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by Cliff4WD
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Events and Meetings
Topic: The LRO Peterborough Show 14-15th September 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: The LRO Peterborough Show 14-15th September 2019

Me too.
Is there a Stage 1 club/group/affiliate going? I looked all over last year for a Stage 1 representation but didn't find one.
by Cliff4WD
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2631

Re: Restoration

Well I intend to begin the rebuild next week when the parts arrive. I may have to order some shims of course when I know what I need, but other than that, I should have all I need to put it all back together to spec. It will be a major part of the restoration out of the way. Doing this has given me ...
by Cliff4WD
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2631

Re: Restoration

I guess the LT95 is a relatively straightforward box to work on for a first timer. LT230 And R380 in the Disco and various Diffs on the future to-do list.

Can you explain more the "glue" in method you're referring to Map? Cheers.
by Cliff4WD
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2631

Re: Restoration

I've been pressing on with the gearbox, and with the help of a hydraulic bearing separator have managed to strip it down for proper inspection. https://i.postimg.cc/wjSZvQzB/20190611-120843.jpg I still think that it is in near new condition and really do wonder if it was rebuilt before. It's where t...
by Cliff4WD
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Paint code
Replies: 8
Views: 66

Re: Paint code

Not aware of a "factory white" for S3 Stage 1 other than Limestone (No. 7). Presumably if they were supplied for painting they may have been in white primer?
by Cliff4WD
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Syncro Gearboxes
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Syncro Gearboxes

Thanks. Think I might risk the kit then. At the moment I know I definitely need a new primary pinion shaft bearing. These range in price quite wildly with Genuine LR versions c. £120 + vat and other so called high quality branded ones c. £50 - £70 + vat, so it's difficult to choose. I get the feelin...
by Cliff4WD
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Syncro Gearboxes
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Syncro Gearboxes

Has anybody used or have experience of the Syncro Gearboxes LT95 rebuild kit? They assure me they only use quality bearings etc., but have not been specific about what's actually in the kit. I don't want to be fitting anything other than high quality parts.
by Cliff4WD
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2631

Re: Restoration

I've kind of considered the 'bare' look, as it were, but It would look too rough and ready IMO, I prefer a nicer finish. I am thinking that a silver paint job might be the way to go though. Might be a bit too modern Defender, but I am really tempted to try for say that Titanium Silver, but not sure ...
by Cliff4WD
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2631

Re: Restoration

You're probably right. The problem is applying the torque needed to crack off the bolts loctited inside the casing while the box is free to move. Anyway, problem solved. Today I was woken with dawn delivery of my newly galvanised bulkhead. https://i.postimg.cc/QtknQ3hz/20190603-112624.jpg It has a l...
by Cliff4WD
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2631

Re: Restoration

After looking through the parts catalogue I've changed my mind about the bellhousing fixing, it shows the setup as I found it on mine. A quick check of the spare and that's the same too, so seems I was talking rubbish about those bolts. Just dead tight and loctighted too.
by Cliff4WD
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2631

Re: Restoration

Well, after all the struggling yesterday, The torque multiplier arrived and I got straight back on it. I ordered this (will help with hub nuts etc.) ... https://i.postimg.cc/TYSMZ2X6/20190601-122748.jpg I fully expected that it wouldn't fit inside the housing but, it actually went in nicely... https...
by Cliff4WD
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2631

Re: Restoration

I already tried penetrating fluid and prolonged attack with rattle gun, breaker bar with scaffold pole extension, etc. Half the problem now is keeping the gearbox from moving while trying to turn the bolts. I've ordered a torque multiplier to see if that helps although knowing my luck, I'll not be a...
by Cliff4WD
Fri May 31, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2631

Re: Restoration

Some very nice photos on that forum, but it's all in Deutsch German :shock: :lol: :lol: I've cracked on with disassembly but have been in a fight all afternoon with the 2 large bolts inside the bell housing holding it onto the gearbox. Got the 2 nuts off the top studs and the 2 bolts out easy enough...
by Cliff4WD
Thu May 30, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: New clutch recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: New clutch recommendations

It is unusual for the clutch to just fail. More likely the hydraulics. All the clutch failures I've experienced over the years have been due to wear of the friction material and slipping. The transition from feeling it start to slip to it slipping and the vehicle going nowhere has been both sudden ...
by Cliff4WD
Wed May 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2631

Re: Restoration

Cheers Udo. So far, I've only managed a look at the transfer gears and as far as I can tell with my untrained eye, they look good as new. All turning by hand nice and smooth, hi/lo shift good and precise. The CDL and lock all seems good. The oil in there was like new; gold and clear. https://i.posti...