Stage 1 rebuild...

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Fish
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Stage 1 rebuild...

Post by Fish » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:36 am

Right thought I'd take a minute to start with a few photos and a bit of a slower rebuild to Geofs!

Mine is an origional 1981 Sation wagon with origional gearbox and engine.. I'll be rebuilding as a grey sand softtop station wagonfor scooting around the lanes..

Other than the colour change any chanegs will eb fully reversable and I'm keeping all the origional bits like roof etc etc..

I'll try to update occasionally..

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Just got the roof off and stored away..!

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Fish
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Re: Satge 1 rebuild...

Post by Fish » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:51 am

Other thoughts relate to engine and gearbox..

Thinking of doing the transfer ratio swap rather than rebuilding the fairy it has, I haven't got the proper linkage and a slightly higher gear set will be better for bimbling around. I'm not intending to do much towing..

The engine is getting a refresh but I think it'll only need a top end. Will it be strong enough for the higher ratio if well tuned without restricters or am I better putting high compression pistons in?

Also does anyone know a good radiator recoreer as mine is weepping?

Cheers

Cliff4WD
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Re: Stage 1 rebuild...

Post by Cliff4WD » Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:22 pm

Best wishes with the restoration. I can't see any of your photos I'm afraid. Not used them myself but have seen recommended for radiator refurb: https://vikingradiators.co.uk/
Cliff

1981 109 V8 Stage 1
2000 Discovery 2 Td5

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disco2hse
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Re: Stage 1 rebuild...

Post by disco2hse » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:25 pm

Fish wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:36 am
Right thought I'd take a minute to start with a few photos and a bit of a slower rebuild to Geofs!

You need to change your privacy settings on your Google Drive (?) to public for those photos.
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5

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Re: Satge 1 rebuild...

Post by disco2hse » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:28 pm

Fish wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:51 am
Thinking of doing the transfer ratio swap rather than rebuilding the fairy it has, I haven't got the proper linkage and a slightly higher gear set will be better for bimbling around. I'm not intending to do much towing..
Fairly common around here, RRC hi-ratio and leaving the lo-ratio intact.
Fish wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:51 am
The engine is getting a refresh but I think it'll only need a top end. Will it be strong enough for the higher ratio if well tuned without restricters or am I better putting high compression pistons in?
It'll be fine as it is, but might get a little breathless on hills.
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5

map1275
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Re: Stage 1 rebuild...

Post by map1275 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:46 am

I'd keep the OD.
However the LT95 can endure the torque and vibrations of an Isuzu 3.9. If anything, the tapered roller conversion for the idler shaft while it's apart.

There's not much you can do to just the top end without getting very serious. There are supposed to be slightly later factory heads with improved valve seat material. Otherwise it's all the attachments that need fixing such as new lifters and de-coking the Black Death from inside the motor. Making sure your distributor can plot an accurate curve is as good a repair as any.

Fish
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Re: Stage 1 rebuild...

Post by Fish » Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:50 pm

Can anyone see the pictures now, they show up fine for me?

Cheers

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Geoff
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Re: Stage 1 rebuild...

Post by Geoff » Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:10 pm

Nope
2 1981 Stage One 109 V8 SWs
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Cliff4WD
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Re: Stage 1 rebuild...

Post by Cliff4WD » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:15 pm

No, the photos don't show for me either. How do you know the engine and gearbox are both original to the vehicle? Do you have the numbers listed on registration docs or somewhere, or are you going by condition and originality of how things are looking after 38 years? I ask because my gearbox and front axle numbers are correct for an 81 manufacture but it had chassis and engine replacement so I have no idea if actually original or not. I'm assuming mine are original due to part number.
Cliff

1981 109 V8 Stage 1
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Re: Stage 1 rebuild...

Post by Fish » Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:27 pm

Gearbox is an assumption and I'll check later, the engine number all ties in to year and spec etc...

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