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Old June 13th, 2014, 08:32 AM
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Hmm, now who wears flip flops like that....

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Old June 13th, 2014, 11:58 AM
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Here are the final pictures of the fender - I used some bondo on it to smooth out the bend, and hide the holes and rivets. Then painted it.

Looks pretty decent!!

Thanks Charles...and once again Bill for the template.
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Old June 13th, 2014, 07:20 PM
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Old June 16th, 2014, 08:31 AM
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Pretty funny really that this thread, and my purchase started 6 months ago, almost to the day that she is back on the road. So a 6 month restoration, minus the paint and a rear crossmember, not done - but drivable! Well...kinda....

So I asked Carlos Z. to come over with his power bleeder - I didn't want to pump both, and fart around for long periods - so took the easy button approach. After bleeding clutch and brake, putting a few gallons of new fuel in, putting a fresh battery in, check all the grounds we went to start it. Turned the key...NADA!! Hmmm, what can it be - oh look, no dash lights are on, but the headlights work...so no power to ignition!! Brilliant...blown fuse, check the fuse and it is fine....hmmmmmm.....

Grab the test light and sure enough the wire running from the fuse block to the coil & ignition is not carrying a load...WTF???? Oh well screw it, just take the coil wire and run it to the always hot side of the fuse block and bob's your uncle...BINGO!

She lives! Started up fine, ran fairly smooth, adjusted the idle some let it burn through some old gas and we are ready for the maiden voyage of LUCY...yeah, daughter named her.

I gave Carlos the honors of the being behind the wheel first - to much fanfare and applause from the wife and daughter we made it to the end of the drive, went to turn left, put the pedal to the metal and....wait for it...

Pedal gets stuck in WOT ......OH SHIT!! Can't turn it off because we don't have ignition - oh shit we are gonna throw a rod, oh shit....Carlos put Lucy in second gear, steps on the brake and drops the clutch in an attempt to stall it....OH SHEEEEEET....BANG!!......WTF was that???? Still revving her guts out!!!.....I haul arse outside, jump up on the front bumper - just incase....pop the hood and pull the power wire to the coil...and she dies......

HOLY SHEEEET......Carlos, what the F was that loud bang? I don't know, but I don't have gears...it is in gear but keeps rolling... Oh no worries mate must have popped out of gear on the red stick.

NOPE....WTF?????

OK - first thing first - try and figure out the linkage so the gas pedal returns and doesn't get stuck....DONE

Now - what the heck is up with the gears...I know - Let's start her up, put her in gear, and check some stuff...YEP - by now you have guessed it....drive shaft is spinning very happily...wheels are going nowhere.

So...we put her in 4WD, lock the front wheels and go for a leisurely drive around the block!!!!

Another day in the life of a Series owner.....BUT A VERY HAPPY ONE!!

Lucy will not make a guest appearance at NOVA HH this week as planned though. Pedro will be supplying some rear axles that will go in on Friday/Saturday
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Old June 16th, 2014, 08:40 AM
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Pedro will be supplying some rear axles that will go in on Friday/Saturday
I gotcha covered.

Now you can sell it for $25k
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looks fantastic! A 6 month restoration is about 3x faster than mine was =) great job on the truck, Craig...
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Old June 16th, 2014, 01:43 PM
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Ha! That was worth the read for sure
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Old June 16th, 2014, 07:16 PM
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Sounds downright scary. I hope Carlos is going to make HH so we can hear it from his perspective - yours sounds too calm!
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Old June 16th, 2014, 07:58 PM
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You do good work. Can't wait to see it. Sorry about the rear axle man. Glad Pedro got you sorted with a spare.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 10:55 AM
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ready for an axle swap...dang it!

And a paint job!
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Old June 17th, 2014, 01:29 PM
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For the record, I would never use flex lines like this.

Those need to be plumbed with hard line.
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Old June 17th, 2014, 03:43 PM
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Maybe - but IMO if they are good enough for heavy industrial applications for hydraulics they will stand up just fine for use in a lil ol Rover.

But - we shall see
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Old June 17th, 2014, 04:11 PM
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Well, by that reasoning, just make the whole system out of flex.

The engine bay of a Series Land Rover is a harsher environment than any industrial application. It's like a Turkish boiler factory in there.

Seriously, between those and the sticky throttle plate you are going to win the "Deathride" trophy.

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Old June 17th, 2014, 05:13 PM
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For the record, I would never use flex lines like this. Those need to be plumbed with hard line.
I would agree. I would also be concerned with it vibrating and wearing through.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 09:38 AM
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OK OK - so assuming I go down that route - how the F do you bend the tubing - AND how do I figure out the connectors and flange the pipes!!! I am not an expert at that by far...so will undoubtably screw it up.

Just take it to a pro-shop I guess...
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Old June 18th, 2014, 06:50 PM
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Can't be that hard. I need to get the tools for mine so if someone can recommend some gear I'll get it and help you with yours. I haven't gotten around to looking into this yet but I think it's well documented.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 07:28 PM
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I have all the necessary flaring tools, and fittings are easy enough to get. Happy to help out since I'm the one that's griped about it.
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Or just spend a few hundred and buy the premade kit and pipe clips.
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Old June 18th, 2014, 07:53 PM
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too easy to buy a few lengths of pipe @ the FLAPS and make up what is needed...no need to break the bank!
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Crap, Craig if I'd known I woulda brought the stuff home with me last night.
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