

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