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Landrover stuff => The Landrover Gallery => Topic started by: LandyLady on November 08, 2017, 09:30:43 pm

Title: The Life Of Brian
Post by: LandyLady on November 08, 2017, 09:30:43 pm
As I assume most of you are now aware I have just purchased my first landy and he goes by the name of Brian.
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 He needs a bit of TLC bless him, so we started with his engine problem. We discovered that he was only on 3 cylinders due to a smashed tappet slide which had caused the push rod to become jammed, so we ordered a new tappet slide, guide and roller and after reading several articles and watching a few youtube videos on tappet removal, last weekend we took the head off to replace the parts. Unfortunately we found not one but two smashed tappet slides, 2 rather battered guides and about 6 dodgy looking rollers, plus what appears to be 4 cracked pistons.
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So we decided to see if EskValleyBoy's spare 200tdi that has spent the last 4 years under a couple of builders bags still works. Thankfully, after a little tinkering it fired up without too much trouble. So the plan is to pop that under the bonnet which of course requires a couple of modifications so that will have to wait until the weekend.
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In the meantime I replaced the cracked sidelight lens.
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Then we had a look at the brakes which appear to have taken it upon themselves to stick on, this little bugger decided to scupper the plan and fell off as we took them apart.
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Oh well, roll on saturday for another attempt!
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Viamphie on November 09, 2017, 08:36:18 am
It would seem he really is a naughty boy. Still it's all just little niggly bits. When you've finished tinkering with Brian feel free to come over and fit Buddy's TDi.


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Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Horace109 on November 09, 2017, 08:53:12 am
What a cracking Landy!

is it sad that I recognised the shed from EskValleyBoy's restoration thread??
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Gossamer on November 09, 2017, 10:26:47 am
He really is a naughty boy.

I suspected a cam follower but had no idea about the other issues.

A tdi will be just the ticket for him though.

It might be worth putting 11" brakes on the front.

Good luck with the resto, Brian will enjoy having an owner with the time and skills to invest in him, he's a plucky little chap.

I look forward to seeing him at events in the near future.
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Lo-Fi on November 09, 2017, 05:06:06 pm
Bad Brian! Didn't the Mintex shoes used have a problem with the spring posts not being riveted over properly? How annoying.

Love the patina, though. Hope the heart and lung transplant goes well.
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: 94mharris on November 19, 2017, 08:17:18 pm
Great looking truck! Best of luck with the rebuild :D
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: LandyLady on November 20, 2017, 10:25:10 pm
So last weekend we spent Saturday firing up the 200tdi and removing the clutch and flywheel housing, ready to send the flywheel housing off for modification to fit to my series 3 box. Unfortunately for Chris I offered to remove the sump plug because I had gloves on and he didn't but I forgot that there is a little bit of pressure behind the oil when draining it and therefore I managed to drop the sump plug into the pot which then splashed all over and covered Chris up to his elbow therefore defeating the object of me wearing the gloves to drain the oil.
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We also started to disconnect everything to enable us to remove the old lump, including removing the front panel. On Sunday morning we set about removing the old lump and then stripped it of useful parts including the clutch for reuse with the 200tdi.
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Unfortunately in removing the engine it revealed a hole in the chassis so Chris went to dig out the grinder and welder to patch it up.
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This weekend also consisted of Chris welding up holes but this time in the bulkhead, well until both of the welders gave up anyway, because the flywheel housing hasn't been returned yet. Hopefully that will be back here by next weekend so we can get on with putting the 200tdi back together and ready to go in. He patched up under the vent on the drivers side and refixed the bonnet hinge on that side, there are still a couple of holes on the passengers side which need attending to when we get the welder fixed. The holes above the vents and behind the dash will wait until the weather gets better again.
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Unfortunately I forgot to take photos of the finished product but I'll take some next week.

Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: cowmop on November 21, 2017, 10:53:01 am
Gossamer you 9x9 tent frames are solid.

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Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Gossamer on November 21, 2017, 07:00:30 pm
Gossamer you 9x9 tent frames are solid.

Thanks. the 12x12s are stronger.   wdesmle

Great work so far chaps.

Dont forget to change the ignition switch, unless you like the current quirky arrangement.

Good luck with the rest of it.
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Horace109 on November 22, 2017, 08:29:22 am
Looking good!
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Viamphie on November 22, 2017, 08:33:56 pm
Wow what a lot done. Well done guys. If only the previous owner had as much time and deviation to the poor sod. No wonder he threw a tantrum. whstle

Hopefully now he has a loving family heíll behave himself.
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Gossamer on November 23, 2017, 08:27:16 am
I'm sure Brian is loving the attention.
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: LandyLady on December 15, 2017, 07:35:53 pm
Well, since my last post we seem to have spent rather a lot of time doing not a great deal...
The flywheel housing has returned and has been reattached as has the flywheel and starter motor.
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We decided that while the engine was out we would replace the timing belt and unfortunately when we removed the cover it was discovered that one of the studs was broken and had been for quite some time, so off came the rest of the timing case and Chris spent 2 days trying to pick the remains of the rusty thread out of the engine block.
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In the meantime I decided to start removing the seat box ready to attach the new battery tray under the passenger seat, unfortunately when we got it unbolted (after snapping several bolts and taking a hacksaw blade, hammer and chisel to another) we discovered that the back rail and passenger side end need replacing too, so we were back to waiting for parts.
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As you can see, by this point I had become slightly annoyed with Brian and the fact that I was sitting on a piece of damp ply on the ground in the cold, so decided that he may as well make himself useful and sat on the passenger seat (which is rather comfy) to remove the seatbox.

That was nearly 2 weeks ago and we probably won't get chance to do any more until after Christmas now so poor Brian is sat cold, alone and engine-less. Although we are now in possession of the repair panels for the seat box, battery tray, spacer for remounting the alternator, radiator, intercooler and timing belt so with any luck progress shall be swift when we eventually get another crack at it as I'm itching to take him laning round a few places we've discovered at work in the last few weeks  ;D
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Tom on December 16, 2017, 08:09:22 pm
awesome! Keep at it, you'll be back on the road before you know it :)
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Gossamer on December 18, 2017, 09:26:34 am
Keep at it, well done.
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: LandyLady on January 06, 2018, 10:07:10 pm
We have now refitted the clutch and reassembled the timing case. Then the time finally came on Friday to put the engine back in. The first attempt revealed that the exhaust front pipe was in the way, so out came the engine and off with the front pipe. The second attempt went better but we then discovered that the turbo was fouling the wing, so out came the engine again and EskValleyBoy embarked on "clocking" the turbo. He did a fantastic job and we reattached the turbo just as darkness fell. Out came the lights and third time lucky the engine went in. So Brian now has his engine in an loosely bolted to the gearbox but unfortunately it was too dark to wire it up.
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We have also removed the drivers side end of the seatbox because it didn't look particularly good and while the seatbox is out and in pieces we may as well do it properly and replace it as well so we picked a new one up on the way home. Tomorrows job is hopefully going to be picking up a new pair of seats and beginning to reassemble the seatbox.
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Puddlejumper on January 07, 2018, 09:09:15 am
Looking good guys, won't be long now......
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Gossamer on January 07, 2018, 11:30:52 am
Well done. Keep at it.
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: eskvalleyboy on July 13, 2018, 07:21:41 am
Hey up, just to let you all know Brian is still around, we got himup to our house around March time and we`ve done some small welding jobs on the chassis and wired in a couple of 12v sockets for charging phones etc.

We are hoping to move house in the not too distance future and once that is done were going to take Brian off the road and do a full strip down to chassis to sort out the bulkhead mainly but also the supension.

until then he`ll be trundling around doing local jobs, and going see the big diesels at my work...

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Cheers Chris and Beth
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: eskvalleyboy on April 28, 2019, 10:41:38 pm
Hey up folks,
Hope your all keeping well, as some of you will know Beth and I got the house done in September we`ve been playing catch up since then, getting my new shed into some kind of workable condition. 
Brian is still in one piece however I`ve been steadily beavering away in the shed on a spare bulkhead that Beth has purchased and I`m hoping to have the welding finished by next weekend so we`ll start taking him apart very soon so we can trail fit the bulkhead before rust proofing and painting.

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Here`s to more regular updates soon,
Cheers Chris and Beth
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Gossamer on April 29, 2019, 08:46:15 am
Good luck, chaps.
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Zuma on April 29, 2019, 07:09:28 pm
Nice welding!
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: eskvalleyboy on November 16, 2019, 09:22:46 pm
Update as once again it's been a while
so we finished welding the bulkhead it`s been painted, rustproofed and fitted, Beth's cut out all the rot on the chassis and welded new patches in, she's also took apart and remade to wiring loom.
I've been steadily rebuilding the tub so far it's had:
new rear crossmember and gussets,
new half rear quarters,
wheel arch box angles where the floor sits,
front chassis mounting areas remade,
sill mounting area remade,
lower fuel filler area where it goes around the tank stems remade,
there is a new floor and crossmembers to go in.
I'll post some pics up if folk are interested ?
Cheers Chris & Beth
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: LandyLady on November 16, 2019, 09:31:02 pm
Brianís repaired and repainted chassis sporting a new set of shocks and springs https://flic.kr/p/2hLADS2
Bulkhead back on while he resides in the 9x9
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A lovely neighbour then sold us a bargain portable garage which gives us more space now the naff weather is here, bits are starting to go back on
https://flic.kr/p/2hLADxj
And the first recovered dash part is reattached
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Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Tom on November 16, 2019, 10:00:30 pm
Lovely! It's always a good feeling when bits start getting refitted :D

well done
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Gossamer on November 16, 2019, 10:51:39 pm
Well done
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Lo-Fi on November 17, 2019, 06:23:55 pm
Fantastic. Wonder he'll stop being a very naughty boy after all this attention!
Title: Re: The Life Of Brian
Post by: Viamphie on November 19, 2019, 03:35:40 am
Nice to see heís coming on leaps and bounds. Much work has been done, I hope Brian appreciates it.