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Old 26th November 2009, 10:30   #16
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Wow, this looks to be an awesome restoration thread.
Out of curiosity, where is the first pic taken, is it near Nilon(Ropar canal road?).

On the restoration front, the attention to detail is great, and wishing you all the best!
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Old 26th November 2009, 19:06   #17
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well to day we attacked the gear box, the bearing is slightly cracked will have to replace it. we decided to make all gears synchro mesh so that the wife didnt have to double clutch between 1st,2nd and 3rd !! the crown of the rear differential was slightly loose so tightened it up !! otherwise tinkering and paint stripping is continuing.

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Old 27th November 2009, 17:21   #18
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Welcome to the forum Polly

Both the colors you are thinking of, traditional as well as modern will look fab on this baby

Anything we can do to help with this project, you only need to ask





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hey thanx guys for all the encouragement!! well iam going to keep the diesel after some tuning up (dont have the patience and moolah to find a petrol one apart from it giving 3-5 Km to the litre), the tappet heads are pitted and dont sit properly, two of the injectors are clogged, the timing is out, the rear and front wheels are off kilter, the air filter has been moved to port after banging a hole into the foot well (ghastly!!), a contessa fuel pump has been fitted on the wall and the fuel filter has been placed where the air filter was!! chaos!! but it will all come back.

Colour ?? i want classic british racing green/bentley green with lime stone roof and hubs, son wants deep blue and white roof. heres shots of the chassis being washed and pulling paint off the galvanised portions and cappings.

iam also working on getting the instrument cluster to work and am painting out the scratches, the springs have been removed and will be painted and greased, while the shocks are being re filled. i like the clean gear box just needs a thin layer of paint now on it.Can any body give me the length of the 4 wheel drive and transfer ratio gear sticks, ill have to fabricate them , mine are missing !!fortunately the half shaft is available.

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Old 27th November 2009, 20:19   #19
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hi polly, nice going I own a Rover too and have been having some issues with the steering box, what steering box is in the range rover can you post some pic? Is it a Borg Warner unit?
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hey i am not very familiar with the range rover!! iam sure you ll find answeres on landy.com. le me know if you need help on series 1-3 vehicles, i can help with whatever little iam learning with the rebuild.
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Mr.Polly by the way do you also own a VW Beetle?
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hey tsk 1979 the pic was taken along the Sirhind feeder canal near Dhelon, you were close !!
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Nope this is my only "near-classic" car. i was encouraged to get into this by my son and a few other friends mainly in bangalore who restore classics. why the land rover ?? well i fell in love with them when i was in South Africa for a little while and grew up on Hatari, African Safari and Born Free type of movies i guess!! love to drive a beetle though some day !!
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Wow, this looks to be an awesome restoration thread.
Out of curiosity, where is the first pic taken, is it near Nilon(Ropar canal road?).

On the restoration front, the attention to detail is great, and wishing you all the best!
well the pic was taken near Dhelon on the Sirhind feeder canal , you were quite close actually !!. thanx for the encouragement and kind words !!
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Polly, it seems to me after reading only 2 pages of your thread that his is going to be the most enjoyable reading for me yet !

I love the generous posting of pictures of the work so far. The Landrover is an Iconic vehicle. Historians maintain that more than half the world saw the LR as the first autombile in their lives. It is certainly one to be restored.

I also like the fact that there is a diesel motor under the hood, though not original. Please also post technical specifications of the engine, drive ratios etc. I'm sure this is vehicle when complete, wound be the envy of many on this forum!
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most models (including this) featured a thin sheet/panel mounted above the roof - with a gap of an inch or so in between. This apparently kept the insides well insulated from heat as a thin plane of wind would continuously pass through this gap.
Ahhh so my guess was correct, its a false ceiling for heat insulation!

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well to day we attacked the gear box, the bearing is slightly cracked will have to replace it.
And the gearbox internals look to be in pretty good shape also. I guess this car was decently maintained.

Keep my eyes glued on to the thread.
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heres some techi stuff you asked for guys !!

Series 2 and 2A Models and Specs
Series 1
Series 2 and 2A
Series 3
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More details on Series IIs

Series II Series IIA
Date of manufacture 1958 - 1961 1961-1969 and 1969-1971
Dimensions
(track, width, length, mass)
SWB (88 inch)
(1.31m; 1.68m; 3.62m, 1318kg)
LWB (109 inch)
(1.31m; 1.68m; 4.44m, 1500kg)
Angles
(approach, departure, clearance) SWB (88 inch)
(49deg; 32deg; 203-248mm)
LWB (109 inch)
(49deg; 24deg; 248mm)
Engines
(Type, cc, stroke, compression ratio, power/torque & period) 2.l 4cyl petrol
(IOE - 1997cc - 77.8x105mm - 7:1 - 39Kw@4000rpm, 137Nm@1500rpm - 1952-1958)
2.25l 4cyl petrol
(OHV - 2286cc - 90.5x88.9mm - 7:1 - 3 bearing - 50Kw@4250rpm, 157Nm@2500rpm - 1958-1979)
2l 4cyl diesel
(OHV - 2052cc - 85.72x88.9mm - 23:1 - 39Kw@3500rpm, 118Nm@2000rpm - 1957-1961) 2.25l 4cyl petrol
(OHV - 2286cc - 90.5x88.9mm - 7:1 - 3 bearing - 50Kw@4250rpm, 157Nm@2500rpm - 1958-1979)
2.25l 4cyl diesel
(OHV - 2286cc - 90.5x88.9mm - 23:1 - 3 bearing - 46Kw@4000rpm, 140Nm@1750rpm - 1961-1979)
2.6l 6cyl petrol
(IOE - 2625cc - 77.8x92mm - 7:1 - 62Kw@4500rpm , 173Nm@1500rpm - 1967 -1979)
Fuel system
(carburettor/injector & pump) 2.0l petrol
(Solex)
2.25 petrol
(solex or Zenith - mechanical)
2l diesel
(CAV DPA distributor type - mechanical high pressure)
2.25 petrol
(solex or Zenith - mechanical)
2.25 diesel
(CAV DPA distributor type - mechanical high pressure)
2.6 petrol
(SU HD6 - electric)
Gearboxes
(name, type & year) Single helical constant mesh, 3rd & 4th syncromesh -
Gearbox ratios (all given to 1)
(4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, reverse) Upto suffix 'B': (1, 1.377, 2.043, 2.996, 2.547)
Suffix 'C' onward:: (1, 1.512, 2.22, 3.6, 3.02)
Transfer box ratios
(high, low) Upto suffix 'B':( 1.148, 2.888)
Suffix 'C' onward:: (1.48, 2.35)
Clutch
(size & type) (9" , hydraulic)
Axles
(differential, Type & ratios) Front (Rover)
(spiral bevel, enclosed UJ's, 4.7:1)
Rear (Rover)
(spiral bevel, floating shafts, 4.7:1)
Suspension Semi eliptic understrung
Steering
(Type & ratio) Recirculating ball worm and nut, 15.6:1 straight ahead, 23.8:1 full lock)
Brakes
(Type, drum, shoe) 88"
(hydraulic, 10", 11/2")
109"
(hydraulic, 11", 21/4")
Max speed & consumption 2.25 petrol
110 km/h, 13-17 l/100km
2.25 diesel
105 km/h, 10-15 l/100km
2.25 petrol
110 km/h, 13-17 l/100km
2.25 diesel
105 km/h, 10-15 l/100km
2.6 petrol
110 km/h, 16-21 l/100km
Body style characteristics Lights between the wings. Steering arms are above the axle not below. No chassis suffix. Steel dashboard
Protruding door hinges
Early SIIA has lights between wings, later SIIA after 1969 has lights in wing
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Must say a very detailed restoration. Great work there.
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today we finished strpping as much paint as we could with out damaging the aluminium with the grinder !! opened the tail gate as it was warped and found lots of rust and lousy welding done by PO to cover up a crack in the tail gate. Will have to re build most of it !1 still havent found the bushes for the road springs and synchro gears!! cant progress without them. Hey sir alec can you help in any way ?? especially the length of the two gear ratio and front wheel drive sticks (yellow and red knob ones pls) you could quickly measure them from the spare gear box in your garage?? could you also kindly send me a pic of the red knob stick attachment to the gera box and the way it is anchored onto that little plate below the stick pls?? Wondering about the seats, go for bucket seats with the added safety of the head rests or stay stock and uncomfortable?? allthough i could still add seat belts there.

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Old 28th November 2009, 21:23   #28
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Thread Suscribed!!

I love the way polly has been regularly updating this thread with the WIP.
Great going buddy.All the best for this restoration.Dying to see the final shots
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Absolutely! Polly sir I appreciate the detailed restoration and detailed updation of the process. I am sure this must be an inspiration & guide to someone somewhere.

I have a doubt polly sir what if threre is a need for a patch work or welding to be done?

Wishing you all the best!
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no problem patch work and welding on new parts can be done quite easily just a s any other metal but temperatures have to be lower.and its much easier to grind the residue off !!
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