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  1. What engine does the IIA have now ? They are one of my favourite Land Rover models , I recently picked up an 88"IIA Hardtop with original diesel to rebuild/preserve , I'll start a thread when the work gets under way . Nice find , looking forward to the pic's cheers Steve b
  2. I've visited a couple of places nearby that use it on large pipework - butt joints around 50mm wide at the top , never had the chance to watch it live though . Do you work in the welding field then Red90 ? It's of endless interest once you get involved Steve b
  3. That looks nice on those 8.25's chicken drumstick , did you get them from L W Vass ? A mate has a set on an old 101 ambulance body which work well enough but look a bit skinny under all that LandRover . Many years ago Staff Dovey had an 80" with a 1t transfer box running on re-cut 900-16 bar grips and fairly low ride height - just high enough to clear the bodywork ...he never seemed to get stuck in that little machine cheers Steve b
  4. I can achieve spray or dip transfer on my 160a snap on single phase in the home workshop - it's just a question of balancing wire speed and amps in one direction or another . Agreed it's easy at work on the end of 500a of Kemppi loveliness on 20mm plate but with a bit of practice it should be possible in a home workshop . What mix is your Ar/CO2 ? somewhere around 5% CO2 should be optimal . cheers Steve b
  5. It should be fine , providing good prep. and technique is applied - as said above vee prep fillet edges to gain full thickness penetration with a good hot root (spray deposition ) then a dip transfer cap , weaving as required . Don't forget the rule of thumb for fillet welds - a 10mm run of 6mm fillet will take a 1t tensile load , so if done well it will be plenty strong cheers Steve b
  6. Good to hear , and original parts retained too cheers Steve b
  7. Is there any form of insulator block between the carb and manifold ? Also , when it stops as you describe how many pumps on the prime lever to get it going ? What happens if you leave it ticking over upon re-start after a run ? cheers Steve b
  8. Thanks , I reckon it's the one then - the picture on Britcar looks right too Steve b
  9. Morning Ralph Could you confirm the part no. for the downpipe for a K / L reg 200 Tdi auto is ESR 2628 ? from Britcar website ? There is no VIN no. as the engine and box are in a LandRover now. TIA Steve b
  10. It could be the chain jumping , or maybe the viscous diff locking , but first check the auto box oil level , warmed up and in park , ticking over ,having been shuttled between D & R . The symptoms suggest oil issues , level and/or quality or possibly a blocked pickup filter Steve b
  11. It could be the transmission brake not releasing fully ? does shudder or clunk when coming to a stop ? Also does it then change up/down through 2/3/4 cleanly? What does the oil on the autobox dipstick smell like ? cheers Steve b
  12. That's why he is going to clean it and inspect it Nick . If all checks out and it was indeed dirt in the taper rollers and it's all smooth with an appropriate amount of backlash and tooth contact there is no reason it should fail . Steve b
  13. I would do that first - it also gives you a chance to look at the outer race rings for the carrier , if all looks good re-assemble with plenty of gear oil and see what you have . If you can dismantle without moving the lockring on the tooth side of the crownwheel you will have an easier time reassembling - knock the roll pin out to allow the cap to lift off leaving the lock nut in place . will be in touch Steve
  14. with a bit of care it is feasible to do it all yourself , it is detailed in the factory workshop manual (got those here ) , the inner taper bearing seat ring can be ground off or buy a set of bearing puller wedge rings . The bearings will almost certainly be available from East Anglia Bearings too . The pinion is 10 tooth . Or get HfH to chuck it together for you ? Really must pop over for a look Steve
  15. It sounds like crud in the taper roller bearings , or flat sided taper rollers , almost certainly rebuild-able given that the gears and splines are in decent shape ,so worth keeping . If memory serves the pinion is 4 splines on early 4.7 : 1 units ? cheers Steve b