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Carzee's shed
« on: December 31, 2012, 05:52:32 PM »


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.
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Re: Carzee's place
« Reply #1 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 ???

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Re: Carzee's place
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Carzee's place
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Carzee's place
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Carzee's place
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 10:38:05 AM »
... classic bit of a 'bugger' moment on my part. they say timing is everything..... :(

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Re: Carzee's place
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Carzee's place
« Reply #7 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...
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Re: Carzee's place
« Reply #8 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

2. Loaded up in the yard, Colo

3. Marulan, chain check
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Re: Carzee's place
« Reply #9 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   :)

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« Reply #10 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

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Re: Carzee's place
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Carzee's place
« Reply #12 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, 1966.

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Re: Carzee's place
« Reply #13 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..

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Re: Carzee's place
« Reply #14 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.





+ 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...
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