V8 finally started after 3 years of sitting, over the moon

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Re: V8 finally started after 3 years of sitting, over the mo

Post by disco2hse » Mon May 08, 2017 8:58 pm

harry potter wrote:managed to badly damage my back in the process so works have been rather slow.
next problem is to get the box back in the truck, back movement is rather limited.
Damn. Sorry to hear that. As one who has a lifetime back problem, you need to take care of that and rest it properly. Get some mates in if you can, to do the heavy stuff.
Alan

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Re: V8 finally started after 3 years of sitting, over the mo

Post by disco2hse » Mon May 08, 2017 9:03 pm

harry potter wrote:the pipe from #5 cylinder is clashing with the chassis rail,
what are the thought to trimming a bit out of the chassis and welding a new dished section in?
have given the pipe a bang with the hammer but not overly keen, a couple of big hits haven't made much of a dent. don't want to end up putting a hole in them. do not have means to heat them
Don't cut the chassis rail. It will weaken it.

You can bash the living crap out of the exhaust and it won't make any difference.

Check this out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azPKIjxmmdU
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Re: V8 finally started after 3 years of sitting, over the mo

Post by harry potter » Sat May 13, 2017 10:50 pm

We finally have a gear box back in the truck!!!
Spent ages trying to get the rubber mounts to fit. Lost 1.5 hrs trying to get to fit and get thr nuts on the threads.
Back still in pain.
Decided won't bother with the manifolds. Haven't got the spare cash for a new alternator with a underslung slonoid. Just want to get it back on the road again
Starter motor bolt sheared whilst tightening. By the amount of muck on the two faces it had been fractured for quite a while. Glad it went now. Pain though as I would have liked to have fired it up this weekend.

Need to make a linkage up now for the over drive. :D
New passenger foot well to weld in next and original manifolds and exhaust to put back on.

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Re: V8 finally started after 3 years of sitting, over the mo

Post by harry potter » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:18 pm

Well it's time for a small and long overdue update.
I finally have a drivable truck again. Was able to move it about over the drive way under own steam - reversed over some soil heaps in low range and didn't pop into neutral so taking that as a massive positive.
I have two questions:
1) over drive: when is it engaged? Push Rod in or rod out on the back of the over drive? See the two photos
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2) drivers footwell behind the pedals. There are small rust holes that grew bigger as l cleaned up with the wire wheel. I want to plate it this time and avoid having to take the wing off again and cut out the whole footwell. However there are the ribs in the footwell plate that would prevent a piece of sheet metal been placed flush. Any suggestions please how to do this.
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Re: V8 finally started after 3 years of sitting, over the mo

Post by disco2hse » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:56 pm

harry potter wrote: 1) over drive: when is it engaged? Push Rod in or rod out on the back of the over drive? See the two photos
This may help, http://www.lrfaq.org/Series/FaireyOverd ... alPg9.html

Looking at your photo, that suggests that it is out when it is engaged (that is, the vice grips rock forward to engage), and in when disengaged. I think that is how it is with my PTO output.

Best to road test to be certain.

Sorry, can't be more certain.
harry potter wrote: 2) drivers footwell behind the pedals. There are small rust holes that grew bigger as l cleaned up with the wire wheel. I want to plate it this time and avoid having to take the wing off again and cut out the whole footwell. However there are the ribs in the footwell plate that would prevent a piece of sheet metal been placed flush. Any suggestions please how to do this.
Chop it all out and put in a new sheet. Don't overlay it or your rust problem will transfer to the new part. It will need stiffening (hence the formed parts).
Alan

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Re: V8 finally started after 3 years of sitting, over the mo

Post by harry potter » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:39 am

Thanks for that Alan.
Should you ever drive with the over drive in the neutral position? Will that cause damage? I have never used one before

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Re: V8 finally started after 3 years of sitting, over the mo

Post by disco2hse » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:21 am

harry potter wrote:Thanks for that Alan.
Should you ever drive with the over drive in the neutral position? Will that cause damage? I have never used one before
I would imagine that you would not be able to drive at all in neutral. In the operation manual I linked to, they state that one should think of the overdrive as another gearbox. So, you use the clutch to engage and disengage the overdrive and that means passing through neutral.

Another way to think about it is that while disengaged the overdrive provides 1:1 output, and when engaged, provides 1:1.278. That is 1000rpm in:1000rpm out vs 1000rpm in:1278rpm out (that's a backward way of saying 0.782:1 ratio).

However, neutral provides 1000rpm in: 0rpm out.
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Re: V8 finally started after 3 years of sitting, over the moon

Post by harry potter » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:40 pm

Evening all,
After almost a year away l back again with a fresh MOT :D

After standing for a few years the front brakes had scized and required replacing.
Been a busy few years while the landy has sat on the drive way. Raced every triathlon distance, built a track race bike, now planning on riding land ends to John o'groats next year.

Hopefully get to do a couple of RTV trails before Christmas with MROC, on the look out for a moto trials bike and a way to get a 600cc sports bike in and on the back of a Stage 1.

Regards
HP

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