Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19

Thread: Hello

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2021
    Location
    Hervey Bay QLD
    Posts
    6

    Hello

    Hi all and totally new to Land Rovers but I am about to start a major restoration on a SWB Series 11a which I was kindly given by a friend near Roma QLD, it is in reasonable condition having sat in a paddock for some years and has been used as an agricultural vehicle judging by the PTO on the back and various girders and steel bits welded onto the chassis.
    Will post some pictures when I can get back in the workshop, life getting in the way of the resto already, I have no idea of the year but have found the chassis number 24306543B, Sydney production ref; Body number LRS 8845, serial number 888845. Grateful for year of manufacture and I have found no engine data plate yet but assume it's a Holden Motor?
    Will post pictures later today and a quick word on my taking this resto on, I have restored 3 Austin Champs (ground up) and finished a resto on a Morris C8 truck so not new to getting down and dirty. Also a member of The Military Jeep Club of Queensland and Austin Champ Owners Club.
    Paul D

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2021
    Location
    Hervey Bay QLD
    Posts
    6

    more

    I will try and post some pictures so wish me well. Not sure where they went?
    Attached Images Attached Images

  3. #3
    JDNSW's Avatar
    JDNSW is offline RoverLord Silver Subscriber
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Central West NSW
    Posts
    25,551
    It does have some interesting attachments, doesn't it! A picture under the bonnet would allow some of the experts here to confirm whether it is indeed a Holden engine and if so which one.
    John

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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,237
    That PTO is a rare find, along with the hand throttle! You have a big job ahead of you to restore that.

    Were the Austin Camps army or civilian models?

  5. #5
    JDNSW's Avatar
    JDNSW is offline RoverLord Silver Subscriber
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Central West NSW
    Posts
    25,551
    Hand throttles are not at all unusual in Australia. Almost every Series 1,2,2a I have owned has been fitted with one, except for a few that were not Australian built.

    The hand throttle was fitted when the PTO was fitted, and also these almost always came with a governor fitted. These really are rare, and it would be very interesting if this is still fitted with a different engine.
    John

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

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2021
    Location
    Hervey Bay QLD
    Posts
    6

    more

    Hi again and yes the Champs were all military and served in the Aussie army mainly Victoria way, PTO is certainly a piece of work and I will remove with care. Not sure if it will go back on though anyone any idea of the vehicle year as far as I recall the series 11a went from 1961 to 1971 and with no other data plate on the vehicle yet found I was sure the Vin number was the key. Picture of Champ taken at a recent MJCQ meet with my Australian number 5 trailer I restored which I sleep in.
    Paul D
    Attached Images Attached Images

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,237
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Davies View Post
    Hi again and yes the Champs were all military and served in the Aussie army mainly Victoria way, PTO is certainly a piece of work and I will remove with care. Not sure if it will go back on though anyone any idea of the vehicle year as far as I recall the series 11a went from 1961 to 1971 and with no other data plate on the vehicle yet found I was sure the Vin number was the key. Picture of Champ taken at a recent MJCQ meet with my Australian number 5 trailer I restored which I sleep in.
    Paul D
    If that under bonnet photo is of your Land Rover, then it is the original Land Rover engine. Somebody on here has all the old Land Rover records, just a matter of tracking them down.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,237
    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    Hand throttles are not at all unusual in Australia. Almost every Series 1,2,2a I have owned has been fitted with one, except for a few that were not Australian built.

    The hand throttle was fitted when the PTO was fitted, and also these almost always came with a governor fitted. These really are rare, and it would be very interesting if this is still fitted with a different engine.
    I didn't say that they were unusual, just RARE. I have had 3 different Series over the years and the only one that had that type of hand throttle was a SII diesel.

  9. #9
    JDNSW's Avatar
    JDNSW is offline RoverLord Silver Subscriber
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Central West NSW
    Posts
    25,551
    I don't see a governor there - but it could be out of view.
    John

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

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Bangkok
    Posts
    1,237
    I have no idea of the year but have found the chassis number 24306543B, Sydney production ref; Body number LRS 8845, serial number 888845.
    Suffix B chassis numbers were introduced in March 1963. The next shift was Suffix C in August 1965. One problem with numbers is that the CKD vehicles do not appear in the records at Solihull.

    Engine numbers have a 3 figure type identifier, a 5 figure serial number and a letter Suffix. The first 3 numbers are probably 251 or 252. Introduced at 251-19953B, and ran from July 1962 - November 1962.

    That of course does not hold true if the engine has been changed!

    I think that somebody has the Pressed Metal Corp records, but not me.

    Get yourself a book by James Taylor: Land Rover Series II and IIA. ISBN 978 1 84797 160 9.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Search AULRO.com ONLY!
Search All the Web!