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Thread: Anybody got a Lightweight?

  1. #71
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Geelong
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    805
    How did you go with the Dodge?

    Think I've fixed the coolant leak, it was all pouring down the front of the block and I wondered if the water pump had sprang a leak.
    Thankfully not and it just turned out to be the short piece of hose underneath the thermostat and also the bottom radiator hose that had both cracked and split.

    Having been sat unused for 10years, I think this is going to be an endless chase of finding what gives up the ghost next because on the shakedown drive to make sure the coolant was fine, the clutch slave cylinder decided to dump fluid into the bell housing....
    Dan

    '14 Def 110
    '75 Lightweight
    '98 300Tdi Disco (gone)
    '80 2Dr Rangie Classic (gone)

  2. #72
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
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    Yarrawonga, Vic
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    Might be a case of having to replace anything made of Rubber , Replaced everything in the Dodge, being 71 years old everything was stuffed.

    Finally got VASS approval, now RWC again ( expired 2 days ago) and VicRoads next week then we are finally done, The red tape has literally taken longer than the resto.









  3. #73
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Geelong
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    805
    Nice!
    Looks awesome, sounds like Al was able to help you out.

    Yeah I've gone round replacing most things, hoses, pipes etc. in the brakes, fuel lines and cooling system.
    After I'd bled the clutch to check it still worked it all seemed fine but I'm guessing a bit of prolonged usage has seen it decide it has seen better days!
    Got a new slave cylinder on order.
    Dan

    '14 Def 110
    '75 Lightweight
    '98 300Tdi Disco (gone)
    '80 2Dr Rangie Classic (gone)

  4. #74
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    Jan 2012
    Location
    Geelong
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    Finally got the clutch slave cylinder fitted. What a ***** of a job that is!
    And also sorted the remains of the still persistent coolant leak, so it was time for a quick shakedown drive down Geelong seafront.
    Dan

    '14 Def 110
    '75 Lightweight
    '98 300Tdi Disco (gone)
    '80 2Dr Rangie Classic (gone)

  5. #75
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Denmark WA
    Posts
    547
    Nice! Gotta get my 1974 lightweight gearbox out and do the clutch/flywheel spigot bearing. Rowrowrowr noise at idle.
    Now a fuel starvation issue I had was that the pump got too hot and vapourised the fuel at around a +35c day. Electric fuel pump sorted it.
    Mine is an import from Norway I bought as a young fella in the 1990s in WA. Ex 24v FFR and had a wading kit at some stage. Converted to 12v and arctic kit removed (heater etc).
    Definitely had been in Norway as old Crown coin under the fuel tank, along with live 7.62 blank! Also layers and layers of winter/summer paint scheme...
    1974 Military Lightweight Landy --- Reliably trained at 33 years old
    2000 Disco series 2 now sadly moved on!
    No5 Trailer joined the fold... In training!
    Ford Ranger 2013 XLT.

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