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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
« Reply #30 on: April 07, 2016, 10:00:39 PM »




Coulnt help myself once i had the camo green going, hit the esky, the camp table, tent poles, tool box... hahaha.  Think ive found my new favorite paint.
 Looking good to meet the 2week resto deadline.  Having the usual trouble bleeding the brakes.  Installed two new front soft hoses and adjusted the brakes up to 1 click off,  3 bottles of dot 4 later and still a big airbubble somewhere.  Thinking i will park on neibours steep inclined driveway to level the master and try again. Fail this into the shop to use a pump.  Im over this bleeding nonsense. First drama with the vehicle so far.  Im sure there is a quick way when in the bush ?
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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2016, 07:27:43 AM »
Coming up well.

It's amazing what a coat of paint can do.

Your vehicle looks like its previous owner spent a bit of time and money on it, very neat wiring under the bonnet.

Great to see its getting a new lease of life, and back on the road.

I've used a simple pressure bleeder on the brakes in the past, that has done the trick for me.

Watch out when you start painting things green though, I can see a few things in your photos that you missed!  8)

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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2016, 08:32:10 AM »
Only important things like wheels !  Haha.  Run out of masking tape is my excuse ;)   returning the chassie & inner guards back to green from black certainly made the difference in correcting colour restoration. Just got to paint them rims.  Didnt like spraying over chipped paint in the guards and surface rust on the framework, but i have to draw the line somewhere for now. If i ended up stripping it, it would be a 2 yr resto not 2 weeks.  Really want to remove the chassie and suspension though one day and  clean and sand it all back to ensure the rust doesnt get the better of it. Places like the capped front rails are notorious i see for hidden rust. Sticking my finger inside feeling all the flaked off metal,  these need to be killed asap before it gets too thin.
Couple more before and after pics from the respray.


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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
« Reply #34 on: April 09, 2016, 04:50:51 PM »

Put some red rats on the doors, and bought a cheap shovel and cut it down to suit the fender.  Also had an attempt at making some tac plates,  in memory of my cousin Ron that served in Vietnam with 86 tpt raasc. 



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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
« Reply #35 on: April 09, 2016, 06:55:45 PM »
Top work ! Very nice indeed .   One day i hope to do the same level of ground up resto.  Thank you both for chiming in with the info and great pics.  Definitely worth the work i think too.

For the moment, replacing the brake cyclinders has run into a minor  set back.  Ordered for the 2a 69 109 4 cyclinder 2.3 petrol  the parts didnt fit. The brake cyclinders were different to mine. After sending some pics to the supplier he has informed me that someone has done a brake upgrade with the 6 cyclinder brakes and thats why they dont fit.  So although i have to wait a bit longer to get the correct parts i guess its good to know that it has been upgraded.

I know that an old master cylinder can give problems, and some use pressure bleeding, otherwise there is some info here that may be of assistance.

http://www.aulro.com/afvb/series-ii-iia/110435-bleeding-brakes-series-2a.html

http://www.aulro.com/afvb/series-i-land-rover-enthusiasts-section/146217-brake-bleeders.html
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2a 109 114-341,
No.5 173-589,
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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2016, 07:16:39 PM »
Nice work there.Keep it up.Cheers Hallsy.
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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2016, 11:05:35 PM »
Close up pictures of the tac plates i hand drew and painted today. Dont know how exact i got them but they will do for now. Think i will just paint the roo red not green, as the green penny roo was early period, 86 tpt raasc marched in 67. With most vehicle's ive seen having the later variation of the red roo. 


 

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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2016, 08:58:10 PM »
Looking good keep up the good work
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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2016, 12:25:33 AM »
Thanks Rod, 
Got the rims painted today, shovel and spare. Repainted the rear diff center white and then gave the tyres a blacken.



Two more tac plates to make and i think ive met my goal for a resto in 2weeks.  Borrowed a pressure bleeder today with no luck.  Master cyclinder will be the next item to replace. 
 Haven't gone as far clamping the lines yet, i may try to isolate the problem this way first. New rear hose is expected tomorrow. Want to make sure its not a spongy hose. The front two were shot.

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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2016, 07:28:23 AM »
Having 6 cyl brakes up front,  does anyone think i need a 6 cyl brake master cylinder ?  I remember reading about more modern brake on vehicles  (disc) going to larger discs and bigger calipers, even more piston calipers, the upgrade should include a master with more volume and or travel.  2nd pump it comes up hard.  First is almost to the floor without any real stopping power.  Maybe i was using the vac bleeder wrong but it just kept on sucking air through on all the lines, i presumed from the nipple when cracked open ? 

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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2016, 08:13:41 AM »
looking fantastic, great job.

I've used the vacuum bleeders before with success, from memory manually bleed brakes the old fashion way first and use the vacuum for the last bit.

I think the normal master cylinder is Ok with S3 front brakes from memory

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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2016, 06:25:07 PM »
Under the front tac light, is it a normal holder or something different to allow tac plates to drop in, or do you need to remove the light cover to drop the tac plate in the holder on that side ?  My vehicle was missing the holder on the drivers front and it has 6 holes 3 down each side not 3 in a triangle  .  ?

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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
« Reply #43 on: April 12, 2016, 06:53:49 PM »
Under the front tac light, is it a normal holder or something different to allow tac plates to drop in, or do you need to remove the light cover to drop the tac plate in the holder on that side ?  My vehicle was missing the holder on the drivers front and it has 6 holes 3 down each side not 3 in a triangle  .  ?

Yeah so there a stand off bracket that the tax plate holder goes onto to clear the blackout light. Same as what's on the back of workshop land rovers.

Should be photos on google image. Or on REMLR website some where
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Re: 2a ex army 109 landrover resto in 2 weeks
« Reply #44 on: April 12, 2016, 09:53:09 PM »
Under the front tac light, is it a normal holder or something different to allow tac plates to drop in, or do you need to remove the light cover to drop the tac plate in the holder on that side ?  My vehicle was missing the holder on the drivers front and it has 6 holes 3 down each side not 3 in a triangle  .  ?

Yeah so there a stand off bracket that the tax plate holder goes onto to clear the blackout light. Same as what's on the back of workshop land rovers.

Should be photos on google image. Or on REMLR website some where

I made one for my resto I have attached a pdf of the drawing that I used to make it from. I used 1.6mm aluminium to make it from.
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