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Thread: Series 2a - My First Restoration

  1. #111
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimM View Post
    ....... Did it mention why one inch? I run my brake lines on top of that chassis rail, then down and behind the front crossmember for the front left wheel. If I have clips securing the brake line in place, would that eliminate the perceived risk?
    No mention of why this clearance is specified, but I would guess that it is because the clearance will vary both as the pitman arm on the steering box swings and as the link pivots on the ball joints, plus that you really don't want anything that moves rubbing against a brake pipe. And there needs to be a safety margin to allow for things to move that really shouldn't (such as the arm on the relay becoming loose allowing the whole setup to droop a bit) without disastrous results. I suspect that there is nothing magic about the actual figure, and something close to the inch mark would be adequate, especially if you made sure it was measured at the closest approach, checking with the rod twisted down and at the lowest swing of the pitman.

    I don't think that movement of the brake line is the issue, so the clips on it are not going to affect the situation.
    John

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

  2. #112
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    Starting to look like a work of art really. So nice 👍

    Just wondering if your trip meter reset button on the speedo works (?) Unfortunately mine doesn't, I'll have to look into trying to fix it.
    Marcus & Leeanne
    2016.5 Loire Blue HSE D4
    1971 S2a Wide Light
    2011 Crew Cab Going soon


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  3. #113
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    No mention of why this clearance is specified, but I would guess that it is because the clearance will vary both as the pitman arm on the steering box swings and as the link pivots on the ball joints, plus that you really don't want anything that moves rubbing against a brake pipe. And there needs to be a safety margin to allow for things to move that really shouldn't (such as the arm on the relay becoming loose allowing the whole setup to droop a bit) without disastrous results. I suspect that there is nothing magic about the actual figure, and something close to the inch mark would be adequate, especially if you made sure it was measured at the closest approach, checking with the rod twisted down and at the lowest swing of the pitman.

    I don't think that movement of the brake line is the issue, so the clips on it are not going to affect the situation.
    Thanks for the help. Your knowledge is always appreciated here! I'll double check all the dimensions when I get back there. The double loop I put in my brake lines might come close to the drop arm.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chops View Post
    Starting to look like a work of art really. So nice 👍

    Just wondering if your trip meter reset button on the speedo works (?) Unfortunately mine doesn't, I'll have to look into trying to fix it.
    Thanks Chops! Very kind words. My trip metre reset button does work thankfully. I wouldn't know the first thing about pulling it apart.
    I've got to find a good way of 'sealing' the gauges back in the panel. I'm thinking I'll just use the left over black gasket silicone. Would this do the same job?

    IMG_6040.jpg IMG_6041.jpg

    Above is the gauge panel, which I used paint stripper to bring back to bare metal. I then used wet/dry sand paper to remove the scoring marks. Then put a self etching primer on top. I didn't get a photo of the colour after the final layers, but it matched perfectly with the bulk head.

  4. #114
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    Series trip meter reset is not a button - you have to twist it!
    John

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

  5. #115
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    Series trip meter reset is not a button - you have to twist it!

    Thanks John, I never even gave a thought to twisting it
    Marcus & Leeanne
    2016.5 Loire Blue HSE D4
    1971 S2a Wide Light
    2011 Crew Cab Going soon


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    https://www.aulro.com/afvb/series-ii...ide-light.html

  6. #116
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    I pulled my dash apart, including the speedo unit, although I didnt touch the mechanism as it is working. Not hard at all really and I used RTV to seal the glass ring back in so would minimise dust getting into the unit.

    Of course, got vids on these if you want to see what I did (not saying I am the expert tho, but perhaps some ideas)

    Carlos
    1995 Land Rover Discovery 300tdi
    1977 Range Rover Classic 2 Door Project
    1967 Viscount Ambassador 20ft Classic Caravan
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