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  1. #1
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    PIGLET...

    The mighty Piglet lives. After sitting for 3 years idle and lonley. I fitted a fuel tank where it should be under the tray at the rear. New sender unit. New fuel lines and of course cleaned out the sedimenter and fitted a new filter. Then cleaned out the front fuel filter and fitted a new filter cartridge. Thought i should clean the gauze filter at the banjo bolt too. Filled 20L diesel into the tank. Primer pump not working. Pressurised the tank and bled out the air to the front filter. Still couldnt get it to run. So i cracked all injector lines and found a bleed screw on the injector pump. Gave it a big guts full of start ya bastard. That did the trick. Fired up. Cracked the injector pipes again. Runs sweet as....as well as a 4bd1 does. So pumped. Runs great. Now to find the oil leaks. Found one from vac pump i think it is. Then the BIG headache....the wiring.

    Pics of piglet when i picked it 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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    So today i tried driving it today. Went ok. No brakes. Hand brake works well. Just drove around the forecourt of the servo. So back up on the hoist and remove the rear wheels. As i suspected the rear wheel cylinders were siezed. Fronts prob the same. Have ordered front and rear shoes coz the rears are stuffed and soaked in brake fluid. Ordered new rear wheel cylinders. Will have to make up new brake pipes as the nuts are siezed in the alloy cylinders. Had to cut the pipes off. Anyway tomorrow ill try get the front off the ground and check them out too. Fun fun fun.

    Found out the gearbox has the wrong oil in it too. Will change it.

    Starting to take a bit of shape. Started straight away this morning.
    Cheers
    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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    Nice ute. Well done securing it. I like the finish, and suggest you tidy up the essentials and leave the rest alone. What thinkest thou?
    Don.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don 130 View Post
    Nice ute. Well done securing it. I like the finish, and suggest you tidy up the essentials and leave the rest alone. What thinkest thou?
    Don.
    Bullet hole stickers are a bit daggy PIGLET... otherwise sensationalPIGLET...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don 130 View Post
    Nice ute. Well done securing it. I like the finish, and suggest you tidy up the essentials and leave the rest alone. What thinkest thou?
    Don.
    Thats the plan but new roof panel. Old one was holding her up when she fell over. Aparently the wifey was driving in a paddock with a big round hay bale on the back. Turned the wheel too quickly and she just fell over. Too high a C of G. Poor old thing. 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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    A couple of comments on that -

    1. I'm pretty sure a big round bale, while it fits nicely on the tray, is well over maximum load.

    2. Reminds me of twenty years ago my next door neighbour had a practice of feeding out his stock, unloading big round bales from his FJ45 by making a sharp turn with the side of the tray down, so the turn may have been intentional. (When he traded it in it had a pronounced twist in the chassis because he always turned the same way!)
    John

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

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    Today i started to do the rear shackle bushes. Got the left side done in between servicing cars and filling gas bottles and kero tins. Started the right side. Having trouble getting the old bush out coz the tray mud guard is right in the way of course. Will continue on tuesday, time permitting. Couple pics

    Its all fun and games till u hit ur finger with the hammer. OUCH!

    Cheers
    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 hate working on those bushes especially the chassis ones, always seem to spill a bit of claret on the ground

    Cheers Paul
    Puma 90........Ruby
    Puma 130......Pearl
    Series 2a 88............Jade

    2 x Series 2a 109 Holden 202 hardtop +Series 3 2.25 109 to be morphed into two Series2a 109 goers , if I can find them under all the rust

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    Yeah i know what u mean. I had trouble getting the r/h/rear front bush out but got it today b4 i was snowed under by work. 1 job still not done. Will look at it tomorrow. Was worked off my feet today and it's my birthday. I've been told that i'm officially an old fart now at 60. Hmmm
    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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    Happy Birthday Rod you old fart! 60 is the new 50, you are only as old as you feel!
    54 Series 1 86
    60 Series 2 88
    61 Series 2 109
    76 2 Door Range Rover
    78 101 Forward Control
    83 Stage 1 V8
    88 Perentie FFR
    90 4 Door Range Rover
    93 Discovery 1 200 Tdi
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