Restoration

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Cliff4WD
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Re: Restoration

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I've now been out and removed the frame from the tank; results are pretty good all said and done. Yep, the welding wire didn't fare any better and had dissolved leaving the charger O/C; however, it had lasted long enough for the remaining rust to be converted/removed. I now know how to improve the setup next time.

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This end looks much better now. I can see what needs repairing

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And the hidden side is much improved, all that flakey rot no more.

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And a video short by way of update.

https://youtu.be/LB0L3Wu7zRI?si=5435PonvqiQqh7L1
Cliff

1981 109 V8 Stage 1
2000 Discovery 2 Td5

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Cliff4WD
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Re: Restoration

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I almost forgot I had this thread it's been so long.
Repeated here for completeness:

Rolled back the tarp, cleaned away some cobwebs, cleaned a few other bits n bobs, then checked it was still turning over. Checked oil was pumping around to the rockers. Hopefully I can get back to work on it now the weather is warming up.

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Cliff

1981 109 V8 Stage 1
2000 Discovery 2 Td5

109 V8: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2161
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Cliff4WD
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Re: Restoration

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Checked I had No.1 piston at TDC after compression stroke and the distributor in correct position. Next it was fit the new Bosch coil and spark amplifier in place of the one on the dizzy. Connected up ignition feed to coil and the amp and earths. I took the HT lead off the dizzy and put a spark plug on it and tested coil and amp for spark. I have a nice big fat spark, so happy days. Next up is to jerry rig a fuel supply to the carb and see if it will fire up. It should do as it was running nicely before I had it all apart, but - I had it all apart! All being well, I should be able to set up the timing and then concentrate on getting the fuel tank hooked up to the fuel pump and have it running again.



The main jobs apart from all the remaining bodywork finishing and painting, are the rear brake lines, drum brakes, and suspension springs. Bodywork includes the doors which I think are going to need steel frame repairs, etc. I may go down the rolling restoration path if I can get it to that stage, but it's more likely I'll need to just crack on and get the work done while its where it is. Oh for an indoor space!
Cliff

1981 109 V8 Stage 1
2000 Discovery 2 Td5

109 V8: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2161
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Cliff4WD
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Re: Restoration

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Put some fuel in the carb and cranked the engine, it fired and purred! :D I need to get a strobe and adjust the timing, but it sound lovely. Only stressful moment was a small fire at the carb after getting greedy and adding a bit more fuel :eek:. Won't be doing that again, good job I was prepared for such an eventuality. :oopsy:

I'll post a video when I have it plumbed in and timed properly. Happy days.

I'm now compiling a very long to-do list.
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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Here's a short video of first start up having connected up the fuel pump fed from a fuel can. I'd primed the fuel system and this was first of the ignition key after that.



https://youtu.be/sMwHE1FZ2DM?si=R1KY2OODZsXhJUz8
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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Re: Restoration

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Thanks for the updates. The engine sounds great in the video. 8)
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Re: Restoration

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Set timing today, took all of 3 mins! Oil pressure steady 30psi at idle. Not sure of temp but seems ok, cold/hot gauge normal. Trying to decide next job to get on with now.
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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Re: Restoration

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Wow, nice progress Cliff!
Michael
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1982 109 V8 SIII CSW Stage One
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