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by island dormy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Series 3 gearbox tunnel cover
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Series 3 gearbox tunnel cover

Hello A lot or rover panels really do not fit very well even from the factory so you may have to do a bit of bending to make things line up. Normally you need lots of caulking or rubber strips between panels to seal things up but 1/2 inch is a bit wild. I would try laying in your floor boards next a...
by island dormy
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Vancouver Island Rally In the Valley June 7,8,&9 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1186

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

Hi Every one Six days to go till the big event its going to be a good one. if you are planning to attend lets hear from you.( Remember land- Rovers and Austin Gypsies only). Since it looks like we may have a campfire ban by next weekend, could the club bring along the portable campfire? Thank you. A...
by island dormy
Wed May 29, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Series 2A Land Rover Nada station wagon.
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Series 2A Land Rover Nada station wagon.

Hi marc

Sorry no luck on the pictures they just disappear when I try to post them.
So do you want NADA pics or Dormobile pics, anything specific, I could email them tp you. I have learned a lot about the NADA rovers during the first phase of the restoration.

Victor
by island dormy
Tue May 28, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Series 2A Land Rover Nada station wagon.
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Series 2A Land Rover Nada station wagon.

Hi Marc

Sorry I am trying to get you some pics this forum dries me nuts sometimes.

I will keep trying.


Victor
by island dormy
Tue May 28, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Series 2A Land Rover Nada station wagon.
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Series 2A Land Rover Nada station wagon.

Hi Guys I have number 800 out of 811 and its also a Dormobile very original and rusty but repairable. They are pretty much like any other 5 door rover in need of a restoration doable but a 5 door is the most complex series rover to restore. I will warn you about one draw back with these vehicles. If...
by island dormy
Mon May 27, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Mount Provo Bush Clean Up June 1sr 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Mount Provo Bush Clean Up June 1sr 2019

Hi Guys


BIG UPDATE

The gates onto Mount Provo Mount Sicker etc. are now looked up by North Cowichan (local GOVERMENT) due to forest fire danger.

So I guess this event is now cancelled.

Maybe next year.


Victor
by island dormy
Fri May 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Mount Provo Bush Clean Up June 1sr 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Mount Provo Bush Clean Up June 1sr 2019

Hi Guys The Island section of the BC 4 Wheel Drive Association is having another bush clean up next Saturday June 1st. The local government (North Cowichan) brings in 2 huge metal dumpsters for us to fill. The local 4x4 guys and gals just drive around Mount Provo picking up garbage and filling the d...
by island dormy
Thu May 23, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 215
Views: 22223

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

Hay Colin

I would not take advice from those dormobile owners they are usually half asleep on the job ( or about to pull over and have a nap.)

Victor
by island dormy
Thu May 23, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Vancouver Island Rally In the Valley June 7,8,&9 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1186

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

Hi Everyone. Okay we have enough orders to do a run of T shirts, the color has changed from Green to White ( I know I know not good for working under the hood) but that's life. Something to do with the design being to complicated to replicate in the normal way onto a green shirt. it will still be a ...
by island dormy
Sun May 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Vancouver Island Rally In the Valley June 7,8,&9 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1186

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

Hi Everyone Less than 3 weeks to go till Vancouver Islands biggest Land rover event of the year again takes place. If you are planning to attend lets hear from you, its nice to know how many folks are coming. ( The cooks want to know how much breakfast food to purchase.) T- shirts orders will need t...
by island dormy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Vancouver Island Rally In the Valley June 7,8,&9 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1186

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

Hi Stuart

We are planning dinner for 5:00 pm the ladies are again doing pulled pork as the main course. I think last year it was a 25 pounder.
So we should be back at the event site by 4:00 pm so folks can relax a bit before sitting down and possibly over eating.

Victor
by island dormy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Vancouver Island Rally In the Valley June 7,8,&9 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1186

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

Hi Stuart You do not actually need a radio but they are fun to have. We use all kinds from the little hand held family radios to ham radios to CB. Ham radios need a license to transmit on but you can listen with out a license. Ham radio seems to be the way to go. Your local radio club will most like...
by island dormy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: British Swap Meet and Fair Sanichton Acres Sunday May 5th 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: British Swap Meet and Fair Sanichton Acres Sunday May 5th 2019

Hi Franko

No you do not have to be a member, it is $5.00 per person to a maximum of $10 per vehicle so if you have one of the rare 12 seater 109 station wagons its a real deal. Bring your whole family, maybe some friends, the more the merrier.

Victor

(Click on the link for all the info).
by island dormy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: British Swap Meet and Fair Sanichton Acres Sunday May 5th 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: British Swap Meet and Fair Sanichton Acres Sunday May 5th 2019

Hi Doug

Thanks for the offer we will take you up on that, see you bright and early on the 5th.

Victor
by island dormy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: British Swap Meet and Fair Sanichton Acres Sunday May 5th 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 143

British Swap Meet and Fair Sanichton Acres Sunday May 5th 2019

Sunday May 5th 2019 is the day for the Old English car clubs annual restoration and swap meet it will again be held at Sanction Acres ( on the way to the Ferry terminal and airport), just off the Pat Bay Highway. It is a great event and normally attracts 10 or so Land rovers. It is advisable to be t...
by island dormy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Vancouver Island Rally In the Valley June 7,8,&9 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 1186

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

Hi Colin I will be there also, all 3 fun filled days. As usual I am going to have to beg a ride from someone. Two Dormobiles none running. Well maybe one will be running but its not looking good. T-SHIRT ORDERS Just so every one knows I have a source for top quality almost indestructible T-shirts, t...
by island dormy
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels

I will report back I agree they are way more expensive than needed. I still can not believe nobody makes these, they rot out on every 109 5 door station wagon that ever left Sulihull.

Victor
by island dormy
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels

Hi Timber pig

Thank you. Those do look correct I guess I will be ordering one for each side.

Victor
by island dormy
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 1955 4 Ring Piston
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: 1955 4 Ring Piston

Hi Andy Thanks I know about the 25 year old shipping thing I also know to ship by regular mail ground only which saves a pile of $$ and especially saves on the excessive courier border charges which can be more $$$ than the part. Now if you need a set of rings for those special pistons I may know so...
by island dormy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 1955 4 Ring Piston
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: 1955 4 Ring Piston

Hi Andy You may want to try Turner and Cox in England. I have been trying to find engine rebuild parts for my Weslake head 2.6 L 6 cylinder for 3-4 months now it has been absolutely frustrating. This engine uses a lot of the same parts as the series 1 engine. I emailed them Saturday afternoon Saturd...
by island dormy
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels

Hi Everyone

I am still looking as of January 31st. Preferably new ( I know somebody has to make these I just can not find them) but very good used ones would still be okay.

Thanks Victor
by island dormy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Cleaning Out Cross Member
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Cleaning Out Cross Member

Hi Martin That's a beautiful looking job. What I have done on 2 rovers now is as you say a power washer with a very fine custom nozzle (maybe 1/4 inch copper line bent to suit?) and a leaf blower or compressed air to blow the water and crud out. You may also want to drill a few more drain holes and....
by island dormy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Holyoak Snow Run, January 27th
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Holyoak Snow Run, January 27th

Hi Ron So since when did a rough and tough Land rover driver let a little thing like a common cold stop him? Just think of the poor guys driving in series trucks, no insulation on the bare metal doors, drafts coming in from all angles and Land Rovers laughable attempt at a heater which the English d...
by island dormy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels

Hi Rob

Thanks I sent you a email.

Victor
by island dormy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels

Hi Rob

Thanks are these new or really really good used ones? Mine are probably repairable with a fair bit of time and effort. I would like to avoid that I have enough to do on this thing.

Thanks Victor
by island dormy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Holyoak Snow Run, January 27th
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Holyoak Snow Run, January 27th

Hi Ron It should be scratch and damage free as it will mostly be mainline logging roads, how far we will get in the snow is anybody's guess. Come early breakfast is at 8:30 (which hopefully will also be non damaging). I will make a reservation for 14 folks so let us know if your coming, its always g...
by island dormy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels

Hi Bolson Thank you but that is for a 110 defender and it is different than a series. I have tried that already when you look up the part for the 109 it defaults to the 110 part on most of the websites I have tried. But thank you and I am still looking, this part rots on every 109 do to the way Rove...
by island dormy
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Holyoak Snow Run, January 27th
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Holyoak Snow Run, January 27th

Hi Colin

Marg and I are in. I need a ride as per usual (2 Land rovers 1 in hibernation 1 in pieces.)

I think you mean Diesels at the back.

Victor
by island dormy
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 288

109 body panels in front of rear wheels

Hello I am looking for a source for both the left and right body panels for a 109 station wagon, the panels sit in front of the rear wheels and basically start corroding from the bottom 2 rivets up/ All station wagons eventually do this, but nobody seems to make a repair panel. Anybody got any ideas...
by island dormy
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 215
Views: 22223

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

Hi Colin There is no clip for the speedo cable on top of the frame rail, just on that half moon shaped access plate by the main gear shift lever attachment spot and by the speedo drive attachment into the transmission. The place I found on the Island to get those tiny coiled brush springs for the st...
by island dormy
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 215
Views: 22223

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

Hi Colin The route for the speedo cable is as Matt says but there is a clip that holds the cable to that weird half moon shaped plate. Just a metal clip with rubber that goes onto the left side nut on that moon piece. To get hammertone paint to do the hammertone thing you have to spray it on twice a...
by island dormy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 215
Views: 22223

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

Hi Colin To adjust the clutch slave cylinder do this, from underneath push the clutch release arm and the push rod up as far as you can then adjust the push rod (on the slave cylinder) so you have about 1/16th free play. Pump the clutch a couple of times and if the air is all bled out it should be a...
by island dormy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Rad
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Re: Rad

Hi Troy I had a 1962 flat top rad with square corners, recored this summer on Vancouver Island (one rad shop left on the Island) he made one good rad out of two damaged ones with a all new heavy duty (4 row) core $ 600.00. It is a speciality repair now, rad shops used to be all over the place. I wan...
by island dormy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 215
Views: 22223

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

Hi Colin

Most cars I have worked on have a 1/2 inch hose from the manifold to the brake booster.

Looking good. Maybe it will be ready for founders day.
Mine wont be, still waiting for parts in the mail from the mother land, 9 weeks now.

Victor
by island dormy
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 6 cylinder exhaust manifold
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: 6 cylinder exhaust manifold

Hi guys

I believe I have found a good manifold, a fellow Rover lander member from Vancouver has a spare he does not need, he says I can have it, I am very grateful these are hard to find.

Victor
by island dormy
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 215
Views: 22223

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

Hi Again Colin After dropping by and looking at your project last week and looking at the problem with the front military wrap on the springs you mentioned that these were 15-20 year old brand new parabolics that hade never been installed on a running rover. At about that time frame the military wra...
by island dormy
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 215
Views: 22223

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

Hi Colin A lot of folks seem to have issues with the military wrap hitting the frame. I know Greg just cut his off. Land rover is the only company I have ever seen that does this military wrap thing. ( It is supposed to be a safety device) if the main leaf ever breaks the military wrap would hold th...
by island dormy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: oil filter number for 2ltr. or 2.6 lt. engine
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: oil filter number for 2ltr. or 2.6 lt. engine

Thanks Martin

I have some of those and they are invalid but I will try the new ones. Thank you.

The 6 cylinder oil filter has a very different attachment to the block then the 4 cylinder the adapter would not fit.

Victor
by island dormy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: oil filter number for 2ltr. or 2.6 lt. engine
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: oil filter number for 2ltr. or 2.6 lt. engine

Hi Red 90

No Rocky mountain does not have them in stock.
I have never got a UK delivery in 2 days at least not out here on the Island. 2 weeks is the normal for me.

Still trying to find one. So does any body have any valid numbers?

Thanks Victor
by island dormy
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Mt. Sicker Run Sunday November 4th
Replies: 24
Views: 939

Re: Mt. Sicker Run Sunday November 4th

Hi everyone

Maybe bring a good flashlight alone as well as all the other usual 4x4 supplies, if we are going the way I think we are there are a few neat mine shafts to look in.

Victor
by island dormy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 6 cylinder exhaust manifold
Replies: 1
Views: 149

6 cylinder exhaust manifold

Hi

I am looking for a 1969 era Land rover 6 cylinder exhaust manifold that exits straight sideways.
Thanks Victor
by island dormy
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: WTB 7.50 R16 set of tires in decent shape
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: WTB 7.50 R16 set of tires in decent shape

Hi Volksman

Here are 2 tires and I know Michelin still make XPS traction tires.

Victor

https://www.usedcowichan.com/classified ... s_32418657
by island dormy
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: oil filter number for 2ltr. or 2.6 lt. engine
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: oil filter number for 2ltr. or 2.6 lt. engine

Hi Red 90

I am kind of in a hurry to get this thing going and really do not want to wait 2 weeks or longer for delivery.
So still hoping somebody can help, Please??

Victor
by island dormy
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: oil filter number for 2ltr. or 2.6 lt. engine
Replies: 6
Views: 277

oil filter number for 2ltr. or 2.6 lt. engine

Hi guys

I am looking for a valid oil filter number for either a 2 lt. or 2.6 lt. 6 cylinder engine, the Land rover number is RTC- 3183. I need a cross reference to one that is available locally, all the numbers on the Ottawa valley alternate parts list no longer work.

Thanks Victor
by island dormy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Mt. Sicker Run Sunday November 4th
Replies: 24
Views: 939

Re: Mt. Sicker Run Sunday November 4th

Hi Colin Marg and I are in. I need a ride as usual ( 2 Rovers but neither one is running). I have made a reservation up there for 10 people so if your coming please reply as soon as possible to this forum. The Breakfast is excellent highly recommended. Victor 1962 dormobile in hibernation 1969 Dormo...
by island dormy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: 8000 lb. Ramsey electric winch
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: 8000 lb. Ramsey electric winch

Hi sailor boy

You are the new proud owner of a Ramsey 8000 lb. winch and winch bumper.
I will contact you with the details.

Victor 1962 Dormobile
1969 Dormobile
by island dormy
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: 8000 lb. Ramsey electric winch
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: 8000 lb. Ramsey electric winch

Hi sailorboy I think it sold already last night I will get confirmation for sure from the fellow who wants it sometime today. If he does not want it its yours including the heavy duty bumper, the bumper is welded on it will take me a little bit of work to get it off. I will try to straighten it at w...
by island dormy
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: 8000 lb. Ramsey electric winch
Replies: 4
Views: 303

8000 lb. Ramsey electric winch

Hi Guys

This winch came with my new project I am not putting it back on. Here are the details.

https://www.usedcowichan.com/classified ... h_32507610

Victor 1962 Dormobile In hibernation
1969 Dormobile in pieces

SOLD SOLD SOLD
by island dormy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Island Drive Sunday October 14th 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: Island Drive Sunday October 14th 2018

Hi Everyone It was a pleasant day out, we explored some caves, had a nice picnic lunch in the sunshine, met a new range rover driver from Victoria and saw some great scenery. Thanks for coming Rob you made the 4 rover minimum work for the drive. See you guys on the next one, when ever that will be I...