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Old 4th April 2013, 19:16   #31
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Done Boss no more Sir.
I always thought that a ground up restoration is better however looks like that will not be the case with LR's after what the boss has to say.
The Engine & GB is from a Tempo Traveller its a 2 WD now however the owner has given me the front differential which looks something like this


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Bawa , please stop calling me Sir
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Thanks Gobind.
Sorry for not reverting, hope you now know why i couldn't revert.
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Congrats on your new purchase. I had also looked into this LR and I remember contacting you for the same. I must say it is a rare find.
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Thanks NMS.
Trying to get LR engine since the current one is not the one it is fit for.
Want to try & get a LR engine to bring it close to originality & get the 4x4 up & working.
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Hi Catchkumar,

Many congratulations on your buy, Going by the excitement, I am sure the LR has found a worthy owner.
Just one question that has popped up in my mind is, why would you want to change the Engine?
Thanks a lot my friend it really helps in keeping the spirits high when you know you have people supporting you.
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Hi Kumar,
Just came across your thread. Great acquisition, Congrats!! You have a long road ahead but do not worry..Persevere... We are with you I have attached an article about a restoration of a landy in Mumbai. Of course that owner is a very high net worth individual and can do a lot of things..Hope it gives you some inspiration or ideas. All the best and keep all of us posted on the progress. I am from B'lore too, would be glad to help in any small way that i can...
Deepak,
They are a UK based company & am afraid the import rout might not be legally possible & getting the right people to do it otherwise is a serious risk.
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http://www.idealengines.co.uk/landro...ne-gearbox.htm

Please write to them with your specifications, if you do not find it listed.

Regards,
Boss, is there any way we can find more about my LR. All i know is that the first owner was a parsi.

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Yes the owners have done a commendable job & are enthusiasts of their own rank which is very rare & hard to find .Hoping to meet him some day .
This particular MH 01 M 526 , had a V 8 3.5 petrol engine .
Which had a FE of 1.5 city & 7.25 on highways ( tank empty to tank empty ,by drain plug method )
These are last known confirmed figures to me
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Thanks Pritvi
At this point of time i don't even know what i should order or what i need.
I have this site in my Fav's now, hope as we progress through the restoration i will be in a better position to know what i need.

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Log in to www.lrseries.com & register yourself with your address. Then sign-in, go to the section on your specific landy and start ordering the items into the cart. After you finish submit your order and they will send you an email with the quote. Please specifiy your freight options.

Once you get the quote, make the payment through your VISA card. THen your parts will come home, of course duty on them will be applicable which has to be paid by you.

I have been ordering parts from them since 2007.
Team - I have come to an end of known resources to source a LR engine, GB & Transfer case.

Am yet to try the Bangladesh route as there are no contacts / pointers to the right people.
Deepak - am not able to get any details of the contact you had suggested.
Can somebody please help with some leads.

Thanks & Regards,
Kumar

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i am in rajasthan at the moment and most of the contact changed business and such.

Please call the following people. they were the contacts which we used long ago. Just give reference of mahakal market owner, darjeeling.

J.B. AUTOMOBILES
SEVOKE ROAD SILIGURI
Ph. (0353)2432319, 2778750
LALIT AGARWAL- 9933890280
BINOD AGARWAL- 9832063608

Since you are in Bangalore, best guy to contact will be NM Sir.

I am little confused about the rust, as LR body is made of Aluminum. Any images please upload

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Sir Alec,
Thank you so much for the contact details hope lady luck favors me & the Landy ;-)
I have sent a PM to NM sir, waiting to hear back from him.
I too least expected the rust sir, however looks like there has been a lot of sheet metal used in the foot well. I can understand the rust in the bulkhead but not sure of the other sections.
I will post more pictures soon once i get a little free from office work.
Thank you so much again for the contacts sir.

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Kumar

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i am in rajasthan at the moment and most of the contact changed business and such.

Please call the following people. they were the contacts which we used long ago. Just give reference of mahakal market owner, darjeeling.

J.B. AUTOMOBILES
SEVOKE ROAD SILIGURI
Ph. (0353)2432319, 2778750
LALIT AGARWAL- 9933890280
BINOD AGARWAL- 9832063608

Since you are in Bangalore, best guy to contact will be NM Sir.

I am little confused about the rust, as LR body is made of Aluminum. Any images please upload
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Wow wow wow wow wow.... Kumar, you are one truly a luck star. This is rarest rare breed in Indian soil and may be this is the first time I'm seeing in my eyes. Great find and wish you good luck and rocking LR days.

The good thing about LR is that they made the body with aluminium material and long life due to the same.

I'm glad for you and hoping to hop on to this beauty one day.
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or should i strip the body & start work from the ground up on chassis - Please advice.
just for reference , while 'restoring ' my first Landy In 1999 , I was also with 'full of Ideas ' . Nothing wrong in that as you never know whats right & whats wrong unless you go through it OR there is someone else there in the pit who warns you for not ' jumping '

First of all you have taken a Land Rover as a restoration vehicle project , its itself is an adventure to begin with . But you are lucky you found me who has already made lots of Unwanted things , efforts & Mistakes . So No worries .
Here I found few pics ( now scanned ) . This is My first Landy , the bulkhead was rusty & I had removed it ( against advises ) . I used to work alone . I had labeled & marked & noted every single thing that I had disconnected . Kept nut bolts in separate boxes as they came out of every assembly . I had few workshop manuals that really helped a lot .

This could have been a blunder as I had NO actual previous experience of working with the Land Rovers of any kind . I had just observed them at various places & stages . Re fitting everything was a Task by itself .

I had disconnected & removed

# Steering GB & assy .

# wiring , switches

# Dash & instrumentation , dash tray , meters etc .

# Wiper motor & assy complete

# All pedals A B C with the necessary linkages & pipe lines

# Vent system , nets & internals ( S 3 )

# The wind shield , along with both glasses ,upper lower grommets

# Half the flooring

# Fast Idle mechanism

# Also had to disconnect the bonnet & front wings , front doors complete etc .

all this to be refitted along with its settings & rubber gaskets & grommets & shims

Here are the pics of a plan that could have had backfired badly The bulkhead is the 25% of the body removal process .

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Congrats Catchkumar.

I wish you loads of fun.

Mera number kab aayega.???? (When will my number come).????

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Thank you so much Rokstar, You truly are a STAR.
I will eagerly look forward to your reply.

Sorry to say I came up empty.

Will keep a lookout though for any info about mechanics well versed with the land rover in Bangalore
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Will keep a lookout though for any info about mechanics well versed with the land rover in Bangalore
No Need for a 'Land Rover' specialist mechanic . Any sensible mechanic who has good understanding & foundation of Automotive working principles would do . All the work ( mechanical ) except body, is identical to the Jeeps . On top of that this vehicle has a Non Land Rover engine & GB, so it will be easy for a good mechanic .

Electricals are even very basic & parts from Lucas do interchange . The chances are the wiring is not original, again its a normal Job for a electrician .

Brake parts also interchange with Girling (TVS) parts . Joint cross bearings are Jeep. Oil seals can be purchased from a local industrial oil seal dealer by sample . Bearings also by sample & No. Some more here > http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...ml#post1957329 (Land Rover support group!)

Get a Haynes manual ( the yellow pic in Land Rover Support group ) its mostly sufficient to begin work with & easy to read . Even the green bible ( Non company, outside publication is good ) . Here > http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...ml#post1947932 (Land Rover support group!) & This >http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/post-w...ml#post3095850 (Land Rover support group!)

Fourteen years ago I started with few shop manuals & experience of maintaining Jeeps & other Indian Autos ( not to forget my own extensive tool kit & the huge parking we have ) . All I can say its not that tough to work on Land Rovers, but not so easy too .

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Thanks for your suggestions Sudarshan.
Have been too busy with office to squeeze any time off for my LR.
Here are some pics of the data plates -



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No Need for a 'Land Rover' specialist mechanic . Any sensible mechanic who has good understanding & foundation of Automotive working principles would do . All the work ( mechanical ) except body, is identical to the Jeeps . On top of that this vehicle has a Non Land Rover engine & GB, so it will be easy for a good mechanic .

All I can say its not that tough to work on Land Rovers, but not so easy too .
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Hi All,

Work has still kept me extremely busy hence there has been absolutely no progress on LR.

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Get a Haynes manual ( the yellow pic in Land Rover Support group ) its mostly sufficient to begin work with & easy to read . Even the green bible ( Non company, outside publication is good ) .
Sudarshan.
Sudarshan boss, am following your advice & got the first set of things required before starting restoration -

Thanks to my Friend Varma who got the much required tools from UK & here it is -
  • Haynes LR Series Owners Workshop Manual.
  • Haynes LR Series Restoration Manual.
  • Rivet Gun with some rivets.
Also below is my collection of Land rover Owner Magazine.

If anybody is interested in borrowing the LRO Magazines please PM me.
In return all i expect is to get it back in good shape
You will have to pick it & return it back from Jayanagar where i stay or from CV Raman Nagar Bagmane Tech Park where i work.

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Electricals are even very basic & parts from Lucas do interchange .
Land Rover folklore:

"If Lucas made guns, wars wouldn't start"
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This is the Crown & Pinion which came packed in a gunny bag along with the Landie.
Am all excited as we are going to start work soon on the body while the hunt for GB & Engine is on.

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Hi Catchkumar,

Finally what engine and gearbox have you zeroed down on? I was planning to get a mhawk from a scorpio.

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Hi Team,

Am back again, almost after 3 years to revive ooops relive my dream to put the landy on-off road where it belongs.
For various reasons i had to shelve the project until now while life took turns & twists.
Back to where things were - The scouting for an ideal engine GB Transfer case hunt continues - Request members to kindly throw some light.

Ideally looking for an original rover diesel engine 2.5 NA / 200 TDI would be a killer if i can put my hands on one.

Looking forward to some much needed help to breathe life back into the beast.

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Hi Team,

Am back again, almost after 3 years to revive ooops relive my dream to put the landy on-off road where it belongs.

Regards,
Kumar
Welcome back Kumar. Lets Hope you get a good Engine and GB combo for your LR.
I will also check with my contacts and update you if I find any leads.
Hope you had stored your LR properly all these years.
Can we have a latest pic of it.
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