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Old April 6th, 2011, 11:50 PM
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love those valve covers.
Thanks... I had them powdercoated by a shop not too far from you.

Final Touch Powdercoating, down in Spring Lake (30-40 min south of you) did them. If you ever need anything done, I highly recommend them. Their work is always perfect, their pricing is very reasonable, and they are super nice people.

I can't say enough good things about them.
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Old April 16th, 2011, 11:13 PM
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Got some more work done disassembling the body... Bulkhead is off, Floor Pans are out, Seat Box is out... Tub comes off next weekend.

Everything on this truck is just rotten... it's going to be a lot of work getting this thing looking good again.
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Outstanding! Do you have a donor body? You should hit SafariRover up and get a new body and tub for that chassis.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 08:52 PM
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Outstanding! Do you have a donor body? You should hit SafariRover up and get a new body and tub for that chassis.
Nope... don't have a donor body. I'm going to use this as an excuse to expand my fabrications skills

I'm planning on making new crossmembers out of rectangular tube; the rocker panels will be made of rectangular tube as well and welded to the cross members with reinforced jack points (all of which will be securely bolted to the chassis); the B-Pillars will also weld into the rockers.

The entire tub is just a bunch of riveted together patch panels... So, I'm just going to fabricate a replacement. I'm pretty certain that I can buy a whole bunch of sheet and channel aluminum for a fraction of what replacement parts will cost. It's such a simple design that it'll be pretty easy to weld up a new one... it'll probably even be stronger and lighter in the end.

The door skins and body panels are all good, but there's some sub-structure that will need to be repaired.

I just removed the B-Pillars and Tub today, so the body is completely disassembled and off the chassis... I'll get some pics up tomorrow. Got a bunch of work to do in finishing up the suspension, axles, brakes and steering before I actually will get around to working on the body.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 12:16 AM
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a few pics of the b-pillar and tub removal... back to a rolling chassis (more-or-less).
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Scott, I agree that the skins all look good and the parts you need to fix should be easy to fab. Looking good!
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Old September 17th, 2011, 09:07 PM
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Its been a long time with no progress, but I'm finally getting back to it.

The engine is pretty much together and I hope to get it mounted up to the gearbox and in the chassis in the next week or so.

I've got a question for all you smart LR guys out there...

If you look at the attached photos (of the rear of the engine) I have circled a hole in the block. This hole looks like it goes right into the water jackets. However, I do not remember anything that plugged into here. Am I missing a freeze plug, or am I forgetting about something else that goes here?

Anyone know what this is?

BTW: the engine is a 3.5L V8
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Old September 21st, 2011, 11:07 AM
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unsure of the hole you have circled...sorry

i did have a question though...why wouldnt you go with a 3.9, 4.2 or 4.6 for the engine would seem better for mpg's and more power i would think.......seeing as how your not using the stock carb setup

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Old September 25th, 2011, 12:05 AM
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I'd like to tell you that it was some sort of purist nostalgia thing... but it wouldn't be true.

I'd also like to tell you that it's really because I wanted this to be a low-tech, no computers, no electronics, no nothin' that I can't work on and fix myself truck... and that would have a lot more truth to it.

But really, it all comes down to intentions, timing, and commitments...

Originally, I was going to tune the truck up, put it on the road, and do a full resto years later, when I could afford it. The tune up ended up turning into a full engine rebuild (it was in that bad of shape). a full engine swap was more time and money than I could afford at the time (a modern rover engine isn't a simple drop in on a 3.5L chassis).

Once the engine was at the machine shop and I could get a better look at the chassis, I realized that it was cancerous and beyond repair. So, the truck wasn't going on the road until I could do a chassis swap; which meant that the whole thing was getting garaged for a long time.

About a year later I got to the point that I could afford a new chassis. This would have been a natural time to do an engine swap, because I could just spec a 3.9L chassis (or whatever) and drop a new motor in (and I was doing a full resto, now... so I could wire in the computer easy enough). But, all the machining was done and the engine was up to a short block, so I had too much into it to it to change now. I was committed to the 3.5L

When I built up the short block, performance parts really weren't anymore expensive than OEM (due to the cost of importing that stuff). So, I ended up beefing it up a fair amount. Didn't like dealing with the duel SUs... and they won't suffice for the new engine anyway. So I went with a four barrel.

That's pretty much where I am today.

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unsure of the hole you have circled...sorry

i did have a question though...why wouldnt you go with a 3.9, 4.2 or 4.6 for the engine would seem better for mpg's and more power i would think.......seeing as how your not using the stock carb setup

just wondering
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Old September 25th, 2011, 04:50 PM
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i was not aware of any difference of the mounting for any of the blocks..3.5 all the way to 4.6were the series chassis' different?.......i took the 3.5 out of my rrc and installed a 4.6 with no mounting problems?

you could still have had a carb setup though just jet for the displacment
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Old September 26th, 2011, 05:38 PM
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Hope the engine's good after all that work. Unfortunately you never know with a Rover V8.
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Old October 1st, 2011, 04:58 PM
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i was not aware of any difference of the mounting for any of the blocks..3.5 all the way to 4.6were the series chassis' different?.......i took the 3.5 out of my rrc and installed a 4.6 with no mounting problems?

you could still have had a carb setup though just jet for the displacment
I don't know the answer to that question... what I do know is that when I ordered the new chassis they offered a 3.5LV8 110, a 3.9LV8 110, and a couple diesel models. So I simply inferred it to be the case. Regardless, both the 3.9L and 4.6L are fuel injected which would require an ECU to be acquired and wired in... not something I really wanted to get into at that point in time.

Yes, I could have re-jetted the dual SUs... I just don't like working on the SUs. The Edelbrock four barrel will be easier to set up, tune, and maintain.
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Old December 20th, 2011, 07:24 PM
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I managed to get a bunch of work done over the past month and a half. So, now I'm finally getting a chance to get some of the photos up.

The engine is pretty much done, mounted up to the gearbox, and in the chassis.
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Old May 5th, 2012, 08:13 PM
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I've been a little short on time lately and haven't had an opportunity to post any pics of the build... although a little progress has been made.

Managed to rebuild the transmission brake and get it installed, as well as the fuel tank.
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Old May 5th, 2012, 08:17 PM
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...also managed to get the (newly rebuilt) steering box installed and finished up with all the steering linkages.
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Old May 5th, 2012, 08:28 PM
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...more recently I've been working on the brake system... and it's been giving me one hell of a time.

I'm converting the rear drum brakes over to disk. I bought all the parts used (except for the rotors and caliper hangers) and rebuilt everything before I installed it. It was definitely not a smooth process.

I installed the caliper hangars (which had supposedly already been machined, according to the seller) and the hubs. When I tried to install the calipers I realized that the bolt holes were too small for the bolts I had; but they were the right bolts for the caliper hangars. With a great deal of reluctance and stress, I drilled out the bolt holes and they mounted up... but not quite as I had hoped. The calipers were WAAAAYYY off center... clearly they had not been machined as claimed.
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Old May 5th, 2012, 08:36 PM
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With that, I had to tear everything apart and have the caliper hangars machined down to center the calipers over the rotors. I also took some old mud shields from a Disco I, modified them and built some brackets to mount them up. Due to the clearances, I had to cut sections out to accommodate the lower shock mounts. Everything came together pretty well, though.
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Old May 5th, 2012, 08:43 PM
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I also had to fabricate some mud shield brackets for the front. For some reason the stock/OEM ones put the front brake hose at the wrong angle, where it would have gotten bitten by the front springs. So, I made a new set that angled the hose perfectly so that nothing will bit it, cause it to bind, or interfere with it in any way... no matter what the position of the front wheel is. The lower ones I had to make simply because I couldn't find them for sale anywhere.

I also fabricated a new bracket for the rear brake tee... and replaced the tee (the old ones looked like they had spent the last 30 years at the bottom of the sea).
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...forgot to upload the pics
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Old May 5th, 2012, 08:48 PM
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The front brakes are all mounted up and I'm starting to run the brake lines (hand bent stainless steel) now. I've got some of it done and I snapped some pics already; I just haven't gotten them uploaded onto my computer yet. I'll try to get some of the pics up in the next week or so.
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