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Re: Katie
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2016, 12:49:39 pm »
I keep gently persuading her towards a classic Land Rover...,  Getting there slowly I think whstle
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Re: Katie
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2016, 01:01:46 pm »
Good luck - I can still barely persuade Mrs _Pubs to even get in Mattilda....!
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Re: Katie
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2016, 01:04:42 pm »
Going well so far, she enjoys going on trips in the Series and the odd green lane. Keep trying, you'll get there  wdesmle
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Re: Katie
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2016, 01:06:40 pm »
I reckon some parabolics, seats from a boingy and *lots* of acoustic matting ought to do it!!
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Re: Katie
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2016, 04:25:40 pm »
Genius. Personal experience there G??
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Re: Katie
« Reply #36 on: June 27, 2016, 08:24:05 pm »
I used to work in a sex toys warehouse.

We sold lots of the stuff.

I was fiftenn when I started there, I couldn't believe what people were planning to do to each other! rbchn
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Re: Katie
« Reply #37 on: July 22, 2016, 11:03:45 pm »
Not done very much work on the S3 apart from finally getting round to fitting a battery isolater. She's been getting regular use though which has been great since the engine rebuild :)

When working with the sheep (mum's Discovery in the background):


Taking a quick break:


And finally getting round to fitting the battery isolater:
Katie: 1980 Series 3 SWB Station Wagon

Bertha: 1994 Range Rover Vogue 3.9 V8 EFI

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Re: Katie
« Reply #38 on: September 02, 2016, 11:26:47 pm »
Been quite a busy few weeks, working on the brakes and ignition switch last week in preparation for leafers. Then rebuilding and fitting a Zenith carb today. It still needs some fine tuning but it works a LOT better than the weber that I took off.

So first stage to changing the ignition switch is to remove the entire lower fascia! :O




Just so I can fit this new switch:


And now properly fitted:


Does anyone know if you can get replacements of these:


Now moving onto the brakes, first removing the old master cylinder away from the servo:


New servo fitted:


This didn't fix the problem (grrr) so after much calling around local parts suppliers we found someone who had the correct master cylinder in stock. New master cylinder fitted and problem fixed :D


Now moving onwards to the carb:


The bottom half, emulsifier and top all cleaned and ready for re-assembly:


Close up of the bottom half:


Close up of the complete top half:


Close up of the emulsifer:


The completely refurbed carb fitted:
Katie: 1980 Series 3 SWB Station Wagon

Bertha: 1994 Range Rover Vogue 3.9 V8 EFI

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Re: Katie
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2016, 09:11:14 pm »
Been a busy few months with uni' but I've managed to fit a few jobs in at weekends etc.

I finally got round to cleaning up, painting and fitting an original style air cleaner. First step was to clean the many decades of crud that had built up:







Then after the crud had been removed:





Once all the crud had been removed all the parts got 2 coats of Hammerites finest satin black:





Once all the paint had dried I filled the filter with oil and fitted it to the engine bay. The most difficult part being trying to fit the air hose on to the carb' elbow! The engine is a lot quieter now with no induction noise :D



Also I managed to get round to fitting my 3 smiths gauges, (although only one of them is currently plumbed in...,)



Then a few weeks later, the head gasket decided to let go on the way home from a trial. So the strip down commences:



With the head removed:



The guilty suspect:



After cleaning the cylinder block:



And the cylinder head:



And finally all back together with the new (Payen) gasket fitted:



The next issue arose a week or so after fitting the head gasket. The issue being when the sidelights/ headlights were on and I braked, one brake light would come on one side, and the other light would go out completely on the other! I traced the fault back to a dodgy bulb holder. So it was replaced with a new one from Wipac:

The new bulb holder:



When I was reconnecting the earth the whole bolt pushed through the tub floor, leaving about an inch diameter hole. So I made up a plate to cover up the hole and fit another bolt to:



The new plate fitted:



And wired in:



I noticed on the way to the Norfolk Xmas doo that the front LH brake was dragging slightly. Only after I could smell a rather hot smell and I burnt myself on the brake drum. i traced the fault to the wheel cylinder not returning properly. So I replaced both front wheel cylinders:

Removing the old cylinder:



Fitting the new cylinder:



All fitted back together:



A little trick i read about online was to put a sheet of clingfilm over the reservoir to stop the brake fluid being drawn out. I tried it but didn't have much success:



I also tried using an ezibleed for the first time which worked incredibly well! Made bleeding the brakes a lot easier :)
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Katie: 1980 Series 3 SWB Station Wagon

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Re: Katie
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2016, 07:56:46 am »
Where did you get your battery isolator/terminal from?  I need to fit one - to avoid the magic Lucas smoke escaping again.

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Re: Katie
« Reply #41 on: December 23, 2016, 09:59:13 am »
Good work, well done.

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Re: Katie
« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2016, 05:45:06 pm »
Good work, well done.

Thanks Gossamer :)

Where did you get your battery isolator/terminal from?  I need to fit one - to avoid the magic Lucas smoke escaping again.

Sorry I can't remember exactly where it came from, but I think it was from Ebay. It's a useful security feature as well.
Katie: 1980 Series 3 SWB Station Wagon

Bertha: 1994 Range Rover Vogue 3.9 V8 EFI

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Re: Katie
« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2016, 01:04:45 pm »
All good stuff - she looked nice and tidy in Norfolk!

The new replacement air filter hoses do seem to be a slightly smaller bore than original, so are a swine to fit. The rubber feels stiffer, too.

When it comes to working with brake hydraulics, I use these:
http://www.automec.co.uk/collections/best-sellers/products/brass-brake-pipe-fitting-female-3-8-x-24-unf-blanking-plug
http://www.automec.co.uk/products/brass-brake-pipe-fitting-male-3-8-x-24-unf-blanking-plug

Most recently I used one on one of the front hoses when changing a swivel seal. Once all was re-fitted, the brakes came back up to full pressure after two pumps of the pedal, bleeding the old-fashioned way.

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1968 Series IIA 109" Carawagon - project

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Re: Katie
« Reply #44 on: December 28, 2016, 07:12:41 pm »
she looked nice and tidy in Norfolk!

Thanks Phil, no where near as smart as yours though. :)

Those blanking plugs look a good idea, I'd lose a lot less fluid by using those.  lkebtn
Katie: 1980 Series 3 SWB Station Wagon

Bertha: 1994 Range Rover Vogue 3.9 V8 EFI