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Deuce's new daily - 1970 series2a LWB

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Deuce, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. Deuce

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    Hi all, so now that I have a young family and am no longer car pooling with my wife everyday, I decided I need something with 4doors that can live outside, get dirty and be used as transport most days for work. Now I'm not really a fan of 'boring' transport, and had sold my 1970 Short wheelbase series2a 18months ago (and missed it) so went and purchased an unfinished project sight unseen.
    So without further adue, here is my 1970 series2a long wheelbase (109") LandRover:
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    So heres the guts on it:
    Chassis has been given the once over. The rear tub is paneled and painted, rear seats/axles/springs/fuel tank fitted, and thats about it.
    Needs brakes, shocks, bonnet, maybe tyres purchasing. One small rust repair, painting and obviously reassembling to finish.
    Comes with a defender front bumper, range rover electric seats (heated?) and power steering conversion.
    Runs and is certed for a nissan LD28 diesel with auto, mated to the stock transfer case.
    I will try to keep this updated. Hoping to have it all legal and on the road in 6 to 9 months. Wish me luck.
     
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    Good luck!
    l'll be following it.
     
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    yeah me too.
     
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    Luck wished.
     
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    Good luck.
    What happened to the bike as daily? = soft ha ha ha
    Says I who's now use to 4 wheeled airconed , heated/ cooled seats/ stereo, 38+ mpg daily comfort
     
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    good luck
     
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    Exactly. Haha. Rode it most days for the last 15 months. But getting wet and cold gets boring eventually. Awesome for skipping traffic que though.
    Clutch cable almost broke last night, so will try to get a new one today. Then I can use the bike next week.
     
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    love the old Landy's , used to use the later models in the South African police, indestructible , good luck and keep up the updates
     
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    Next door neighbour had these he had 3 of them all series 2a one was the 4 cylinder then the slant six and one with a 186 i learnt how to spin spanners on these old girls and that’s how I learnt bush mechanics lol
     
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    So true, even as a young bloke ( at one point only had a bike) and soon got over the rain/hail/cold/ or shine you're in it.
    Do miss the traffic convenience.

    Lucky, clutch cable broke on the buell half way home from work one arvo.
    Ended up getting a bike transport guy ( it was only a couple of weeks off a service ( already booked in)) so dropped down to the mechanics , he even dropped me home after , ( it was pretty much on his way home ( small detour)).
     
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    I certainly don't miss the days of riding an hour to work, on an ER 185, pouring rain, lights that shine about 2m in front starting work at 1am and 2deg.
     
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    You'll have to check it out (and lend a hand) when your in town one day.
     
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    Update, got a clutch cable on the bike, so thats all gravy again.
    Slowly unpacking the back of the truck. Lots of good stuff there, and double ups of some stuff too.
    Trying to find the flexplate so I can bolt the engine and trans together.
    I've got a girling 1" boosted master cylinder with it (single output) which has broken reservoir. I'm wondering if my old boosted 15/16 dual master from the VR would work. But part of me remembers something about disc and drum m/cyls being different in design. Thoughts?
     
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    Cool Landy look forward to the thread. Remember my Grandad had one with a 202 in it that went pretty well.

    Fairly sure disc/drum master cylinders differ a little, as a general guide disc type hold more fluid and the drum have the residual valves
     
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    Got a VK 15/16" rear drum braked equipped master cylinder on my disc braked rear ended VC commodore....That M/C has been on for 5 years....The previous 5 years, I was running an 1"bore M/C from a VK

    The rear brake pads were 10 years old and I got hold of better rear pads, so I swapped them out only 2 months ago (give or take a couple of weeks)....The old pads still had at least 1/2 pad thickness left.......Kay wise....Not sure, but at least 30,000K...(being conservative too)....So I'll leave you decide whether the M/C's are different or not.....

    Finally, VR's only ever came with disc braked rears too....Drum braked rears stopped with the introduction of the VN Commodore
     
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    Yeap, my VR is disc all around. Drum m/cyl has residual pressure valve. So if I use disc m/cyl I will probably need to get drum adjustment spot on, or the pedal will have a long travel before engagement.
     
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    Don't know if an XJ Jeep MC would work but they have drum rear. I might even have one, along with the booster unless I sent it to the scrap metal yard.
     
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    Can't do a disc brake conversion on the rear ?
     
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    What rear axle does the Landy run, Dana 44?
     
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    They come with either a Rover, ENV or Salisbury rear axle. Rover front axle, and this one has 11inch drums all round.
    I'll probably just rebuild the stock m/cyl.

    On another note degreased some horrible stuff, fitted upper splash guard and flexplate to back of motor. Worked out how engine mounts and mount brackets go. Now just need an engine crane to get motor fitted.
    After that I'll try and get the transmission bolted to engine, rear trans mount sorted and then finishing drivetrain should be easy after that.
     

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