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by TimberPig
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: 1973 Land Rover Series 3 88” for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: 1973 Land Rover Series 3 88” for sale

I took a look at the red one on the weekend. It's nice but there's a lot of rust in the frame. That kind of scared me because I'm not too keen on stripping one down to the frame and either replacing it or having it repaired. Be prepared to either put the work in to fix the issues, or prepare to pay...
by TimberPig
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: 1973 Land Rover Series 3 88” for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: 1973 Land Rover Series 3 88” for sale

Any ideas on what a decent price would be for a vehicle in this condition? While it has had a lot of work done, a bunch of new parts, there is still a lot left to get it finished, with paint being a major one (and not a cheap one, even spraying it yourself). I may be off, but my thoughts are $13k i...
by TimberPig
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Coil issue?
Replies: 20
Views: 398

Re: Coil issue?

That is a ballast resistor you have circled. It’s purpose is to help prevent burning out your points. Either a resistor or a coil with built in resistance performs the same function. You need to systematically go through your ignition system and ensure all is in order, to eliminate each component in...
by TimberPig
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Series front diffs with swivels
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Series front diffs with swivels

This is a noob question, what’s the difference from a series axle to a disco /Rrc axle. Other then it’s leaf sprung? Series axles are narrower, lower gear ratio diffs, different axle spline count in most cases, different steering linkage, in other words they may look similar but are more different ...
by TimberPig
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Paint...
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Paint...

Zinc chromate primer is what is normally used on aluminum including birmabright. There may be others as well, maybe an epoxy primer would work I’m not certain. I do know that zinc chromate has been the standard for aluminum alloys nearly forever. It works, so I would tend to stick with what is known...
by TimberPig
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Paint...
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: Paint...

Your best bet then is a quality single stage paint applied with a spray gun. Any other method than spraying will leave a less smooth finish, which means more work sanding to smooth it out if you want it smooth. If your expectations are lower your options are more at the compromise of finish quality....
by TimberPig
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: 1973 Land Rover Series 3 88” for sale
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: 1973 Land Rover Series 3 88” for sale

I’d be more inclined to say the year and model is off. More likely it is a late 2a than someone having swapped the late 2a bulkhead, windshield, hinges, hood and rad support/grille onto a Series 3. The wings and markers are the same on a late 2a or 3.

I don’t see the rivets on the tub side either.
by TimberPig
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Land Rover 109 parts vehicles. What are they worth.
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: Land Rover 109 parts vehicles. What are they worth.

Their condition and location definitely lowers the value as the cost to retrieve them is high and the likelihood of their frames and bulkheads being sound is poor. Beautiful trucks to see restored, but huge work as Andy notes. The two pickup cabs are desirable parts that can bring decent money, but ...
by TimberPig
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Aging Canadian Tire tires
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: Aging Canadian Tire tires

No idea on how the exact age, but my guess is 25 years or more. I have a set on my Rover that I know are 30 years old, look way better than those, and as soon as it is finished the slow moving repairs and road worthy will be replaced before driving off my property. Tread depth is only a small part o...
by TimberPig
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Bell housing gromett
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Bell housing gromett

If you search the part number Andy provided, they are available but not readily in stock at most vendors. Easily found in the UK if you are placing an order, but they are expensive for what they are, so making a plug yourself is a cheaper option. If you want it factory original, then you’re looking ...
by TimberPig
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 88 2a box
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: 88 2a box

It might be helpful to know where you are at. Tubs are large and awkward, so more of a local area item unless you’re willing to travel a significant distance or pay expensive shipping.
by TimberPig
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Sold - Thank you 4 series steel rims $60
Replies: 5
Views: 534

Re: 4 series steel rims $60

I'm in the North Shuswap. I rarely come to that end of the Lake but I would like to have them hamberger@telus.net Not sure if you care, but these are correct for a late 2a to 3 88”. A Series 1 used the 231601 16” wheels if you want the correct wheels. These will bolt on fine, just not correct if yo...
by TimberPig
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Rear Springs..... Driver Vs Passenger! Which is what?
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Rear Springs..... Driver Vs Passenger! Which is what?

The original intent of handed springs was to compensate for the weight of the driver and the fuel tank in a rhd 88/109 regular both being on the same side so it rides level. In a lhd truck, the driver’s weight and fuel tank are opposite, so handed springs are not really required, but continue due to...
by TimberPig
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Old style series diff for
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Old style series diff for

Wish I was closer or knew I was coming down that way sometime. Have a truck that could use this. Would be faster than putting together the one I have that needs the bearings replaced, as life and other stuff on the go keeps it in progress.
by TimberPig
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Back up lights
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: Back up lights

The switch is located on the top of the gearbox at the shifter and is actuated by the lever operating the shift linkage. Access to it normally requires the floor and tunnel to be pulled. Once you get in there, it may be as simple as dirty connections, a bad switch, or something further in the wiring.
by TimberPig
Tue May 26, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Series 1 body parts, misc other bits cheap or free.
Replies: 12
Views: 560

Re: Series 1 body parts, misc other bits cheap or free.

I’d like the headlamp guards, but have got zero response.

No plans to travel to Squamish, so hoped he’d ship them.

If you manage to get them I’d still like them.

Kevin
by TimberPig
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: first time on the hook
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: first time on the hook

I missed the statement about thinking the battery could be flat. Agreed that confirming power and connections is first order of business. Then go from there down the line, as ignition means nothing if it won’t crank due to a dead battery, loose connection or other electrical gremlin.
by TimberPig
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: first time on the hook
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: first time on the hook

Points or electronic ignition?

If points, could be points or condenser. Electronic may be a burnt out module.

To check the coil, try this link: https://www.series123.com/UKhomepages/i ... index.html
by TimberPig
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Looking for a Series 2A project with a registration
Replies: 4
Views: 279

Re: Looking for a Series 2A project with a registration

Here’s another option if your truck was B.C. registered but the paperwork has been lost. Read that thread and follow the process.

https://roverlanders.bc.ca/roverforum/v ... ers#p40301
by TimberPig
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Free: series 2 wings
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Free: series 2 wings

Wish I was closer, I hate seeing usable parts scrapped for no reason but clearing up space. I don't have an immediate need although you never know when the need might arise, one crunch away.

Someone has to be in need of these who is closer to be able to grab them.
by TimberPig
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31537

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

Hi Timberpig, so far so good! No drips to report but I won't deny that it is still leaking from other places like the gear selectors and filler cap on top. I will have to learn to accept that these old trucks will always leak. There are a few other areas where it's leaking but until it is more than...
by TimberPig
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31537

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

As you note, the left release housing is a suffix a with the small front layshaft bearing while right is from a b on box with the larger layshaft bearing. Mixing them causes the gap and leakage.
Swapping to the correct parts should resolve the puddles under the truck from that source at least.
by TimberPig
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Series 1 80" At Auction
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Series 1 80" At Auction

Sold for $1400 CAD, heading to a US buyer.
by TimberPig
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Series 1 80" At Auction
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Series 1 80" At Auction

Looks like parts or a tough rebuild, but there's a '51 80" auctioning tomorrow about an hour away from me.

https://www.rbauction.com/1951-jeep-lan ... bc-2019315
by TimberPig
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Rover Spotting
Topic: Yellow 2/2a 109 3 door Hwy 33
Replies: 0
Views: 289

Yellow 2/2a 109 3 door Hwy 33

Saw a yellow 2/2a 109 3 door with full soft top heading up the hill on Hwy 33 just as I was coming into Kelowna yesterday.

Anyone on here know or own this?
by TimberPig
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Series 2a Gearboxes x2 Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Series 2a Gearboxes x2 Wanted

Just an update, that I have found a pair of gearboxes and have a deal underway.
by TimberPig
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Gearbox suffix
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: Gearbox suffix

I see. Mine is 95130023C so that would make it a c suffix Thanks rob That serial number gives a suffix c, series 3 full synchro gearbox. However, until you open it up, you don't absolutely know what you have inside, as many parts can be swapped out, so the suffix may not fully match what you actual...
by TimberPig
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Series 2a Gearboxes x2 Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: Series 2a Gearboxes x2 Wanted

I have a series 3 gearbox and transfer case I'm not totally opposed to a S3 gearbox, but would prefer to keep the 2/2a clutch release. I have a bellhousing here, but don't have the release housing, so would need to find that as well (although I have what appears to be a mechanical linkage S1 releas...
by TimberPig
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Series 2a Gearboxes x2 Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Series 2a Gearboxes x2 Wanted

I am looking to buy a couple of gearboxes for project trucks that I am working to put together, as currently I have no complete gearboxes to go into these trucks. I have transfer boxes, but would prefer to buy gearbox transfer combos if available, but will buy just a gearbox as well. Preference for ...
by TimberPig
Wed May 29, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted Series 2/2A or 3 SWB
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Wanted Series 2/2A or 3 SWB

Looks like something you might be interested in just got posted here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10301
by TimberPig
Tue May 07, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: WTB Land Rover Defender side frames “T” piece
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: WTB Land Rover Defender side frames “T” piece

red90 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 3:54 pm
YRM.
Even these aren't cheap 495 pounds each, plus shipping etc.
by TimberPig
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: ser2a rebuilt tranny
Replies: 4
Views: 400

Re: ser2a rebuilt tranny

Hey there! Do you by chance still have this? I’m down in Washington, but I’m really interested. Thanks! You never posted back with what you bought after your WTB thread for a truck, but if you bought a NADA 109, this won't directly swap, as a 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder use different bell housing bol...
by TimberPig
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Flat towing question
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Flat towing question

There is nothing in the Motor Vehicle Act or Regulations that restricts tow bars to motorhomes, so flat towing with your pickup is okay. The issue is whether brakes are needed or not. If it is over 1400kg towed weight, it needs brakes to be legal behind your pickup. Looking up specs, a 90 will be ov...
by TimberPig
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Interest Topics
Topic: Love the Rover
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Love the Rover

Looks like you're enjoying your Disco as originally intended, but that road would seriously benefit from some ditching to help it drain so you don't rut it up so much. A cap of gravel would help a lot too.
by TimberPig
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels

Make sure you report back with your assessment of them once in hand. While they're a bit pricy, if they are good it would be nice for others to know in case they need a set as well.
by TimberPig
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels
Replies: 11
Views: 468

Re: 109 body panels in front of rear wheels

https://m.ebay.ie/itm/Land-Rover-Series ... nav=SEARCH

These look to be correct, no personal experience with them or the seller.
by TimberPig
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Warn locking hubs
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Warn locking hubs

Usually no. series 3 trucks have 24 spline axle shafts and 2a trucks had 10 spline axles. Although, someone could have swapped your axle at some point. Just take the hub cap off the front axle and see how many splines they have. Matt Aren't the earlier S3's still 10 spline at the hubs? I thought it...
by TimberPig
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: S3-88 in N.Van on Craigslist
Replies: 13
Views: 1908

Re: S3-88 in N.Van on Craigslist

This is the same truck as posted a few ads down the page as Shabby Chic Series III 88.
by TimberPig
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Looking to buy Land Rover defender
Replies: 3
Views: 766

Re: Looking to buy Land Rover defender

There's a tidy looking, nicely set up '84 90 in Calgary advertised on the ALRE forum.
by TimberPig
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: sold
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: Series lll Stationwagon Roof

While this looks to be a very straight (under the layer of grunge) roof, that is priced very well, it isn't a station wagon roof, it is for a 109 hardtop aka regular or 3 door. The station wagon has shorter roof sides (same length as an 88's sides) with sliding side windows, and should have a sun sh...
by TimberPig
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: series 3 trans swap into series 2
Replies: 12
Views: 722

Re: series 3 trans swap into series 2

In addition to the synchros on 1st and 2nd, the S3 box uses a completely different clutch release on the opposite side of the bell housing from a 2/2a. The box is a bolt in, but you either need to swap the bell housing and clutch release from the 2a box onto the 3, or swap the whole 3 box with bell ...
by TimberPig
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: CKD Land Rover on kijiji, not mine
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: CKD Land Rover on kijiji, not mine

bsa_m21 wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:21 pm
If only it wasn't a 9hr drive away............ :x
It's only 3 from me, and while I am tempted, the cost to rent a trailer, time to get it, and the threat of death if I did drag this lot home keeps me from going after this.

Hopefully someone can collect this and put it to good use.
by TimberPig
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Centre Storage Box - Chubby ? ( SOLD )
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Centre Storage Box - Chubby ?

m_kenton wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:44 pm
No idea??
His price is 11 India Pale Ale craft beer for the cubby box.
by TimberPig
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Can you see the difference?
Replies: 3
Views: 425

Re: Can you see the difference?

The number of water pump holes is different, the 7 hole one is a MOD spec, the 9 hole one is civilian, both for 2.25 Rover engines, diesel or petrol. Match to an appropriate water pump and they can interchange.
by TimberPig
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: WTB: Land Rover series with registration
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: WTB: Land Rover series with registration

Fair enough if you want a parts truck as well, just another option that is likely less money, relatively easy, but requires some patience and time to do. If the truck is a project, unless it is nearly road ready, you should be able to have it registered before you are ready to put it on the road.
by TimberPig
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: WTB: Land Rover series with registration
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: WTB: WTB Land rover series with registration

Do you have a bill of sale from the person you bought it from?

If so, read this thread viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9372, and you could get the registration sorted out without needing to buy a truck for the registration.
by TimberPig
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: 1956 series 1 for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: 1956 series 1 for sale

No. And I think it is not the original engine. But ran when parked. Given the custom rad support, home done bug eye conversion, it is highly likely that it isn't an original engine, probably not even a Rover engine, as the rad support looks to have been made to accommodate a longer engine like a Ch...
by TimberPig
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Spark
Replies: 19
Views: 1491

Re: Spark

Known good coil? Has this had spark before since you have had it? Rewired and with an electronic conversion, with not knowing if it ever worked as it is set up makes it difficult to know if it is wired correctly. Replacing the electronic ignition alone is also no guarantee, as it could be bad right ...
by TimberPig
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Help in Surrey
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Help in Surrey

Thanks a lot for the suggestions. They’re really helpful. I wasn’t sure if I would fry the electronics charging the battery though the cigarette lighter. Can you still get those chargers? I’ll try getting through the grill. I would bet I’m the least mechanically inclined member of the club so we’ll...
by TimberPig
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Help in Surrey
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Help in Surrey

What about using a battery charger or booster pack that can connect via the 12V outlet/cigarette lighter, then driving it to the shop? A new charger is cheaper than the tow, if you don't have one that can connect this way. Otherwise, you are going to have to get inside to the latch to release it, wh...