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by cbalme
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Brackets in Engine Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Brackets in Engine Bay

When I added power brakes to my pickup I had to cut that bracket off as well. Like Victor said it’s for a strengthening rod.
by cbalme
Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Clear cut by the old steam donkey
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Clear cut by the old steam donkey

I think it was just on wheels and was pulled around, hopefully they don’t dismantle it more than it already is.

Those pictures make it look small!
by cbalme
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Looking for a standard tow hitch
Replies: 3
Views: 387

Re: Looking for a standard tow hitch

Did you ever find one? I may have one in my barn if you haven’t.
by cbalme
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 109
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: 109

Well done! Time to get it dirty :D
by cbalme
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Series 2/2a Registration
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Series 2/2a Registration

The registration number should be stamped into the right-hand front spring horn if it has not been changed.

Does the previous owner have any documents for it?
by cbalme
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: New Defender is on the Island
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: New Defender is on the Island

They had a Defender X in the showroom that I got to sit in and take a look around. It was very comfy especially the second row, a lot more room back there than an LR3.
by cbalme
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: '69 SII on Bowen
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Re: '69 SII on Bowen

Hi Zach, looks like the truck is in good condition with nice patina, but I don't think that coming to Canada to get an old Land Rover is an essential trip over the border during these times...
by cbalme
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Rally In the Valley 2020: Social Distance Special!
Replies: 21
Views: 731

Re: Rally In the Valley 2020: Social Distance Special!

Thanks to everyone who came it was another great year! Not the biggest turnout but I still had a really fun time. The plane crash was very interesting to see in person, I had heard about it for years but this was the perfect opportunity to go see it. https://i.imgur.com/eesq02Kl.jpg https://i.imgur....
by cbalme
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Rally In the Valley 2020: Social Distance Special!
Replies: 21
Views: 731

Re: Rally In the Valley 2020: Social Distance Special!

It's my pleasure Ron!

In case anyone is curious the address is 8957a Cranko Road, same place as last year.
by cbalme
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Rally In the Valley 2020: Social Distance Special!
Replies: 21
Views: 731

Re: Rally In the Valley 2020: Social Distance Special!

It is going to be a smaller rally this year but we have enough people to make it happen! Saturday we will meet for 9:00 am for the drivers meeting and depart at 9:30 am to the Plane crash site behind Lake Cowichan. Sunday we will meet at 9:00 am for another drivers meeting and then leave around 9:30...
by cbalme
Thu May 28, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Rally In the Valley 2020: Social Distance Special!
Replies: 21
Views: 731

Rally In the Valley 2020: Social Distance Special!

Hi all, just wondering if there would be any interest in a socially distant rally on the 12th to 14th of June. Dates are not set in stone yet I am fairly flexible. Would be a similar event to last year with a non-scratch run on Saturday followed by a scratch run on the Sunday. Due to social distanci...
by cbalme
Thu May 14, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Diesel Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Diesel Engine

I am getting tired of breathing in gas fumes when driving my 109 so I'd like to switch it to a diesel. It also turns out my engine is tired. Rather than rebuild my gas engine I'd like to swap a diesel in and reap the benefits of better fuel consumption and reliability. Does anyone have a 2.25D, 2.5 ...
by cbalme
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project
Replies: 174
Views: 20424

Re: 1956 Series One Rebuild Project

Andy that gauge cluster is looking great! But isn't the speedo supposed to be on the other side?

Looking forward to seeing the finished project.
by cbalme
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Never thought about keeping the points in the truck for emergencies. I may do that. Finally got the door cards in! They make the door very solid and now shut with a thud instead of a rattle. https://i.imgur.com/P5AlZyYl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/mbgi9vLl.jpg Almost done reupholstering the cab, just th...
by cbalme
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Haven't had much to do on the 109 lately since it was running pretty good! Had a fuel starvation issue due to some silicone in the tank but that seems to have gone away. https://i.imgur.com/KUBtH1Gl.jpg This weekend the truck started running terribly and was lacking a lot of power, I could barely ge...
by cbalme
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Got my gauge back from England! Only a small issue with it. Thankfully it was an easy fix with a spare satin black bezel from the old gauge. https://i.imgur.com/dcwiZ24l.jpg I also sorted out my overheating issue! It was a seized thermostat! I was reluctant to test it for the longest time but I figu...
by cbalme
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Ever seen something like this?
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Ever seen something like this?

Hi Jordan, here’s a link for one from Australia, https://www.awm.gov.au/shop/item/9348980002616

I saw a few when I was in England on Land Rovers
by cbalme
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Didn't get a chance to wash it before I left but I did get the rear windows installed. I kept some of the original stickers that were intact to preserve some history, just like the bullet hole in the left wing. https://i.imgur.com/cgrGWFzl.jpg https://i.imgur.com/2cvxUqql.jpg Out for a test drive wi...
by cbalme
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Thanks Stuart, it has taken a lot of time but I think it was worth it! Past few days I have been working on the truck cab, I got it all stripped down and repainted. https://i.imgur.com/m2K1J2Bl.jpg Here it is in place ready for the top, I have new window tracks for the sliding window and new seals a...
by cbalme
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Thanks for the compliments, that hardura really tidies up the interior, should be quieter to drive now! I am looking at either an 8274 or the original capstan winch from my truck, the guy I bought my truck off still has it. I think the 8274 would look good but the capstan would be very unique. Final...
by cbalme
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Holyoak Snow Run, December 15th
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Holyoak Snow Run, December 15th

Had a lot of fun! Bjorn even found a mud hole! https://i.imgur.com/syIqqUfl.jpg We also made it up to Rheinhart Lake and the Cabin up there, which had a Land Rover Magazine not being used for reading but something else... https://i.imgur.com/HmJq66il.jpg https://i.imgur.com/My3cX1Ol.jpg https://i.im...
by cbalme
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Holyoak Snow Run, December 15th
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Holyoak Snow Run, December 15th

Bjorn and I were thinking of heading out into the mountains since there was a big dump of snow yesterday. If there's any interest we can organize a meeting spot Sunday morning. It'll be cold and snowy so bring warm clothes and tire chains. Let us know if you are coming! We are going to try to make i...
by cbalme
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Lately not much has got done on the old rover, I did get the pickup cab reupholstered and painted, but the back of the cab is having a bad reaction to the touch up paint and it blistering so I will have to strip the whole thing down and repaint it. https://i.imgur.com/VEXofdHl.jpg I was quoted $1000...
by cbalme
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Victoria Area assistance
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: Victoria Area assistance

Sent you a message
by cbalme
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Slow progress over the past few weeks but things are still getting done! I have been working on the pickup cab trying to get it ready for paint, just waiting for a sunny day to start respraying it. Here it is being tested on the truck. https://i.imgur.com/8KQQBavl.jpg I also installed new windscreen...
by cbalme
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Victoria Area assistance
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: Victoria Area assistance

Would this Thursday after 5:00 work?
by cbalme
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Victoria Area assistance
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: Victoria Area assistance

Hi Rob, I could possibly come to give a hand during the week Monday-Thursday either in the morning or afternoon after my classes at Uvic.

Let me know how I can help I could use the exercise.
by cbalme
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: End of Season Camp Out - Nov 2nd-3rd 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1413

Re: End of Season Camp Out - Nov 2nd-3rd 2019

Had a great time! Couldn't have asked for better weather!

Once again the end of season dinner was excellent!

Looking forward to all the trips next year.
by cbalme
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: End of Season Camp Out - Nov 2nd-3rd 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1413

Re: End of Season Camp Out - Nov 2nd-3rd 2019

Bjorn and I will be there Saturday morning, couldn't get a roof on the 109 in time, so will be joining in the 110.
by cbalme
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: End of Season Camp Out - Nov 2nd-3rd 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1413

Re: End of Season Camp Out - Nov 2nd-3rd 2019

Hi Andy, definitely interested in tagging along. How many miles do you think we'll do in total? Trying to figure out how much gas I'll need to bring along to keep the 2.25 going if I bring it.
by cbalme
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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 cbalme
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: 109 Full Canvas and Hoops
Replies: 0
Views: 384

109 Full Canvas and Hoops

Hi all, I am wondering if anyone has a Canvas and hood sticks for a 109 that they no longer want. I'd like to put a full soft top on my 109 if I can find the bits to do it.
by cbalme
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Been busy with the 109 over the past few days. I have to find a replacement oil pressure line it seems to be broken and spraying oil all over the right engine bay. Nobody in Duncan would touch it so hopefully I have more luck in Victoria at Greenline hoses. I finally got around to ordering the longe...
by cbalme
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Island drive maybe on Sunday October 6th?
Replies: 13
Views: 707

Re: Island drive maybe on Sunday October 6th?

Had a great time taking the 109 on it's first Rover Run. Looking forward to many more once it is less drippy and has a cab with a heater.

Image
by cbalme
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Thanks JS! I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Been sorting through a few issues after it's inaugural Rover Run! Tweaked it so the turn signals can be operated with 1 finger instead of a whole hand to make it work. There was also an intermittent horn honking issue when it was turned halfway a...
by cbalme
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Happy to report that cleaning out the fuel tank and replacing the fuel pump has fixed the problem. The truck is running really well now but of course, there are always new issues that come up. The head gasket is now leaking there is coolant coming down the side of the engine. I am going to retorque ...
by cbalme
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Hi Andy yes it's great to see all this hard work start paying off. There is still plenty to do that's for sure! I need to focus on getting a roof. It will be a while till I run the whipsaw with this one, but there will be plenty of other opportunities to pull Bjorn out I'm certain. Been busy the pas...
by cbalme
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Island drive maybe on Sunday October 6th?
Replies: 13
Views: 707

Re: Island drive maybe on Sunday October 6th?

I'll be there too! Just need to get a truck ready, if it comes to it I may have to ride in Luxury with the LR3.
by cbalme
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Hood and lights are installed! As well as a new battery and coolant to the system. The water gauge isn't working at all now. I don't think I kinked it but who knows. https://i.imgur.com/5xb8UVrl.jpg Bled the brakes again last night but they still need adjusting they don't do much when you put your f...
by cbalme
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Slowly getting there! I rebuilt the weber carb on Monday, it seems to run a lot better but still leaks gas out of somewhere, is there some seals I am forgetting about?? https://i.imgur.com/RnIxA1Ol.jpg Also installed a Series III radiator after finding a leak in the original rad, one day I may get i...
by cbalme
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Got ahold of some Webers and Adaptor from Greg so I could give the lightweight back its carb. I had to make two out of one which worked out fine, I just need to rebuild it because the accelerator diaphragm is pouring gas out of the pivot point but other than that the truck drove well. https://i.imgu...
by cbalme
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Hi all, I solved the issue. I got a different fuel pump from Matt and that has solved the problem, no more stalling and stopping it runs great! But now there are new issues to be dealt with. The Radiator leaks from the top of the core Temperature Gauge only reads to a maximum of 40 degrees Celcius, ...
by cbalme
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Lake2Lake 4-Day Off-Road Adventure 5th-8th Sept
Replies: 27
Views: 1358

Re: Lake2Lake Off-Road Adventure 5th-8th September

Hi Andy, my dad and I will be there on Thursday morning.

See you then!
by cbalme
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Hi Bill, thanks for the encouragement. I am getting very close but I am going to have to take a few steps backward and pull the gearbox since it is leaking an alarming amount of gear oil out of the bell housing. On top of that, it doesn't want to run right at all once warm. Here's a list of what I h...
by cbalme
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Thanks John, I had to scrounge up a few flathead screws from various stashes of other Series owners. Matt, I will fix that next time the dash comes off which will be when I add those fancy defroster hoses. Been a busy few evenings lining everything up. Never thought it could be such a pain making su...
by cbalme
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Haven't got much done these past few weeks, but tonight I got the dash installed. All wired in now and everything works as it should! Really pleased with how it turned out. https://i.imgur.com/4S7EAExl.jpg Looking forward to the dim lights at night, any tips on how to brighten them up? https://i.img...
by cbalme
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Peak2Peak 4-Day Off-Road Adventure - 27-30 July
Replies: 39
Views: 1945

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

Bjorn and I had a great time! Looking forward to the next one.
by cbalme
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Hi Andy, yes it's so close I can feel the end getting near! Hooked up all the rear lights, had a short that I couldn't find in the parking lights, turns out I had hooked the number plate light up backwards :oops: https://i.imgur.com/7CSLkiLl.jpg Also installed the dual gauge today. https://i.imgur.c...
by cbalme
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Events - Upcoming and Past
Topic: Peak2Peak 4-Day Off-Road Adventure - 27-30 July
Replies: 39
Views: 1945

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

Hi Andy I will be there for all 4 days if I am back from prospecting in Merritt in time.

How many Km do you think the whole loop will be?
by cbalme
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: Oliver and Colin's 1960 Series II rebuild.
Replies: 262
Views: 31544

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

Finally got the heater installed and plumbed in, just need to wire it and then attach the cables which shouldn't be too hard. It was a bit of a struggle to make it look tidy but I managed to make it look alright in there. https://i.imgur.com/t80tk0Al.jpg Other than that I got the headlights wired in...