Hello/S1 Rebuild

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disco2hse
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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Looks brilliant. Feeling slightly envious :mrgreen:

You need to adjust the straps for the rag top to get the billows out of it. It might be too that you need to adjust the door frames and check that the hoops are the correct distances apart. The corners fall in because of the way in which the rear flap rope is tied off. LRO in June 2008 did a useful article on how to tie them right. Lots of fiddling. Enjoy.
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5
5988
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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Some tweaks still needed yep,

Trim to go in, stickers to go on, oils to flush in a few hundred miles, old style number plates needed, roof does need adjusting now is been out and moved

Engines running well and gearbox is ok ... Not used to the performance from a series, or the ride - so smooth compared to an 88
5988
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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Find a few teething troubles,
Big oil lack on the LH bank, seems to have been rocker cover gasket so hopefully got that one sorted.
Rear diff flange leaking, will need a sleeve for the flange
Lots of muck in the fuel system, but filter seems to be staying clean after 3 flushes bowls half full of muck

Done a 300mile trip to a show and returned 17.2mpg overal so not bad for a newly built engine and a soft top - cruising at 60mph

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Geoff
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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More lovely pics! :)
2 1981 Stage One 109 V8 SWs
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Geoff
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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Just seen in Classic Land Rover that you won Best in Show at Leafers at t'Pit - Congratulations on flying the Stage One flag so successfully! :D
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disco2hse
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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The same mileage I used to get on George before moving to the 3.9. Now it is closer to 15 :(
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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Bit of an update as its been nearly a year,
Its not been to far, don't just over 1k miles but ba a few minor hiccups running well (oil leaks from gearbox gasket) and much in the fuel system

Finally fitting the trim, waiting the stickers arriving then it will be properly finished!
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disco2hse
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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Brilliant. I could happily drive that all day long.
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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Is a balance, use it to much and condition will degrade but they aren't built to be looked at.
I have others LR's for day to day stuff so this is just shows, nice days or when I need to move long stuff
Adie
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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Fabulous!
1979 88" Series 3 Diesel (Daily Driver)
1982 109" Stage 1 V8 County Station Wagon
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Geoff
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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Looks great
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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Bit more done, trim now in
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Moved the wheel and fitted the period correct number plates
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