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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #45 on: August 04, 2020, 07:59:26 AM »
That weld may have been from your truck's army days.
I remember reading one of the EMEI's that mentioned cutting the stick and welding it back on to give it a better angle, but I would expect the cut to be nearer the base.
From memory, it was something to do with the change going from the single pipe exhaust manifold to the double pipe version.
My MK3 can only just get into 1st gear, as the stick hits the back of the manifold, as it's had the twin pipe modification but not the cut and weld done.
Sounds like they did a poor job of the weld.
I'll see if I can find where I read it, once I get home from work.

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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #46 on: August 04, 2020, 07:14:08 PM »
Ravvin, consider yourself fortunate that you can get first gear as it was a common problem. Neither of our unit's MK3s could manage it along with many others that I heard of and in some cases drove. One of ours had just had an engine change when we got it and the problem was still there. The workshops were not terribly interested whenever we reported it.
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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #47 on: August 04, 2020, 08:34:02 PM »
Thanks for the comments Greg and Geoff.

I too have read a reference to the fist gear engagement issues. it might even be in the EMEIs.

My truck still retains the single exhaust pipe. To me it looks like the gear lever has been extended but I'm not certain.

In any case I will be fitting a new lever just to be sure.

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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2020, 03:01:35 PM »
Just received a replacement gear lever from a generous fellow REMLR member so will be cleaning up and fitting it shortly.

Thanks all

Phill
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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2020, 12:01:56 AM »
Replacement gear lever cleaned, sanded, degreased and primed.

Will paint tomorrow
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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2020, 09:22:33 AM »
Might have a day off working under the truck today for some reason...
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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #51 on: August 22, 2020, 11:09:12 PM »
Come on mate,

Haven't you got a coat ? 😳

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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #52 on: September 25, 2020, 06:37:39 PM »
Yes Mick, I still have my original Army issued great coat with stripes still attached. Unfortunately Iím many sizes too big to fit in it these days !

My latest dash restoration idea is to replace the missing coloured light inserts for high beam and L&R indicators with see through coloured candy wrapper material.

Not sure how successful it will be but must be better than what I have (nothing)

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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #53 on: September 25, 2020, 06:44:20 PM »
I want to upgrade the front indicators to deal with modern crap drivers, so came up with this modification of the front blackout drive lamps.

Once I fit either amber bulbs or re tint the lenses with clear orange paint I can wire them for indicators and that leaves the small round lamps as parkers only.

The replacement lamps shown below are available on Ebay, are inexpensive and more or less exact replacement.

Just requires a simple amendment of the wiring harness.

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Phill

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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2020, 10:21:13 PM »
A sneaky trick, it should work. I've used a different approach. LED headlights with halo and indicator inbuilt. The white halo is a running light just for the drivers who don't notice the truck coming towards them, had that happen a few times in service. When the indicator is activated the running light is extinguished. There is a repeater lamp on the side as well.

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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #55 on: September 27, 2020, 02:13:57 AM »
Hello Bluebell, yes I've had many near misses with civvi drivers when I was serving.

Lucky we drove with headlights on - I still do today.

I'm thinking orange bulbs and leave the clear lenses showing. It will appear more original that way.

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Phill

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Re: 170-295 Ex SVN saved and under restoration.
« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2020, 06:24:50 PM »
So I decided to go with modern orange bulbs behind the clear glass.

It looks closer to original that way, yet still quite clearly vsible.

Cheers

Phill
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