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by firemanshort
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Original airbox and fittings.....
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

Re: Original airbox and fittings.....

For a reference... this is what the air cleaner / filter assembly looked like on my Stage One when I imported it from Wales/UK to USA in 2006. It was missing some of the little rubber feet that secure it to the top of the engine. That is why it is a little "off" in its alignment and sits a...
by firemanshort
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Almost completed project!
Replies: 9
Views: 1608

Re: Almost completed project!

Importing this from New Zealand to US?

Are you coming with it? Are you selling it? Where would we see this truck in the USA and when?
by firemanshort
Fri May 08, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Get the most power out of a Stage 1 3.5L V8
Replies: 6
Views: 2248

Re: Get the most power out of a Stage 1 3.5L V8

I think it has been covered but I will pile on with similar guidance. The Rover 3.5 will only grunt so hard. I think I have seen internet stories of "race prepared" 3.5 V8's getting near the 200hp range but I do not think that is a very practical approach to an off road machine. I think yo...
by firemanshort
Wed May 06, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Front Drive Shaft - Double Cardon Centering Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: Front Drive Shaft - Double Cardon Centering Kit

To close the loop on this repair. It is a pain in the backside. The manual says that the "ball" simply pulls off and it does not. It took great destructive powers to remove it. That said - it all went back together well and it appears to have been the source of the clicking sound I was hea...
by firemanshort
Tue May 05, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 238
Views: 50467

Re: Restoration

Just to ask.... why did you not reassemble to whole axle on the bench where it is easy to reach and then put tires on it and wheel it under the frame for re-install. I did that with mine and it worked very well because the tires "jacked" or held the axle in position.
by firemanshort
Tue May 05, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: WANTED: Stage 1 (or 2?) 12 seat Station Wagon
Replies: 7
Views: 1874

Re: WANTED: Stage 1 (or 2?) 12 seat Station Wagon

edwarddyson - where are you located? I might know of one for sale in the USA.
by firemanshort
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 238
Views: 50467

Re: Restoration

Your shiny balls are straight Rover porn. I am super jealous.
by firemanshort
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 238
Views: 50467

Re: Restoration

Super nice and jealous..... I want one. Our Club has an independent shop owner that provides us with really good support. He has this thing that looks like a industrial dishwasher from a submarine that he racks parts in and spins the door shut and it goes through about a 30 minute jet clean cycle wi...
by firemanshort
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Front Drive Shaft - Double Cardon Centering Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: Front Drive Shaft - Double Cardon Centering Kit

Yes - I could just build a new entire driveshaft but I hate to dispose of the original just for a single worn out part. I think I can get this back together for less than $200 total. A fellow USA Stage One owner reported getting a new front drive shaft built for about $500 - so I will be ahead a lit...
by firemanshort
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Front Drive Shaft - Double Cardon Centering Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: Front Drive Shaft - Double Cardon Centering Kit

So I spent some quality time with GOOGLE and the Stage One Supplemental Repair Manual and I found what I was looking for. It does not seem like that bad of a job once they explain the trick to getting the ball off.

Time to order parts and see what I can tear up on my own.
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by firemanshort
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Front Drive Shaft - Double Cardon Centering Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Front Drive Shaft - Double Cardon Centering Kit

(I know many of you also monitor the Facebook Stage One page - so apologies for the double post) I am looking for someone who has experience replacing the "centering kit" on the Stage One front double cardon prop shaft. Mine appears to need replacement. The first photo shows the drive shaf...
by firemanshort
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about Possible Military Stage One
Replies: 8
Views: 3194

Re: Question about Possible Military Stage One

I went back and looked at the pocket again. It was made of plastic. It was old. It was brittle. Yes... it broke as soon as I touched it. So it will probably not make it back on the truck during the rebuild process. (sigh)
by firemanshort
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about Possible Military Stage One
Replies: 8
Views: 3194

Re: Question about Possible Military Stage One

So I bought this. Then I found out that this Stage One is the one referred to in this Expedition Portal post from 2011. https://expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/1979-stage-1-my-new-ride.55265/ All of "Zebriod" paint is gone but it is supposed to have the Swiss badges and Zebriod badge in...
by firemanshort
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about Possible Military Stage One
Replies: 8
Views: 3194

Re: Question about Possible Military Stage One

LB - Series III Land Rover
C - 109 chassis
M - Station wagon
V - 3.5l V8
2 - LHD with 4 speed gearbox
A - 88 or 109
A - assembled in Solihull
Rest is serial number
by firemanshort
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about Possible Military Stage One
Replies: 8
Views: 3194

Question about Possible Military Stage One

I have come across a Stage One for sale here in the United States. It is what appears to be a factory LHD 5 door model. It is from 1979 according to the VIN. It is currently in boxes (well, some parts are in boxes the others are spread out all around the garage floor and tucked away in corners). It ...