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So here are some updates from  my end .

Rebuilt all the axles 

All the axles have been rebuild and painted I took care lubing and greasing all the bearings and pressing in all the new races and seals



Rebuilt all the Drum 

Brake drums are rebuilt the britpart kit has some horrible brake adjusters on the. The original where stil functional so i opted the leave them on we see what how it holds up changed all the shoes and put the top spring for some reason they where all missing from mine :/.



Received the remote brake booster and created a mount

Bought a remote booster for my drum setup this is something the i had done on an MGB owned in the family and it is an amazing upgrade for 68 pounds it also negates the need to change pedal box and cut the fender also I the series 3 booster is impossible to find and ugly under the bonnet. I can retain the stock master and pass 1 line to the booster and connect the other pipe work to the booster . Being and 200tdi I have vacuum pump to use out of the box. I have not seen this done before so I will report back on it once I use it on the road.


Cleaned and Repacked the springs with grease and Teflon liners.

I added custom cut Teflon liners to help with seizing.



Mounted the power steering 

P38 box painted and mounted in place at slight angle to gain the max spring movement now need to make a new track rod.


Fabricated the new engine mounts to take the Opel Omega Diesel Hydro elastic mount :)



This the my proudest edition . I hated the vibrations from the 200tdi when test drove the land rover prior to restoration. I also drove and 200tdi defender with stock mounts and it still feels unnecessarily agriculture. I know its a series but standard have changes and parts are cheaper. I want searching around from modern hydro mounts. Found BMW , OPEL and American automakers make round simple mounts for modern cars the rest make those wired shape hanger mounts.

For the price i bought OPEL OMEGA Diesel hydro mounts the opel omega diesel is around 200kg dry so the 200tdi will be fine on them . The shocks are slightly taller and much wider then the stock mounts so . After some considerations in decided the modify the left mount and fabricate and new bracket for the left. I also decided to move the drive train 5.5 cm forward then the original series mounts. This makes the engine very close to the radiator but opens up the opportunity to mount the LT77 on the on the stock gearbox rail with out cutting and moving it. 

This also make the gear knob move very close the the series original position . I will converting the control to work like series to preserve and hide its a modern-er drive train :)














AC out.



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You won't regret the engine mount upgrade,  I converted the gearbox mounts to the later square softer mounts and just that made a huge difference on my 200, I've got a plan to look at the engine side at some point. 

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Do you mean the 300Tdi mounts, Mav?  The square mounts that fit directly in place of the 200Tdi rubbers are Series III diesel mounts, and may be softer than faulty 200Tdi units, but that is because most of the pattern and even Genuine Parts 200 mounts are made from the wrong grade rubber.  Charles Emberton sells decent Bearmach mounts, and though they took a long time to come through and were twice the price, the mounts I got from Glencoyne are softer still.  I already had the square mounts (genuine) on my 109 when I fit the Tdi, and went through several brands until I got a set of the same Bearmach mounts from Glencoyne.  I foolishly omitted to replace the transmission mounts, but even so, the transformation was enormous.  Richard at Glencoyne changed supplier to this softer spec since then, so I expect good results from moving his old mounts to the transmission and using his new ones for the engine.

Alain, great work so far, especially the brake booster, which seems a smart way of keeping work and costs down.  The 109 system would have got you dual lines, as well as the booster, which is a considerable safety benefit, but I can see why you went the way you did.  Can I recommend you fit a level sensor to the fluid reservoir, since a leak will fail the whole system?  The sensing cap from a late Defender, Discovery or RRC might fit, or it may be possible to graft the sensor to the old cap.  Failing that, a new reservoir with sensor would be prudent.  I would try to add more gussets to the fabricated engine mounts - you don’t want them bending or cracking.  

Keep it coming!

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1 hour ago, Snagger said:

 The sensing cap from a late Defender, Discovery or RRC might fit,

Yea nice work... About sensing reservoir caps, they are (happily) the same on pretty much everything I've tried so far from peugeot, citroen ford and mercedes (passenger + heavy goods) from the 80s-90s ; all of 'em fit defender brake reservoirs :)

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Hi all thank you for all the great comments. Haven't posted for while due to work and family. I have been hauling forward working evening and weekend to get more progress done on the Landy .

The engine is mounted as far forward as is possible to keep the Series look in the cabin I am sucker for sleepers and things that look original but are infact moderner




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On 5/10/2020 at 8:32 AM, Snagger said:

Do you mean the 300Tdi mounts, 

Sorry only just seen this, yes the same mounts that are used on everything post 200tdi.

On page 20 of my build thread near the bottom, modified a bracket from a TDCI in the end as it was the cheapest option.


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