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by ANDYD
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

The pile of engine parts is getting smaller so I know i'm making progress!
I cleaned up the engine mounts with cleaner and degreaser and painted with POR 15 and bolted onto the engine with new locking tabs.
Then onto installing the oil filter mount with new gasket.
by ANDYD
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

Thanks Ray. Your trip half way around the world in a Series 1 did add some extra inspiration to keep this project moving along ... The front cover seal was next on the list, the old one didnt want to come out, so I had to basically break it apart, taking care not to damage the soft aluminum cover. E...
by ANDYD
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 4 Day Peak to Peak Off-Road Adventure - 27-30 July
Replies: 15
Views: 252

Re: 4 Day Peak to Peak Off-Road Adventure - 27-30 July

Good to see some early interest, sorry to those who cant make that weekend. Unfortunately the selected dates can never work for everyone.

I have added some more details to the first post. The long range weather forecast is looking good for that weekend 8)
by ANDYD
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

Thanks Matt & Ian, I'm actually enjoying it (when its all going right!) So with the head now complete, it was time to refit it to the block. I had purchased a new copper head gasket as recommended by Cox and Turner and also a light spread of jointing compound . It's often said that the jointing comp...
by ANDYD
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 4 Day Peak to Peak Off-Road Adventure - 27-30 July
Replies: 15
Views: 252

4 Day Peak to Peak Off-Road Adventure - 27-30 July

Hi All, A few years ago we did a "Peak to Peak adventure", this year we will revisit a similar route, only in reverse direction :shock: So the basic 4 day route is below, there is a 3 day option (with a long drive home from Carpenter Lake) if you cant get the Tuesday off work. This is a breath-takin...
by ANDYD
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: LR3 Rear diff motor
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: LR3 Rear diff motor

Presume you have already tried disconnecting the battery for 5 mins and reconnecting?
by ANDYD
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Series Flywheel Wanted - 1955 to 1958
Replies: 0
Views: 140

Series Flywheel Wanted - 1955 to 1958

Hi All,

I'm looking for a late Series 1 or early Series 2 Flywheel, if you have one or know someone who does, please let me know

Cheers
Andy
by ANDYD
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

The final step was to reinstall the valve springs & special retaining washers, the spring needed to be compressed with a valve spring compressor ($20 of Craigslist) and then the tiny split cone in two halves are held in place while slowly releasing the spring compressor. The split cones are retained...
by ANDYD
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

Then back onto fitting the inlet valves, I had earlier dry fitted them with some Vasaline, marked them 1-2-3-4 because they have been individually custom fit onto each valve seat. They still needed the valve seals installed, I had a pack of new original seals, so it was just a case of carefully plac...
by ANDYD
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

Before fitting the valves I wanted to get the rockers and shaft installed. I had picked up a new shaft, the rockers were in good shape so just a clean up was required. I carefully laid the parts in a line as they came off the old shaft to make it easy to refit them onto the new shaft. It was quite f...
by ANDYD
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

The original Inlet valves were in great shape so they just needed a clean up and new valve seals. The valve guides also looked to be in great shape with very little excess movement. I wanted to re-seat the valves so it was back to the valve grinding paste, hand held drill in forward / reverse on the...
by ANDYD
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

Moving my attention over to the cylinder head, although the head surface was nice and flat it did have some fine lines from the old gasket and a few scratches, likely from storage. My original plan to get the surface skimmed in a machine shop but an old wise friend convinced me to give his "old scho...
by ANDYD
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

The Series 1 engine has some strange metal water "pipes" running through the block. I cleaned them up a little and slid them back into place.
The cover received a quick coat of matching new paint and then installed with a new cork gasket.
by ANDYD
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

Moving onto the exhaust valve rocker shafts, another bunch of new parts from Cox and Turner. You can see some wear on the old shafts. The shaft comes in two pieces, its like a puzzle figuring which rocker goes where and which way around. The springs and washer all have to be in the correct spots or ...
by ANDYD
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

Next on the list was the new camshaft and bearings. I found the only way I could get all the bearings in the right place was slide in the new cam shaft in to about 2" from its final location. Then assemble each bearing (comes in two halves) onto the camshaft, then once the bearing are clicked togeth...
by ANDYD
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Playing in the mud... without my Land Rover!
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Playing in the mud... without my Land Rover!

Hey Rob, that looks like a lot of fun, there cant be a better way to cross all that sticky mud than that!
by ANDYD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 7th Annual 4wdabc Show & Shine
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: 7th Annual 4wdabc Show & Shine

OK, its good to take advice from the locals! Lets give Rocko's Diner a try! We can meet at Rocko's at 9am for breakfast and then convoy in a group from there! Departure from Rocko's at 9.45am Rocko's Diner 32786 Lougheed Highway Mission, BC Let's have a good Rover showing! Who else is coming along ....
by ANDYD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

The end cap and seal is notorious for being a pain as the cork seal "cross" is tough to get into place without tearing it. New main end seal was installed first, then the cork "cross" is installed. It protrudes about 1/16th so the challenge is to slide it into place without slicing the extra 1/16th ...
by ANDYD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

Next was fitting the new shell bearings to the crankshaft, again with lots of clean oil. The old ones were showing a little wear. The new ones clicked in place easily and then it was time to drop the crankshaft into position. Following the specs in the workshop manual to check gaps and torques for b...
by ANDYD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

I had read that because of the sloped top on the Spreadbore engine, its hard to get the pistons in from the top because the ring compressor cant sit flush on the surface when sliding the pistons in. So its a great opportunity while the Crankshaft is out to slide the pistons in from the bottom. So fl...
by ANDYD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

Hi Martin, thanks for the valve info. I have already completed the valves, all new parts from England. I believe the later Series 1 seals are already a better design than the early valve seals. Time will tell! Moved onto giving the cylinder bores I wanted to do a light honing. They are still standar...
by ANDYD
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1970 2a Upgrades
Replies: 55
Views: 4594

Re: 1970 2a Upgrades

Wow, you've been busy, excellent progress. You must have a nicely equipped shop there to carry out all this custom work. I really like the paint colour, what colour is that? Its easy to get "stalled" on these project so keep up the good work :spinning: Cheers, Andy PS That's a cool mascot, try not t...
by ANDYD
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Bear Proof Defender for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Bear Proof Defender for sale

How about this "Bear Proof" camper for sale .... (not mine)

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/ct ... 47438.html
by ANDYD
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

Ticking one job off at a time I have moved onto fitting the new exhaust valves into the existing valve seats. The existing valve seats were in good condition but had a few tiny lines (see circled photo) so I wanted to remove the lines and also to match the new valve profile on the old valve seats. I...
by ANDYD
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

Now the engine is totally degreased, clean and ready for paint, the long arduous task of masking has to be done. The masking takes about 5 times longer than the actual painting but its worth spending the time on it. My Engine is 1955-1956 which the books say should be a silver / grey. I found a loca...
by ANDYD
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

Before starting the engine painting I thought it made sense to install the 4 new core plugs. First I put the pressure washer through all the water ways and made sure everything was flushed out and clean. Turning the engine on the engine stand to help flush. I then used compressed air to clear any re...
by ANDYD
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 129
Views: 13564

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

Hi Mathew, thanks for you comments, those two Land Rovers in your photo look like beauties! Well, I'm a bit behind on my progress and photos here so I will attempt to catch up over the next week. I had one bad piston and had a hard job finding a matching one. I learnt a lot about all the subtle diff...
by ANDYD
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 7th Annual 4wdabc Show & Shine
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: 7th Annual 4wdabc Show & Shine

Yes, good idea. We will figure out a meeting spot close by the park to all meet up and stay in a pack or Rovers ....
by ANDYD
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 7th Annual 4wdabc Show & Shine
Replies: 12
Views: 364

7th Annual 4wdabc Show & Shine

Hi All, We are planning for a good showing of Rovers at this event this year, its a great gathering of a wide variety of off-road machines and a crowd of off road enthusiasts. Its also supporting a good cause as the Four Wheel Drive Association of BC battle to keep the access open to the outdoor are...
by ANDYD
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Land Rover Border Peaks Event - Sat 15th June
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Land Rover Border Peaks Event - Sat 15th June

A fun and sunny day out in the local mountains. We had Land Rovers from 1952 to 2019, a few photos, more coming soon.
Its always wonderful to get the old and new together for a common cause ... Adventure 8)
by ANDYD
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Vancouver Island Rally In the Valley June 7,8,&9 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1322

Re: Vancouver Island Rally In the Valley June 7,8,&9 2019

There are photos in the Gallery now for those who are interested, (Click on the link below) video links will be coming soon,

http://roverlanders.bc.ca/gallery/index ... Van-Island
by ANDYD
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Land Rover Border Peaks Event - Sat 15th June
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Land Rover Wheels Event - Sat 15th June

Yes, meeting at the gravel lot that's just south of Tim's (but still north of the highway). Please note 9.30am is the departure time, so please have your fuel / snacks / washroom break completed before that time! Lunch will be provided by Land Rover. Cheers, Andy PS - Martin, ha, I was going to brin...
by ANDYD
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Land Rover Border Peaks Event - Sat 15th June
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Land Rover Wheels Event -Sat 15th June- Now FULL

Thanks for posting your attendance, the group is now full (22 Land rovers) sorry we cant fit anymore in on this trip. (there will be other trips soon :D )

RL Attendees confirmed;
Andy + 1
Deborrah
Martin +1
Alex + 3
Bill E
Gord
Stuart L
by ANDYD
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Vancouver Island Rally In the Valley June 7,8,&9 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1322

Re: Vancouver Island Rally In the Valley June 7,8,&9 2019

Hey, yes BIG thank you to the Van Island group for hosting yet another wonderful weekend Land Rover Rally in the Valley, a bunch of us stayed for the long weekend (Fri-Mon) and it felt like a holiday! Tasty Pot Luck on Saturday and the Sunday breakfast kicked us off to a good start on the Sunday run...
by ANDYD
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 223
Views: 22838

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

Hi Colin,

A very valiant attempt to have her ready for the Rally in the Valley! So close ... but yet so far!
No worries, all good things are worth waiting for.

She's looking great, almost there!

Cheers
Andy
by ANDYD
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Land Rover Border Peaks Event - Sat 15th June
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Land Rover Border Peaks Event - Sat 15th June

Hi All, Each year the Rover-Landers hold joint "Wheels Events" with the Land Rover of Richmond Dealership, this year it is being held on Saturday 15th June. It will be a one day run from Cultus Lake to the Canadian Border Peaks for lunch. This run is classed as fun, light off-road which will be a gr...
by ANDYD
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Vancouver Island Rally In the Valley June 7,8,&9 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1322

Re: Vancouver Island Rally In the Valley June 7,8,&9 2019

Hi Victor,

Yes, no problem, I will bring the club propane fire pit :blob6: Its a lot less smoky than the real thing anyhow!

We will be rolling in on Friday evening,

Cheers
Andy
by ANDYD
Thu May 30, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Looking for Decent Camping Chairs
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Looking for Decent Camping Chairs

Hey Mark,
Kakadu Camping have a sale on these chairs that may interest you ... again not cheap but well built and comfortable and on sale! They also have the ARB folding chairs.
https://www.kakaducamping.com/collectio ... s/rv-chair
Cheers
Andy
by ANDYD
Fri May 10, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Trim galvanizing
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Trim galvanizing

Most people in the Lower Mainland go to Silver City Galvanizing.
The club did a walk through at their factory quite a few years back and they were friendly and helpful.
Maybe some one who has been there more recently can give us some feedback?
by ANDYD
Fri May 03, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Needing some screws
Replies: 1
Views: 114

Re: Needing some screws

I would be surprised if Rocky Mountain don't have these? Have you tried already?

Rocky Mountain Products - North Vancouver, BC
Work phone: 604.913.7910 Jeremy
by ANDYD
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: St Georges Day Show - Sunday April 28th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: St Georges Day Show - Sunday April 28th 2019

It was a fun day out in Fort Langley at the St Georges British Car Show. Many thanks to the Langley Area Mostly British car club (LAMB) for putting on a great show and making us Rover-Landers feel very welcome. We had a very nice spot on the grass under the trees and as always, we gave a different a...
by ANDYD
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: St Georges Day Show - Sunday April 28th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: St Georges Day Show - Sunday April 28th 2019

Yes, sounds like they are full now, but its always good to see fellow Rover-Landers, so if your in the Fort Langley area make sure you come by on foot and say hi and check out the Land Rovers and other British Cars ... maybe a pork pie or a chip butty
by ANDYD
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: D90 Rebuild......
Replies: 85
Views: 28513

Re: D90 Rebuild......

Looking Great Andy, so close to finishing now......you should be out on the road this summer!
by ANDYD
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Snow Flake Chase Off-Road Club Run-Sunday 14th April 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Snow Flake Chase Off-Road Club Run-Sunday 14th April 2019

Yes agreed, a fun day out, a few mud puddles, nice lunch spot at Chehalis lake and then it didn't take long to find snow. 12 Land Rovers headed out and against all the odds the weather was pretty good. We had a chance to play with the winches & tug straps and even threw a few snowballs, Here are a c...
by ANDYD
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2019 Founders Day - Saturday 13th April - Heritage Park
Replies: 16
Views: 1302

Re: 2019 Founders Day - Saturday 13th April - Heritage Park

....and of course, to help us pays the bill and support the event we would like to thank the following; Atlantic British BC Overland Rally NW Overland Rally Rocky Mountain Overland Rally Dickens Sweets Kakadu Camping Lakeview Rovers Land Rover of Richmond HESP Automotive OverLanding BC Rovers North ...
by ANDYD
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2019 Founders Day - Saturday 13th April - Heritage Park
Replies: 16
Views: 1302

Re: 2019 Founders Day - Saturday 13th April - Heritage Park

Here are a few of the Log Obstacle Course, the rest are in the Gallery here http://roverlanders.bc.ca/gallery/index ... s-Day-2019
by ANDYD
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2019 Founders Day - Saturday 13th April - Heritage Park
Replies: 16
Views: 1302

Re: 2019 Founders Day - Saturday 13th April - Heritage Park

Yes, a BIG thank you to all the volunteers who helped us before, during and after the event. We rely on your energy and assistance to make this event happen. We had 74 Land Rovers of all sizes and shapes parked up on display and many of them went on to run the fun Log Obstacle Course. Here are a few...
by ANDYD
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 17th Annual Vancouver Island Rally June 7th, 8th & 9th
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: 17th Annual Vancouver Island Rally June 7th, 8th & 9th

Always a well organized fun Land Rover event, if you are coming along post up in the "regional Discussion- Vancouver Island" tab ... that way we will get all the info in one place,

Hope to see you there ....
by ANDYD
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Vancouver Island Rally In the Valley June 7,8,&9 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1322

Re: Vancouver Island Rally In the Valley June 7,8,&9 2019

Always a fun event, I will be there too.
I will take a green high-range T-shirt (large)
Cheers
Andy
by ANDYD
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: St Georges Day Show - Sunday April 28th 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 451

Re: St Georges Day Show - Sunday April 28th 2019

TD5 is almost vintage now!
No worries, More the merrier!