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Offline double de-crunch

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My 109
« on: May 11, 2014, 11:44:11 am »
Hi folks,

Just wanted to share a few snaps of my 109, and a friends 88 we rescued yesterday.

My Series 3 was built in 1983 and served with the British Army for 20 years,  she's 12v spec with a 2.25 petrol engine.

Here she is out at Brede pumping station a couple of weeks back, I'm an engine collector and the Landy is a working vehicle used for taking them to shows.



I have fitted a boat winch and made some steel ramps which hook over the strip at the rear of the load-bay to stop them slipping. For the tie down points I used hardened steel seat belt mounts, the kind of thing used in track cars, the are bolts through the steel strips under the floor with big spreader plates. You know it when you've got a 400lb+ engine in the back plus camping gear etc.... but it does smooth out the ride.

The "uni-strut" is my camera mount by the way, it's easily removed if passengers are on board.




Yesterday's task was rescuing a little 88 Series 3 from around 1980. It hadn't been started for some months but cranked over and burst into life first time. Unfortunately, the clutch had stuck and despite our best efforts (rocking, bumping into gear etc etc....) we couldn't get it to free off.

The 88 needed towing a few miles on private land to another barn - we left the engine running to help with braking. I used WRD to tow it, she coped fine with a hill start on about a 15% gradient and was in top gear low range pretty soon after.... we were impressed! It's made me appreciate what a heavy vehicle these things are.



For the last leg of the journey we bump started the 88 in low range and she made it under her own steam (and smoke....)





It needs lots of work and the chassis is very rotten around one of the rear spring hanger legs but it's on a site with ramps now, so we'l be able to work in it easily. It hasn't been messed about with though, so it's complete.




Phill.








1983 Series 3 109 - One careful owner....

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Offline moomoo

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Re: My 109
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 12:07:55 pm »
 That's grand lad,out and about and doing, grand ! lkebtn
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Offline double de-crunch

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Re: My 109
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 05:38:37 pm »
Cheers, still good for a days work it seems.

I've now discovered the rear prop has a fair bit of run out, time for a new one I think. It would explain why I had to re-shim the transfer box rear bearing and replace the UJ's, one of which is knackered after only a few hundred miles.

I see new props are available from Paddocks, any good?

Phill.
1983 Series 3 109 - One careful owner....