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by John
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 193
Views: 20488

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

Colin,

If you go back to tidy up the rear axle brake lines note that the junction block should sit behind the bracket and not above it.

Regards,
John
by John
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Nissan Patrol
Replies: 1
Views: 264

Re: Nissan Patrol

I used to see a few around the lower mainland in the 80's but they are even more or a rare sighting these days.
by John
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 193
Views: 20488

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

Hand cranking does not require speed and you'll never get any unless you have little to no compression. You'll only get one hit past compression at a time however I don't think I would expect to get a rebuild to start first time on the crank unless you know that everything else is spot on. Put a kno...
by John
Tue May 22, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: What is the mystery to removing the locking hubs?
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: What is the mystery to removing the locking hubs?

As previously suggested you'll need to remove the three setscrews marked "A" in the supplied diagram and then you can pull off the rotating selector piece (11). After that you'll need to remove the split pin and nut from the end of the half shaft. The drive member should then come right off.
by John
Fri May 18, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: How to refinish a steering wheel?
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: How to refinish a steering wheel?

Pat, You say that you have no cracks in the wheel so I'd say you are already well ahead of the game. If you had to do any crack repair then there are a number of epoxies out there that would likley work but one that has long been recommended for such things is called PC-7. I think Home Depot carry i...
by John
Mon May 07, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Rover 3.5 V8 SU carb adapter
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: Wanted: Rover 3.5 V8 SU carb adapter

There are a few part numbers:

603670 - Detox, Europe

Engines 11D, 15D, 16D, 17D, 19D:
ERC9396 - 9.35:1, Detox, From suffix B
ERC4181 - 9.35:1, Detox
by John
Mon May 07, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Over drive for a SII - Worth it? Value? Advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 447

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

Pat, I'll assume that you are looking at a Fairey overdrive. These units tended to fail in use from damage due to lubrication breakdown caused by excessive heat. Depending on how they were used has a lot to do with how long they survived. I would suggest that any unit that saw significant mileage ne...
by John
Thu May 03, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: DISCO 1 AM RADIO AMPLIFIER?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: DISCO 1 AM RADIO AMPLIFIER?

Ray,

That's different to what I have - AMR3853

John
by John
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: DISCO 1 AM RADIO AMPLIFIER?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: DISCO 1 AM RADIO AMPLIFIER?

Ray, Do you have the P/N? I was running a Disco 1 head unit and amp in my RR. Late last year when I put the car back on the road I had very low volume coming from the system. I assumed that the amp had failed but I have not validated that - maybe the problem is in the head unit. Both are available t...
by John
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2018 Founders Day - Saturday 14th April - Heritage Park
Replies: 30
Views: 3278

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

Agreed - another fantastic effort! Thanks to all.
by John
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Gauges for 80 inch
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: Gauges for 80 inch

What a great looking project. Best of luck with it. Please keep us posted on your progress.
by John
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Series 3 88" Diesel
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Series 3 88" Diesel

No real alarm bells ringing from looking at the photos but of course you'd have to have a closer look in person to know for sure. It doesn't seem to have had a hard life. A rebuilt engine is anyones guess as to what is inside.
by John
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: old chromed swivel balls
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Wanted: old chromed swivel balls

I don't think that I would trust platers to do a proper repair. They would probably just grind and polish the area out so you would lose the spherical profile and it would likely still leak.
by John
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: old chromed swivel balls
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Wanted: old chromed swivel balls

Matt, Many years ago my dad embarked on a similar project. He used a plastic steel putty from Devcon to make the repair but he never did finish the project and they are still waiting to be chromed. There are probably lots of similar meterials available these days. I know that Loctite have quite an e...
by John
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: old chromed swivel balls
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: Wanted: old chromed swivel balls

Matt,

Out of curiosity what processes are you considering with regards to repairing any damage prior to having the chrome work done?

John
by John
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Heated windscreens?
Replies: 7
Views: 874

Re: Heated windscreens?

I had them installed in my '60 SII. Since the only other heat I had was the Smiths demister I thought that they were the best accessory that I'd installed. They are great for winter as well as to defog in warmer and wetter climates. In really cold weather, -30°C or so, I found that if you needed to ...
by John
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Looking for a pto unit with both front and rear output
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: Looking for a pto unit with both front and rear output

There is/was a bottom mount PTO available. There are some photos here of a bottom and rear mounted together. http://photobucket.com/gallery/user/rover_driver/media/cGF0aDpPcHRpb25hbC1FcXVpcG1lbnQvTGFuZF9Sb3Zlcl9TSUlfVHJhbnNmZXJfQ2FzZV9hbmRfQm90dG9tX1BUT19tYXJrZWQuanBn/?ref= The PTO unit typically us...
by John
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Series 2 (?) 109 Pick Up
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

Re: Series 2 (?) 109 Pick Up

I understand that it's been sold.
by John
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 193
Views: 20488

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

That groove in the pulley will result in an oil leak. A Speedi sleeve will remedy that.
by John
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon
Replies: 60
Views: 8433

Re: '63 S2a 109 Station Wagon

There's nothing quite like building onto a new chassis. Don't let your engine expert friend machine the valve guide clearances without consulting the shop manual and sticking to the spec. values or you'll likley have sticky valves in short order.
by John
Sun Nov 26, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: WTB 1963 Land Rover Series 2A Parts
Replies: 4
Views: 620

Re: WTB 1963 Land Rover Series 2A Parts

Ryan,

I think I'd seen in another post that you may also be looking for wheels. I have a set of four wheels from a '64 88" that I would part with. I'm in Langley.

John
by John
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Where to buy parts?
Replies: 6
Views: 1384

Re: Where to buy parts?

by John
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Orientation of brass split rivets on top of radiator panal
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: Orientation of brass split rivets on top of radiator pan

Don't cut the the strip too short - it is supposed to be pinched at the ends between the wing and the front panel. Extra points in the concours if done correctly.
by John
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2017 SnowFlake Chase Run - Sunday 19th 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 2201

Re: 2017 SnowFlake Chase Run - Sunday 19th 2017

A great day out Andy! Thanks for your efforts and those on your scouting team.

John
by John
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Founders Day 2017 - Saturday 18th February 2017 11am
Replies: 31
Views: 10208

Re: Founders Day 2017 - Saturday 18th February 2017 11am

Andy,

I could probably lend a hand.

John
by John
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 1972 S2A rewire adventure
Replies: 13
Views: 4950

Re: 1972 S2A rewire adventure

I can't speak to the quality of the AutoSparks product but as someone who built his own harness, and I was happy with the results, if I was rewiring a stock vehicle I'd for sure look for a pre-built harness. If you intend to sell the vehicle at some time in the future you'll probably find that a sto...
by John
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Marsland frame for 88
Replies: 1
Views: 1360

Re: Marsland frame for 88

I seem to recall that the factory manuals included detailed drawings with frame dimensions. Do you have access to a manual to use as a reference to confirm your suspicions?
by John
Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Strange loud noise. Need help.
Replies: 6
Views: 1758

Re: Strange loud noise. Need help.

When freewheeling hubs are fitted and are not engaged then you don't have the benefits of splash lubrication in the front hubs - not what the design engineers had intended. If an owner is determined to run with freewheeling hubs and is commuting regularly then it would be advisable to engage them ev...
by John
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: 2016 Vancouver ABFM - Sat May 21st - Van Dusen Garden
Replies: 26
Views: 8869

Re: 2016 Vancouver ABFM - Van Dusen Garden

Somebody really should help them sort out their classes - "CLASS 48 – Land Rover SIII, Defender, Discovery"?
by John
Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Fuel Pump on a '95 RRC Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: Fuel Pump on a '95 RRC Question

The link you posted seems pretty clear as to the application:

Range Rover Classic from VIN MA464554.
Discovery I - Manual up to VIN VA714241, Automatic up to VIN VA546029.

John
by John
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: 109 5 door station wagon
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

Re: 109 5 door station wagon

Welcome to the fraternity. Factory shop manuals are the only way to go in my opinion.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8179&p=33630&hilit=manual#p33630
by John
Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Waxoyl Disco Chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 2357

Re: Waxoyl Disco Chassis

You may also want to investigate Krown or RustCheck.

John
by John
Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Blowdown pass on June 27th
Replies: 30
Views: 7655

Re: Blowdown pass on June 27th

justin_carlson wrote:I'll bring my vehicle wrap incase anyone wants to avoid pinstriping!
I really must try and get out more. It seems so much has changed.
by John
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: New Website
Replies: 12
Views: 3252

Re: New Website

I finally took a moment to watch all the photo's that scroll through on the front page of the site and read the associated captions. Very well done!
by John
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Border to Border Trans-America Expedition 1998
Replies: 1
Views: 997

Border to Border Trans-America Expedition 1998

In the spring of 1998 26 Land Rovers and their passengers took parts in an event to mark the 50th anniversary of the Land Rover. As a group we traveled across the US from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. Among the participants was a fairly large contingent from British Columbia. I found ou...
by John
Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Founders Day
Replies: 9
Views: 3874

Re: Founders Day

Depending on how clean you want the insides I may be able to provide a few but they would have to be collected in Burnaby. Let me know.
by John
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Did I fix my car?
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

Re: Did I fix my car?

Cleaning and re-seating suspect wire connections (ground and power) and fuses is one of the first steps to perform in troubleshooting electrical connections. Having performed this step you have solved the problem - job done. Unless the fuse socket looks damaged from heat or exhibited some other defe...
by John
Mon May 20, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: I have to laugh -- Stranded in week one!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2648

Re: I have to laugh -- Stranded in week one!!!

Steve,

Welcome to the group!
by John
Wed May 01, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Rewiring a 7 pin defender trailer plug
Replies: 3
Views: 1637

Re: Rewiring a 7 pin defender trailer plug

If you are looking for pin-outs of try a Google search. I'm not sure if you will find the military pin-out but for sure you will find everything else and probably the military pin-out as well. If not you can always just meter or use a test light on your vehicle.
by John
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: HELP - itty bitty light bulb
Replies: 2
Views: 1521

Re: HELP - itty bitty light bulb

Try these guys

Specialty Bulb Products Inc
2-20010 100A Ave, Langley, BC V1M 3G4
604-513-8500
by John
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: truck won't start
Replies: 11
Views: 2445

Re: truck won't start

For local suppliers you can also try Aart @ UK Trek & Traction (888-2813).
by John
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Smiths Instrument Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 646

Smiths Instrument Repair

I just wanted to give a plug to http://www.vintagebritishcables.com/

A Canadian company, I received excellent service, very quick turn around and great pricing from Andy on the rebuild of a Smiths chronometric speedo.

Give them a try if you have the need.

John
by John
Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Britania Mine (Mount Sheer) exploration run - Saturday 17th
Replies: 24
Views: 7931

Re: Britania Mine (Mount Sheer) exploration run - Saturday 1

I'd like to come along with my old '60 S2 88": any suggestions from other club members as to whether this would be inadvisable?
As long as your, or anyone's for that matter, Rover is in reliable condition there is no reason that it cannot participate in any club event.
by John
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 10
Views: 1367

Re: New Guy

Try Aart @ UK Trek & Traction (Langley) 604-888-2813
by John
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Importing a D110 from the UK
Replies: 24
Views: 3343

Re: Importing a D110 from the UK

AFAIK you are not allowed to bring used tires across the boarder period, DOT or not. You might get away with it, I have, but get the wrong inspector and you'll be turned away with the dilemma of what to do with them now, I have.
by John
Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Northwest Challenge 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2836

Re: Northwest Challenge 2012

Well done gentlemen!
by John
Mon May 28, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Coil wiring conections
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: Coil wiring conections

Pos term to fuse block (switched power), neg to distributor.
by John
Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Loud ticking and no oil pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

My opinion is that once the oil light came on it should have been shut down immediately and the problem diagnosed. It is impossible to diagnose over the internet the fault or the damage done by driving it. In fact, it is impossible to diagnose the damage done from driving it with no oil pressure wit...