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Title: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on December 31, 2012, 05:52:32 PM
(http://www.camerajuice.com/dtp/carzeesplace.gif)

Welcome to the virtual shed.

First up I should record my thanks here for so much help - I'm very grateful to some terrific members who have helped me with hard to find bits and handy hints over the years.

Stephen S. (SEQ)
Kevin H. (SEQ)
Alan L. (SA)
John S. (NSW)
Owen R. (NSW)
Ross O. (SA)
Tim D. (SEQ)
Andrew T. (SA)
Dennis M. (NSW)
Graeme D. (NSW)
Mal M. (NSW)
Stephen T. (SEQ)
Stephen D. (NSW)
Richard G. (TAS)
Hilton & Justin & Jye P. (NSW)
Warwick L. (NSW)
Peter H. (NSW)
Brian B. (WA)
Mike C. (USA)
John T. (ACT)
Gary C. (NSW)
Kevin D. (SEQ)
Pedr H. (SA)
Wayne E. (SA)
Hugh D. (SA)
Stuart K. (WA)
Glen H. (SEQ)
Scott N. (VIC)

...and many others.

I should start with a bit of fact finding.

1. No shed. Hmmm.  ::)
We don't have a shed here, we have a carport out the front of the house. 
I hope the neighbours and the rest of the street like looking at old Land-Rover bits.
The floor must be kept clean with no oil stains. Hmmm. ::)
It gets coolish out there when its not summer. Hmmm. ::)

2. Tool box. I have had a look in the tool box, an old footlocker sitting out on the back patio. I think most of the work on parts will be done there. Out there there's a good view of Canberra and a big Aussie flag - we're about a mile from Parliament House, a famous example of neo-Hobbit architecture which presides over the magic pudding cheque books.

I will have to get a shopping list together. We have no trolley jack. No multi-grips. Yes, we have a grinder, a drill, some pliers and some sand paper. And a wire brush. Turns out we still have some half inch drive sockets and some spanners, mostly metric... And there's a hammer, check.

3. The Land-Rover we are getting in a few days is from Jye, REMLR member 312. Its ARN is 114-270, a 1967 Workshop 109in. http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=567.0

We are planning to rent a trailer and move the Landy down here to Canberra from Colo Heights NSW. This weekend coming. I'll be thinking of Chris Clark.
The first bit of bad luck is that Scott can't help.. he'll be in Canberra (as usual at this time of year), for the Summernats (and thats why renting a trailer was not easy either).

One thing about building up a ex-mil Landy nowadays, as compared to out first effort in 1992 with "Castrol", is that there is a ton of info now. Back then we had Stephen Stansfield with "Norma Jean" and Uncle Ho with "Aggie". (see pics attached) And then there was Dennis with his Ambulance. Now there's many more photos and helpful advisors on tap. And its great!

And as well, there's this modern sort of on-line-Ex-mil-Landy-shopping-channel-video-thingy which helped me decide to bite the bullet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72S13O_j3KI

Thx Dennis!

========== After we decided to get "Maya" [ <---- our 109 Landy------ ] we took all of 15 mins to decide on a nickname. That day was Dec 21st, and the world was never gonna be the same according to the TV... and IF the world was gonna get all 'apocalyptic', why not get a Series 2A?

And because of the limitations as listed in the fact finding, obtaining a Landy thats already partly restored was the obvious choice. ============

Currently:
Perentie 110in 1990 FFR 50-257
Series 2A 109in 1966 114-270
Half-ton trailer 1966 101-148

Former Landys: Series 2A 88in 1964 -Castrol, Series 2 88in, Series 109in Stage 1, Series 3 109in, Series 3 88in. 'Grew up with them' is my excuse.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on December 31, 2012, 06:54:48 PM
Hi Ross, here is a better clip, the parade this year (2012)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eet7BeqsoY
cheers Dennis
ps that's if you can see them all being blocked out by the escort vehicle ???
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on December 31, 2012, 07:00:29 PM
Thx Dennis. Happy 2013 to you and Dianne. cheers.

+and what about the $1 zip doc folder thingy I got from the markets yesterday? I'll keep all the receipts and stuff in it.

Oh, and the first item for Maya, from under the Chrissy tree, a brass hand-me-down from Castrol... very important, the badge.


... and I found the online backup for Castrol's old homepage (http://www.camerajuice.com/swb)

Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on December 31, 2012, 07:29:04 PM
I also looked at the other videos of Series 2A, there is a part 1 and part 2 of an official Land-Rover promo film circa '63.
And there is a comment about the good ol' days when mum loaded the kids in the back of the wagon as seen in the video... no belts, no safety seats...

That brings back memories. Here's me and the twins Jo Cooling in the first pic... and in the second, at the AWM, in about 96, the boys were just crawling and in baby seats hanging on the back of the front seats panel facing out back and 'waving' to traffic they watched. We were visiting family in Canberra (driving down from Newcastle) fairly regularly then. Never had a breakdown either.

Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Vixen on December 31, 2012, 08:52:45 PM
Shame you didn't make it known you were after  a landie Ross. I would have sold Castrol back to you if you made a suitable offer  ;) Now...should you fancy a No5..........

I shall watch with interest the resto of Maya  ;D
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 01, 2013, 10:38:05 AM
... classic bit of a 'bugger' moment on my part. they say timing is everything..... :(
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Uncle Ho on January 01, 2013, 09:45:15 PM

G'day Carzee  :)

I remember those pics well, the 3 vehicles were taken at a reveiw at S.E. Qld logistics Bulimba in about 2000,and they were,"Norma Jean"(Ambo) "Aggie"(GS) & "Franken Rover"(W/shop)  and the other one was at Amberley RAAF Base Easter 1996 anniversary airshow (washed out) showing a quite damp Uncle Ho (in Period Uniform) with Aggie and No5 alongside the Caribou we were assigned

cheers
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 01, 2013, 10:17:58 PM
Those pics of Aggie at Amberley always looked great. I even thought of them a few years afterward when we dropped in on a Herc ride Townsville-Richmond. A few of the F-111 were in their bays firing up and making a load of noise.... and it was just SOP...
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 06, 2013, 02:04:58 PM
What a day yesterday. Thx Jye and family for assisting the loading onto the trailer. Very hot day for it. Poor Falcon. Didn't boil up those Putty Road hills or the Hume Hwy hills. Just took it slow and steady. The Falcon did breakdown in the heat - Stevie and I tracked it down: a fuel pipe had fallen off at the fuel filter near the rear axle. No ring clamps for some reason ($). Fixed it with 2 cable ties. I was looking for something related to a very hot donk but mistaken. Upshot was I ended up suffering 2hrs on the roadside in a terrible heat at Marsden Park on the Richmond Road. Home after midnight, all safe. Maya is here. Another load of parts is still up there.

btw, Hilton remembered me from ? 16 years back.
1. Ready to go, Colo
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xckJJL437qY/UOjETPiWQjI/AAAAAAAACO8/a4MG-edhR_I/s1200/aaIMAG0081.jpg)
2. Loaded up in the yard, Colo
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qaSIiyewnFE/UOjESgRbYqI/AAAAAAAACO0/yE_Ph_-m3D8/s1200/aaIMAG0063.jpg)
3. Marulan, chain check
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KLTLspGbipk/UOjEUZENLXI/AAAAAAAACPA/Wp7RZ8bzQwk/s1152/aaIMAG0086.jpg)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: AGAS 5 on January 06, 2013, 02:21:49 PM
Well done mate.  I tell ya, that brings back memories... landy pickups with the AU wagon. It only took me one trip to warp the front rotors  :o

Jeez that's a good find btw !! very good value   :)

Pete
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Jye Maude on January 06, 2013, 02:28:15 PM
Hi Ross
Glad to hear that the chains were fine  ;D
hopefully we will be seeing the Landy on the rd in the years to come.
cheers Jye
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 07, 2013, 09:59:51 AM
Well done mate.  I tell ya, that brings back memories... landy pickups with the AU wagon. It only took me one trip to warp the front rotors  :o

Jeez that's a good find btw !! very good value   :)

Pete

Hi Pete, Happy New Year. Wanna visit/catch up? At the moment I can offer you a cold softdrink if you call round. I'm home all day today/tonight. Back on shift Tues pm.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 07, 2013, 02:28:27 PM
I was going to say that doesn't look like Carzee's carport (or what I imagined it to look like) it looks like Hilton's place but as I read further posts the story came out!

yeah, my post was a bit mangled. I've sorted it.

I wonder if Maya will be running in time for April 25th 2015, the 100th Anniversary?

btw, tomorrow, Jan 8th, its 47 years since Operation Crimp (http://www.remlr.com/anthill.html), 1966.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 18, 2013, 06:26:15 PM
This week I ordered some new stop lights and small bits. Roverparts of feebay has new genuine red knobs for $8 incl post. We'll see.

Maya is going to be putting her "workshop bits" in storage and putting on a rear tub and moonlighting as a General Service, maybe as a convoy escort on ANZAC day. Perhaps.

I have looked at the tray attachments and tub attachments. Very similar to my eyes. Can anyone with actual knowledge of Landy underpants set me straight?

this decision means:

A/ have to put tailgate lower hinges and outside body tabs on rear crossmember
B/ have to get a tailgate
C/ have to get sconecutters and tac holders
D/ GS canvas and hoops... or not...

Firewall at the moment..

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eYd4hdQpkys/UQDlstkUu0I/AAAAAAAACe4/Iu6XhAiXCW0/s1024/firewall-front-bare.jpg)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 18, 2013, 07:42:50 PM
Regarding that job list there.. these 109in drawings from 62 don't show the tailgate bracket mark/measurement. I can take some measurements of the sets of the mount holes I do have to ascertain if the lower tailgate type brackets I have are for that purpose, that they are what I'm thinking they are. Does anyone with a workshop have bolt ons there where a GS would have lower tailgate brackets welded on? UK Lightweights have a bolt on lower tailgate bracket.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ls_qQ_UCJew/UPkJKvLSq3I/AAAAAAAACdM/sZYp4yVXDh0/s1176/109-rear-crossmember-1962.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FSPhkR16G_g/UQDlqJI983I/AAAAAAAACeo/JITP9Kkqgr0/s1400/chassis-lhs-rear.jpg)

+ I have since taken a look at the DLS shop online that sells -peculiarly- a bolt on tailgate bracket set for Defender station wagon owners wanting to fit a tailgate (not a big market I suspect!!). It has two mount bolts on a plate, its strong and it has a LR logo on it.

+ I found the dimensions data for the tailgate bracket placement; it is in the genuine LR Workshop Manual pt2, section J, fig J1-3. The RHD driver's side bracket is 17in (432mm) from chassis center. The passenger side is 15.25in (387mm) from chassis center.

There are already mounting holes at those two positions...
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 19, 2013, 08:42:07 AM
found a new pic I like from the REMLR collection on line at http://www.remlr.com/landycams.html (http://www.remlr.com/landycams.html)

(http://www.remlr.com/photos/lcam/014min39.jpg)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Aussie Jeepster on January 19, 2013, 09:36:11 AM
found a new pic I like from the REMLR collection

(http://www.remlr.com/photos/lcam/014min39.jpg)

It's good to see the wiper motors are a great handle to hold onto. ;D
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 19, 2013, 09:43:51 AM
... and that the spare tyre was traded for a slab or something.  :)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Tommy on January 19, 2013, 01:15:23 PM
found a new pic I like from the REMLR collection

(http://www.remlr.com/photos/lcam/014min39.jpg)

This photo looks like a screenshot taken from a movie/video. If so, which one could it be? I notice that both vehicles do not have ARN plates.

BTW, could that be comedian Glenn Robbins hanging on to the wiper motor ;D
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on January 19, 2013, 03:07:37 PM
'The Odd Angry Shot' loosely based on a few chaps supposedly SASR cheers Dennis
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 19, 2013, 05:48:40 PM
Yeah, they about to drop off the unit mail. Its about 14minutes into the flick.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 19, 2013, 07:12:39 PM
Just lost a post. maybe it was too long.

Anyway, thx, many thx to John for today. It was like a bit of Christmas. Came away with a overflowing little rice burner hatch.

Seats, ex Stg 1 to be fixed, rear GS cushions, one folding seat frame, 2 new Lucas sealed beams.
Bosch coil, gen. int mirror.
Some know how as well. John has a proper rivet set for doing door locks and bonnets etc.
I checked out the tub's underthings and attachments - not so complicated. Front chassis tabs similar to rear. The tailgate bracket will need a bit of custom work.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 21, 2013, 08:26:43 AM
I had a very good chat with Dennis on Sunday too. And talk about phone-a-friend time.. Justin has found a donor chassis to be able to get me the crossmember tailgate brackets.
As a result of the weekend consultations I am realising there's so much to do.

"Par Oneri" is the RACT motto. My grandad was a RASC driver and he always said..

"If its worth doing, its worth doing well."

As a start, I am making a joblist:
1. Trailer more parts from up north, eg engine, panels
2. More enamel on the chassis in places. What is the chassis paint type used so far?
3. Custom work for tailgate brackets
4. Find a 2A 109 rear tub in perfect condition
5. Fit new brake pipes, flex hoses, fixings
6. Front hubs and correct steering linkage, steering tie rod fixes

Number 4 can take months and months -perhaps- but after the great assistance I had finding treasures this last weekend, I have saved a lot of searching time and I am saying 'perfect' as I'm now convinced anything is possible.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: cookey on January 23, 2013, 04:07:10 PM
Hi Carzee,

I may have a suitable tub for you.

You can pm me for a contact number if you wish.

Cookey
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: drifter on January 23, 2013, 10:03:05 PM
Just lost a post. maybe it was too long.

Anyway, thx, many thx to John for today. It was like a bit of Christmas. Came away with a overflowing little rice burner hatch.

Seats, ex Stg 1 to be fixed, rear GS cushions, one folding seat frame, 2 new Lucas sealed beams.
Bosch coil, gen. int mirror.
Some know how as well. John has a proper rivet set for doing door locks and bonnets etc.
I checked out the tub's underthings and attachments - not so complicated. Front chassis tabs similar to rear. The tailgate bracket will need a bit of custom work.

No worries.

The stuff you left behind is back on the shelf but I'll make sure I don't sell it a second time :)

Probably about time I came over and kicked some tyres.

Sing out when you want the engine stand and then when you want the engine crane.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: drifter on January 23, 2013, 10:14:12 PM
and.... because I didn't have it tagged, labelled and inventoried I forgot... I have a hand throttle assembly here if you are interested, too.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Uncle Ho on January 25, 2013, 08:37:53 PM
G'day Carzee  :)

Well I can help with some part numbers for the flexible hoses you need,genuine LR part number for,Clutch,Front x2 and Rear x1 is RTC-3353  ;D that No should still be current as it is common to several vehicle types in UK/Rover/LRA.

When the raised chassis was first designed for D/\D one requirement was that most mods were variations of Std, so the front long hoses were rear (diff) hoses, and the clutch was the same,they were originally different P/No's but with rationisation in the 90's went to one common part No RTC-3353  ;)

All early S2's (without the chassis lift) used standard off the shelf hoses.

BTW. that wire cutter in that pic is incorrect, it should be mounted on the LH outer brush bar upright, with a strengthening bar back to the LH windscreen hing bolt and also have a bolt or cut close to the top to snag the wire  ;) as described by my RAEME friend Rob M (similar pics in LR's in Vietnam in REMLR archives pics) quite often they consisted of 2 clamped or welded star stakes of which there were many,particulary down the sides of the "Vung-Tau mine store"

cheers
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: FFRMAN on January 25, 2013, 09:38:55 PM


BTW. that wire cutter in that pic is incorrect, it should be mounted on the LH outer brush bar upright, with a strengthening bar back to the LH windscreen hing bolt and also have a bolt or cut close to the top to snag the wire  ;) as described by my RAEME friend Rob M (similar pics in LR's in Vietnam in REMLR archives pics) quite often they consisted of 2 clamped or welded star stakes of which there were many,particulary down the sides of the "Vung-Tau mine store"

cheers

This is at Bandianna

Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 27, 2013, 12:32:12 PM
Thanks for having that photo. Looks very 'pro' and not too difficult to have as a Parade Only attachment. A few bolts and its off.I had a brushguard (many moons ago) that had a series of holes down the flat side and I found another. I always thought some fisherman had had some gadget mounted there.

[I should mention I'm on a temporary computer today. Aust day evening here we had a good storm. Very pyrotechnic. Very close strike (200m) nearly blew the roof tiles off around here. Wrecjed my PC connection. The burnt- house- roof- next- door escaped damage from the rain courtesy of the tarps; been a month now, still no rebuild commencement.]
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on January 27, 2013, 03:47:21 PM
I have got this number underway for you Ross, it's a turn sig/switch, I dismantled a couple of them, taking what I considered to be the best of them
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1096.jpg)
I have tested the circuits and all work OK, if the weather clears I will grit blast it and etch prime it, re-assemble waiting for a top coat of paint, you will have to paint what colour you deem, anyway cheers Dennis
ps have found a box and have started putting items away for you,,. and we are not using the wiring shown in the image either, it was US.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Wash00 on January 27, 2013, 06:33:01 PM
I was going to say that doesn't look like Carzee's carport (or what I imagined it to look like) it looks like Hilton's place but as I read further posts the story came out!

Thanks for the pics.

Diana

And I was up at Hilton's over Xmas and he didn't even show me it.  Did put an order in for a Stop/Parking/Numberplate light and holder with Justin just before he left.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on January 28, 2013, 05:17:57 PM
Ross this is how I overcame the issue with the double row Ck/pulley, it was fitted with a Speedi-Sleeve, I couldn't work out how to email them, so here they are
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/Speedisleevefit001.jpg)
that image shows the sleeve, but the tool to apply is too short in this case, I got around it by using an old distance piece off a stub axle, + my Land Rover (LOL) special tool
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/Speedisleevefit002.jpg)
this image shows it in position on the pulley
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/Speedisleevefit003.jpg)
this image shows it installed etc
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/Speedisleevefit005.jpg)
hope thats of some help, cheers Dennis


Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on January 29, 2013, 05:38:50 PM
Ross, here is your Tex-Magna-lite, it has been grit blasted & etch primed
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1098.jpg)
here's an image all back together, just needs a top coat
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1099.jpg)
cost $NIX cheers mate Dennis ;)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 29, 2013, 07:53:53 PM
Wow, thanks Dennis. Fantastic stuff. It'll come up like new. Can't wait to try some painting.

I have the weekend off so I'm planning to visit in the Ford, the Lil' Dog. I am going to visit Cookey and Hilton's too (if everything falls in place).

Today I checked out Maya's brake line 5 way point and the installed pressure switch (looks like a NOS made in england one), loom wire sources and the chassis side engine mounts - for a moment I thought they had been modded to suit the GMH lumps. But they are original, good/lucky.
Everyday a little bit at a time, thats the SOP.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on January 31, 2013, 03:50:48 PM
Rocking right along (with 60's background music) I was thinking early this morning like 0430hrs, what have you got n what haven't you got for your project, so I got into my supply of 2BA stuff, worked out what was needed for the dash, I came up with the correct amount n type of 2BA pan head screws, washers/spring washers & hex nuts, + large self threading screw that holds the map light panel and two for the BWD plate.
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1101.jpg)
I ran a 2BA tap/die over the threads, I like things to do up with my fingers, not be a battle to do them up, then ran up the compressor and grit blasted them all,
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1102.jpg)
any burrs on the heads were dressed/filed. I have a tin of 'Yellow Burst' that I have always painted my BWD's with, but it didn't want to work, but with a little heat etc it is now working
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1103.jpg)
later I will flip it over and double coat the front, and stencil it with a 3" high No3, cheers Dennis



Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on January 31, 2013, 04:19:57 PM
And a short time later, I flipped over (very carefully) the BWD placed it on the plastic lid of the spray can then sprayed the front, at this stage it has only 1 coat of yellow
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1104.jpg)
the washers that fit under the wing, were given a coat of flat black, this side of the washer will fit against the aluminium, having them painted helps stop electrolysis
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1105.jpg)
it does look like a small monkey face LOL, next the 2 x 2BA pan head screws got their first coat of yellow
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1106.jpg)
maybe later I can give them all another coat of Yellow, with the heat we are having it could be possible, cheers Dennis
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 31, 2013, 05:38:29 PM
 :) Dennis you are amazing!! Hard to put this into words on a post, thank you thank you very much. The BWC up front will look really great. I remember the early troubles painting the BWCs about 98/99 and keeping it looking good. Your paint has stayed looking good, while the stuff I tried went powdery and some rust came thru. The BWC metal is so different to other bodywork metal. Thx also for the fixings: I can see those screws n nuts (for the dash) and I know I'm missing those. Fantastic that you found some.

Red letter day so far. Go selected for a Cert IV TAFE course, paid the hours too, one of only 12 spots. Came home and saw some packages: Stoplights and a pair of tailgate hangers arrived from Justin. Tac brackets arrived from Tasmania (the big tinny apparently runs to Tazzy fairly regular nowadays). took 2 days. Pretty fast.

I hope its not a rainy weekend coming up.  :)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: navigation on January 31, 2013, 08:32:42 PM
I enjoyed looking through your shed. It brought back memories of my rebuild.

Oddly enough, it also gave me a bit of a shudder.  ;D
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on January 31, 2013, 10:55:08 PM
Thx Navvy, here's the BWC yellow disc on Castrol, a rebuild using a hot galvanised firewall I did years back. The years ago bit gave me a shudder too.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mmd7n3CpfTk/TeGcZ3ijyjI/AAAAAAAABHk/cUwEc3Xk7Cw/s1024/atlr_88gs_6big.jpg)

Also, that pic reminds me --I have got a pair of brand new Lucas sealed beams from John (drifter).
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on February 01, 2013, 08:30:32 AM
Ross, we can't drive in that location now, as it's a golf course??!! LOL true. Anyway I had to make something for the good wife, she has Bonsai plants, and her small watering can was rolling all small rocks off her trees, so I got a small funnel, cut a coke can base down drilled heaps of holes, yah it works
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1109.jpg)
I learnt a long time ago, do the little jobs asap n get back into the more important ones LOL
Here is the BWD with it's mask in place and sprayed 'flat black'
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1107.jpg)
about 10 minutes later I removed the mask to reveal it
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1108.jpg)
it pays not to leave the mask on the surface for too long as the adhesive on the mask could bleed into the paint, with disasterous results, been there done that.
I was pleasantly surprised as I had these masks made way back in 1999 ;D, anyway off to mow etc cheers Dennis
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on February 01, 2013, 04:09:50 PM
Just helping Ross along here, I don't know what he has or doesn't have with his 109, so I bit the bullet and did a few more things today. Tub fittings usually go walkabout or get damaged in some way, so a quick look through my stock of bits and I came up with the goods, 2BA tap n die run over the threads, everything needed grit blasting so thats what it got
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1111_zps630d2b13.jpg)
the inside of my filthy cabinet, some little time later they had been etch primed
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1113_zpsea999c40.jpg)
Again my mind switched to what has he got???, so I found 8 of the speed bolts etc that hold the wings to the bulkhead, a quick hit on the wire wheel to remove the crap, then into the grit blasting cabinet, ?? somewhere along the line I lost one whole nut n bolt assembly??, I'm not sure if it fell through the mesh in the grit blasting cabinet, I did have a feel for it, but no luck, so who know's where it ended up
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1115_zpsd89a2e39.jpg)
so Ross may need to find one if he doesn't have them.
I remember seeing a image of his 109 and it appeared to be missing wheel nuts, so I found 13 of them, set them up and ran the 9/16"BSF tap through them
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1112_zps154a44e1.jpg)
 a little while later they had all been done and cleaned on the wire wheel
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1114_zps5837e622.jpg)
it's pouring rain here ATM, Ross rang a while ago, he is coming here Sunday morning to pick up a multitude of items, anyway cheers Dennis
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Minikeg on February 01, 2013, 05:43:48 PM
love it!
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on February 03, 2013, 09:36:53 AM
Bagged n tagged these items this morning
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1121_zpsab5f6f30.jpg)
as for any one starting a restoration on a Series Land Rover, there is a bewildering array of nuts n bolts/screws/rivets etc etc, anyway to give Ross a head start I bagged n tagged them, he will be OK as long as he remembers where he puts them LOL.
On one of the tags, I wrote he was missing a electrical earth point (earth off the steering shaft cover, inside engine bay), well I looked hi n lo for one, I couldn't find one so I made one from a broken switch
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1122_zps4e970429.jpg)
about 5 drill sizes later (number drills) I had it at a clearance size for 2BA, I did expect it to snap off or twist off in the drill, anyway Ross has rang and will be here in a few hours, cheers Dennis
ps hope he has a big trailer,,.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 04, 2013, 12:28:53 PM
 :) :D ;D :) :D ;D

Well didn't we have a good day the day we went to Cookey's, Hilton's and Dennis'. Filled the car and trailer up. Its now unloaded and sorted, except the engine.

Where to start with all the thanks! We were really on the receiving end of the wonderful REMLR fraternity and the helping hands of experts.

First off Cookey put us up Friday night so we could get going early Saturday to see his collection after brekky etc. And what a collection of stories and info too. Wow. Also, Cookey has a fantastic bit of kit in his front brake mod; a world class mod in my opinion. I had a go in the Series 3 FFR that has the discs up front and I'm sold on it. Absolutely pro job there. Cookey mentioned he may take it to Corowa, stay tuned on that.

At Cookey's we found some treasures and an especially big thanks to Cookey for helping us with a 2A GS rear tub etc etc etc. The Acco GS is very impressive and brought back memories. On the way to Cookey's Collection we took a drive thru the old Ingleburn camp and Moorebank environs. I can't wait to get back up there in a few weekends and start the work for the tub and bits like fuel tanks. I could spend a week there easily -- and just live on BBQ bunnies.

At Hilton's up the Colo we met up with the trailer and family from Newie and we loaded up the engine and other bits of Maya. I have the trailer now, Castrol's first trailer, a normal looking tariler built on falcon wheels. It was up in Newie for the last decade and well taken care of. Lucky it was a gal trailer! It does need some wiring repairs...

Again, no rain at Hiltons, luckily. So different to the visit a month back. It took a while to load the trailer. The 2.25 engine looks great. Incidentally we quickly checked (using the REMLR lists on a mobile phone) that its not the original one. The ARN lists must help many members in many ways. Best thing we ever got going, for sure. Hilton has a lot of gear for sale and he is very helpful. Be seeing him again soon. Thanks Hilton..

We got going about 3pm and went up the Putty road and thru the vineyards to Mum and Pete's for a Saturday evening dinner and sleepover. It Was A Very Good Day.

Sunday morning we went to Scott's in Shortland to look over his recent work on his Series III SWB. The battery was flat, oh well. Still there was no rain, we definitely picked a great weekend for this trip.

After that we headed on over to Dennis' Depot in Cessnock and loaded up a lot of great bits - thanks a lot Dennis for all the goodies, like Santa as I said. Got some tech lessons on know how with machinery and caught up on the Landy in The Rubic Cube and checked the LRPV etc that I hadn't ever clapped eyes on. Its fantastic.

At Dennis' we got the BWD, the Tex Magna-Lite, the wheel nuts, the Protec paint, the dash fastners, the hand throttle, the gearstick, the special captive bits for the side of the radiator panel and under the back of the mudguards, so much other stuff I can't think of. All of them are as new ready for paint and fitting. ...and mustn't forget the lunch too, taa Dianne.

I owe Dennis many favours, hell, I owe Cookey and John and Richard and ...a lot of people a lot of favours and we're only 6 weeks into our time as REMLR retreads. :)

ps; driving home on the M7 we had a long chat with someone in Adelaide about a Guitar Amp I'm selling. All my ducks definitely got in a row this weekend for sure. :)

Still smiling as I type this...
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: cookey on February 04, 2013, 06:33:59 PM
Hi Ross,
glad that you made it home ok, I guess lil' dog made it without any problems. Did you have much weight in the trailer?  I worry about trailers when they have been sitting for ages----tyres, wheel bearings, etc.  See lots of them beside the road in all sorts of trouble.

I'm off to Tweed, Lismore, Kyogle tonight.  Hope the roads are all open :-\

Your company was a pleasure on the weekend, look forward to seeing you again soon....... ;)

Cookey

Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Minikeg on February 04, 2013, 11:25:03 PM
Trailer was used regularly enough & I replaced the tyres a year back (well with used ones when i kicked them off my car..)

So.. will Maya be going for Anzac day??! I see no problems with this happening ;-) haha
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 05, 2013, 09:30:42 AM
Maybe ready for ANZAC Day in 2015, the 100th, maybe. And then 50th annversary of Long Tan in 2016....

In 2017 Maya will be 50, and just typing that I suddenly realised that 1963 88in GS Landys are 50 this year... there should be a big birthday cake at Cessnock in 2013 because the gunbuggy and one or two others would be a similar age.

Just went and checked: June 63 birthdays - Dinty (gunbuggy), Chloe (GS), Wee-Wullie (GS), so we better start finding a load of candles.  50!
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on February 05, 2013, 03:30:48 PM
Wink wink nudge, it's been 12 years since this event, when the 'then' Army adopted the S2A
(http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_1124_zps4dcfe0be.jpg)
cheers Dennis ;) 8)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 06, 2013, 04:06:33 PM
 8)

...I'll still have the sticker you did to commemorate the 40th of the Army 2A for Corowa 2003 ... a decade ago.... and here's also a sticker from last century... :)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-2Gk0g0gTDbY/URHjNZKbAQI/AAAAAAAACgQ/hkRBwpLW8D8/s512/stickers.jpg)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 14, 2013, 08:37:36 PM
 :) :) :)

Hey Dennis, while we're here in nostalgia-land I have just sorted out a corner of the net for the old website where things got started around 96-97-98 (a bit of REMLR nostalgia definitely). I have read the "History of REMLR" bit on one of the current REMLR pages and this does add some more detail to say the least.

Castrol's old homepage (http://www.camerajuice.com/swb)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Phoenix on February 15, 2013, 09:37:40 AM
I've not seen that one for a while!!

You know I think a copy of that is still on REMLR website here http://www.remlr.com/Archive/swb/
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on February 15, 2013, 02:56:33 PM
Day 2 of your annual leave, have you any progress to report on!!! LOL Dennis
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 15, 2013, 06:23:02 PM
Day 2. Here you go. If you can't sleep just try reading this...

Toured in-laws new apartment. Helping move stuff this weekend and others on and off over next 8 weeks. That job plus the journey up to Cookey's next w'end means the trailer has to be less hasslely -- hence I did 3 hours or so on the trailer: Tail lights getting a clean out, fix up bad stops etc. Also got the bolt for the jockey leg bracket bodgyed-up with a few hammer blows so it works (well, works better at any rate). Got rid of the dead 15in falcon tyres/wheels and put on a set of 16in ford wheels with proper tread. (Spare 16s for the falcon I got cheap from a retiring ex-taxi driver). I used some of that thread-lube goop you gave me to restore the wheel stud threads and nuts. They are out in the weather fulltime so its no wonder they give trouble. Now they will be okay for a few years. My hands were black, graphite black.

Organised the family's engine crane for getting that donk off the trailer tomorrow. Found a half size pallet to put it on. Cleaned out the bottom of a footlocker so I can stash parts in it. It was caked with the leaked contents of various oils, brake fluids etc. A mess that took an hour. Its been bugging me for 2 years or so... I still have 4 metal footlockers.

Also, Stevie is w/dry sanding the tac plate holder extender for under the front b/out lamp. Good item to practice and learn on. Gave him a 20min driving lesson. Tried to explain double-clutching. Went to repco, brought some prep cleaner and a can of epoxy etch primer for tommorow's paint of that item.

Last night I sold a rack amp on feebay. Spent that money on a set of new doors. And a under-centre-seat tool box.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 15, 2013, 06:33:59 PM
oh, i also spoke with Hilton, he's sending down a brake fluid tin and a battery/airbath drum base that bolts onto the battery pad.

Also, Hilton said he has no old style radiators left. Or steer wheels. He is doing me a deal and keeping the WS rear tray.

Also I learned this week not to tilt a 4 stroke mower. At work. A Bunnings chinese Briggs-Straton. Seems you can only play rough with 2 strokes.

Also I learned you never ever use a torque wrench to untighten a nut or bolt, only ever tighten with them.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Minikeg on February 15, 2013, 08:02:41 PM
Castrol's old homepage (http://www.camerajuice.com/swb)


Loving this quote

The new fangled things such as email and digital pictures brought home to us how the internet can be a worthwhile accessory for Land-Rover restorers on the hunt for accurate details of fittings etc...
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 16, 2013, 12:07:41 AM
Found these on your fb...

Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 16, 2013, 06:53:52 PM
John and Donna called over today and he has lent us a pair of new axle stands --  and he brought over the goodies leftover from last month's visit, such as the UHF radio and Inox.

I have used the stands already - on the back axle. I just removed the rear wheels and checked out the 11in drums. There are no grub screws to be seen. All the shoes are good, wheel cyls good. Rubbers good, looks like a fresh kit was fitted. Nothing else new, but nothing looks stuffed either. Some wear on the drum surface but the grooves are smallish. The hub studs all work ok, none loose, none are cross threaded.

Also I sanded the gearstick for the first coat of etch paint. I fixed that burr on the knob thread. Stevie sanded some more and then put a etch coat on the tac holder spacer from Scott in Ballarat. This is his first lesson/exercise in prep work (starting with the small stuff...)

I like this weather and I like getting stuff done.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Minikeg on February 16, 2013, 10:31:41 PM
Careful preparation is the foundation of any good paint job
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 17, 2013, 10:25:34 PM
Good prep and good gear...

Today's activity - Bruce and I retrieved the family engine crane from Ainslie. The crane is big, Cummins big. It just manages to fit in the box trailer with the legs at minimum extension... and also he brought over the family engine stand and a short lifting chain. It bolts to the block where the flywheel housing goes so Bruce and I took the housing off. Main seal looks new... but this donk has got to to be dismantled & inspected as I can see a load of old mud in one of the exhaust chambers/outlets.

Its not on the stand quite yet, waiting on me going to the shops and finding some long bolts that match the fine thread of the block.

Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on February 18, 2013, 06:25:05 PM
The said bolts would be 3/8"UNF x the length you need, cheers Dennis :)
ps but you most likely know that by now LOL,,. ;)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 18, 2013, 10:04:33 PM
The engine is on the stand. The engine is on the stand.
Sounds like a secret squirrel pass code.

Also, around dinner time... the cummins crane has left the house and its back whence it came.
I got some 5in long 3/8 UNFs which I also tried on the front dumbirons -  perfect. So when they are finished doing the stand job... expensive things. While i was there at the bolt shop i got some little 'uns for the 5 rear tub tabs etc.

 TAFE all day 2mrw.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5QWNVpzjSaU/USIQBi-Z2PI/AAAAAAAAChM/_n5kR5h0-3g/s720/DSC01208x1200.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fazk6Mgio3E/USIQOZ7AYZI/AAAAAAAAChU/vfX0OzwZ9Xo/s800/DSC01204x1200.jpg)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 24, 2013, 03:07:30 PM
This week was busy. Then there was yesterday, Saturday, in the rain...

Stevie and I left in the Falcon before first light and drove up to Cookey's. Arrived 8.30 in the drizzle. We and spent the whole rainy day there with Cookey. Scotty came down and arrived at Cookey's to help remove the rear GS tub from a donor 69 GS that Cookey selected. ARN 176-610 it turns out.
We got home -still in torrents of rain- at 11pm, at least the Falcon and the GS tub got jet-washed all the way home. No Falcon dramas on the trip this time.

It was a bigs days effort, and a fiddly job. I want to thank the boys for their work but especially I want to thank Cookey for his work and his generosity with time and experience. We owe Cookey a day on his Stg1 restoration. I think Cookey got the brush guard and bumper off in the time it took us to get most of the drivers floor bolts etc, then he got the passenger side floor and box undone too. Scotty and Stevie did a tag team thing on the rear cross-member fixings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLuxKkJeQ7Y

At length we loaded the trailer and wagon and headed home with nearly everything GS except scone cutters and a drivers mudguard. Hoops, bonnet, front bar, D tow points, diff light, the list goes on.

I used a box trailer. On the trailer I tied a steel frame for a long table. I had removed the wooden top. We roped the table framework and covered it with old carpet for padding. All 4 of us lifted the tub up onto the table frame then Cookey tied it down. This meant the tub was clear of the trailer mudguards etc. The GS tub and the trailer are roughly the same length and width. Under the tub and frame we stashed the other parts. Worked okay.

Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on February 24, 2013, 06:57:29 PM
Gee, I hate that, LOL "Carzee's Rent a Crowd" LOL, something similar happens up in Qld at the "Ho Har's place LOL, nice to hear ??the rain on the roof, I spent a hectic 2 daze at one of my many places of work :'( :'(, I could have removed one if cookey's Inter;s while you had him occupied LOL, anyway cheers Dennis ;)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Minikeg on February 24, 2013, 08:00:15 PM
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/IMAG2787.jpg)

Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: drifter on February 24, 2013, 09:52:30 PM
Man, I would enjoy a shed that size! It was raining so consistently today I had to make some room in the garage to poke the front end of the Stage 1 in to do some stuff on it. A shed like that would be awesome.

You must nearly have enough parts to start putting stuff together now...
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: fc101 on February 24, 2013, 10:04:13 PM
What put the lounge back in the lounge room and the fridge back in the kitchen  ;D
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: drifter on February 24, 2013, 10:42:28 PM
What put the lounge back in the lounge room and the fridge back in the kitchen  ;D

Hell no.

A man's gotta have a few comforts in the shed.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 25, 2013, 08:39:37 AM
snip--- :'(, I could have removed one if cookey's Inters while you had him occupied LOL, anyway cheers Dennis ;)

We'd all have noticed the Inter's tyre ruts thru the mud outside the door if you took one out... the Falcon easy would bottom out on a Inter mud rut! :)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 25, 2013, 08:46:31 AM
I hope you all liked the surveillance video from Stevie. There's enough for a box set one day.

Thx for the photo in traffic/rain Scotty. Explains the trailer well.

Man, I would enjoy a shed that size! It was raining so consistently today I had to make some room in the garage to poke the front end of the Stage 1 in to do some stuff on it. A shed like that would be awesome.

You must nearly have enough parts to start putting stuff together now...

Everyone would like a shed like Cookeys. Amazing history there. And rain rain rain - might get in some game fishing in Lake George soon. And parts... main thing we're hunting now is the inside stiffner sheets for the guards and a drivers guard that isn't cracked etc.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on February 25, 2013, 05:08:11 PM
What do you mean by 'stiffening sheets??' do you mean the steel tie bars that attach to the edges of the tub<<>>to the underside of the tub?? Please explain?? LOL cheers Dennis
ps do you know if Scott got my cryptic message re part on ebay???
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: drifter on February 25, 2013, 05:23:39 PM
What do you mean by 'stiffening sheets??' do you mean the steel tie bars that attach to the edges of the tub<<>>to the underside of the tub?? Please explain?? LOL cheers Dennis
ps do you know if Scott got my cryptic message re part on ebay???

Maybe those inner bits of metal that stop the crap from the tyres coating the steering box? Or did those only come in on the newer models?
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: drifter on February 25, 2013, 05:25:21 PM
<snip>


.. might get in some game fishing in Lake George soon.

Just remember - it's tag and release only.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 25, 2013, 08:50:51 PM
Just remember - it's tag and release only.

Well, theres an election this year. GF rules could change. In the meantime I'll submit a small business grant application to start a prawning business -prawns from the coast just aren't fresh enough. And the Lake George gets runoff from the wineries and cherry orchards and then theres the lamb thing going on... so its perfect for the very gourmet Masterchef crowd I'm sure.  ;D
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 25, 2013, 09:00:20 PM
What do you mean by 'stiffening sheets??' do you mean the steel tie bars that attach to the edges of the tub<<>>to the underside of the tub?? Please explain?? LOL cheers Dennis
ps do you know if Scott got my cryptic message re part on ebay???

Well, I mean R330445, R330448 "mudshields"
http://www.yrmlandrover.com/epages/BT3575.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/BT3575/Products/165

As for Scotty and the part, yeah I got it.

Unfortunately I was a bit distracted today -- tidying up, unloading the trailer, etc. And then, about 6pm, the set of doors arrived from UK. Excellent. I'm wowed by them. Also today I rubbed an old high range knob. Began a very faded filthy yellow and now its much better.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Minikeg on February 25, 2013, 10:20:05 PM

ps do you know if Scott got my cryptic message re part on ebay???

I did, but I am poor. Also unsure if mine comes with that or not, still yet to see it

Also today I rubbed an old high range knob. Began a very faded filthy yellow and now its much better.

This is a family-friendly forum, no need for your filth here  ;D
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: drifter on February 25, 2013, 10:26:54 PM


Also today I rubbed an old high range knob. Began a very faded filthy yellow and now its much better.

This is a family-friendly forum, no need for your filth here  ;D

He's a shocker isn't he?

I can just see him now - rounding up the cherry wine flavoured prawns in an amphibious GS...



On a serious note, Carzee, what did you use to recover the colour in the knob? 1000 grit paper?
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Minikeg on February 25, 2013, 10:41:10 PM
On a serious note, Carzee, what did you use to recover the colour in the knob? 1000 grit paper?

(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/IMAG0628.jpg)
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/IMAG0633.jpg)
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/IMAG0630.jpg)
(http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa81/minikeg/IMAG0634.jpg)

When I did my S3's, I just used a brass wire brush and then a polishing wheel I think. Was about a year ago, so I cant really remember, it just surprised me at how easy it was to get it looking far better.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Diana Alan on February 26, 2013, 12:38:18 AM
You should be able to do them on a buff wheel, like they have in shoe repairs.  It's a wheel you put on the bench grinder.

After finishing, use some bees wax to maintain the shine.  Also good for dull plastic lamp lenses.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: drifter on February 26, 2013, 08:37:41 PM
Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on February 26, 2013, 10:45:58 PM
On a serious note, Carzee, what did you use to recover the colour in the knob? 1000 grit paper?

Yeah, 400 then 600 then 1200.... in the kitchen sink. :) Getting a shed is a slow, grindingly slow and long series of annoying activities - a simple strategy game that achieves a desired outcome. We'll see what finally hits the mark; could be reverse flushing the radiator in the shower.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: drifter on February 26, 2013, 11:03:51 PM
On a serious note, Carzee, what did you use to recover the colour in the knob? 1000 grit paper?

Yeah, 400 then 600 then 1200.... in the kitchen sink. :) Getting a shed is a slow, grindingly slow and long series of annoying activities - a simple strategy game that achieves a desired outcome. We'll see what finally hits the mark; could be reverse flushing the radiator in the shower.

Draining that sump on your rear deck would probably be a contender, too.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on March 02, 2013, 07:28:04 PM
Draining that sump on your rear deck would probably be a contender, too.

Especially if I get a diesel...

Today I went to Costco and got some bright orange USA hand cleaner. And some drill bits. And... a big birthday cake for Kay (tomorrows the big day). When we got home the weather had fined up so Maya's tub got some attention. Hoops off. The tub is in the carport after Maya got towed out the driveway, out of the way, then back again. Vroom vroom.

Also Maya's seatbox, ute bulkhead and tent pole box came off so the fuel tanks and brake lines can be done. And also the Salisbury rear end... And also... a load of jobs...
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: cookey on March 02, 2013, 08:33:20 PM
On a serious note, Carzee, what did you use to recover the colour in the knob? 1000 grit paper?

Yeah, 400 then 600 then 1200.... in the kitchen sink. :) Getting a shed is a slow, grindingly slow and long series of annoying activities - a simple strategy game that achieves a desired outcome. We'll see what finally hits the mark; could be reverse flushing the radiator in the shower.

Draining that sump on your rear deck would probably be a contender, too.


What a great place to flush the radiator......never would have thought off it myself.

Cookey
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: cookey on March 02, 2013, 08:36:58 PM
What's this about a Sals rear end?
Do you have one, or is it on the wish list?

Cookey
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on March 02, 2013, 09:01:12 PM
Hi Cookey, I had decided to go Salisbury, which means getting a S3 rear prop (since I have to buy new props anyway). I think I remember that right. Dennis told me around new year. Dennis had a spare Salisbury stored somewhere for me.

When we do it is the next question. I'd like to do another parts run north with the trailer, as soon as convenient after Corowa is out of the way.  :)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on March 03, 2013, 05:14:55 PM
The tub is still on the (very handy) table frame but it is now on the concrete  - its off the trailer. So the trailer is available for another run.

Here is the stretched GS Landy...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NZVm7ujrAGo/UTLp15nRoLI/AAAAAAAACis/4F96Q58JXkQ/s640/20130303_131147x1200.jpg)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Minikeg on March 03, 2013, 05:53:39 PM
Wonder if any other limo landies exist.. enough hummer ones do :'(
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Diana Alan on March 03, 2013, 06:26:09 PM
Just one point.  There are two lengths for Salisbury diff prop shafts, the 4cyl and the 6cyl.  This is because the gearbox in a 6cyl is further to the rear.  So what you need is a SIII 4cyl prop shaft.

I have a couple of prop shafts in my garage but not sure what they're off so if someone can measure a known SIII 109 shaft I may be able to work out which ones I have.

Diana
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on March 03, 2013, 07:20:42 PM
And that's what we have S3 4cyl Salisbury diff n prop shaft cheers Dennis
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on March 05, 2013, 10:38:02 PM
Put on some rubber gloves (I have some bandaids on at the moment) and got stuck into sorting a ice cream tub of diesel soaked nuts and bolts etc. Also I spent time carefully separating a rear diff light from its mount after 40 to 50 years work under the chassis. The bulb is still good because the rubber seal is still good.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on March 11, 2013, 12:01:04 AM
So far this weekend.
Helping - still removing parts from under a house up the road. Hot work, felt like what an underground miner feels like every day at work.
Shopping - got some KBS black top chassis paint and a Bosch sander and a pair of disks for my grinder. Got some old steel footlockers from a career ADF person.  [[ I have old footlockers to stash and stack parts, plus you can use them as a bench. Some have unit stencils or addresses scrawled on them. Today's lockers, from over near the AWM, had some points of interest. ]] This seller was a uh, a fit 40ish. One footlocker was marked as containing abseil gear -ropes etc. One was marked diving gear etc. Another one was marked with a unit address as Swanbourne and a regiment starting with S.  I have met my share of big NCOs in times past, and I have shook hands with footy guys like Mark Ella and Gordon Tallis amongst others. This guy was at that level, physically. Proud to have met him. Definitely the original owner.
Cleaning - hosed out the rear tub and degreased etc. Also noted that under the drab paint there are (A) tyre pressure stencils and (B) under the fuel filler a stencil says PETROL.

Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Phoenix on March 12, 2013, 01:36:40 PM
Petrol is an interesting one, I've not seen that before...
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on April 03, 2013, 08:57:04 PM
Got a tarp for a 109 from Jye/Jye's dad this morning.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LRHm44kp1tk/UVv8Er9oNYI/AAAAAAAACzk/zuF4_mqcVk4/s600/tarp-maude-2.jpeg)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on April 15, 2013, 08:48:44 PM
Ok, that was a good weekend. Very busy as usual.  :)

Visited Jye and picked up the hood. Visited Mum and Pete and Scott. Then visited Dennis' Depot and picked up the Salisbury diff and prop. Had a good chat with Dennis re ANZAC Day which is not far away. Dennis has been busy getting the Landys ready. Its a lot of work. They are a credit to Dennis and they all look great as usual.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on April 23, 2013, 07:00:01 PM
updates:
A. Parts:
I got some Tac plate brackets from WLord as seen at Corowa, NOS.
I pulled the hood out and checked it over in the sun.
Its showing its age and thin in some tiny spots. There is one small tear to repair where a buckle/strap is mounted. It has a faint DD chevron on one side panel under the window.

It severely needs TLC with waterproofing treatment once/if the weather gets above 30deg again.

Of note regards the fact that its FFT, it has --

-the extra rear flap for a scooped tailgate plus the usual ties down section for a GS tailgate.
-the side panel that zips open to allow radio set access behind the front passenger seat. The zip panel is either side of the roll up window.

(Looking for an example photo of the zip panel now.)

B: other matters
Some more good luck, and it was out-of-the-blue. I had a good chat and two good introductions with a couple of members of our local Vietnam Veterans Assn. It wasn't organised at all, in fact I was on shift and taking in the sights at a Canberra Centenary event near the Lake/Fed parliament.
http://www.vvfact.org.au (http://www.vvfact.org.au)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Phoenix on April 26, 2013, 08:21:03 AM
THe zip must have been a unit or post army mod as I've never seen a zip on any land rover canopy, laways happy to be proved wrong though.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on April 28, 2013, 09:43:56 AM
:) nice day yesterday, perfect for learning to use some new power tools on the patio:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rxLMgPSQFZk/UXxcr0dc4ZI/AAAAAAAADHc/4kF2N_kovU8/s512/diff-sand-a.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-B_mi-j3YDi4/UXxcr-iW1SI/AAAAAAAADHY/8ltBIUUpQx8/s512/diff-sand-b.jpg)

We now have 2 sanders and a load of surface preparation and paint work in the our future.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Minikeg on April 28, 2013, 10:17:28 AM
Angle grinder with a wire wheel is where its at for curved/irregular surfaces like that
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on April 28, 2013, 11:25:29 AM
Yeah we did that too. Killed a chinese wire brush.
Whilst out there we noted some bird had pecked the boxes of matches and made a mess. Later the crows were seen at the scene of the crime and they carried off a box of matches plus a new plastic packaged cupboard hinge. This means this years' nest will have a hinged entrance or something.

Meanwhile, did some more work in the studio - I gotta polish up a theme song for the "biggest new TV show" in New Zealand. Always the copy cats. MSR: "My Sheepdog Rules".
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on April 28, 2013, 12:32:12 PM
Ross, you should look in ebay for cup wire brushes, thats where I buy mine from, I will PM you the seller, you will wear out that small sander doing that type of work, not really suited to doing that ;), think cup wire brush n angle grinder, shame ya live so far away LOL anyway cheers n get into it, Dennis
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Chazza on April 29, 2013, 08:26:01 AM
Twisted-wire brushes are the best type and throw very few bristles at the operator. Having said that, I rarely use mine anymore and prefer to use the molasses bath, even for axles,

Cheers Charlie
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Phoenix on April 30, 2013, 08:33:52 AM
 I use the twisted wire type, and they have taken a lot of abuse in a lot of situations, and do thtow a lot less bristles.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on June 01, 2013, 06:43:57 PM
Thx for the good advice. I did use the twisted wire type too.

Anyway, found time lately to get on with the job. Glad I did, as the weekend is wet and miserable so far.

Being out there on the patio at odd times over the previous weeks I have done some bird spotting and even hand feeding the more friendly species;

These photos show a mated pair of local differencias-salisburiatas who adopted the Landy parts and got very protective and squawky. Maybe they were thinking... well, I wonder what on earth they could be thinking actually...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-c8og_2JVMAQ/UamsTveJRsI/AAAAAAAADc4/6L2FwlOch_8/s640/IMAG0211ed1000.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3IUbSXNRZ-s/UamsT_cepHI/AAAAAAAADc8/WdAAogzBO8Y/s1280/IMAG0182ed1500.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hTXjdg_3Q2s/UamsTc97gFI/AAAAAAAADcw/qFyMm6AD2CE/s640/IMAG0188ed1000.jpg)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: cookey on June 01, 2013, 06:51:09 PM
hey that Salisbury looks good. Better than new!!!
Cookey
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on June 01, 2013, 07:04:14 PM
Thx Cookey, how are you up there?  Its probably high tide at the entrance to the shed once again.

The diff came up looking good alright. It was primered pretty good before the black and white enamels. I didn't paint the end of the axles of course. A seal goes on there as I remember.

Maybe the bird is waiting for a chance to add some homemade moly-bond?
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on June 01, 2013, 07:10:02 PM
Oh, one prob with the diff. The two holes for the shock mounts are flogged out -- oval shapes. I think a bit of welding could fix it. Its nice and thick so it should weld perfectly ok.

(I wish I knew how to weld).
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: drifter on June 01, 2013, 08:16:59 PM
Thx for the good advice. I did use the twisted wire type too.

Anyway, found time lately to find some time and get on with the job. Glad I did, as the weekend is wet and miserable so far.

Being out there on the patio at odd times over the previous weeks I have done some bird spotting and even hand feeding the more friendly species;

These photos show a mated pair of local differencias-salisburiatas who adopted the Landy parts and got very protective and squawky. Maybe they were thinking... well, I wonder what on earth they could be thinking actually...

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-c8og_2JVMAQ/UamsTveJRsI/AAAAAAAADc4/6L2FwlOch_8/s640/IMAG0211ed1000.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3IUbSXNRZ-s/UamsT_cepHI/AAAAAAAADc8/WdAAogzBO8Y/s1280/IMAG0182ed1500.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hTXjdg_3Q2s/UamsTc97gFI/AAAAAAAADcw/qFyMm6AD2CE/s640/IMAG0188ed1000.jpg)

They look quite innocent without the oil leaks, don't they?
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Minikeg on June 01, 2013, 11:15:58 PM
(I wish I knew how to weld).

come on up..
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on June 02, 2013, 11:18:36 AM
Ross, there are no seals on the ends of the Salisbury, just a gasket between the stub axle and the end plate, the seals are on the drive flange 'O' ring under the steel cap, cheers Dennis :)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on June 02, 2013, 11:52:17 AM
They look quite innocent without the oil leaks, don't they?

Yeah, nice to have a photo before it gets oily/dirty forever after.

Quote
...come on up

well.. last thursday your brother Steven has dismantled a tranny from a dead microwave oven... to remove the secondary and install some thick thick wire to get a low voltage hi amp current output in order to weld and melt metal stuff. This is called fun on the demonstration videos on youtube, well known safety proponents: whiskeytangofoxtrots time.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on June 02, 2013, 05:34:37 PM
Ross, there are no seals on the ends of the Salisbury, just a gasket between the stub axle and the end plate, the seals are on the drive flange 'O' ring under the steel cap, cheers Dennis :)

Hi Dennis, what do you use for the gasket - goo? Any brand goo? or do you use a proper paper gasket?
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on June 24, 2013, 02:53:50 PM
Thx Dennis.
Just a note about last weekend -

Friday: called in at Cookeys. Many thanks to Cookey for a great birthday present (turns out it was Cookey's birthday this week as well). Loaded up the Barina (!) and continued up to Scott's in Newie (hitching with Kristy). Picked up the VS Commy at Scott's place. (Scott gave me a Bushtucker Man book).

Saturday: I called into Dennis' Depot to transfer some gear from Cookey (via the REMLR internal freight-forwarding service) and got to see the Workshop g'box being fixed. (It was the only time it didn't rain last weekend too).

Sunday: Cookey got stuck into the 176-620 chassis to remove a pair of std fuel tanks. It was a difficult job, and thats saying something - Cookey has long long service as a crafty and about every workshop tool there is. Twice. (I did a little bit too). We ended up using a nibbler on a thin airtool. Even with that, most of the time it seemed to me it was just polishing the bolts. All I can say is that original Series 2A bolts were made out of the best, strongest, most irritating steel the world has ever known and put in place by 12 yo apprentices with tiny hands and strong spanners.

Also off the list after this trip: steering wheel, maplight panel, pintle hook (another hard job), and wheel rims (Cookey supplied five NOS Series 3 rims to suit the salisbury rear end and the disc-brake front end mods).

Drove home safely last night, in the rain of course, with another load of Landy stuff. Had to literally raincheck the detour trip up to Justin's Shed for more bits - the tank job took way too long and I would've ended up searching in the dark...

Stashed: the NOS Series 3 rims.
Um, some rims are dustier than others. Perhaps 3 decades of warehouse dust!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ukQZmfWa7vU/Uckm7BIJh3I/AAAAAAAADhc/whgsMVEQZDM/w667-h889-no/rims-s3-nos-a.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FQiwqfi6Vko/Uckm7GkGUOI/AAAAAAAADhY/1Y_9QM5sVCY/w1018-h889-no/rims-s3-nos-b.jpg)

Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on June 25, 2013, 03:27:49 PM
Stashed: a set of Aust Army tanks for Maya. These were donored from 176-610.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-46ARN4vLYTA/UcknAEYqRfI/AAAAAAAADh8/yvZhoGK_sYA/w1185-h889-no/tanks-a.jpg)

Stashed: one guard (one to go) and a bonnet...
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Sb-wKSztVIk/Uckm9CxnJYI/AAAAAAAADhk/tXeaMIylosM/w1185-h889-no/stash-a.jpg)

Stashed: um, bits in boxes...
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7KPE8_YIEG0/Uckm_FbdQII/AAAAAAAADh0/c6xS2pIwnrQ/w1185-h889-no/stash-c.jpg)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-UpHwrCm64TE/Uckm-uF9pJI/AAAAAAAADhw/xcnXOLOvLJQ/w667-h889-no/stash-b.jpg)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: stephendavis on July 04, 2013, 04:29:26 PM
get the fuel tanks cleaned on the in side and get some paint called redcoat for the inside.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: stephendavis on July 07, 2013, 08:29:00 PM
Thx Steve. Repco?

http://www.ftrs.com.au/redkote/red_kote.php
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on September 29, 2013, 09:55:45 AM
Here's a catch up.

Thanks for the concern, its a great group of people here thats for sure.

I have been doing more shifts at work - money is needed this summer for Maya. I've been successful trying to get some sales of stuff sorted to go toward Maya as well.

I remember posting here that I was going to be going quiet for a few months due to the re-training for work and that work is very up in the air with some not so nice changes happenning already. Dennis went thru something similar a few years back; privatisations. (Picture me at TAFE amongst P=platers and twenty-somethings doing Cert IV at 55yrs and after 6 years at this job. Its due to the NDIS - and its not all rosey news - google the similar changes in England). I've been on the course all year and am due to finish in early December but hadn't managed the homework well even though others warned me numerous times to switch on. I just can't get into it - I am old school - I liked textbooks that you can read and reference to, and you started at Chapter 1 and logically progressed thru to the end. I'm not a fan of all these 80+ powerpoint presentations. If I had a text I could do a fair bit at work in the quiet times. I can't use a computer late at night at work like some others in the course do.
 
Also whats been keeping my 'net time down..
 A tiny annoying finger bone injury.
 Family and family; a quick visit to Newie for Mum (in hosp twice in Sept) and Scott. A four day visit to Melbourne to Tiffany and Co organised just when the AWM was having its Treloar Open Day -  when will the stars align for me to ever get in there???
 Sick. Tis the season. I got sick after that with the flu and a stomach bug. I am trying non-gluten and non-milk at this week.
 My new fad of "Finishing jobs I have had hanging around all year"... I got busy fixing a guitar, preparing and selling another, fitting a set of 180w speakers to a empty speaker cab, and recovering my favorite Aussie amp in black.

The good news is that
1. Yesterday afternoon- Stevie and I got to sand thru some of the layers of paint on Maya's bonnet.
2. Lately its also been the first bit of great weather for working outside.
3. I have got a hold of a bargain 2006 DSLR camera and have been using it.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on December 10, 2013, 07:55:07 PM
 :) Today the year-long course finished up. Just a few more papers to submit. That means more time for Maya.

Called in on Scott last Sunday afternoon on the homeward leg of a trip to fetch some LR parts. After sundown we reached Cookeys place. Thx Cookey for the much needed cuppa. Our weekend trip was well worth it but Stevie, James and me must've been looking/smelling like Zombies by then. We had started the previous Friday evening and went up the New England hwy. We got wise and returned via the Pacific. When we got home about 1am, we removed the trailer etc and -after a shower- got to sleep. In the last stretch on the Hume we were swapping drivers about every 25minutes I think - we were fatigued as they say. The trip total was 2670km and it cost $440 in petrol. Little Dog (our $2000 falcon '99 wagon) did it all with no complaints. I can tell you that by Sunday morning those Ford seats were hurting...

Maya now has some more gearbox and engine spares from up near Gatton. Well worth the cost and all kept in newish condition by a former LR mechanic. If anyone is looking for a good lathe, bench drillpress, etc etc please PM and I will pass on the seller contact. Also, the homestead/acreage is on the market, and its very nice - took 25 years to make it as nice as it is.

+ Steven and James now have their licence. After the first driver change I got jack of taking off the P plates so I did most of the trip on P plates myself - and yet, incredibly, I heard not one tyre screech which is usually the standard thing about driving with P plates on...

+ Stevie and Jamie on a groundsheet at about 6 months...
(http://remlr.com/Archive/swb/images/scastcam1.jpg)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on December 12, 2013, 08:40:44 AM
I was just surfing around and saw these SS long bolts for mounting the firewall aka bulkhead to the chassis.
What about corrosion between the dis-similiar metals? Where's the benefit?

http://www.yrmlandrover.com/epages/BT3575.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/BT3575/Products/1022
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on December 12, 2013, 09:35:55 PM
This afternoon I began the process of looking over the items donated by the wonderful Mr Donohoe.

Today I looked over the transfer case which KD said was purchased at an army auction. The unit is stencil dated as 7/74 by the Army.

KD said he had all the parts in the shed as a reserve - for 20 years mind you. He never used the reserves. I think he said he sold his Landy 2A 109 about 8 years back. The gears etc are treated with a coating which will have to cleaned off before installation and use.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vzF0TuAdVaI/UqmK0Xff-AI/AAAAAAAAFEc/OUfdWw07InY/w1184-h888-no/transfercase-armyrecond-0.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-hB3QO0ZidcU/UqmK0VRYzHI/AAAAAAAAFEU/OjY9mzDpxeU/w666-h888-no/transfercase-armyrecond-1.jpg)

KD installed the breather pipe for the case (seen below). Later you will see a similar breather on the gearbox. I suppose these breathers will have to be fitted with rubber tube 'snorkels' to a place where splashbacks and creeks won't make it inside the case.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yEj9EiUHJWA/UqmK0X5k_gI/AAAAAAAAFEM/MdrhS2Fy2IY/w666-h888-no/transfercase-armyrecond-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on December 23, 2013, 08:56:29 PM
Steering wheel blues. I had one with a ton of cracks and worn down from the right hand thumbs of after 50 years of use... and another with no cracks and just worn paint that I sourced from Cookey. After Stevie and I wet n dry sanded it I ended up getting it to a stage of neatness -- an overall, even, a satin black. I got that finish without paint but with leather balsam, aka beeswax, I use it on boots and belts. Smells like its from a tac room. Maybe one day I'll upgrade it with special paint, one day.

We also practice sanded a horn button/st wheel center cap; its the wrong size for our wheel. It will probably go north to Scott's Command Reconn. We are on the lookout for the right size cap and button because we have a solid spoke 17in diameter wheel, not the earlier chrome wire spokes version.

Today we also stashed LR stuff away for a while and moved all the mess off the patio and then pressure washed the floor and put up Christmas lights etc. Took hours. The big dinner-BBQ on Christmas Day is getting close.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on December 24, 2013, 01:17:27 PM
Its Christmas Eve. A year ago we had been woken up in the wee hours thinking our house was on fire - but it was okay, it was next door's house. (Sorry, I'm not... it just came out like that). Its all rebuilt and in late October they moved back in.

I have been looking over the rest of the tranny parts I received from Mr Donohoe.

Here's the gearbox.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OLjA30YIN_M/Urjq7WCI15I/AAAAAAAAFGU/jCguv-r0pnA/w1014-h888-no/gearbox-2.jpg)

It is an E suffix.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-k5ual36Sb2w/Urjq6pwRI2I/AAAAAAAAFFg/hJ04C6ZJmgQ/w1184-h888-no/gearbox-1.jpg)


...and here's the spares for it:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-mgKLiuXgAb0/UrtansPw6pI/AAAAAAAAFHo/LOAyu1NDd8c/w1431-h888-no/tranny-parts-refs-v1.jpg)

Nothing is packed with a label, I am educating myself as I go -- typical for the average Landy owner. Everything that could corrode is coated in a protective coating, maybe sort of golden syrup for all I know, it came from the sugar cane state.... Apparently it washes off with petrol and has done a good job so far.

edit - numbering the different parts in the above photo for easier reference -best guesses


1--- Constant Gear (qty 4) that goes on Primary Pinion? , Parts bk p237 drawing ref 1
1(pink)--- Primary Pinion shaft (qty 3) , Parts bk p237 drawing ref 1
6--- Clutch Withdrawal Sleeve R231074, Parts bk p247 drawing ref 6
9--- Oil Seal for Front Output Shaft, R236417, Parts bk p245 drawing ref 9
11--- Selector Fork, Transfer Gear change, R217584, Parts bk p251 drawing ref 11
11(blue)--- Mudshield for retainer, Front Output Shaft, R236548, Parts bk p245 drawing ref 11
14--- 1st Speed Layshaft Gear, Parts bk p237 drawing ref 14
15--- Shims for speedo pinion housing, Parts bk p233 drawing ref 15
15(blue)--- 1st Speed mainshaft gear, Parts bk p237 drawing ref 15
16--- 2nd Speed Layshaft and Mainshaft Gear, Parts bk p237 drawing ref 16
34--- Synchronising Clutch (qty 6), R239160, Parts bk p239 drawing ref 34
62--- Output Shaft, Rear Drive, R235985, Parts bk p241 drawing ref 62

? fork unknown
? gear unkown
?(green) biggest gear in the collection, doesn't look like anything in the drawing
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Diana Alan on December 24, 2013, 01:31:34 PM
Its Christmas Eve. A year ago we had been woken up in the wee hours thinking our house was on fire - but it was okay, it was next door's house. (Sorry, I'm not... it just came out like that). Its all rebuilt and in late October they moved back in.

I have been looking over the rest of the tranny parts I received from Mr Donohoe.

Here's the gearbox.

< Image removed >

It is an E suffix.

< Image removed >

...and here's the spares for it:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-DWV2639Nob0/Urjq7pwsihI/AAAAAAAAFGE/6rjUipojosM/w1431-h888-no/tranny-parts.jpg)

Nothing is labelled, I'll have to educate myself as I go -- typical for the average Landy owner. Everything that could corrode is coated in a protective coating, maybe sort of golden syrup for all I know, it came from the sugar cane state.... Apparently it washes off with petrol and has done a good job so far.
You'll have a bit of a problem fitting all those spares into the one gearbox!  :o

Mary Christmas
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on March 30, 2014, 02:15:10 PM
Since Christmas I have been hunting more little bits of info at the AWM and reading books. Also joined local Vietnam Vets and organising to learn some welding skills there. As well as the Friday jam group.

Also Stevie and I went down to Corowa and really enjoyed it. Seeing all the olive drab (and Auscam) was inspiring to say the least. So much dedication by so many.
At Corowa we picked up the drivers side front guard, NOS, thanks to Terry Williams, Hugh Davis, Pedr (all SA). So we have all the bodywork now. Plus we sourced some more wiper motors, Lucas FW2. One has been earmarked for Dennis. Also a couple of M1 helmets. And a correct spade, from Richmond (another SA). The swap meet was wonderful, lucky there are ATMs at Corowa. Also attended our first REMLR AGM and met many East Coast REMLR members. Many members of KVE as well. Many had fond memories of Mal M.

Also getting into the C suffix dash checking... and today I came up with an old film photo of REMLR #024's 109in "5/66", about 1998, at Sandgate. I have the correct extinguisher bracket but the wrong dipswitch apparently. Still looking for the famous dual small gauge for between the two clock dials.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Jg2WakJ9zq4/UzeAMmmTcOI/AAAAAAAAF_E/-j0lqOq6CAo/w1345-h898-no/cabin-controls-C-suffix-may66.jpg)

Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: aussiegregmac on March 30, 2014, 02:22:24 PM
The coating is probably Cosmolene.  Been round since before WW2.
Good for long tern storage of any metal.  Even gun parts (huh)
Bit hard to find now.  Can get it from the US though.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on March 30, 2014, 02:34:36 PM
Cosmolene - on the gauge do you mean?
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: aussiegregmac on March 30, 2014, 04:20:33 PM
Guage (huh)  No, I'm talking about the brown syrup stuff dripping off the gears.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: FFRMAN on March 30, 2014, 05:31:14 PM
"Still looking for the famous dual small gauge for between the two clock dials"

might have one of those for you, I'll check towards the end of the week

regards
Scott
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on March 30, 2014, 05:55:22 PM
Guage (huh)  No, I'm talking about the brown syrup stuff dripping off the gears.

Oh, sorry.
Well I think the evidence here is that it works well for years and years.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: drifter on March 30, 2014, 05:58:27 PM
"Still looking for the famous dual small gauge for between the two clock dials"

Dennis has posted on AULRO about one he had refurbished. There is a post also on that site re sourcing new old stock ones from the UK
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: juddy on March 30, 2014, 06:34:43 PM
Do you mean the dual temp/oil smiths gauge?
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on March 30, 2014, 07:02:05 PM
Ross I have sent you a PM re gauge, and I'm 99.99999% certain I have a fire ext to suit that bracket as well, ext marked with the D/\D as well cheers Dennis
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on March 30, 2014, 10:21:56 PM
Do you mean the dual temp/oil smiths gauge?

Yes thats it. Dennis has one for me, thanks Justin and thanks Scott.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on April 21, 2014, 09:36:50 PM
Scott visited over Easter and he brought down the Series 2A brass bonnet clasps from Newie -they're NOS. These clasps were part of the Graham D. parts stash and onsold by Peter H. at All 4x4. He has more. Thx Dennis for the heads up.

Also got a pick head this weekend as well as another footlocker, the oldest I've come across, and its in bronze green with 60s colour strips markings.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on June 03, 2014, 11:23:00 AM
Update time again.

In May I brought a new 2A harness to suit via Rod, REMLR 319, in Toowoomba (didn't suit his dash). It was made by Vinwire last year and has all the info and terminal listings etc. Excellent.

Biggest news was at the Minto AFM auctions my eldest acquired a 110 GS 48-932.... and a trailer for me. NSW rego asked $487 for the number 5 to get plates! Cars used to cost that much.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-M9ejRpqwVWc/U40hS9h_uXI/AAAAAAAAGMM/JPSzep-0--w/w774-h516-no/driver-side-front.jpg)

The trailer number is ARN 101-148. I wanted it despite its tatty canvas with new tiedown cord because it served in SVN. It has a logbook from 1974 onward. The electrics, suspension and base plate of the trailer is pretty good order. Just needs some OD paint and maybe a refit of the little glass Lucas lights at the back...

101-148 is documented as having returned to Australia on board "HMAS" Jeparit in November 71, assigned to 4RAR Townsville - 4RAR was the last RAINF Battalion in SVN. The Aussie infantry was being withdrawn politically, "in time for Christmas" by PM J. Gorton (D Coy remained until the end of February 72) after arriving in June 65.

The trailer stayed in QLD until late 2012 when it was moved to be auctioned in Sydney.

Anybody on the forum serve in B Sqn 3/4 Cav in the late 80's? Or 2RAR in the 90's?

The AFM "TR----" number is stamped into the drawbar. On the rear crossmember the number "682" is stamped into the steel. According to the BBB ARN records 101-148 should be a 1964 produced chassis number "266", but the front ADE Maribyrnong ID plate, held on with two solid Series Land-Rover type rivets, has been removed. The rivet heads are still there. Trailer ARN 154-382, also from 1964 production, has the BBB chassis detail "682"... so did the tub from 101-148 get removed and repainted and put on the chassis of 154-382 when a batch of trailers were reconditioned in the base workshops?

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-rloYV9xF_qY/U40hT88gXoI/AAAAAAAAGLw/fiUSsp_YqrA/w612-h215-no/logbook-units-served.jpg)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on September 17, 2014, 10:53:28 PM
 :) a big day - successfully bid at AFM for Perentie FFR 50-257

Three months back the Falcon Wgn was written off in a rainy day P plate accident (no one hurt), just a big nuisance was the result. The 'Under 21' excess for my son meant a zero sum payout.
So we now have a 110 we can use to trailer 114-270 to and from some places to get work done.

http://www.graysonline.com/lot/0026-5011375/

Purchase $11,321 and onroad $1451.
Over 10 years the purchase price averages down to something close to a winter electric bill.
Looking forward to some fixups on 50-257 as we go along. But rego and insurance first.

And later, a Corowa camp with 48-932 and No 5s.




Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: DennisM on September 18, 2014, 08:00:06 AM
Have you got it registered yet?? cheers Dennis
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: boxy on September 18, 2014, 12:56:29 PM
Can you register it with the tax invoice they sent you when you won the auction
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on September 18, 2014, 01:32:30 PM
No as its an email not an original. For instance with the reg office they only accept an original greenslip receipt, not any fax or email or print out other the original. Also, even with the rego and a set of plates in my hot hands, the actual vehicle won't be released from AFM depot until Monday. Its gives time for the EFT of funds to clear through.
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Phoenix on September 18, 2014, 01:48:09 PM
Congrats on the purchase, that is probably the one I would have chosen out of that bunch (except RFSV's and 6x6's of course!)
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Carzee on September 19, 2014, 09:58:11 AM
Congrats on the purchase, that is probably the one I would have chosen out of that bunch (except RFSV's and 6x6's of course!)
I selected 7 vehicles from the bunch of 15 and then narrowed my choice down to one. Of the 7 selected and watched at the end by me, the average price was $9852. So mine was just under that price.

Do I want to set up as a radio truck display? Probably not. I may just get a good UHF unit and a good aerial to put on a cup holder. There was a recent thread about that. Thats it. The aux batts and generator can perhaps sort out a good camp fridge or something.

So why did I get a FFR? 50-257 is neat and tidy and has fresh parts such as the canopy hoops etc, but the thing about FFRs is this. At the local GRES depot -just like others around Australia- the white fleet and the green fleet are in the carpark bays inside the fences. The Mogs, buses, Ambulance, ginger beer stuff etc. The lot. There are exceptions however. FFRs and some RAEME vehicles sit under cover under lock and key, ready to roll because... well... because. Could be the same in all the bases I guess. So there is a better chance the unit was well looked after. Maybe. [crosses fingers, touches wood, strokes rabbid foot]
Title: Re: Carzee's place
Post by: Minikeg on September 19, 2014, 10:45:22 AM
strokes rabbid foot

Personally, I'd get that looked at..
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on September 19, 2014, 11:47:04 AM
It was just a tripwire to see if anyone was reading to the end. You pass.  ::)
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on September 19, 2014, 02:21:36 PM
The markings I like for the FFRs on a RFSV:
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-WnM3uzwz5Js/VBur88UA66I/AAAAAAAAGuM/o2N1t6JdlKo/w573-h443-no/50407-rfsv-show-display-2013b.jpg)
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Phoenix on September 19, 2014, 04:05:20 PM
Markings like that are normally on the doors on FFR's aren't they?
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on September 19, 2014, 04:10:51 PM
Its different. And theres a spare tac plate holder on the lid too. Maybe you leave out a note for the milkman or something.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on September 19, 2014, 04:15:27 PM
This image would be good on the big lids:
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on September 23, 2014, 03:55:59 PM
 :D well what a great weekend...
We spent Saturday at the AAVA event at Camden and then met Scott with his GS and the trailer on Sunday at the LROC Expo at Castle Hill. We camped both nights as guests of the AAVA at Camden. A big thank you for that. [ see pics http://camerajuice.com/AAVA-CPH-2014 ]

We left Camden about 0830 Monday morning for the icing on top, the delivery to us of the FFR at AFM Minto.
Got home by dark Monday and then today I have spent time in the FFR, checking things as you do.

1. When we parked after the run from Sydney we put a full sheet of old masonite underneath the FFR and then hit the showers. This was to catch any drips from anything underneath on Tuesday. Tuesday result, no drips.

2. Lights, switches, trailer conn, heater/demist/fan all operate nicely. Power steering seems off. Nah, we liked the normal Landy stuff. The steering and the 4cyl exhaust note really cements the Series feeling for me.

3. Sits on the road very nicely, no vague stuff, no vibration in the steering. Like a new car.  I went underneath this morning and saw all the new props and susp arm bushes but also spotted a new universal on the steering column shaft. And new front shocks.

4. Brakes with no problems. Also I fingered the disc rotors - no bumps or ridges or even a scratch. The handbrake cable and operation is good as you would want.

5. I appear to have a bonnet in "as new" condition that is perhaps from another vehicle as the cam paint does not match up.

6. The lockers are empty; no aux batteries, no jack, no brace, etc. The first thing we purchased whilst still in Campbelltown CBD was to visit 3 auto parts shops (all rejected or "We don't stock..") before finding a branch of Gasweld and buying a worthwhile 6 sided 27mm socket and matching long bar (1/2 in drive).

7. The first fix-up job is the positive battery lead terminal. The clamp is ok but the cable is nasty and loose/thin. Its probably using half the strands. ed--job done today at auto electrician using a big crimper size of one of those padlock cutters.

8. I just ordered key barrels for the doors and ign switch, all alike. Thank you REMLR people for pointing me to Roverparts.

9. Removed the rifle barrel clips from the tub bulkhead and the overhead rear red/wht light, labelled it all and put them away in a box. All with Stevie's help. Soaked up about a litre of WD40 AFM had applied with a mop or something.

10. I looked over the towbar bracket from KLR I got at the Expo. $100. I will need special bolts and they have to be shorter. And a backing plate to fit would be good.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on September 23, 2014, 10:28:43 PM
 :) looked over the Logbook for 50-257, starting from new, delivered to Bandiana Logistic Group. The 'Initial' service at 1500km was carried out by McPherson Motors Shepparton. Hmm.

At auction the odometer was at 129,543km
In March 2013, eighteen mths ago, there was a major service, at 129,538, by Transfield.
So it travelled 5km in 18mths.
I trust the odometer readings, the logbook is complete, the engine is the original one, the engine number was recorded on the delivery details page in 1990, and I checked the engine number and verified it today.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Diana Alan on September 23, 2014, 11:48:36 PM
Hi Ross

Have you spoken to Cookey about this, apparently when he was running his own workshop in Moorebank, vehicles would be sent over from Holsworthy or DNSDC for service, when they next came for service the only mileage on the odo was the trip from his workshop and return.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: FFRMAN on September 26, 2014, 09:21:46 PM
Hi Ross,
Congratulations, great purchase.

Robco sell the ffr aerial cable hole grommits with attaching cord that has a washer on it that goes under a aerial mount bolt.

Cheers
Scott
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on September 26, 2014, 09:32:32 PM
Hi Ross,
Congratulations, great purchase.

Robco sell the ffr aerial cable hole grommits with attaching cord that has a washer on it that goes under a aerial mount bolt.

Cheers
Scott

Great info thanks. I will ask about a chaff guard for the radiator as well. ($$?)
Robco had a stack of their flyers with all the other tow truck and part supplier business cards at the front desk of AFM Minto. So they are looking for a few new customers.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: stephendavis on October 04, 2014, 07:34:19 AM
how is the 2a going
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on October 04, 2014, 08:42:33 AM
how is the 2a going
Planning to get the FFR towball and civvy trailer elec connection or an adapter sorted so I can hire a car float to move and store the 2A in a shed. I have my eye on good -going- engine for it and that's another trailer-fetch task for the FFR. Also going to polish up my spraying skills by doing up the number 5 trailer beforehand. So the 2A is not going to Corowa for another year.
Also planning to change jobs so I get weekends off. That's the biggest thing at the moment. After 7 years of that penalty rate and shiftwork I think I've had enough.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: stephendavis on October 05, 2014, 09:56:23 AM
I could help you with that if needed with a car with a tow ball
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on October 05, 2014, 12:42:30 PM
 :) thanks Stephen, I will keep the offer in mind. Its a good time to get things done, the weather is certainly tops... however I'm working through the weekend, clock on's at 1400. I have had time to do a BS Sqn stencil on the FFR this morning. Until pay day its the type of thing I can afford to do.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on October 07, 2014, 08:25:46 PM
The balljoint as seen was photographed as it was out on the dirt road. I got a rag and pushed it back in its socket and drove home carefully with it loose. No probs.

So far I've seen this on at FWD;
http://www.landrovers.com.au/replacement-parts-c-7/land-rover-defenderdiscoveryrange-rover-ball-joint-p-75.html

and one at all4x4spares
http://shop.allfourx4.com.au/epages/shop.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/allfourx4/Products/RHF500110
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Diana Alan on October 07, 2014, 11:44:24 PM
Don't go OEM get an adjustable type.  Maxi-Drive used to supply them so I guess they would be made by MR Automotive and distributed via the usual suspects.

(http://www.mrautomotive.com.au/images/maxi2.jpg)

http://www.mrautomotive.com.au/maxidrive.php (http://www.mrautomotive.com.au/maxidrive.php)
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on October 08, 2014, 10:33:27 AM
Thx Diana, rang them up and they are very helpful. Excellent outfit judging by their attitude over the phone.
We're talking about a part that can be tightened up to account for wear and will last 'about ten years'.
Price direct is $195 for a one-off... 19.50 a year if it lasts 10 years.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Diana Alan on October 08, 2014, 01:01:13 PM
Just to go on a tangent, I wish fixing the "A" frame on my Range Rover classic had been so easy!

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m2/Auntikinus/Vague/Apivot005.jpg)

The bracket came completely off the housing and the back end was wandering around no end.  You must have felt the same with the Perentie?
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: kman on October 08, 2014, 05:00:26 PM
What's the difference between that one and the $44 one at Four Wheel Drives? Mine has not been replaced since I have had it some fourteen years and it now has just under 300,000km on it. Should I look at doing it? Is it beyond me (mechanical incompetent)?

Howard

Thx Diana, rang them up and they are very helpful. Excellent outfit judging by their attitude over the phone.
We're talking about a part that can be tightened up to account for wear and will last 'about ten years' especially with any needed replacement of the nylon cup.
Price direct is $195 for a one-off... 19.50 a year if it lasts 10 years.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Diana Alan on October 08, 2014, 05:08:34 PM
The OEM are not greasable and therefore don't last as long as the greasable/adjustable ones. You will get movement in the ball/socket much earlier on the OEM and that leads to some instability. particularly on conering.

Its the same with the tie-rod ends, if you get greasable ones (and actually regularly lubricate them) they will last longer than standard sealed ones.  I think the quoted 10 years is an under estimate for normal use I would expect to get much longer than a decade.

In terms of doing something, I would be getting under the car with a lever, something like a tyre-lever or pinch-bar and try to get movement between the top of the diff housing and the "A" frame.  If the "A frame can be moved up and down around the ball, any more than about 2mm to 3mm you should probably replace it.  It is most likely to let go when heavy cornering at highway speed when centrifugal G-forces are active.  A failure at this point will likely result in a roll-over crash.  Failure with severe articulation off-road, while a problem, is unlikely to lead to personal injury.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on October 14, 2014, 10:14:47 AM
Rained yesterday when Bruce and I banged out the damaged balljoint in semi-pro fashion and then I dropped into a suspension shop to have the new Maxidrive BJ fitted on a press. I picked it up the next day in the rain, and it cost $20. The shop greased it and used locktite on the 2 small bolts. Two days later the driveway is dry and I got it in the vehicle. I also painted it with enamel to match other new suspension and driveline parts. I road tested it and the clunk has gone.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on October 29, 2014, 06:35:43 PM
 :) its now just over 6 weeks since picking up 50-257. I like it a lot. Haven't done over 1000km yet, only gone to work a few times. Doing some waves to Defenders etc. Pumped the tyres, set the pressures to 300kpa today. One rear tyre was at 400.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: FFRMAN on October 29, 2014, 08:32:24 PM
:) its now just over 6 weeks since picking up 50-257. I like it a lot. Haven't done over 1000km yet, only gone to work a few times. Doing some waves to Defenders etc. Pumped the tyres, set the pressures to 300kpa today. One rear tyre was at 400.

Hi Ross,

Glad you are still happy, I've had my ffr since May last year (yes one of the first) and i still smile.........

I drove the KLR vehicle on Tuesday, wish I didn't Lol because the power steering brings it into the 21st century ( and i am 50  and still pass the 20 - 25 BFA test!)  so Strong arms......

The turbo is incredible they said it doubles the power and they could triple the power but no need, and the boost wont hurt the motor.

So I will get the power steering and save for the turbo - my Afghanistan vehicle will stay original for its military history.

Next time i am in Canberra I'll let you know and check out your vehicle.

Cheers
Scott
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Minikeg on October 29, 2014, 08:49:25 PM
One rear tyre was at 400.

My tyre pressure stencils say 450 over each rear tyre, presumably for the 1t load capacity..
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on October 29, 2014, 10:10:35 PM
Hi Ross,
Glad you are still happy, I've had my ffr since May last year (yes one of the first) and i still smile.........
I drove the KLR vehicle on Tuesday, wish I didn't Lol because the power steering brings it into the 21st century ( and i am 50  and still pass the 20 - 25 BFA test!)  so Strong arms......
The turbo is incredible they said it doubles the power and they could triple the power but no need, and the boost wont hurt the motor.
So I will get the power steering and save for the turbo - my Afghanistan vehicle will stay original for its military history.
Next time i am in Canberra I'll let you know and check out your vehicle.
Cheers
Scott

I agree about the engine pwr, seems fine to me (...coming from experience of 2.25 petrol engine) but pwr steer is nice as you say.
Look forward to seeing you, will be spending more time Canberra way after November. Today was the day things firmed up a lot more - got an official letter re the redundancy and a compulsory meeting about our options for 2015 (my bet is that its been moved forward to line up with the financial year end June 30).
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: drifter on November 10, 2014, 06:19:09 PM
Did you forget I have a 20 ton press in the garage over here?
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on November 15, 2014, 12:29:00 PM
Hi John, yeah I did.
Well I am going to remove/replace the panhard rod bushes so I know they are dependable for 3 years (and so I don't get a nasty surprise).
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on November 15, 2014, 12:46:02 PM
Yesterday I spent quite a while on the fuse block. It was dirty from creek water (behind the fusebox cover there were red water drop marks and red dirt). Some fuses were pretty loose and not grabbing the connectors well and at least six fuses in the block were incorrect value fuses...

I used a damp rag to wipe it all clean and then inspected each wire and its blade connector. I didn't just use a torch; I made a round profile jewelry screwdriver shaft flat and even thinner on a old flat file then I was able to poke the tab on each connector and one by one remove each wire and clean the connector, tighten the "teeth" for the fuse and re-insert the wire. Four connectors had some oxidation I cleaned up. Fitted new -correct value- blade fuses by Narva via Repco.

It may all get dirty and dusty again soon enough... but at least I'm better informed of the fuseblock condition and its one more detail down. All part of "GTK" for 257.

Here is a edited photo of the fuseblock decal:
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LItnOWkaYdQ/VGaoWGh2faI/AAAAAAAAG6Y/kQJfBO1GehY/w1197-h898-no/MOD-26-fuse-block-assignment-edit.jpg)

Where the smaller, lower decal says that there are old-fashioned in line fuses ( Inspection Lamp 15A and the Dashlight Dimmer switch 5A ) in a certain location ( "Located Under Center Dash Cover" ), it is referring to the pyramid shaped housing in the middle of the dash which has the Ammeter and Hourmeter on the FFR and the Inspection lamp sockets (red female and black female aux jacks closest to the main dash/odometer housing). Its probably the same location on the GS thought its a simpler box design.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: drifter on January 06, 2015, 12:11:18 PM
Lookin' good.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: DennisM on February 07, 2015, 06:53:51 PM
And where is your missus gonna sit, ?? the trailer LOL cheers mate Dennis :)
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on February 08, 2015, 08:32:05 AM
Hi Dennis. I was by myself. The gear was only in the cab overnight -mainly to avoid possum hassles. ...and if a badge or a ranger woke me (to move me on) I was ready to roll.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: boxy on February 08, 2015, 12:47:43 PM
I would watch those rangers. They are usually pretty weird.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on February 12, 2015, 10:20:46 AM
Not touching that one. Some areas are very fragile and need security measures. The area I was very low on birdlife for sure, probably due to feral cats being about 15km from the CBD. The only fauna I saw were some wallabies (in the moonlight about 4am). It was a very quiet night.

Once I got down the hill I went to adjust the webbing on the box and noticed the UHF aerial was not there. Remember, this was the first time I had '257' doing some proper 4wd work. It was turning into a bit of a shakedown... so I went back up the hill looking all the way for where it had fallen off. It was about 100m from the top, lucky no one had come along and run it over. I put it on, this time with Locktite and drove back down the hill. No more aerial probs.

Plan to go back this weekend.

edit - Thought up a nick for '257' after this hill incident. Its 'Yo-yo'.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on February 25, 2015, 10:26:37 PM
Discovered by accident that you can get drinkholders/ can holders for the perentie centre console. It fits flat on the oblong tray (the wallet and biro tray forward of the rifle butt shapes, nearest the gearsticks). Cost $10 to $15 depending on the brand of tape and the shop. Who knew a 20m roll of tape fits cans and coffees? Am I the last to find out?


Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on July 25, 2017, 12:02:50 AM
+++++++++++++

New section -  the allotment!

I have developed a interest in learning about veg gardening and have an allotment.
I want some to build a bit of experience in living off grid.

Anyhoo, from the start, shovel work its hard work if you are not used to it. That phase has gone by and I can say the aches and pains have diminished a fair bit after only a fortnight of getting around with creaks and groans. And I did not resort to dencorub as I don't own any. LOL. You may have picked up that this time last year I had to have scans for tumors - I had a real health scare and this year I have gradually changed some things around. We're talking chloestrol. We talking high iron causing bad neck and muscle pains etc.

Here is the 5m x 8m plot I am sharing. Other people have yet to get going on their bits but we have made a start on ours. The first thing was to dig out a minor stump. Turned out it was alive underground and have way too many roots. Horrible thing.

We have water available. There is town water on tap but I don't want to use sprinklers. The procedure and product have got to be organic and sustainable, so compost and materials have to be checked to be untreated. The first thing planted should be snow peas. Maybe in a week from now. We have got the stakes already. Yes a frost will be a constant worry but we will have to work out something to minimise that.
By the time it warms up in a few months we will have corn, cherry tomato, and the other usual vegs.

So far we have a used wheelbarrow and some tools. And 50m of used shade cloth. And some seats.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on July 25, 2017, 09:51:30 PM
Here is a pic from yesterday where we uncovered some road base/blue metal.
The green "vege bed" is aligned north and south. BTW, the POV of the camera is looking toward South.
The purple "vege bed" is aligned to the plot border only.

For any members who are green thumbs, which alignment would you choose. I read that north-south alignment is better for the plant productivity as during the day the suns gets on both sides of the plant in a bed or on a trellis.

edit- add map
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on August 02, 2017, 08:41:20 PM
Update,

1. Pickets are in. Last Saturday and Sunday we hired an old-fashioned picket tool.
Why did we take a decision to use star pickets and wire:
for trellis
for shadecloth and bird netting
and for general perimeter to keep out grey roos.

...and used 2.4m pickets happened to be available close by.

2. Today we picked up a load of approved (top of the line) compost for $39 . Once at the plot we cleared the stump excavation and enlarged it and then used a coal shovel to unload the trailer and fill the excavation. Didn't take as long as I thought, and since the breeze was positively antartic today it was cool. The compost will be mixed with dirt in the barrow as needed when we start the beds for the trellis corner (south western corner). When the compost dump is empty it will become the Corn Corner (south-eastern corner).
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on August 02, 2017, 10:57:32 PM
BTW, the compost/landscape supplier has a weighbridge and you are weighed empty and then, once you're loaded, they weigh you again on the way out to figure out the invoice amount. Well, the weighbridge said the trailer was loaded with 680kg of compost. I have seen members on the forum load their Number 5s up with firewood and that must be heavy so I thought the compost was ok.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on August 07, 2017, 07:44:37 PM
Was cold today, even for Canberra. A convoy of huge icebergs drifted down the river past Duntroon into Lake Burley Griffin and crashed into the pylons of Commonwealth Ave Bridge sending truck size chunks of ice from up the top down onto the traffic below. No, that didn't happen, but I did hear something about local ice problems and some snow is now dusting the local ranges: here's the numbers:
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN60903/IDN60903.94926.shtml

It was also cool last Saturday. See the update photos below. One photo I took 3 days later shows a south-west view from Black Mountain towards Mt Stromlo Observatory and the snow dusted ranges on the horizon.

Certainly a memorable day - it was like working in the opposite of a sauna -no sweat despite lots of huff n puff. It was like the paddocks were air conditioned. This must be how it is to work outside in Scotland. I got a blister as you'd expect from a lot of digging but thats the only gripe -it certainly got to better than doing the digging in the warmer months. I excavated the corner bed for Snow Peas (will be cherry tomatoes in warmer months). The heavy work, digging out, backfill with compost and soil mix, and a layer of lucerne for the worms about 8 inches down. The inaugural planting of seeds was all done before going home that day. They should grow 6ft tall.

I watered the seeds only, and used a soft drink bottle. It was about 5 litres in total. And that night it rained and again today. (This trial and error so I am noting the trivia here to help figure out what went wrong if it all goes wrong).

Sunday was a bit of R&R at Majura watching a Black Powder shoot at the range. The wind was from behind the shooters but some of the slugs are so big it would hardly matter I think.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on August 16, 2017, 08:34:11 PM
Bit of an update after a week. I have been calling in and watering the snow pea corner every day or two. Other plots are coming on as well as members seem to be getting busy.

Today's weather was all over the place with plenty of rain and big breezes too. In the photos you will see the tressle corner for the snow peas has a bit of wrap to try to stop a repeat of the roos trampling thru which happened the day after the seeds went in.

I've spent most of the time doing some more excavation. Mixing of soil and compost and mulch continues. The 1m or so wide strip alongside the road has finally been decontaminated through my efforts with Mr Shovel -I have finished digging out the layer of bluemetal.

Spent money today as well. Visited the tip and got some cheap stuff: a garden box $8, a big bin with lid to suit composting $10, plastic chair $2, another milk crate $2 (I only use Parmalatt's), and a wooden packing crate roughly 1m wide and long and 30cm thick $5. Still haven't scored any cheap chook wire.

About 4pm the work was stop and start as SMS/txts began about the AFM auction. Stevie and I ended up with a small Haulmark.

In short another busy day off..
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on August 16, 2017, 08:50:29 PM
It turns out that the very chilly days around the period Aug 5/6/7/8 when I took the photo of the snow on the Brindabellas, posted above, Simon and family (who did the yearlong lap with the family and made a internet photo blog in 2015) came through the area to go and camp in the Kosciuszko NP and play in the Perisher snowfields. Used the same Land Rover Defender and camper-trailer. Here is the link.   :)
https://110aroundoz.com/2017/08/14/perisher-sun-6th-to-mon-7th-august
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on August 27, 2017, 01:11:03 PM
The snowpeas have survived 2 frosts so far, -3 degrees, and have grown up to 15mm high so far. So a trellis wire job is coming up this week. Also a fox or dog has been making small digs in the dirt heaps and composted plots. Hmmm.

This week the mulch and compost and soil mix continued. This bed was then covered with plastic to keep it moist for planting in a few weeks. The front strip will be finished in this fashion tomorrow.

(https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/openday/sites/openday/files/od5.jpg)

Photos from Sat 26th Aug (perfect blue day) when the plastic went on... whilst noisey neighbours had an Open Day at ADFA. [ https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/openday/events-program ] F88 and probably F89 fire, choppers, FA-18s, Herc, and those Roulettes which did a turn overhead and checked out my vege patch. Pretty cool place for a vege patch for one day a year at least. This reminds me to add that down the back are some WW1 era trench warfare trench remnants used for training obviously 100 years ago.

Before the Open Day excitement I had visited the local compost supplier and loaded up the Number 5 again. Unloading it was put off a few times and left to the last minute -well after sunset- so I had a small accident when tipping the Number 5 up to unload with the coal shovel. In the rush I left the NATO plug hooked up and so the loom was ripped out and was left hanging under the drawbar, swinging in the breeze. The NATO male stayed where it was on the Perentie....
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on September 04, 2017, 11:58:20 AM
Fathers Day present. Trust all the dads had a good one.
THE best present may have been a american lawn mower i saw at Costco, not a ride on, just a normal one except it had duel cupholder on the pushing handle. One tinnie for the front yard and one for the backyard.
Didn't get that but got something else:
My eldest daughter has been working on a family tree for the english branch, on my mother's side. I knew my grandfather was in RASC during ww2, now it turns out my great grandfather enlisted in December 1914 and captured at Ypres_Menin zone of the western front in the summer of 1915. POW and repatriated dec 31 of 1918.
On his enlistment form it states he has 4 children and was 37yo. Private in the Infantry, Lincolnshire Regt.
I imagine he worked at a place like Downton Abby because his occupation is stated as "Nurseryman". Maybe that explains the garden project.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Mick on September 04, 2017, 02:38:35 PM
Nice piece of family history there Carzee , lucky your great grand father wasn't a "Highway man " 😜

Cheers,

Mick
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on November 03, 2017, 11:40:06 PM
Sorry Mick, missed that, after 2 months I catch up with it. Ah well.
This week was action stations because its close to Melbourne Cup and vegie planting time..

I now have a snow pea jungle going gangbusters. Its close to 12 weeks after planting. I was clueless and planted them too close with no room to use the water bottle idea. I have been eating the snowpeas this week.

I spent time this week preparing the last 2 vegie beds for planting (seeding next week or as soon as I can).

I caught sight of the Light Horse re-enactors and Cav contingent in ANZAC Parade commemorating 100 years since the Battle Of Beersheba.

(https://www.awm.gov.au/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/images/beersheba-map-rc055071_2.jpg)

(The Cav berets made me remember a 12th/16th Hunter River Lancers' Guidon Parade we attended up in Muswellbrook. Pride of place was given to an old square metre model of the battlefield under glass in the shed where all the M113s were. That was the one and only time I got a ride in a bucket, and it was in the streets of Muswellbrook. After the parade the day must've come over all hot or something -everyone drank a lot of beer that day).

A couple of days later I heard the band again, somewhere in the distance, the bass drum beats coming over the river on the breeze. At the AWM they were celebrating 75 years since the Kokoda Track: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/top-stories/2017/11/02/kokoda-remembered-on-75th-anniversary.html

Anyway, the gardening group is in full swing. All the members who have allotments are very busy. At least the weather is still pretty cool. When we begin getting hot days, 30 deg and over, I am informed that the snowpeas will go all Norwegian Blue and become ex-peas... then its time to redo that lattice further apart and plant the tomato seedlings.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: 303Gunner on November 04, 2017, 01:44:58 PM
I caught sight of the Light Horse re-enactors and Cav contingent in ANZAC Parade commemorating 100 years since the Battle Of Beersheba.

(https://www.awm.gov.au/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/images/beersheba-map-rc055071_2.jpg)
It has always interested me that as the modern town of Beersheba grew and expanded, the land across which the charge occurred and the Turkish lines have remained undeveloped (with the exception of a minor road across the "Start Line"). The area of the Turkish lines have been preserved as a park, and a short distance behind that is the memorial site. It would be possible to walk the length of the charge on ground that is largely unchanged from 100 years ago. I'm glad it hasn't been obliterated with a suburb, shopping centre or factory.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on November 05, 2017, 07:02:08 PM
Thats interesting. The landscape may be standing still but the news piece on the ABC said Beersheba had become a national secret squirrel digital center.

As far as gardenning goes down here, its been 19-20deg max (with a cold breeze) last few days. Maybe after the Cup it will warm up.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on November 11, 2017, 10:46:50 PM
Another busy week. The day after the Cup I planted the sweet corn. I also got some seedlings (cherry tomato, capsicum) and cleared the base of a tree near the corn beds.

Then my packages of sawdust from ebay arrived and I used the trailer to dump the sawdust onto the cleared patch :) not really from ebay. A shady area will be good to have for a few months. The tree will be going one day as it was one of the ones inspected and deemed a problem by the local rangers.

(https://s26.postimg.org/z387qmee1/sawdust-shade-10nov2017-a.jpg)

I raked the sawdust last thing that day and the next morning there were some fresh tracks from kangaroos and the fox that has been sighted lately.

The Open Day is Sunday the 19th and the members are all busy doing tidy up jobs etc.
The snowpeas are in full swing and have shot up again, nearly reached full height.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on November 24, 2017, 11:20:30 PM
Well, some news on the garden this week. One thing for sure, I have never been so careful to listen to weather reports. Lately its the main thing. We had another squall and small hail/heavy rain again. I think thats 3 times in 2 weeks.

When I saw the dark clouds I went over and picked the snowpeas as much as I could see just in case. I did the same thing last Friday when we had a storm too. The fridge is filling up despite having snowpeas on the plate every lunch and every night. We have given some to family and some to the cooks at last Sundays (excellent) Annual Open Day.

The Open Day was a big day. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday and a lot of people came out to see all the demos and take a guided tour. I was asked a few times about my patch, the 2m high snowpeas, and the raised garden beds and the watering methods I used. I told the truth - I was hand watering once a day since the sweet corn had sprung up. Later that Sunday I had time to check out the demo garden where the more knowledgable members had put a drip watering system together. So all the prep work by all the co-op members for the Open Day even helped me learn something. This week I found time to put in a dripping system myself. Then we had more rain that night. And then more squalls and rain today. Of course. Todays top was 29deg and that would be the hottest day since March or April. Things are warming up. The peas will go in the heat soon and then the tomato plants go in.

(https://s7.postimg.org/j9pyc2ivf/allotment-24nov2017-corn-up-with-driplines.jpg)

(https://s7.postimg.org/4100yd9sb/sawdust-shade-24nov2017.jpg)



Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on November 24, 2017, 11:32:20 PM
BTW, we had a refresher lesson in the farm shed on first aid for snake bites from a combat medic posted in recently. He and his family have a plot close to mine. Crepe pressure bandages are out, the new type are in and I ended up getting a couple on-line since the pharmacy didn't have them: https://www.firstaiddistributions.com.au/setopress-compression-bandage-10cm-x-3-5m
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: STDDIVER on November 26, 2017, 02:43:49 PM
Good one Ross, always a great read!  I like the added info on snake bites too!   :)

Frank 
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on November 26, 2017, 06:30:42 PM
Thanks Frank. I have learnt a few things with the vege patch. Today I filled my hat with peas again. Also got more stained fingers from the Mulberry tree at the farm. A deal with rellys occurred - we swapped some snowpeas for some cherrys, roughly weight for weight.

Yesterday I helped Wayne move some things on his holding out near Dalgety, southeast of Jindabyne. You can see snow on the main range tops starting from the Berridale section of road. At the property there were still small collections of snow in the shadows/shady bits. Snow.. next Friday is December 1st, still snow around.

About 1430 the afternoon the sky turned dark and there was a thunder and lightning show then lots of hail and a downpour for an hour. We got wet but kept warm by not stopping the work. The paddock was door handle high with pasture when we went into it and after the heavy rain it was very slushy and the Haulmark single axle was loaded with lots of timber and other materiel. We made about 8 loads to the other place half a kilometre away. There is no track on the acreage (undeveleped). We used low range after the rain.

We went down there in Wayne's Perentie towing my Haulmark single axle and the highway performance was a treat. Wayne has a KLR turbo on his GS 4x4 and a KLR-Ashcroft R380 conversion (as well as KLR HD clutch kit and rear discs). The Monaro highway has some good size hills and very scenic. The Perentie cab noise level at 100+kmph was much better than my Perentie, especially in that 5th gear. Wayne has floor mats in the cab but the tunnel is uncovered (you have to fit a different tunnel for the R380 and the standard tunnel floor covering does not fit... a small problem, and Wayne has not yet got around to fitting a cover). An impressive Perentie to say the least. Wayne liked the way the trailer towed and performed with the different loads and is going to get one.

ps - We had one member of the public ask if it was ok to take photos in the Jindy shops carpark. Uh huh. True. This person had seen that Greys "were auctioning the Land Rovers" but was not aware of the REMLR forum or the fakebook group either. There you go.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on December 03, 2017, 07:39:53 PM
On Nov 24 I posted a photo of the corn. Its jumped already. Some stalks are 300mm high.

(https://s26.postimg.org/g1369bpi1/allotment-02dec2017-corn-up-with-driplines.jpg)

I also said something about expecting the hotter 30 deg weather of December to kill off the snowpeas... but its been pouring rain instead. I think the snow peas (planted early August) have peaked.

(https://s26.postimg.org/d5q32gli1/allotment-02dec2017-peak-snowpeas.jpg)

The tops are high and there are still producing peas but down on the bases and lowest sections there is a lot of rot going on now. I pruned a few rotten plants and got rid of them to stop the rot but it was only a couple of days and the rest was going rotten as well. Maybe the snowpea plants will only last another week.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on December 03, 2017, 08:09:14 PM
BTW a brown snake was seen last Monday, and it was watched while having a drink at the puddle at the lowest point of the demo spiral herb "feature" built recently. This is smack in the middle of the social/rec area of the farm and near the pizza oven!

I have put up my photos of the Open Day event from 2 weeks ago in an album which has a pic of the spiral herb creation:

https://postimg.org/gallery/2biucvo3q/

While I'm here, here's a couple of my flukey sunset pics from last August too:

https://postimg.org/gallery/1s3tp1bja/
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on December 18, 2017, 05:39:30 PM
Its been two weeks since the last update.

This week summer showed up. Its been 32, 33, 35 etc. Overnight heavy rain, 10 minute gales, then hot and humid, then the storm clouds come back etc.

Last Friday I could hear a March Out at Duntroon. I think it finished an hour or so before some rain set in. I trust they all do well. There was a single aircraft flyover, and it went over my patch again as it did a turn but I was so busy I didn't even look up.

The snowpeas are out. I picked the last few peas and then carefully removed them and the trellis to enable a redo of that bit with tomatoes and sunflowers. There are lots of tomato plants because the greenhouse team didn't sellout and its now too hot in there so all the seedlings came out and are sitting in the shade of the pear tree.

The corn is getting taller and is mostly above knee height. It looks good.

The driplines were covered in mulch, especially where the drips are.

This afternoon I finished installing about 33m of shadecloth above my patch - the pickets are finally being used as intended. So if there is a storm and some hail tonight the patch has some protection.

After the Open Day two new members have grabbed a patch each and they are starting their vegie beds etc: its hard yakka and hot for them. I am very glad my work was done in the cooler months. All the plots are now busy on the weekends and the place is in full production mode.

Last Sunday there was a Christmas get together but I missed it due to work. I did help a bit. I decorated the pear tree with red baubles. It looked magic. Near there, in the social area, is the Mulberry tree and its great for a snack at the moment. Top place to be lately, despite the weather.


Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on January 06, 2018, 09:48:27 PM
Hot today, nudged 38deg. Went out to the plot early and got the dripper working early.

On the post for 3rd December the corn was 300m high.

I can say that by 3rd January the corn was as high as the shadecloth which is as high as the tops of the star pickets -about 1900mm.

The other plots have corn, some older by 2 weeks, with the same or similar compost added to the topsoil.... but without dripper hoselines -and its not nearly as high as my corn.

Conclusion - either the dripper hoselines work very well or the shadecloth has some effect unknown.

This afternoon we used the trailer to get some wooden crates over to the plot. I may try to do some raised vegie beds.

Last photo shows the latest upgrade - installed Raybrig H4 headlights (gift from Wayne who installed Trucklite LEDs). I like them. They have a lot of facets, like jewels and they remind me of the headlights in the Dinki cars I owned half a century ago.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on January 06, 2018, 09:50:23 PM
Raybrigs headlights went in. I like the appearance of these and the price was right (used from a friend).
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on May 24, 2018, 05:27:12 PM
Update time. Months have gone quickly.

1. Vegies. Over summer the tomato varietys went very big and the weight actually broke the silly cheap stakes I had used. We had a lot of tomato, and some unusual ones that tasted different but good.

The last tommys were picked in the middle of May. A week later we had a small frost, so winter is certainly here. The other vege plots are now taken up and preparing for spring planting. I have to catch up in that task. I should've planted some snow peas already..

2. Dog. In the middle of this month we got a Kelpie pup from Numeralla, on the "Monairo" near Cooma. Its been 18 or 19 years since our last dog. Everyone thinks she is cute and cuddly but its been a few bad nights with feeds as the pup came to us early at 6 weeks not 8. The whole litter went early due to the mother's behaviours.

3. LRCV. Besides a few drives to AFM at Minto the LRCV has been to the Corowa Swim-In and the LR 70th Celebrations at Cooma. Last weekend I had a quick visit to Tea Gardens area once again for family reasons. So I have changed the oil and serviced the usual items.

This week we ordered rock sliders from https://www.kingpindesignandfab.com . Wayne got a set of "slims" last year and we have ordered the new "ultra-slim" sliders. We intend to paint them in matching protec colours before we fit them. Shipping is expensive as they are 4mm thick. I will photograph the fitting etc when they arrive.
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: STDDIVER on May 24, 2018, 06:16:09 PM
Cute puppy Ross - what channels does she receive?    Frank 
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on May 24, 2018, 06:55:30 PM
No RX just TX: its a 24hr love song channel. Loves everyone, especially anything resembling a mother dog... or food. Positively hates the breadmaker machine in the kitchen. Dishwasher and other gear is ok, but that breadmaker makes her whimper and tremble. Loves her toys though. ACT rego/tax for a dog for "lifetime" is $54. The microchip is $60.50 The first vacc and worming was $100. Oh well...
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: STDDIVER on May 24, 2018, 07:22:52 PM
All this and an alarm clock!  I really like the ACT system for dog registration, Vic its every year and it adds up - Microchip is a great idea, should be in some humans too!  (Good reply Ross)
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: DetV on May 26, 2018, 08:42:07 PM
Ross, I expect that the sliders might provide some protection of the sills, but what about the fuel tank on the driver side? Have you done any reinforcing there?
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: Carzee on May 27, 2018, 11:39:31 AM
No I haven't thought about the tank. Some members have repaired or strengthened the tank mount that is prone to cracks. I think mine has been done already in service. Have to check, that was a couple of years back. As for a tank bash plate or something... no idea. Have you fitted some protector?
Title: Re: Carzee's shed
Post by: DetV on May 28, 2018, 10:46:12 AM
I'm looking for advice on how I might protect the fuel tank. It's certainly the most vulnerable part of the body on the drivers side and likely to ding before the sills.