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  1. #111
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    So took the pedal and booster out of piglet the other day. Today I fitted the new push rod seal to the spare booster. Took both boosters in to a brake place and got them tested. $40 each booster. Not happy but had to be done. Original booster was holding vacuum like it should, but as soon as you touch the pedal, the vacuum was gone. So booster no good. Spare booster tested good. No leaks. So I fitted the spare booster to the pedal box. That's when I found out the original booster had metric threads. Spare booster of a s3 6 cylinder was UNF. Had To go buy new nylock nuts and standard nuts for the master cylinder. Refitted and sealed the pedal box, refitted the master cylinder, fitted new vacuum hose and clamps. Tested. Now I've got really good brakes with vacuum assistance now. Very nice. I suppose I should check if the diff lock works now that the vacuum isn't escaping. Tomorrow. Drove piglet to the club meeting tonight. Loved it.

    Oh fitted the new fan belt...not! Too bloody big. Went and exchanged it today for the correct one. 15A 1160. Not 15A 1215 like they said was the right one. Took the old one with me this time. All good now.
    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.

  2. #112
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    Pulling a ute around coz it was 180 from where I needed it. Motor was stuffed. Was going to fit a replacement. So I tied a strap to the rear towbar and put the ute on full left lock. Towed it forwards to reposition it. That turned out ok. Shortened the strap so I wouldn't back out onto the busy road. Skull dragged the ute around a bit more with the steering on right lock. Didn't know the driveway had a large hump in it from a tree root. My luck being what it is, the flat rear tyres on the ute was just over centred on that hump and rolled back into my piglet. Thought the tray would hit the bumper but, of course, it was about 1mm above the front bar and the corner of the tray smashed into the left guard. Not happy with my mate for not helping me move his ute, and for my stupidity for not reversing into traffic to avoid the crunch. Ah well, I got the engine removed and fitted another engine to his Mazda bravo, 2600. Still waiting for payment for the job. Now I have to remove the repaired front wing and refit the yellow wing top etc to the side panel, and refit the strengthening braces that help stop the guards from cracking when the big 4bd1 is shaking the crap out of the car at idle. More work to do. Such is land rover life!
    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.

  3. #113
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67hardtop View Post
    Pulling a ute around coz it was 180 from where I needed it. Motor was stuffed. Was going to fit a replacement. So I tied a strap to the rear towbar and put the ute on full left lock. Towed it forwards to reposition it. That turned out ok. Shortened the strap so I wouldn't back out onto the busy road. Skull dragged the ute around a bit more with the steering on right lock. Didn't know the driveway had a large hump in it from a tree root. My luck being what it is, the flat rear tyres on the ute was just over centred on that hump and rolled back into my piglet. Thought the tray would hit the bumper but, of course, it was about 1mm above the front bar and the corner of the tray smashed into the left guard. Not happy with my mate for not helping me move his ute, and for my stupidity for not reversing into traffic to avoid the crunch. Ah well, I got the engine removed and fitted another engine to his Mazda bravo, 2600. Still waiting for payment for the job. Now I have to remove the repaired front wing and refit the yellow wing top etc to the side panel, and refit the strengthening braces that help stop the guards from cracking when the big 4bd1 is shaking the crap out of the car at idle. More work to do. Such is land rover life!
    Not exactly what first comes to mind by the phrase 'a pig in a poke', but looks to apply. So sorry this occurred to the beloved piglet.
    Scratching my teenage itch now that I'm in my midlife crisis...
    '87 110 County 4BD1+T+LP (Godzilla)
    '88 110 Perentie Cargo 4BD1+T+LP (Thing1)
    '91 110 Perentie Cargo 4BD1+T+LP (Thing2)

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