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The Landrover Gallery / Re: 1968 Series IIA Carawagon
« Last post by PCB93 on November 21, 2020, 11:40:13 am »
Right, let's see if this works:

https://live.staticflickr.com/video/50627736113/f7f1556fda/360p.mp4?s=eyJpIjo1MDYyNzczNjExMywiZSI6MTYwNTk2MTIwOSwicyI6Ijk1ZDc0ZjE2ODE5MjNhZjk4NzE3Mzc5ZjFmMjZmNTQ3NmQ4OWE5NmIiLCJ2IjoxfQ

I managed to miss recording the actual moment of starting, as to be honest I still wasn't convinced it'd be in the mood!  Proof it does run, in any case.  It's occurred to me now that the last time I tried the issue may just have been that the ignition timing was too far out, rather than any fault with the distributor; the timing pointer was absent so I just had to guess where to aim for.  This time I brought the pointer from the flywheel housing of the Rover 105 engine I have, which is clearly of the same type.  Set it at exactly TDC and it fired immediately, as I say.

The current 'fuel tank' setup is rather rudimentary; just an old leaky facet pump bodged into the cab and with the inlet hose stuck into the open neck of a jerry-can:


Not sure that'll put me in line for any 'services to health and safety' awards, but it works for now.  The original fuel pump is unresponsive and there's still half a tank of petrol from 2005-ish to get rid of before I can link something more sensible in.  Granted, all it'll have to do in this state is drive closer to the road for loading onto a recovery truck for the journey home, after which the full strip-down will begin; just need to get the clutch operational for that.  This project will finally be kicking off in earnest in the new year!

Phil
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What Else Have You Been Up To? / Re: Covid/winter project
« Last post by strang on November 18, 2020, 06:10:23 pm »
Progress......

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The Landrover Gallery / Re: 1968 Series IIA Carawagon
« Last post by PCB93 on November 18, 2020, 04:33:45 pm »
Very brief update: I finally refitted the distributor today (now 'Powersparked,' you may recall) and with that it started immediately on the first attempt.  Exhaust gases are clear, idle speed is about right, and overall it sounds quite happy.  I've no idea how to post a video on here though, so you'll just have to believe me until I've worked that one out!

Phil
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Events that members may be interested in ... / Re: Llandudno Transport Festival 2019
« Last post by woollen797 on November 15, 2020, 04:07:05 pm »
^^^Took me some time but I found the picture of my 11a ;D

Didn't think there were that many photos LOL
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Events that members may be interested in ... / Re: Llandudno Transport Festival 2019
« Last post by EP90 on November 14, 2020, 12:44:29 pm »
^^^Took me some time but I found the picture of my 11a ;D
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What Have You Done to Your Leafer Today? / Re: A bit of an update - '74 ambulance
« Last post by Tom on November 13, 2020, 06:17:02 pm »
very cool! I like the little lockers, from an aircraft maybe?

 yrck
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lookin good mate,hopefully see you camping next year.
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What Have You Done to Your Leafer Today? / Re: A bit of an update - '74 ambulance
« Last post by Horace109 on November 11, 2020, 11:37:15 am »
That's a really nice fit-out in there, looks smashing!
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What Have You Done to Your Leafer Today? / Re: A bit of an update - '74 ambulance
« Last post by Zuma on November 11, 2020, 06:04:42 am »
That looks very warm and cozy.
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What Have You Done to Your Leafer Today? / Re: A bit of an update - '74 ambulance
« Last post by hippydave on November 10, 2020, 10:18:33 pm »
That's looking very nice.
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