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Land Rovers => Australian Series 2 & 2A => Topic started by: AGAS 5 on March 11, 2015, 09:03:31 AM

Title: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on March 11, 2015, 09:03:31 AM
1964 S2A SWB, ARN 113-300 VTF

Name:  thiếu nư  (Missy)

Census: 6005
Chassis: 24305454B
Engine: 25242705H
Delivered: VIC
Disposal: 6 Oct 77

Engine is from 113-974
Vic. Sold off on R.T.A.?
Appears in Vietnam MP Reports (Accidents, stolen etc), 1970-71.
Disposal: 3 Mar 72

Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on March 11, 2015, 09:21:16 AM
Things done in past 14 months, as time allows:

Updated 18 Jul 15

fit bows & canopy 👍
1ATF TAC sign👍
Hex screw on wipers 👍
fit w/screen spray switch to main dash👍
paint Aux panel👍
relocate trip switch onto main dash👍
rear seat cushion straps👍
front seat cushion straps 👍
fit new door hinge bolts 👍
Tac Sign 6 RAR - white 60 on red backing.👍
wrong wiper blade arms 👍
re-lube & fit NOS wiper motor 👍
horn not working👍
fit rear tailgate rubber 👍
fit new door rubber 👍
engine oil/filter not changed 👍
dash switch not working👍
radiator u/s. Recondition & fit 👍
exhaust leaking badly below manifold join 👍
brake line leaking at joint on chassis 👍
Wire in/fit Aux panel 👍
uni joints not lubricated 👍
passenger side rear axle seal 👍
Front crank seal leaking 👍
front uni u/s 👍
brake resevoir incorrectly fitted 👍
brake lines vic resevoir incorrectly routed 👍
New fuel pump 👍
New carby 👍
Choke fixed 👍
New electronic distro 👍
New coil 👍
New plugs/leads 👍
Treat/reseal both fuel tanks 👍
New door tops painted 👍
Fit glass & lock to new door tops 👍

Things to do:

fuel gauge not working
blackout switch not working
paint centre guage/ignition bezzle
tidy up wiring harness (75% complete)
hand throttle not connected
gear box 1st gear too noisy
Wire up trailer plug
Rear seat frame straps
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on March 22, 2015, 06:43:22 PM
As purchased.... masquerading as a S3 Game.  Chassis, firewall, brush guard and running gear remain original ex-military.


Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on March 22, 2015, 06:45:09 PM
The strip down  (images copyright Ian Williams)
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on March 22, 2015, 07:34:34 PM
More strip down  (images copyright Ian Williams)
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on March 22, 2015, 07:40:59 PM
More strip down  (images copyright Ian Williams)
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on March 22, 2015, 07:44:56 PM
The clean up... see I did some work too !!    (images copyright Ian Williams)

Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on April 07, 2015, 07:48:38 PM
oh that firewall  :o     (images copyright Ian Williams)
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: juddy on April 07, 2015, 09:31:15 PM
Did you put in new footwells?
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on April 07, 2015, 10:28:09 PM
Yep. I believe Ian fabricated them using Dennis's technique for the creases. There was a how to thread way back.... maybe in our archive on AULRO.

Pete
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on July 14, 2015, 03:10:33 PM
Jobs completed updated @ 14 Jul. New fuel pump, carby, distro, coil etc.

Sorta spent my tax money in advance  ;D

Cheers.
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on July 14, 2015, 03:29:08 PM
Oops, nearly forgot. New door tops have been converted from S3 to S2A standard and are painted. Just need to fit glass & window locks when I get a chance.

Cheers,
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on July 18, 2015, 06:11:56 PM
The new door tops are done. Those locks look great Scott - thank you  :)

Now all I need is my shorty back !

Cheers
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on November 16, 2015, 06:24:06 PM
Out and about embedding the brake shoes....

Dammed roadworthies !! how's a fifty year old vehicle design supposed to pass a modern decelerometer test thingie !!  The whole brake system is new too !! gosh dang it !!

Anyways.... I took the drums and shoes into a specialist today and hopefully having the shoes radial ground will fix things.... hmmm.....

Pete

p.s.  what a beast !!  lol

Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: Ellard on November 17, 2015, 05:07:46 PM


Hi there

One very smick SWB - well done and thanks for sharing

All the best

Wayne
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: mike_k on November 17, 2015, 07:43:04 PM
Looking good Pete,

Makes all those hours of work worth it.

A very big transformation!
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: Philthy on November 17, 2015, 10:20:42 PM
Congratulations Peter great work and a great save.


You can always bed those brakes in on the way to the Corowa!

Enjoy.
 ;)
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: FFRMAN on November 17, 2015, 11:00:08 PM
Very nice. The more series stuff on here the better!
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: Mick on November 18, 2015, 09:15:46 AM

Could not agree more. Top job and great to see another series Rover back to its former glory. 👍😂
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on November 18, 2015, 09:31:41 AM
Thanks guys, much appreciated  :)

Pete
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on February 20, 2017, 07:56:40 AM
All registered and ready for Corowa.

Many, many thanks to Ian, John, Ricky and Garry. My dream could not have been realised without them.

Cheers.
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: mike_k on February 20, 2017, 08:29:04 AM
Looking forward to seeing her Pete,

What was the final fix for the brakes?

Cheers,
Mike.
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on February 20, 2017, 09:12:26 AM
The PBR remote booster did the trick. She pulls up very, very well... thinking about seat belts now :)

Cheers.
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: Mick on February 20, 2017, 11:15:34 AM
Great work Pete,
 How did you overcome the brake issue? Was a booster the trick ?

I replaced the brakes on my shorty which didn't result in much improvement.

Hoping to see her at Corowa and heaps of shorties there next year.

Enjoy her Pete, great job 👍
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on February 20, 2017, 11:52:09 AM
Yep, mainly the booster.  All to pass the decelerometer test, which is designed for more moden vehicles and not a 54 year old landy with no booster and over sized wheels....

Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on February 25, 2017, 08:22:11 PM
Ya not meant to say oops when you drain the gearbox  :o

Oh well....   
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: dugite on February 25, 2017, 09:55:46 PM
hmm.... some would say better now than later ....

did you have any clues ?
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on February 26, 2017, 04:31:39 AM
Lay shaft bearing is the educated guess. It has to come out for a rebuild regardless.

The transfer case was going to be done soonish anyway.... its getting an Ashcroft kit put in. I'll get both done at the same time.

Cheers
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: fc101 on February 26, 2017, 09:34:43 AM
Now we know what the sound in that gearbox was  :(    Thankfully changing bearings in those boxes is not difficult.

Garry
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on February 26, 2017, 01:03:44 PM
Hi Garry, only about 1500 miles on that gearbox. Not bad aye !

I think that just goes to show how fickle the design can be... 100k miles without fault or a 1000 or so then bang.

Attached is a pic of the type of bearing those rollers came out of.

Cheers.
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: Mick on February 26, 2017, 02:43:46 PM
Hi Pete,

Sorry to hear about the set back. What are your chances of making Corowa this year ?

At least the bright side is if you don't get missy up now she'll be a sure thing for 2018.

Good luck with the repair.

Cheers,

Mick
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on February 26, 2017, 02:50:32 PM
Hi Mick, I'll be there in the Defender.... at least its got aircon  ;D

 :D
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on March 05, 2017, 06:04:03 AM
While the gearbox is being done, I'll get the transfer case done as well... but with these nice new gear sets and cover plate ;D

Thanks Mr Ashcroft and Mr Rovercraft :)

Cheers.
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: Mick on March 05, 2017, 12:36:38 PM
Hey Pete,

As a matter of interest, what is a gear box and T case overhaul worth ?

She'll be good for another generation or two I'm sure.

Cheers,

Mick
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on March 05, 2017, 12:58:49 PM
I'll find out when she goes in Mick.  That gear set is the Ashcroft 'high speed' kit. It's $401 delivered, but doesn't include the bearings. Add to this the cost of labour and I believe my transfer case will need a little machining as well.

Oh... I'm not sure if that new GST thingie is in place yet for below $1K imports ? If so, then add $40 to the cost of the Ashcroft kit.

A WAG at the moment is $1200-1500 for the transfer case. The gearbox will depend on what damage was done by that crap bearing....

Cheers.
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: Mick on March 05, 2017, 03:54:40 PM
 Thanks Pete,

I'd be interested to know end cost.

She'll be like new when she's all done.

Good luck 👍
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on October 17, 2017, 07:52:14 PM
Santa delivered a present !

Bottom two photos are for reference.... Iím still undecided on location
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: Carzee on October 18, 2017, 09:19:13 AM
I vote for the front guard. Great markings on the item. Whats the source of it, unit museum?
Also where and when is that bottom photo taken. The trailer is interesting to say the least.
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: Mick on October 18, 2017, 10:52:11 PM
Hi Pete,

For all its worth I like the rear mount and it doesn't interfere with the tool brackets .

Looking forward to seeing the finished job.

Good luck

Mick
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on October 21, 2017, 07:22:25 AM
Hi Pete,

For all its worth I like the rear mount and it doesn't interfere with the tool brackets .

Looking forward to seeing the finished job.

Good luck

Mick

I think youíre right Mick. Thereís also a bit of weight in it and could cause a few fatigue issues with the guard.

Cheers
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on March 03, 2020, 10:05:46 AM
Ready for Corowa  ;D
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: dugite on March 03, 2020, 11:50:22 AM
Lookin' good

Thanks for posting Pete :)
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: mike_k on March 03, 2020, 01:06:22 PM
Looking forward to seeing it Pete!

Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: STDDIVER on March 03, 2020, 02:42:14 PM
What a great vehicle and restoration - well done - motivating.......

Frank
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on March 03, 2020, 04:56:51 PM
Thanks everyone.  Don't look too close, there's a few things that need to be redone  :-\

But she never ceases to give me a grin when I go for a drive  ;D
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: Mick on March 04, 2020, 07:01:45 AM
It looks terrific Pete,

Looking forward to seeing her in the flesh.

Great work , well done that man.

Hope you'll be wearing a set of period correct Green's to finish her off 😂
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on March 07, 2020, 08:48:11 AM
Nah, not sure about the uniform.... that's what I wear most days of the year as it is  8)

Perhaps our alternate dress.... RM Williams  :D

The Shorty is all packed. Can't wait to hit the road.
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on March 25, 2020, 08:09:51 PM
A pic from a couple weeks ago, somewhere near Tarcutta.
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: AGAS 5 on April 14, 2020, 09:13:14 PM
A genuine Zenith carb to go on the Shorty.  I had it professionally restored by Pro Carb Tasmania.

 
Title: Re: 113-300
Post by: Murray Mk4 Inter on April 16, 2020, 03:54:51 PM
Very nice job on the carby. Handy to know somewhere in Tassie does this work.