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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #120 on: October 13, 2019, 09:49:31 AM »
That video is um, sad alright.

On trains and buses nearly everyone is on their phone. Public transport. When I was younger and on the buses I would see nearly everyone reading an afternoon paper. Even on the Sydney Harbour ferries, surrounded by gorgeous views, arguably the best in any city anywhere, people would read the papers.

The other month a photographer's project got attention. He uses photoshop to remove the phones. It is similar to scenes in the video you linked, and just as revealing. https://www.removed.social/united-states

So many young people spending hours on games. 40 hrs a week, mostly into the early hours? We had pinball games or Pacman, but only until the pocket money ran out. Then you mowed another lawn or cleaned a pool for more money.

As for depression or social alienation, many people are lonely, and for many reasons. I have worked in this field as did my father. Dad was involved in the methadone rollout for years then got a job with Qld Health counselling for those with Alcoholism. Interesting that working with hard drug addicts was a skill requisate for dealing with alcohol dependency -which is much more widespread (even in politics, boardrooms and stock market) and perhaps harder to kick because it is sold absolutely everywhere, even supermarkets, corner shops and fruit/veg outlets in the ACT.

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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #121 on: October 13, 2019, 02:31:25 PM »
I drove the 109 today so as to unload all the stuff out of the cargo area.

It drove like a bit of a pig, stalling whenever I caught a traffic light.

After not having driven it for so many years, I was surprised at how I still had the knack for zooming around in it.

Fully loaded it was still chirping the tyres on bitumen.

The timing is way out.

Someone wound the idle screw right out, thatís why it kept stalling.

Had a police ute ghosting me for a few kilometres and it was hard to drive it sedately with the engine stalling out when decelerating, and compression locking the wheels when dropping down gears.

The trip home should be better I hope.

The plan is to cruise down to the pistol club and make an appearance, then return the 109 to where Iím currently storing it, grab my regular car and boot off home.

Itís been a bit interesting driving the old jigger again, more than a bit interesting.

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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #122 on: October 13, 2019, 05:55:11 PM »
Iíd forgotten how it is when youíre driving an old Land Rover, the way people just start waving at you and people yell out and give the thumbs up, or walk over to you to make comments about the old 109.

At first I was thinking ďwho dat?Ē and wtf is this monkey on about?...then I remembered that the old bangers seemed to have that effect on people.

My wife kept asking ďwhoís that?Ē ďIs that your friend?Ē

A lot of older blokes seem to really like the old battle wagons.

Itís parked up once again and Iím glad to be home. Iím a bit tired after all that.

Once I tune it up and sort a few odds and ends out with it, and polish/detail it, then itíll be real fun to burn around in.
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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #123 on: October 13, 2019, 06:17:21 PM »
That video is um, sad alright.

Indeed and absolutely...

Wise words Sir...I agree with everything you said.

I really enjoyed looking at the art, thank you, for I do appreciate good/clever art.


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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #124 on: October 15, 2019, 11:57:09 PM »
Interesting...

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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #125 on: October 28, 2019, 08:02:55 AM »
I tried to use the 109 to shift house on the weekend but alas, it wasnít to be.

No clue whatís happened yet but Iím bracing for the worst.

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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #126 on: October 29, 2019, 09:42:41 AM »
Curious...

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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #127 on: October 29, 2019, 12:01:03 PM »
The cause of the hole...


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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #128 on: October 29, 2019, 12:11:24 PM »
So is that part of the original diff components or part of the detroit locker section.  I know the locker can fail in a big way if the diff bearings fail.

Any indication that any of the other bolts had failed or other damage to the diff.

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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #129 on: October 29, 2019, 12:23:22 PM »
Itís the standard equipment.

Canít see anything else to explain the lack of drive at the left wheel.

Undid the flange bolts and tried to pull the axle but it wonít come all the way out, as though thereís something attached to the other end or something.

I always thought they just slid out.

Prior to pulling the drive flange I jacked it up and tried to turn the wheels and the right hand wheel was turning the diff centre but zero from the left wheel, it just spins freely.

No noises or anything, just smoothly spins.

Got me beat...

Trying to get a phone number of someone who knows how to pull axles on a series 3 now as Iím not having much luck finding info online.

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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #130 on: October 29, 2019, 12:45:07 PM »
Just removed the r/h side drive flange and that axle slid straight out.

Hmmm...

Left axle not coming out might mean itís busted and somehow jamming.

Dunno...

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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #131 on: October 29, 2019, 03:23:07 PM »
Datíll be the other problem...

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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #132 on: October 29, 2019, 05:51:13 PM »
Yes that will be it - looks is the back end needs a sympathetic rebuild and in the future I would be wary of tight turns on hard ground with those series axles.

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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #133 on: October 29, 2019, 05:58:32 PM »
Uh oh. Scnap!
Landy owners should do a poll type thing to add up how many axles they have broken over the years...
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Re: Is there a place here for modified ex army Land Rovers?
« Reply #134 on: October 29, 2019, 06:05:39 PM »
Indeed.

Still trying to fathom the sequence of events.

It was loaded from floor to roof with parts before it was loaded onto the trailer and transported to Brisbane from Melbourne, but my brother says it was definitely still dragging a wheel on turns.

Mystery is how it was immediately evident to me that it was only driving the right hand wheel as that became apparent as I was driving it off the trailer and parking it.

It just kept wheel spinning.

Iíll try to get some professional advice as per the snapped crown wheel bolt, plus snapped axle, to see if thereís a possibility of them being related prior to making a decision as to which way to go.

Iím hopeless, once stuff like this happens, I generally start sorting it and wind up rebuilding and re-engineering stuff.

Trying to avoid that.

Getting too old to be doing that kind of nonsense...