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by The_Anachronist
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Dave's Series 2A Rebuild...
Replies: 61
Views: 16754

Dave's Series 2A Rebuild...

Chamfer the leading edge of the shoe material on all shoes at a 45-degree angle. You may have glazed the brakes running them hot; a bit of a scuff with some 120 sandpaper on a firm sponge might help (shoes and drums - wear a mask). Don’t go bananas. Give the shoes and drums a good clean with brake c...
by The_Anachronist
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

NOS, 61 years old!

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by The_Anachronist
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

bsa_m21 wrote:Where did you get those tires? I need to replace mine and those look perfect

Thx

M
Simpletire.com

Free delivery. Had them sent to my US mailing address in Blaine. Reasonable pricing and excellent service.
by The_Anachronist
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Tires mounted up, rims sandblasted and powder coated. The colour (RAL 9001) is whiter than limestone but that is intentional to go better with the eventual paint. Big knobby old-school tires looks good!
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by The_Anachronist
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Need engine to measure for EV adapter in Parksville area.
Replies: 7
Views: 506

Re: Need engine to measure for EV adapter in Parksville area.

Yeah I’m super interested in an EV conversion too. Link all the things!
by The_Anachronist
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

oldgravy wrote:
The_Anachronist wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Rear axle nearly complete.
I know I'm pretty new at this but isn't the axle supposed to go underneath the frame?
Nah I’m just trying to get more ground clearance when inverted...
by The_Anachronist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

5 brand-new 7.50x16 Super Traxions.
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by The_Anachronist
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Rear axle nearly complete. Image
by The_Anachronist
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Speedi-Sleeves, right here in Langley
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Speedi-Sleeves, right here in Langley

Sadly DV Aldous closed down a few years back. There’s rumoured to be a guy in Langley that still does it...
by The_Anachronist
Sun May 27, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Welder needed!
Replies: 1
Views: 274

Welder needed!

It’s past time that I got the bulkhead and rad panel started... welder/body pro needed please! In the meantime I also have one quick little job restoring the rear axle shock mount hole to the correct diameter - that one needs to happen quickly. And while we’re at it: I think galvanizing the bulkhead...
by The_Anachronist
Sun May 27, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: ‘Yale’ the Series III
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: ‘Yale’ the Series III

That looks like Matt’s lovely little 88 Station Wagon.
by The_Anachronist
Sat May 26, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Yes, well spotted, unfortunately. Meant to not paint the sealing surface and simply forgot to mask it. The paint removal has started already - although it’s POR15 and is now chemically bonded and is an absolute bugger to strip off. I’ll settle for having the various pits, scratches and dings in the ...
by The_Anachronist
Fri May 25, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Squeezing in about an hour a day, progress is slow. Shiny rear axle bits.
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by The_Anachronist
Tue May 08, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Oil pan: Gasket? Sealant? Can this ever be answered?
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Oil pan: Gasket? Sealant? Can this ever be answered?

All right: I know this has been asked a thousand times. My past approach has bee to use Permatex 2, or possibly Ultra Black, a thin even smear on both sides of the paper gasket and torque to spec in diagonal pattern. But the newer sealants like Ultra Grey are said to make a very good seal and do not...
by The_Anachronist
Tue May 08, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Over drive for a SII - Worth it? Value? Advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Over drive for a SII - Worth it? Value? Advice?

An overdrive is an excellent addition, assuming it’s in good shape. With the trans out, installation is merely challenging. The one to get is the Roamerdrive, made right here in West Van. It’s money but good resale value too.
by The_Anachronist
Sun May 06, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: How to remove rear box on a 109 Safari wagon?
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: How to remove rear box on a 109 Safari wagon?

Jeez after all the emails now I understand your question! Sorry for not getting it. Yes the sill, B and lower C are all one piece.
And yes, those bolts come out too...
by The_Anachronist
Sun May 06, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Milestone: Motor in the frame.
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by The_Anachronist
Thu May 03, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

ANDYD wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 11:31 am
Great job .... looks like new 8)
Thanks Andy! In about 7 more years I'm hoping to win the People's Choice... :roll:
by The_Anachronist
Wed May 02, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

More bits bolted on.
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by The_Anachronist
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

oldgravy wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:36 am
Just make sure you have appropriately read the entrails of a goat slain under a full moon before you turn the key.
Ha! No kidding... I'm going to have at least one person around who is smarter than me at this when the time comes...
by The_Anachronist
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Degreed the cam today - I think. It was nowhere near as clear as the YouTube videos made it, but I think at the end of it all it is advanced by 3 or 4 degrees which is supposed to be good for when the chain stretches as it runs in. Timing cover went on so that’s it until I start it up sometime in th...
by The_Anachronist
Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Degreeing the cam
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Degreeing the cam

Well, I took a run at degreeing it today. I’m not super confident in what I saw, but it seems to be close to the specs I found. It was, I think, 3 or 4 degrees advanced which I have read is a good thing so that it ends up being more correct as the timing chain stretches as it runs in. Timing cover i...
by The_Anachronist
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Degreeing the cam
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Degreeing the cam

Unfornetly not, buuttt I am interested in what your thoughts on the 2.5 cam are... I've been thinking of making the same change. Sent from my SM-N950W using Tapatalk The 2.5 is supposed to move the torque and max hp lower in the rev range, which is what I am hoping for. I’m a long way from driving ...
by The_Anachronist
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Degreeing the cam
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Degreeing the cam

I have the dial indicator with mag base, the degree wheel and about 20 bad YouTube videos...
I have to verify the numbers for the 2.5 cam, make some bits like the pointer wire, the piston stop and a bushing to get the degree wheel centred, then I can spend a day confusing myself...
by The_Anachronist
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 3.5 V8 SU carb adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Re: 3.5 V8 SU carb adapter

Bump. The guys with older RRs must have seen these... anyone?
by The_Anachronist
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Degreeing the cam
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Degreeing the cam

I installed a new 2.5 cam in my 2.25 petrol as part of the rebuild, and I want to degree it to make sure I have the sprocket in the best position.

Anybody have any experience doing this?
by The_Anachronist
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 2 1/4 series 3 electronic distributor
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: 2 1/4 series 3 electronic distributor

I bought a SimonBBC electronic ignition from England. I also had British Vacuum Unit refurb my DM2, adjust the mechanical advance, overhaul the vac advance and as part of the service Rob also provides top-shelf new points and a custom made condenser, which I will carry as spares.
by The_Anachronist
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Finally received new bolts from England. Took the rods, bolts and nuts over to Johnny to have him ream the big ends to circular again (the new bolts slightly alter the cap position so the bearings won’t seat properly). Installed them again tonight. All went well this time, thankfully - didn’t stretc...
by The_Anachronist
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Hey Matt! Yeah a drag race might be fun... not perhaps the fastest time ever... Thanks very much for the Haynes offer, but I have finally obtained my very own (Hardcover, too, quite fancy...) Now, if you find yourself on the mainland any time soon, a consult on the gearbox is always welcome... Cheers!
by The_Anachronist
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Removing Tripical roof - pro's and cons advice requested
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Removing Tripical roof - pro's and cons advice requested

There’s really nothing to advise you on... remove the sun shield and paint all surfaces, or don’t if you decide not to.
I am in exactly the same situation, with the same decision to make - and I haven’t decided!
by The_Anachronist
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Bought one of those attachments that turns a pressure washer into a wet sandblasted. It works, it makes a hell of a mess, and it’s pretty unpleasant because you blast yourself with little bits of crushed glass. Safety glasses mandatory. They steel flash rusted as I watched - kind of interesting actu...
by The_Anachronist
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Back into a series one 1955 107”
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Re: Back into a series one 1955 107”

Not RAF. Possibly RCAF, but as you point out not likely they bought it from a dealer. And, RCAF equipment was generally aligned with American stuff. I’ve never seen an RCAF Land Rover, but it would be cool. I’m betting logging, mines or some other resource sector. Thinking about that giant winch... ...
by The_Anachronist
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

I want to share some of my humbling experiences over the past while. I did a dumb thing... well, two actually. First was to go completely stunned and use the wrong torque value on my con rod nuts. I have (had) the older, drilled-tip , rolled-thread type. Torque spec for those is 25 ft-lbs. I sadly s...
by The_Anachronist
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2018 Founders Day - Saturday 14th April - Heritage Park
Replies: 30
Views: 3706

Re: 2018 Founders Day - Saturday 14th April - Heritage Park

That was fun! Great to meet some of the people and see some of the trucks in person. Thanks all for the organizing effort!
- Mike
by The_Anachronist
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 3.5 V8 SU carb adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 311

3.5 V8 SU carb adapter

Can anyone provide a part number for the cast aluminum carb-to-air intake elbow used on dual SU cab setups? (Or better yet just sell me one?)
Shown in the picture, one bolted to each carb at left and right.
Cheers.
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by The_Anachronist
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Rover 3.5 V8 SU carb adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Wanted: Rover 3.5 V8 SU carb adapter

Seeking the cast aluminum piece that connects the SU carb to the air cleaner. Bolts to the carb, O-ring for the air duct side. The gizmos in question are shown in the picture, one attached to each carb at the far left and right. A part number would be much appreciated if the actual part is not avail...
by The_Anachronist
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Series IIA or Series III Speedo needed.
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: Series IIA or Series III Speedo needed.

I’ve got one in deep storage... let me know if still needed. Would be a couple days to retrieve it.
by The_Anachronist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2018 Founders Day - Saturday 14th April - Heritage Park
Replies: 30
Views: 3706

Re: 2018 Founders Day - Saturday 14th April - Heritage Park

ANDYD wrote:
I believe there may be some extra grill badges available on the Merchandise table, very limited numbers, first come first served...
Excellent! Thanks Andy...
by The_Anachronist
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2018 Founders Day - Saturday 14th April - Heritage Park
Replies: 30
Views: 3706

Re: 2018 Founders Day - Saturday 14th April - Heritage Park

Hi All, Also a reminder, this year as a way to celebrate Land Rovers 70th Anniversary we will be giving away 70 of the Limited Edition Metal / Enamel grill badges to the first 70 vehicles to register at the door on the day of the event. Do not miss out on your shiny new grill badge .....see you the...
by The_Anachronist
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Looking fantastic! Are you using a rattle can, paint gun, brush, or The Force? Well, all of the above as it happens. Brush for the POR-15 rust thing, then spray bomb for the top coat. And always The Force. Although I must admit something goofed (me). I think it hit it with the top coat too soon, ma...
by The_Anachronist
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Various bits getting the POR-15 treatment.
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by The_Anachronist
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 230
Views: 23428

Re: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.

Yeah with an engine that old I’d bet on valve height. All mine were about .25” short - and with not much zip left in the spring.
by The_Anachronist
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Speedi-Sleeves, right here in Langley
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Speedi-Sleeves, right here in Langley

So we have all probably had to (or plan to) buy a few Speedi Sleeves for various shaft seal leaks. I'm here to tell you: Don't. There is a shop on 96th at about 195th (technically Surrey but pretty much Langley) called Dura Sleeve. The chap who owns it is named Rudy, and he is an incredibly nice guy...
by The_Anachronist
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Buffed the rocker cover a little. I’m not totally happy with it but if I don’t find any more time or patience to get it shinier it will at least be clean and bright. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180402/13e3e43ab8fbc232262f0f5f798b0bc8.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180402/c0fc0f6d15377...
by The_Anachronist
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Yes. Drilled, then tapped. Size of the screws escapes me but I can figure it out later if you’d like...
by The_Anachronist
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Did that thing that you do with the front crank seal cover.
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by The_Anachronist
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Blasted and painted both manifolds...
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by The_Anachronist
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

'63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Big day for parts. New wiring harness plus optional extras from Autosparks, tracked down an extractor header and ACR SU manifold from Ike, and my piston rings are finally in hand. Busy weekend ahead. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180310/0d00508f78b4a3de6aa7c60497502111.jpg https://uploads.tapat...
by The_Anachronist
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 9213

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

Well, I figured it out. It only took about 6 tries to get the cam and drive gear in the correct relative positions, and then only 3 more to get both that and the hole for the grub screw lined up. I now pretty good at doing something I will not do again for years, by which time I will have forgotten ...