Restoration

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Cliff4WD
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Re: Restoration

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Nothing very interesting, just fitted a new brake fluid reservoir, clutch slave cylinder, and plumbed in clutch.

I bought a Borg & Beck clutch slave. The spacer came from L.O.F
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Did the usual cleaning of the clutch pipe and fitted to the master
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Finally got the correct clutch flexi hose, so on it went and attached to the hard pipe from master, and hard pipe to slave.
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Slave bolted in place and hard pipe connected, bleed nipple up top ready for bleeding
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I guess PO must have made up the hard pipe in copper as looks home made. Perfectly fine though and after cleanup, see no reason to change it.

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I then filled up with Dot 4 and broke out the Eezi Bleed. No leaks and clutch pedal feels good. Guess I'll find out for sure when I try to change gear when it's running again.
Cliff

1981 109 V8 Stage 1
2000 Discovery 2 Td5

109 V8: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2161
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Mik
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Re: Restoration

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Looks fantastic!
Michael
109" 1982 SIII CSW Stage 1 V8
109" 1965 SIIA FC
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Cliff4WD
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Re: Restoration

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Just got back from the sand blasters.

Wheels...

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...and what we're very rusty exhaust manifolds

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I'll have to get them all cleaned and painted a bit sharpish before they start rusting again.
Cliff

1981 109 V8 Stage 1
2000 Discovery 2 Td5

109 V8: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2161
My Disco Thread: http://www.thed2boysclub.co.uk/viewtopi ... =3&t=58130

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disco2hse
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Re: Restoration

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Wheel link did not seem to work.
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5
Cliff4WD
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Re: Restoration

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Having actually examined things a bit closer than my cursory glance, I see that the weld Eagle eyed Mike pointed out (LRUK Forum) is a bigger problem than I realised. Whatever was obscuring the "repair" was blasted away during cleaning. Not only is there a perforation in the weld, there's a blooming great hole underneath it!

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It looks to have been deliberately ground out as the hole is too neat.
This leaves me with an unwanted dilemma as those manifolds are obsolete. I might find an old used one from somewhere if I'm lucky, or an aftermarket version at great expense. I have my doubts about how well I might manage a repair on a cast iron part. I could go for headers etc., but there's the issue of what fits and doesn't to work out. Then there's the ever increasing cost of project 'Money Pit'.
Anyone know what exhaust system fits a Rover 3.5 V8 in a stage 1 109V8 engine bay?
Cliff

1981 109 V8 Stage 1
2000 Discovery 2 Td5

109 V8: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2161
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Re: Restoration

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I have early Disco1 exhaust manifolds on mine. Very tight squeeze and the pipe work at the bottom is different (larger diameter). But it fits.
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5
map1275
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Re: Restoration

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Have you tried offering the RH manifold to the LHS? Potentially it's only the flange ring position that's different.
Cliff4WD
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Re: Restoration

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map1275 wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:23 pm Have you tried offering the RH manifold to the LHS? Potentially it's only the flange ring position that's different.
No, but that would leave me without a RH manifold. You have me confused :?:
Cliff

1981 109 V8 Stage 1
2000 Discovery 2 Td5

109 V8: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2161
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Re: Restoration

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RH manifolds are cheap and plentiful throughout the world, the opposite condition to LH. So if your RH will bolt up to the LHS... The flange ring on the engine pipe is a loose fit, so if all clears the chassis...

One from a P6B could suffice however you would need a custom length engine pipe as the flange position is similar but not close.
Cliff4WD
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Re: Restoration

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Ah, I'm with you now. Cheers.
Cliff

1981 109 V8 Stage 1
2000 Discovery 2 Td5

109 V8: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2161
My Disco Thread: http://www.thed2boysclub.co.uk/viewtopi ... =3&t=58130

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Cliff4WD
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Re: Restoration

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Since the wheels I had sandblasted will rust if not protected, I got cracking today with the epoxy primer.
First off gave them a good clean with detergent and then jet washed. A quick rub down to remove a couple of odd patches of left over crud, then painted on rust converter before degreasing and spraying.

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I still have the fronts to do when this coat has dried. Hopefully tomorrow weather depending.
Cliff

1981 109 V8 Stage 1
2000 Discovery 2 Td5

109 V8: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2161
My Disco Thread: http://www.thed2boysclub.co.uk/viewtopi ... =3&t=58130

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