Registry of Ex Military Land Rovers

Vehicle Variants => 106 MM RCL, aka The Gunbuggy => Topic started by: DennisM on June 24, 2015, 06:44:13 PM

Title: A carburetor rebuild for 112-655
Post by: DennisM on June 24, 2015, 06:44:13 PM
I dropped this item off last week and picked it up this afternoon
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/DJM110088/IMG_4067_zpss7tbycgc.jpg)
it will form the basis for a carburetor rebuild for the gunbuggy this vehicle
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/Jailbirds002_zps1f090d9a.jpg)
that image was taken in 2005 inside the quadrangle @ 'Maitland goal', not too many Land Rovers have had that photo opportunity LOL, anyway wish me luck  LOL cheers Dennis  ;)
Title: Re: A carburetor rebuild for 112-655
Post by: DennisM on June 26, 2015, 11:00:34 AM
From yesterday, I removed the carburetor which is a simple enough job, once you have the bonnet up out of the way
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/DJM110089/IMG_4068_zps1duop4xo.jpg)
here are the tools required to remove the carburetor (if it hasn't been modified by a prev/owner)
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/DJM110089/IMG_4069_zpsqqf0efus.jpg)
then to dismantle it a good blade screwdriver is needed and if your like me the good book close by to refer to as required, I didn't change too many things inside the carburetor as the numbers on the parts did not match what I was going to remove, so all put aside until I can talk to either Murray R (Modern mtrs) or some-one just as knowledgeable, a mad scramble late in the afternoon (storm front dumped 8mm rain) so it was re-assembled in the shed and re-fitted this morning.
 Here is a short clip of the engine running before I adjusted the idle screw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHbR5SOZ0yM
back, and with it raining late yesterday, I don't want to move it across the grass as it will sink into the ground and possibly upset swmbo LOL, anyway when I do move it to road test it I will also road test 172-562 workshop truck, cheers Dennis  :)


Title: Re: A carburetor rebuild for 112-655
Post by: AGAS 5 on June 26, 2015, 11:58:55 AM
Nice one Dennis :) sounds sweet as it is !

On a side note, I noticed the temp gauge sender unit isn't tapped into the top of the thermostat housing. Is that on the 'to do' list, or do you use a different setup ?

Cheers,

Pete
Title: Re: A carburetor rebuild for 112-655
Post by: DennisM on June 26, 2015, 12:36:55 PM
Pete, unless your engine has had a head change (for some reason) the temp sender should be located as shown in this image
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/DJM110090/IMG_4073_zps6lafggvn.jpg)
this is the std setup for ex-mil Land Rovers, cheers mate Dennis  :)
Title: Re: A carburetor rebuild for 112-655
Post by: AGAS 5 on June 26, 2015, 04:34:04 PM
oh  :o

I guess that's what I needed - a reference pic. The spare thermostat housing I have has a sender unit sticking out of where that large bolt head is on yours....

hmmmm.... I'll check the head on the shorty in a few days and see what's there.

Thanks Dennis :)