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jealous.

Keep going.

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Realy, really nice !!

Keep it coming pls.

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The bulkhead is back from paint 😊. I wanted it not too shiny .. so the painter has toned it down a bit, just hope he can match it with the rest of the bodywork! 😂42BE3F76-49F3-459C-9A39-06C70EA5C176.thumb.jpeg.1b6944f68d9cf364fbf3483605889c3f.jpeg

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I love it - and have spent what seems like hours just staring at it.

loads can happen now:

The autosparks loom I bought nearly 10 years ago has been dug out and will go on.

The steering can be looked at, cleaned, painted and fitted.

I’m fitting a 200tdi air filter where the air con unit would fit. I was planning to use the standard Land Rover diesel air hose, but it’s a no go - so the plan is stainless pipe painted black and run around the back with rubber elbows, mounted on the rear lifting eye bolts.

Going to have a go at using 300tdi defender exhaust sections to make up a system for it.

I plan to still use the old Lucas RB106 Regulator box - but with a 50amp inline fuse inside instead of the coils and points.

The brakes have bled, but a clamp on the front drivers side brake line gave a much firmer pedal. It seems the adjuster cam is spinning too - so it needs to come to bits and see what’s what.

It almost feels like it’s nearly there - but I know there is a lot of work left in the bodywork.

One other thing I’m pleased with is that all the little galv parts had been covered in really thick silver paint, which is coming off really nicely to reveal lots of really nice original finishes. I’m only really painting it because it has been repainted so badly - so I’m delighted to be uncovering some of its original finish - even if it’s only small amounts 😊

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One of very few things with a 200TDi in it that I'm actually jealous of!

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Thanks you all for such kind words 😍

Airbox is mounted on some of the Land Rover bobbins using two clamps. I’ve put a snorkel top on to mirror the original oil bath type. Jury’s out on it - I’ll know if I like it when the wings and front are on. It does seem better than just the open pipe though.

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I was talked into putting the linkage on just one side, rather than use the full width rod that would have run the petrol carb on the passenger side ......

...and behold ! The unfolding of the accelerator linkage.....

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5 hours ago, FridgeFreezer said:

One of very few things with a 200TDi in it that I'm actually jealous of!

I think I could probably park it under your 109?

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I’m having some new proper shovel back seats made up for it - and I’ve picked up a Waeco heated set kit to go in them. The pad for the base has to go in the back and visa-versa, but with that they seem a good fit.

I tested them out tonight with my 12v transformer and all is well, so I’ll send them over to the seat maker 😊

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Great job it is looking really lovely!

Very interested to see the tyres as I have always used SATs on mine, but the tread depth looks to be a huge disappointment on those Fedimas which is a shame as I only have one set of SATs left!

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On 6/23/2018 at 8:38 AM, missingsid said:

Great job it is looking really lovely!

Very interested to see the tyres as I have always used SATs on mine, but the tread depth looks to be a huge disappointment on those Fedimas which is a shame as I only have one set of SATs left!

Sorry - I missed responding on the tyres....

The tread depth on these seem pretty good to me ?  A chap I know uses them for trailing and they are performing really well for him.  https://www.tyresdirectuk.co.uk/product/fedima-maxima-6-5-00r16/

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No intercooler makes is a lot less plumbing.  I like the sticker on the cyclone!

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1 minute ago, Gazzar said:

No intercooler makes is a lot less plumbing.  I like the sticker on the cyclone!

It does. Room is tight at the front on this too.

That sticker makes me smile!  I want it to look like Land Rover developed the 200tdi in 1951...

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Not entirely far from the truth.  They DID start work on a DI turbo diesel in the 1960s, however management.

Rover invested the money on developing jet engines for cars.

 

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You know, if I could find a nice period looking intercooler that would squeeze in I might look to use it.... but I’m likely to have to cut the threaded section off the fan’s shaft to stop it fouling on the radiator core.

I’ll put some pictures up of the radiator soon - it’s come out really well.

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Spray it black, spray the ends copper?

Wrap the silicon in bike handle bar tape?

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Great ideas!  I’ll build it first and see what space I have 😊

I’ll keep you informed.

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I'm fairly sure I've seen a silicone hose company that does them looking "right" for classic cars. May not be super cheap though...

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Apart from looking amazing and reality sot on, this going to really confuse a lot of people!

Absolutely love it! And I don't like oilers normally.

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Nice job Stephen, she's coming along beautifully. I love the way you've done the engine etc. 

I reckon a small black intercooler would work alongside the engine? 

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I had an old Jaeger dual gauge for oil pressure and water temperature refurbished - both working through capillary tubes, and it really looks the part on the dash 😊 ...203958EA-5C02-4404-BD04-8A11B08476C6.thumb.jpeg.d075bcf8d705ee6b993a96a4941478ea.jpeg

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