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  1. Bzzt yeah nah yeah, this is like a week away. I'm out, sorry team.
  2. No update here, except for fixing the picture hosting. So slack. IMG_20170605_113733 by John Bell, on Flickr
  3. Cheers for calling in fellas, looking forward to seeing what you do with it
  4. Pics! Also feel free to call in on your way through or sing out if you need a hand retrieving it/place to stay etc.
  5. Shit, could do? Ought to. Will see if anyone else from our way is keen to accompany
  6. Damn, good to see its still around though.
  7. Oh man, so many rusty waratahs and 205 drums around here. Perfect!
  8. But we weren't able to see if it ran, disappointment. So gravity feed temporary fuel system. A battery and a bit of bleeding and glowing. The LD28 seems pretty healthy and sounds great, really enjoying just going to the shed and revving it a couple times a day. Need to figure out whats wrong with the clutch now though, will start by looking at the master and/or slave cylinders. IMG_20170604_111604 by John Bell, on Flickr Like comment and subscribe
  9. So yeah, first priority has been to see if it'd run after its ~10yr rest. But the fuel tank had the drain bung, level sender, and pickup all removed because it had a 'problem' back then, maybe blocked lines? The tank looked in pretty good shape inside and out. So plugged everything back up, carefully tipped a few liters of diesel in there, and sure enough it came out the bottom pretty quickly. Fuel tank lives under the drivers seat. The sender and guage appear to work (pretty) well. IMG_20170603_094104 by John Bell, on Flickr IMG_20170603_094124 by John Bell, on Flickr Rusted fasteners, tank comes out. IMG_20170603_104539 by John Bell, on Flickr Degrease, waterblast, investigation. IMG_20170603_122150 by John Bell, on Flickr Hole. IMG_20170603_122220 by John Bell, on Flickr Tank is folded and soldiered together, so will have an attempt at picking it apart and plugging up the yuck bits. Clean up and paint etc too, this week hopefully. For those interested, the OE Land Rover fuel filter housing seems to be a fairly generic item used on British diesels from this era. It looks to be the same one used on our Lister, and Perkins(Massey Ferguson) diesels. So got a new filter cartridge from for a MF165 for $6ish. Bargain M8.
  10. This is rad, I need a local rust repairing friend
  11. So no update as far as working on it goes. But I've been trying to do some digging into the engine swap and if its ever been legit. No sign of cert, previous owners and LVVTA have no record of a declaration ever being issued for it, last WOF issued in '05, and engine swapped a long time before that. There is a possibility the original engine is still available so if the LD28 conversion is too difficult to get up to a certable state then maybe going back to OE is an option. The other problem with the LD28 is its mounting. The oil pump lines up pretty well with the diff head, and hits it pretty easily from what I'm told. I also found out apparently it has had some kind of modification done to the transfer case or gearbox to give it a better final drive ratio? I'm not quite sure what it entailed though. Heres a bad picture of the sump/diff IMG_20170513_155448 by John Bell, on Flickr And heres a bad picture of the bellhousing adapter. IMG_20170522_155601 by John Bell, on Flickr
  12. Getting pretty far ahead of myself but I'm amazed and getting pretty excited by the variety of neat looking tyres for old 4x4 vehicles. Current pic of the bunch when the time comes will be Deestone D503 in 7.5-16 I think. Posting this here so I remember. Hopefully I get to this point.
  13. So nothing terribly productive has happened. But anything that wasn't too ruined or was repairable has been stripped off the green pile of garbage. It has been able to offer up a few bits of glass, a fairly unchopped wiring loom, some trim and not a whole lot more to be honest. Its very bad. Here is a picture of it getting closer to death. Note cyclone Cook damaged garage behind. Get outta here. Like, comment and subscribe below.