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    Belated happy birthday Rod - didn't read this yesterday sorry. Hope you managed to catch a break and sit back with a couple of beers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    Belated happy birthday Rod - didn't read this yesterday sorry. Hope you managed to catch a break and sit back with a couple of beers.
    No beers and no break. Knocked off at 645ish last night. Finishing the rest of yesterdays work now. PIGLET... . All good
    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.

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    Got one more bush on piglet done b4 the "rush". Car was towed in yesterday with RAA diagnosed ignition module failure. Well it wasnt the module i found out and to the customers cost. I just did what was asked. So without manuals or diagnostic "aids", i put a new coil on and off she went. Cool. Squeal noise was aweful. Alt belt was shredded. New belt fitted. Serviced the car. Oil pouring out the oil cooler which is fitted below the oil filter. That explains why the oil filter was so insanely tight. Removed oil filter and undone the big nut. Fitted a new oil filter seal under the oil cooler. Oil leak solved. Unfortunatly the customer is getting a bill that is worth more than the car, IMHO, but he wanted it done. I think he loves this old 4 cyl ford Telstar. Runs sweet tho... im over working today. Nice hot shower is calling me.....
    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.

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    Today i manage to get the last 2 bushes removed and new ones fitted. Anti sieze on the bolts. Left loose till the weight is on them. Got both new wheel cylinders mounted and thats as far as i got till all hell broke loose and had an extremly busy afternoon. Will mount brake shoes and make new brake pipes tomorrow if time permits. No pics but u all know what it looks like. Cheers

    Little side story...bloke came in with a 2007 Kluger. Rattling its head off, big trail of engine oil. He said oil light was on and making a funny noise. Hes a Teacher. Knows 0 about cars. So when I was free i put 3 litres of oil in it to get it safely on the hoist. Took the plastic splash tray off and started it up. Oil ****ing out a rubber hose leading from oil filter to some other round thing. Suspect a centrifugal filter. Tiny pin hole could have caused this bloke to blow the engine. The part needed wasnt available locally, so i got the trusty VT commy power steer supply hose and cut the 90 elbow out and replaced the hose. Added another 2 litres of oil, 5 in total, and he was on his way. $120 lighter. Cheaper than a new engine i think. Cheers Rod
    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.

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    Today i got a bit of time so i made up the new brake pipes from tee piece to wheel cylinders. Tried to get some fluid flowing but none came through. Checked and getting fluid at shuttle valve, fluid at chassis join to rubber hose but nothing out of the other end. New hose ordered and hopfully get installed tomorrow. I hope.
    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.

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    I took the rubber hose off this morning and confirmed my diagnosis. The hose is completely blocked. I cant even get compressed air to go through it from either end. Wish the hose would hurry up n get here. Want to get onto the front brakes...
    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.

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    Great find Rod. Nice truck.
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    Ok rear hose arrived. Fitted and now got rear brakes working. Now onto the front.
    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.

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    So i raised the front and pulled the wheels off. Removed the drums. Drivers side ok, shoes still servicable but will be replaced. Passengers side, or, for u die hard Poms on here, near side, what i seen is the things nightmares are made off. The shoes and springs were fitted backwards. So instead of the springs being behind the shoes, they were fitted in front of the springs. So, in effect, the springs were pushing the shoes outwards and into the drum. So the shoes are worn to a taper, as is the drum. Drum has been machined to minimum. So its now stuffed. Shoes are also stuffed. Thats no biggie. New shoes will be fitted. So 37 years of grease and oil is built up on everything and had to be almost chiseled off with a hammer and screwdriver. That was just to unearth tbe brake pipes. Shock of all shocks, the pipes are in excellent condition and undone easily. Will replace the rubber hoses when i get them. Cleaned the brake backing plate up a bit. Removed the wheel cylinders and then was able to get the shoes off. I think he had the hub off to fit them backwards. Brain dead. Some ppl should never be allowed to even OWN tools. So then i cleaned up the backing plate sorta properly, at least on the brake shoe side anyway. Ran out of time. Was a quiet day. Ordered new drums and hoses. Got a really good price from my indie supplier, PCB Land Rovers...( un ashamed plug), and will endeavor to clean up the drivers side, off side for them Poms, tomorrow, in between fitting a starter motor to a bloody Daewoo Leganza and what ever else rocks up.
    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.

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    Oh meant to say, i found on another thread on here a member had found Repco had land rover 109 springs out on clearance sale in Qld. So he bought a pair. He posted about it, thanks Cadas, and i bought a pair also. $60. each new leaf springs. So cadas springs arrived and they were not rear springs, as advertised. He posted and i said bugger. So i thought about what he wrote and didnt cancel my order. I had a feeling. First i thought they might be both left springs. Then when he said they were 300mm short, my idea light bulb lit up.
    So the springs arrived today. Definatly not rear springs. They were, in fact, heavy duty front springs. Just what i needed for Piglet. Its got a broken main leaf on the drivers front. So now im going to fit these Maxi Trac heavy duty front springs. Absolutly a great win i think. Finally some thing positive for me and the Piglet.

    YAY...PIGLET... PIGLET... PIGLET... PIGLET...
    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.

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