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  1. #151
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    Well..... fair few things to go through

    I picked up a little vacuum motor as finding an alternator with one built in was problematic.

    With that installed... the brakes working and the dipstick tube replaced too so a leak at the base the truck went in and is now registered


    Until......

  2. #152
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    Lots of white smoke and the truck had no power.

    There was certainly a misfire somewhere so despite my reluctance i took the head off to check.

    One of the push rods has broken. The brass tappet was only half there and yeah...stuffed.

    So new sets of valves ordered. New tappets. New valve guides, seats, springs, gaskets.

    The head went down to the shop to be cleaned properly

  3. #153
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    And returned a thing of beauty

  4. #154
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    Do you know that the "hot spots" are supposed to be proud of the head surface? They can come loose, otherwise.
    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.

  5. #155
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    Well..... after getting the head back on and starting it up again there was yet another problem that was not there before

    I know you're shocked.

    This time the welch plug behind the timing cover and water pump has rusted through

    I got the timing cover off and gave it all a good clean

    Removed the remainder of the old plug. Gave it a good flush. New welch plug in place and put it all back together.

    Let's see if the bugger starts now....


  6. #156
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    I've just gone thru this thread - great work to date- & having done a couple of series "refurbs" myself, it shows why there are $500 landies & some go for $15,000..
    Lately, the starting point seems to be 2k
    DeeJay
    1999 Defender Wagon
    1977 SWB Hardtop

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