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  1. #251
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    As mentioned in previous thread I run the 3/8" die & tap on the T piece 20180707_144829.jpg20180707_145041.jpg I run into a problem trying to get the hole on the side of the T piece to finish facing away from the engine block & starter motor so I could screw the barb for the oil line to the gauge. I tried fitting extra copper washers so when the T piece was screwed in it would lock in the correct position . The problem I run into was because these fittings have parallel thread the oil would leak between the washers under pressure & I was worried if I used a thread sealer on the thread the oil light switch would not earth. So I spent the whole morning today fitting & removing all the fittings , In the end I resorted to thread sealer removed all the copper washers & all worked out OK . 20180708_121635.jpg I also removed the cover plate from the dash that covers the hole were the steering column comes through on L/H drive vehicles & using a hole saw drilled to fit the gauge then re riveted the cover back in place & fitted the gauge. 20180708_121757.jpg This gauge looks a little untidy but I am getting the other one I have that is in better condition fitted with a new capillary tube so the temp gauge will work so it should look better. Photo shows I have over 30PSI so am happy with that.
    I also removed the plug in the thermostat housing so I can get an adaptor to take the capillary tube . So I am off to Otto's next week to have the gauge repaired. Also think I need to touch up the paint on the rivets.
    I have Land Rover back after two days leaning over the guard so off to lay on my back & watch V8's now so Landy can wait until tomorrow. I also need to work out some sort of light for the gauge the light has to shine through the slots around the body of the gauge & there is no hole in the back to plug a socket in . Will have a look on Ebay for a suitable LED light . I fitted LED bulbs in all my dash lights including the oil light which now is quite clear to see during the day were as before it wasn't.

  2. #252
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1950landy View Post
    As mentioned in previous thread I run the 3/8" die & tap on the T piece 20180707_144829.jpg20180707_145041.jpg I run into a problem trying to get the hole on the side of the T piece to finish facing away from the engine block & starter motor so I could screw the barb for the oil line to the gauge. I tried fitting extra copper washers so when the T piece was screwed in it would lock in the correct position . The problem I run into was because these fittings have parallel thread the oil would leak between the washers under pressure & I was worried if I used a thread sealer on the thread the oil light switch would not earth. So I spent the whole morning today fitting & removing all the fittings , In the end I resorted to thread sealer removed all the copper washers & all worked out OK . 20180708_121635.jpg I also removed the cover plate from the dash that covers the hole were the steering column comes through on L/H drive vehicles & using a hole saw drilled to fit the gauge then re riveted the cover back in place & fitted the gauge. 20180708_121757.jpg This gauge looks a little untidy but I am getting the other one I have that is in better condition fitted with a new capillary tube so the temp gauge will work so it should look better. Photo shows I have over 30PSI so am happy with that.
    I also removed the plug in the thermostat housing so I can get an adaptor to take the capillary tube . So I am off to Otto's next week to have the gauge repaired. Also think I need to touch up the paint on the rivets.
    I have Land Rover back after two days leaning over the guard so off to lay on my back & watch V8's now so Landy can wait until tomorrow. I also need to work out some sort of light for the gauge the light has to shine through the slots around the body of the gauge & there is no hole in the back to plug a socket in . Will have a look on Ebay for a suitable LED light . I fitted LED bulbs in all my dash lights including the oil light which now is quite clear to see during the day were as before it wasn't.
    hi you should come over i have boxs of those fittings jim
    Russell Rovers
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  3. #253
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    Landy is all ready to go to Samford Show on the Friday for the weekend. Gave her a wash, loaded the pump & safety fencing into my 1950 wooden box trailer & pumped up all the tyres then took her for a test drive.
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    There were a couple of minor repairs to do , the new old stock tappet cover gasket was leaking so I got another one out & soaked in hot water for 15minuts to soften the cork & fitted it . I also found the breather on the side of the block was leaking for a good reason I had not fitted a gasket so that was easy to repair. I had also got the wire connections in the trailer socket on the back of Landy wrong so the stop lights were flashing when the L/H indicator was used & L/H indicator came on when the brakes applied .
    Tomorrow I need to get the BMW cleaned up after the trip to Gunnedah ready for the show.
    The badges on the front & rear of the trailer are from the different rally's & car shows I have taken Landy to over the years.

  4. #254
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1950landy View Post
    Landy is all ready to go to Samford Show on the Friday for the weekend. Gave her a wash, loaded the pump & safety fencing into my 1950 wooden box trailer & pumped up all the tyres then took her for a test drive.
    20180710_105626.jpg 20180710_105658_001.jpg 20180710_105641_001.jpg

    There were a couple of minor repairs to do , the new old stock tappet cover gasket was leaking so I got another one out & soaked in hot water for 15minuts to soften the cork & fitted it . I also found the breather on the side of the block was leaking for a good reason I had not fitted a gasket so that was easy to repair. I had also got the wire connections in the trailer socket on the back of Landy wrong so the stop lights were flashing when the L/H indicator was used & L/H indicator came on when the brakes applied .
    Tomorrow I need to get the BMW cleaned up after the trip to Gunnedah ready for the show.
    The badges on the front & rear of the trailer are from the different rally's & car shows I have taken Landy to over the years.
    Looks very smart
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    Quote Originally Posted by travelrover View Post
    Looks very smart
    Thanks. There are some better ones around but I am hsppy with it.

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    I drove Landy the 1hr's drive out to Samford Show Grounds this morning with out any problems & except for the three large hills were I needed to go back to 2nd gear she kept up with the traffic. I got 2 X from people walking across @ crossing lights & 6 X Land Rover from people driving Land Rovers towards me, D one Disco driver scared the crap out of me when he passed me on one of the hills in the passing lane . A very nice drive in the country but had forgotten how noisy S1's are when driving at 80kph.

  7. #257
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    All went well at Samford Show , well sort of. Landy performed well all day Saturday running the pump all day 20180714_092407.jpg She also met up with a friend from last year 20180714_123725_003.jpg On arrival on Sunday we found the cars that were left at the show grounds over night covered in ice.
    After de-icing I started Landy having to use full choke which is unusual she usually only needs 1/4 choke & once worm engaged top gear to run the pump . After a couple of hours running The PTO became quite noisy, so I checked the oil & prop shaft & every thing seamed OK so started her up again & opened the gate valve on the pump more & the PTO was quitter so run it for about another hour then shut her down while I went & had lunch, by the time I got back it was time to go in the grand parade so cut the zip ties holding the safety fencing to the back of Landy & dropped the belt off the drum. I started her up again & lined up for the parade but she wasn't running well. After the parade I popped open the bonnet & pulled the leads off one at a time & No 2 made no difference so decided that was it for the day & loaded the pump & fence panels into the trailer .
    My intentions were to tow the trailer home with Landy but after having a think about the trip over night & having 3 quite steep long hills to drive over I decided to take my Falcon ute over this morning & PU the trailer & drop it home , then PU my brothers car trailer as soon as he got back from Morgan Park were he was racing over the weekend & take it over to retrieve Landy 20180716_113848_001.jpg20180716_113830_002.jpg once home I pulled out No2 plug & found it a little wet so sprayed it with electrical contact cleaner & put it back in then pushed the solenoid & she is all good. She has always glazed the bore when I run the pump display but this is the first time she has caused me a problem with the plugs . I usually just drive her hard for the 1st couple of Ks until I cant see any smoke from the exhaust. I thought the plug would have the problem but didn't want to take the risk if the problem had been a valve . So I will take her for a run to deglaze the bores in the next couple if day & she should be good for her next outing All British Day.
    Ps I have tried to post a video of the pump running with out success . Will have a go when I have some more time.
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    Went to the post office this morning & PU this parcel 20180717_103845.jpg20180717_103952_001.jpg hope it works better than the S2 one I have fitted at the moment. Will fit it in next couple of days & see.

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    Found some time this afternoon to fit the new switch , so far so good , will go for a drive tomorrow & see what it is like when good & hot run

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1950landy View Post
    Found some time this afternoon to fit the new switch , so far so good , will go for a drive tomorrow & see what it is like when good & hot nun
    each to their own re fetishes....
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