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Simon_CSK last won the day on December 2 2015

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  1. Simon_CSK

    Hate it when this happens...

    Potentially they are already, hve you not seen what 2 door basket cases are fetching on Ebay lately.
  2. Simon_CSK

    Hate it when this happens...

    If one of them is 1989,90 or 91 I will happliy assist you and I need a two door shell for my CSK. Just remember when you have a Land Rover you will need more probably one for every day of the week so that you always have one that goes. 🤣
  3. I have been trying to do an engine swap on my P38 and one thing has led to another. I am now also removing the gearbox so hopefully I can get the torque convertor on in the vertical position as the horizontal wiggle and turn just isn't working. Have jacked it up and have removed the props however when I jacked the front and tried to turn the wheel it was locked solid this makes me think that the bad news is my viscous coupling is seized. Can someone confirm my worst thoughts? When I jacked up the rear axle at the same time I could turn the wheels easily. The next part of this is the transfer box. I have a transfer box from an early (Gems) P38 mine is a Thor. I know the gearboxes changed but never heard anything about the transfer box is it the same transfer box or at least the same viscous coupling? I have an early gearbox and transfer box that I samed from a P38 I broke up many years ago so hopefully I can fit and forget. Help appreciated.
  4. Simon_CSK

    Making progress

    Greig I did it myself and it wasn't really a problem. Then blew the turbo and destroyed the engine in the process and then fitted another. Car just keeps going and will do for the forseeable future. Am using it every day and covering 2000 miles a month in it so I must be doing something right. Curently have the engine out of my P38 and trying to get the torque convertor back in so I can refit the engine into that. If you want a hand give me a shout and I will happily come over and assist. Simon
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    p38 torque convertor

    I have done it vertically in the past and it definately was simple. I noticed when I took the convertor off that the second set of teeth had a little burr on each of them where I have tried to force the it on. Have bought some needle files so will dress the teeth gently before I try again. I am thinking that the burr is somehow not helping. At least I feel I am in a better position and know why it isn't going back together properly.
  6. Simon_CSK

    p38 torque convertor

    Bowie Thanks again. Hopefully this will be the last obstacle and I can refit the engine. Yes it is heavy and I have had lots of patience so far as I haven't come close to the matches yet lol.
  7. Simon_CSK

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    East and West facing roofs work as well. Even north facing can work but it isn't efficeint. I would be happy to design all new roofs to work that way. Current Scottish regulations mean in may cases my clients are having to install solar panels anyway.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    FF I live in Scotland and there are hundreds if not thousands of the turbines on the hills and previously thought the way you do. That was until one day I was driving back from a client meeting and in a part of the country where the roads were overlooking a vast area of the country probably able to see both the east and west coasts as well as into the highlands. Everwhere I could see turbines which up until that point I had considered would not blight the landscape. At least an oil, coal or nuclear facility is relatively small scale and only blights one small area. The wind turbines are everywhere. Perhaps we should be covering entire roofs with solar panels, more attractive and less impactive. Either that or accept that there is a place for fossil fuels.
  9. Simon_CSK

    p38 torque convertor

    In another thread I was having problems reinstalling my V8 and have now solved all the problems with that. I know the gearbox id and have found that the distance back from the face of the bellhousing needs to be 27mm however I have only got 13mm so I would assume that the convertor has moved forward duing the project. I know it is easier to reinstall the convertor from a vertical position hover I need to strip the box out to do that. Can it be done horizontally and if so what is the process?
  10. Simon_CSK

    Problems re-installing my V8

    I did check the boss and the and the diametre is correct. I do hope I can find the plate, have been looking for it and not found it yet.
  11. Simon_CSK

    Problems re-installing my V8

    Bowie Got the engine out again!! The flex plate is bent back where the torque convertor has pressed against it. That tells me that the Torque converter must have moved forward so I need to find the id number. I cannot find any id on it there is a bar code on the bell housing but I cannot find the id plate. Help appreciated. Once I have that I can fiddle with the torque convertor until I can get it back it.
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    Problems re-installing my V8

    Well the engine is coming out for the 4th time then Doh will need to check the boss and the distance. Something must be out somewhere. I did read on Ashcrofts site that it is the starting of the engine that causes destruction of the pump. Bowie as always you have been a great help thanks very much.
  13. Simon_CSK

    Problems re-installing my V8

    Thanks again I did clamp it hard . I think either way I need to separate the engine and the gearbox as I am not sure I have the correct boss now that you mention it. The best method will be to drop the box now that way I can get the engine plumbed in and tested. Do you know what is involved with the oil pump and how will I know if I have damaged it? It seems with this every time I take a step forward I go back three. It is driving me nuts.
  14. Simon_CSK

    Problems re-installing my V8

    Bowie Thanks, firstly where can I get the code then tell me about smashing the oil pump I don't like the idea of that and fear that it may be too late. Thanks Simon
  15. Simon_CSK

    Problems re-installing my V8

    Thanks good idea

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