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I see what you did there ! 

They came in two flavours 3.9 and 4.3 - and mine are the 3.9 ... 

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Looking really good, those are some quality replacement chassis parts by the looks of it, where are they from?

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They are excellent - they are made by Carl Radford - I’ve bought his bumper, bulkhead outrigger, bell housing crossmember, gearbox crossmember, and tear crossmember.

I’d definitely recommend his stuff.

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Those repair parts are very neat , I've saved Radfords to my favourites , thanks . Their bulkhead's are nice too by the look of it .

Just off at a slight tangent , how much would a 1600 engine go for ?

Nice work

 

Steve b

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Unfortunately I think he’s just stopped doing the bulkheads ..

I haven’t seen a running 1600 for sale for ages - they seem to be silly money though. People in the series 1 club are saying that parts and machining to rebuild one is coming in at £4K 😳

The later 2 litre engines, running, seem to be around for £1500 -£2000 - and they can be ‘dressed’ to look like a 1600.

The 200tdi gives 40mpg in an 80” though - that swings it for me.

 

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10 minutes ago, Anderzander said:

Unfortunately I think he’s just stopped doing the bulkheads ..

I haven’t seen a running 1600 for sale for ages - they seem to be silly money though. People in the series 1 club are saying that parts and machining to rebuild one is coming in at £4K 😳

The later 2 litre engines, running, seem to be around for £1500 -£2000 - and they can be ‘dressed’ to look like a 1600.

The 200tdi gives 40mpg in an 80” though - that swings it for me.

 

Yeah I'm hoping for similar mpg with mine once its done, was getting that with my last S2a 200tdi :D

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Lovely work, it's nice to make an old chassis good.

 

Well done

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A photo from the painter with the chassis in etch....

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...and now back from paint:

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Following the suggestion by @Maverik tubes have been let into the middle crossmember in order to Retro fit lap belts. They’re spaced to line up with the gaps between the front seats.

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Later series engine mounts fitted - I tortured myself over these, and would perhaps have the, a bit different if I did it again ... I got lost in small details and 

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Rebuilt dumb irons, new bellhousimg crossmember, and replacement bulkhead outrigger.

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Beautiful new rear crossmember !

Onwards and upwards now hopefully - I’ve a new set of springs so it should be rolling before long 😊

 

 

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It’s rolling !

Still struggling to find tubless rims ... but, with help, it’s coming together 😊

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Series 2 master cylinder so I can run the 3/16 pipework - Series 1 cylinders (wheel and master cylinder) are a fortune. Mine had standard S1 1/4in system all the way down to the union to the flexible pipe. An adaptor has been made up by welding a 7/16  union to a 3/8 union to take the 1/4in copper pipe to a 3/16 flexible and has S2 cylinders - it’s S2 all the way through now.

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S1 springs are only made by a couple of companies, both to order - £600 for a set 😱

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Early 2a bellhousing takes a 1951 gearbox to a 1992 engine 😊😀   Thank you Land Rover !

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Picture doesn’t show it - but plenty more space between the crank pulley and the axle than there is the bump stop. 

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That looks so good with the green chassis , lovely work .

cheers

Steve b

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Wow this just made my Weekend! That looks soo good, you can definitely be proud of your work! Keep it coming please :wub:

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Getting lots of help Soren from a friend of a friend who restores Series 2’s - I can’t claim all the accolades 😊😀

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23 minutes ago, landroversforever said:

That's looking stunning Stephen :wub:

 

I’m so excited - I spent a fair chunk of the morning just staring at it 💕

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Great job.

 

Daan

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This looks fantastic great job.

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who made the springs?

 

Daan

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I thought they looked like Jones' work. I'm soon going to fit a full set to the 109 S3 TC that I put onto a new galv. chassis last year.

I originally sourced through BM but they were over 3 times stiffer than the OE spec, so were returned .

The new Jones springs tested to spec on my test rig so should go on fine .

A friend has just sent his original 2A FC springs to Jones to be refurbed 

cheers

Steve b

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I did wonder about the refurbed route - and I asked them for the pro’s and cons of both for my 80  - they said that because of the thin steel they are made from - it doesn’t re harden very well and they can’t get the same result as a new spring.

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I may have to slow down with it a bit while I save some more money - I need to buy quite a few things still for it yet.

The list includes a tank, have the radiator recored, the bodywork needs some ally welding, I want the galv soda blasting and some decent paint put on - I’m still looking for tubeless wheels for it.

I also want some small bits that seem to come with big prices:  the series type expansion tank and bracket, I want a proper s1 horn dip switch (and they are a frightening price), an ignition switch.

After that it’s seats, tilt, and I’m going to fit a diesel air heater.

They’re not cheap these things 😊

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