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by island dormy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Clear cut by the old steam donkey
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Clear cut by the old steam donkey

Hi Yes the outside wheels that show in Robs photos look like tank or bulldozer wheels.? It has been years since I have looked at it and before they clear cut around it it was hard to get close, but in between the outside wheels at each end if I remember correctly it is solid wheels 10 -12 feet (or h...
by island dormy
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Brackets in Engine Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Brackets in Engine Bay

Your welcome there are a fair number of us old Land rover owners on Vancouver Island. Victoria and Duncan both seem to have lots of rovers.

Victor
by island dormy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Brackets in Engine Bay
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Brackets in Engine Bay

Hi That's exactly were that bracket is supposed to be at least on a 109 model, I just looked at my 1962 and my 1969 Dormobiles. However a 88 model Land rover may have straight braces? Its original purpose was as a bulkhead strengthening corner brace, I believe a rod went from that bracket down to th...
by island dormy
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Clear cut by the old steam donkey
Replies: 9
Views: 216

Re: Clear cut by the old steam donkey

Hi Guys I am not sure what I am about to say is true but according to one of the old timers at the forest museum it was originally hauled by train steam engines on rails to the different logging area when they used to log by rail. When rail logging ended it was hauled around by D-8 cats to the diffe...
by island dormy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Rocky Mountain front parabolics
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Rocky Mountain front parabolics

Hi Matt

I will try this again it just disappeared the first time.

6 3/4 inches, these are for my 109 but I think the front parabolic springs for a 88 and 109 are the same?

Victor
by island dormy
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted deep sills for 1969 station wagon 5 door
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Wanted deep sills for 1969 station wagon 5 door

Hi Matt I have learned a lot about sills lately and I now know that the 109 station wagon 5 door rear sills are constructed differently, the top section is different were it goes under the rear passenger doors. They can be modified with a fair bit of work. (I bought the wrong ones from another forum...
by island dormy
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted deep sills for 1969 station wagon 5 door
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Wanted deep sills for 1969 station wagon 5 door

Hi No the sills I am referring to are the vanity plates (they hide the bottom of the petrol tank and anything else that hangs down under the rover) that run from the behind the front wheel to in front of the back wheel, most old rovers have them bashed to pieces and they get removed. Land rover shor...
by island dormy
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted deep sills for 1969 station wagon 5 door
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Wanted deep sills for 1969 station wagon 5 door

Hi

I am looking for deep sills (under the doors) in good condition for my 1969 Dormobile 5 door project. I need all of them please.
Does any body have any?

Thanks Victor
by island dormy
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Island Camp-out - REVISED
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Island Camp-out

Hi Rob

Sorry no running rover and it may be a long long time till i have one up and running but have a good time, I'm jealous.

Victor
by island dormy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Rally In the Valley 2020: Social Distance Special!
Replies: 21
Views: 730

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

Hi Franko

So what's up with the transmission? (Thats the T word we are not supposed to mention correct)? Sorry.
We all want to know how many extra pieces you found inside. The suspense is driving us crazy.

Victor
by island dormy
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1967 SIIA 109 NADA Six
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: 1967 SIIA 109 NADA Six

Hi Paul You are welcome to come look anytime I am usually around during the week . Send me a private message and I will give you a number and address. I am in Duncan as I think you know. Right now my rover is in many pieces so its not much to look at but I can maybe help you out on some Nada questio...
by island dormy
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Projects & Builds
Topic: 1967 SIIA 109 NADA Six
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: 1967 SIIA 109 NADA Six

Hi Paul I am also restoring a Nada #800 out of 811, if you have any questions ask away I have learned a lot about theses rare North American Doller Area rovers. ( Mostly that some of the unique Nada parts are expensive and hard to find.) Victor 1962 Dormobile in hibernation and 1969 NADA Dormobile i...
by island dormy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Rally In the Valley 2020: Social Distance Special!
Replies: 21
Views: 730

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

Hi Colin I will be there for some of the event but it might be just Saturdays social distancing dinner. Both of my dormobiles are still out of commission, one sleeping the other in many pieces. I will park the mustang in the Non- British parking area so as not to ruin the view on the field. Victor
by island dormy
Wed May 27, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Windshield glasd
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Windshield glasd

Hi Mike I agree with Rambler if you have the old one as a pattern or make a cardboard pattern (remember to leave about a heavy 1/8th) all the way around, go to a glass shop and they will sell you the proper windscreen glass for about $40-50 complete with the thicker rubber seal for the outside and t...
by island dormy
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Island pub night - Thursday Feb 27
Replies: 10
Views: 310

Re: Island pub night - Thursday Feb 27

Hi Rob Thanks for the offer but I am going to pass, they are blasting on the Malahat at night and i do not like sitting for hours waiting on the side of the road. Maybe if I had a running Dormobile and could lay the seats down and have a snooze it would be different. Anyway have fun you guys at the ...
by island dormy
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Duncan area free ham radio course January 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Duncan area free ham radio course January 2019

Hi Sorry you missed it. All 3 rover landers who took the course passed (including one member from Victoria), you do have to study a couple of hours each week but it was not that hard. The next FREE course is in Duncan on May 26-June 20th 4 evenings and one Saturday. Victoria also puts on a course ev...
by island dormy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Small piece of roof gutter needed for series 2a
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Small piece of roof gutter needed for series 2a

Hi Again

I am still looking.

Thanks Victor
by island dormy
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Underwater?
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Underwater?

Hi Guys For all of you who have had the pleasure of attending the last 2 years Island Rover Rally this may be of interest, you might recognize the turn off from the highway to the event grounds. Victor https://www.cheknews.ca/flooding-on-vancouver-island-shuts-down-highways-state-of-emergency-declar...
by island dormy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: dormobile seats
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: dormobile seats

Hi Yes I was lucky the 1962 has been in the family since 1964 fresh from its African safari it was in incredibly original shape when I inherited it. The 1969 is in very rough shape, some body who saw my dads 1962 at a car show just basically gave it to me to restore back to original and to make sure...
by island dormy
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: windscreen washer reservoir / bottle - Series 2
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: windscreen washer reservoir / bottle - Series 2

Hi
What my 1962 Dormobile has is a TUDOR wash bottle which is round (about the size of a water bottle you would have on a bike) and clear plastic. They are still available and period correct, from places that sell British car parts for MGBs and Triumphs.

Victor
by island dormy
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: dormobile seats
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: dormobile seats

Hi I have 2 Dormobiles but need my seats. I know of no used proper 109 Dormobile seats for sale at this moment, a lot of these seem to go missing. Especially the fronts. As far as I know the Dormobile company still does 110 conversions but they use bucket folding seats in the front the bench style i...
by island dormy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Small piece of roof gutter needed for series 2a
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Small piece of roof gutter needed for series 2a

Hi Everyone I am still looking for a chunk of roof gutter.
Can anyone help me.

Thanks Victor

Still looking, sorry Tony I have tried to get hold of you again but my PM messages do not seem to be working.

Thanks again Victor
by island dormy
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: FREE back door glass for station wagon (used)
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: FREE back door glass for station wagon (used)

STILL AVAILABLE but not for long.

If anybody (including Chris who has first dibs) wants this it is still available as of today December 21st.
It will be going into the recycling bin on January 3rd so speak up now or forever regret it.

Victor
by island dormy
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Small piece of roof gutter needed for series 2a
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Small piece of roof gutter needed for series 2a

Hi Tony

Thank you I just need a small chunk. I will send you a PM.

Victor

Edited 5 minutes later ** I think I have sent you a PM sometimes they do not seem to go through.
by island dormy
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Small piece of roof gutter needed for series 2a
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Small piece of roof gutter needed for series 2a

Hi Guys

I need about 10 inches of a piece of roof gutter to make a repair. See picture.
Does any body have some off a old rover roof?

Thanks Victor
by island dormy
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: FREE back door glass for station wagon (used)
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: FREE back door glass for station wagon (used)

Hi Chris
Its still here waiting for you let me know in advance if you can and if I am not around I will leave it outside for you.

Victor
by island dormy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Duncan area free ham radio course January 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Duncan area free ham radio course January 2019

Hi guys We use a variety of radios for communication on our back country trips, the fellows who are licensed and use ham radios have a much easier and clearer method of communicating than those attempting to use the little hand held family walkie talkies. So if you live in the Duncan area the local ...
by island dormy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Brake Lines
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Brake Lines

Hi Jp I think you may just want to go with buying a kit it they are cheap and come with everything you will need including little clamps to hold the line to the frame. Yes it comes coiled up but the lines straighten out very nicely and are approximately the correct lengths. If you check out the Land...
by island dormy
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted Warn Locking Hubs for a series 2a
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Wanted Warn Locking Hubs for a series 2a

Hi Guys

I am looking for a set of Warn Locking Hubs in good condition for a 1969 Series 2a.
Anybody got any for sale?

And happy Halloween to everybody.

Thanks Victor

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by island dormy
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: FREE back door glass for station wagon (used)
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: FREE back door glass for station wagon (used)

Hi Chris

That's fine I will pack it away in cardboard in a safe spot awaiting your pick up.

I take it your on the mainland some where?

Victor
by island dormy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: FREE back door glass for station wagon (used)
Replies: 5
Views: 594

FREE back door glass for station wagon (used)

Hi Guys FREE back door glass to fit a series or defender, glass only, not much on here goes for free but this is, it is in good used shape with a few minor scratches. It would make a great pattern for a local glass shop to cut you a new one if you want to go that route. The 1969 Dormobile restoratio...
by island dormy
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: S1 block heater
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Re: S1 block heater

Hi Tony Yes it was if a Land rover was imported to almost anywhere in Canada except Vancouver Island it came with a block heater ( I guess they thought it was warmer out here, its a strange Canadian import law). My 1962 has one, they were a low wattage unit I think 400 watts so took a long time to h...
by island dormy
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts for Sale
Topic: Very low millage 6 cylinder engine from NADA Station Wagon
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Very low millage 6 cylinder engine from NADA Station Wagon

Hi Jacobko Looks like you have found some one who is interested in your Nada 6 cylinder, glad to see it will be potentially reused and not scraped like most of them. Rovers North Forum has a on going list of all the remaining NADAs that is kind of interesting to read. I have a very complete Nada Dor...
by island dormy
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:39 am
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?

Hi Everyone

One week 1.5 hours to go see you all at Tim Horton's next Sunday morning.

So anybody else coming? This is our big fall drive if you miss it there may not be another one till sometime next year

Victor
by island dormy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:15 am
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?

OPPS forgot about the North west challenge, I do offer my apologies to the organizers of that great event.

Okay we are now up to 3 rovers we still need 1 more to make this event a go. So anybody else interested?

Victor 1962 Dormobile in hibernation and 1969 Dormobile in many pieces.
by island dormy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Island drive maybe on Sunday October 6th?
Replies: 13
Views: 707

Island drive maybe on Sunday October 6th?

Hi Everyone If there is enough interest (4 rover minimum) we will try to go for a drive Sunday October 6th. I have no clue where. I will need a ride please I have no running rover and probably will not have a running rover for a couple more years the way this restoration is going. **Amendment as of ...
by island dormy
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: blowing smoke on startup
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: blowing smoke on startup

Hi Larry Great advise from the other guys. A compression test will give you all kinds of useful info. I have a rover that puffs blue smoke on start up (worse when its cold or has been sitting for 2 hours or more) it has done it for 20,000 miles, it does not use any oil between oil changes its just a...
by island dormy
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Old English Car Club Goverment house show Saturday Sept 7th
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Old English Car Club Goverment house show Saturday Sept 7th

Hi Rob

Yes I can just let me talk with a few of the regulars before we pick a date, probably the first or second weekend in October.

Victor
by island dormy
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Old English Car Club Goverment house show Saturday Sept 7th
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Old English Car Club Goverment house show Saturday Sept 7th

Hi Guys

Well it kind of looks like nobody is going.

Next Island event? Maybe a drive somewhere in the fall if anybody is interested? Anybody got any ideas of where to go? Remember 4 rover minimum to put a drive on, so speak up if you can attend if a drive does get organized.

Victor
by island dormy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Old English Car Club Goverment house show Saturday Sept 7th
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Old English Car Club Goverment house show Saturday Sept 7th

Hi Guys The southern branch of the Old English car club is again putting on a show and shine at Government House in Victoria BC. on Saturday September 7th. *Note the day as this show is normally on a Sunday. Good show, nice people and lots of fine British automobiles to look at. So whos planning to ...
by island dormy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Station wagon rear door handles (old style)
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Station wagon rear door handles (old style)

Thanks I found one, it is rough but will work.
Victor
by island dormy
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Station wagon rear door handles (old style)
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Station wagon rear door handles (old style)

Hi Guys I am looking for the older style (pre 1965??) station wagon rear door handle assembly, the one that has a long interior handle that slides sideways up at the glass level to open the door from the inside. This is a Dormobile issue when Land rover changed the door handles and locks to the newe...
by island dormy
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Q&A on anything technical or mechanical
Topic: Windscreen sealant
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Windscreen sealant

Hi Troy When I did the dormobiles new glass I used the strips like in the link listed below ( they are available in 2 different thicknesses) from lordco. The dum dum strips go to the outside and the rubber strips supplied by the glass company go on the inside. Both are trimmed off with a new sharp s...
by island dormy
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Gates
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Gates

Hi Stuart As of this past Wednesday the gates are still locked around Duncan. I guess you could check Island Timberlands Blog to see what if anything is open. It gets updated every Friday as to what areas will be open. You might just have to attend British car shows for awhile till it rains more. Vi...
by island dormy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Jaguar Land rover show July 27 victoria BC.
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Jaguar Land rover show July 27 victoria BC.

Saturday July 27th 2019 is the date for the largest Jaguar concurs show in North America, this year the invitation has been extended to include Jaguars cousin the Land rover. The location is Windsor park in the beautiful community of Oak Bay Victoria BC, this is a great location nice soft green gras...
by island dormy
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Brits on the Beach Ladytsmith July 14 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Brits on the Beach Ladytsmith July 14 2019

Hi Guys Since there seems to be absolutely no interest in this event I will post a update it is being promoted in the local newspapers so check this out. It is a very good show so whos going, anybody?? https://www.ladysmithchronicle.com/news/brits-on-the-beach-back-for-19th-year/ (Sadly no running r...
by island dormy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Regional Discussion - Vancouver Island
Topic: Brits on the Beach Ladytsmith July 14 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Brits on the Beach Ladytsmith July 14 2019

Hello Brits on the Beach is again happening the day is Sunday July 14th 2019 at transfer beach in Ladysmith BC Lots of fine British automobiles (200 plus), good food and normally 10 or so land rovers attending, great show don't miss it. Unfortunately I will not be there (no running rovers). Victor 1...
by island dormy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Vehicles and Parts Wanted
Topic: Series 3 gearbox tunnel cover
Replies: 7
Views: 331

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: 2255

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: 647

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