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Old June 12th, 2010, 07:09 PM
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The replacement SI frames I have had (Marsland) have all been handed as far as the pivot points for the brake and clutch pedals and steering relay are concerned. You have to order them so getting what you want is not an issue......getting them to actually build them can take a year. Not cheap either.

I have several 2.0 motors that will be available soon, as well as early SII 2.0 motors, transmissions and t-cases which will fit later SI's . Also have SI rear crossmembers (non galvanized). Aloot of early SII bits will work or can be made to work as substitutions especially with later SI's/

You should buy an SI. They don't do much very well other than put a smile on your face......which is what it should be all about anyhow.
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new expansion complete. Not only are we the only Rover shop in Eliot Maine...now we're also the biggest.

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Old June 13th, 2010, 12:59 AM
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Does Marsland sell SI frames? The only source I knew of was Richards and it was a long wait and I am not sure he will still make them.
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Well here's the web site
http://www.marslands.com/index.html
it's not too clear if they still make S1 chassis - no price for them.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 07:05 AM
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The last frame I got was 1 1/2 years ago and it was for an 88" SI. I was told that it was the last one, but they could make more special order.

The whole story goes......order frame. Frame takes over a year to get here. Cost almost twice the quoted price. Customer looses interest. Frame flogged (for half price) to some poor guy in Fla who I'm pretty sure had no idea what he was getting into (thought swapping to LHD was easy). Original customer becomes re-interested. By this time I've lost interest. Currently original customer has asked to have SI built onto a shortened Defender chassis (90in WB) with V8. British "trials comp" style. I've become re-interested.

SI rear crossmembers now SOLD. One to be installed on D90 chassis for above project.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 07:25 AM
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Currently original customer has asked to have SI built onto a shortened Defender chassis (90in WB) with V8. British "trials comp" style. I've become re-interested.
That does sound interesting! Please do keep us informed.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 02:21 PM
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That does sound interesting! Please do keep us informed.
X2... lets see some photos!!!!
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Old June 16th, 2010, 07:07 AM
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X2... lets see some photos!!!!
Shop is currently scheduled out (and running at 110% capacity) about 1 year on complete builds so I don't expect to even start on this until late spring '11.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 11:38 AM
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Shop is currently scheduled out (and running at 110% capacity) about 1 year on complete builds so I don't expect to even start on this until late spring '11.
Yo MB, I think it's time to come clean man. Your not really running a Rover shop, you never post pics etc..... come on, ........

I KNOW the new expansion is for your "special" hydroponic growing facility...
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Old June 17th, 2010, 07:44 AM
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I know.....I am not much of a picture poster. The expansion was all Rover........the "special hydroponics" we keep outside. Thats why the shop is in the middle of the swamp!.......it's also where the aforementioned SI came from.
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Well... I'm going to pick up a 1955 86" in Tuscon, AZ this weekend Original CA truck (yuba city) but it lived in CA its whole life. Soft top, OE winch. 80,000 miles (maybe) and literally no rust. Needs paint (its camo) but it will be a great place to start!

Flying out early Friday morning to do some work ( All fluids, hub seals, Brake MC, rear wheel bearings) then start the 1000mi drive back to Berkeley. It is going to be hot and epic.... awesome

Looking for advice on the rear bearings on the semi floating axle... I know I have to press them (I will have access to a shop press) but any pointers? Is the hub seal the same as the front?

Anything special about the Series I MC that I should know? Beading sounds like a bitch, any tips?

Anyone have an US oil filter number that works?
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Old July 7th, 2010, 02:01 PM
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Sweet! Try keep us updated.

I don't know anything about a series I, but if it's like a stock series II, it doesn't use spin on filters but a element you replace.
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Sweet! Try keep us updated.

I don't know anything about a series I, but if it's like a stock series II, it doesn't use spin on filters but a element you replace.
Will do!
it is an element filter, I'm just looking to buy one before I get there to have one less thing to do.

Oh yes... what is the recommended oil weight for a 2.0 with some miles in the baking heat?
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Here you go! Long road trip in an SI

http://www.pangolin4x4.com/pangolin4...trip/index.htm

I would run cheap 20w50 oil in it. I would adjust the valves and err on the loose side. I would also make sure the radiator was not clogged and the waterpump was ok.

Other than being basically unobtainium, nothing special about the SI brake master. It is just like an SII or SIIa it just mounts with three bolts, not two. I have never attempted to do an SI read axle wheelbearing job, but I hear it is a challenge.
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I'm picking Teri up at the Phoenix airport on Friday night... she would not miss this for the world


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Funny you mention that, I tried to buy that truck from Ike... he wants it as a keeper.
I have a rebuild kit for the MC, but I'm hoping the problem could be solved by a good bleeding.

The rear wheel bearings could be a disaster, I'm not sure if I have the right hub seal for the rear so it may be a non option unless it really starts to fail.
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The "book" is reputed to say that a 20 ton press is needed to change the rear wheel bearings.
Do they really need changing?
Other than that I don't know diddly.
20/50 oil is what I'd go for too.
Good luck with the 1000 mile run
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Yes a press is needed, but I will have access to one.
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Take lots of pictures and post them along the way. 1000 miles in a S1 is 3 days?
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We made it back. The drive was super hot and took forever but it was worth all the sweat and hours. Here is the story:
I flew in to Tucson, AZ on Friday morning. The PO picked me up at the airport. He drove me over to the truck where his buddy was helping get some of the fluids changed. I took a look around the truck, started the motor and gave him the check with out driving it, I knew I wanted Wilbur.

Wilbur is a rust free gem. Originally bought in Yuba city, CA it came to Tucson, AZ and never left. There is literally NO rust to speak of. No clue how many miles, but with a new webber carb she purs.

I spent the next almost 10 hours going through everything. Did the front hub seals, repacked the bearings, all the tierods, adjusted the drums, ect… Come about 7:00pm it was time to hit the road, I loaded the truck with some spare parts original seats, a spare diff, and some other junk and a bunch of water I hit the road. The clutch was not quite adjusted right so I went around the block and came back. Fixed the clutch went to leave and could not get her in to any gear… after being perplexed I found the reverse lever that gives resistance to reverse had fallen down and wedged the shifter. I was very happy because that could have been fatal!

I hit the road and 3-4 hours later I was in Pheonix… Yes it took that long. Toping out at about 40mph it was a long drive and the interstate is not an option for safety’s sake.

My girlfriend teri flew in to Phoenix to drive with me, she would not miss this for the world (she loves rovers). We drove until 2am and got to the outskirts of Phoenix on hwy 60, then slept for the night. We woke in to morning to 80 degree weather at 6 or 7 am… it quickly became a 110degree day. The drive from Pheonix to Kingman was the worst of the whole trip. Beautiful, yes! But hot and hilly. At about 3pm right at the heat of the day we pulled over at a gas station to get some cold drinks. St this point I noticed a new leak ( the rear main had also been pushing oil at high RPM’s)… it was the brake master.

Luckily I had a rebuild kit because the MC was suspect but not leaking. I found a great shad tree mechanics shop that let me use some shade. I pulled the MC, stripped it apart and went to assemble.. the rebuild kit was the wrong one! I was a bit miffed to say the least. I did by best to ‘hone’ the cylinder with an old belt sander belt that was almost cloth (worked great) cleaned the seals the best I could, layered on some Teflon tape (the end seal looked crappy) and guess what… It didn’t leak. We bleed and bleed and finaly got a kind of firm pedal and hit the road again.

By this time it was really hot, and Wilbur started getting warm at speed, I would pull over at 90 degrees C and sometimes it would boil over after it was shut off. The I noticed something bad… Foam coming from the radiator cap. I let her cool , pulled the cap and there was a bunch of foam. My first though was head gasket and I though we would be shortly screwed. But she kept cool when not going up hill.
Eventually we made it to needles, CA where we slept again. In the morning I drove to the a NAPA and there was foam in the radiator again… this was getting scary, but there was no oil in the coolant (or visa versa). I bought some water wetter and it killed the bubbles, absolutely gone. What I concluded (maybe wrong) was that someone put in a cleaner and never fully drained, the bubles were from detergent and sine water wetter does away with surface tension the bubbles went too. No more foam… but still running warm, after all it was another 100+ degree day! We rigged another spray bottle for the radiator with a tube and that really helped on the long grades.

Along the way we found some roads to be just too fast for Wilbur. The truckers were dangerous. So we started taking dirt roads that paralleled the highway. It was actually some of my favorite driving I have ever had. Charging the Mojave in a 55 Series I in the baking sun was and experience we will never forget, right up there with bounding a rover across the Bolivian Altiplano. It was amazing how much of the trip we were able to do on dirt.


The rest of the drive was un eventful, except for the beauty. It is easy to take it in when you are going 35 or 40mph. More time to admire the saguaros, gawk and the vistas and generally enjoy life. I learned something from this trip, yes rovers are awesome (55 year old 1000miles… no problem), but there were some good lessons on life Teri and I shared.

We made it back at about 11am on Monday. Didn’t sleep on Sunday night because Teri had to be back for a meeting Monday afternoon. We drove in to Berkeley, she jumped in the shower and hopped on BART.

Wilbur needs some things, I have some big plans that I will keep updating. One of the first things to do is deal with the rear axle bearings and MC. I ordered the adaptor for a CB style MC, and I’m really thinking about just swapping later series axles in (whole thing) , it would be a shame to break the semi floaters… Anyone have a good set in Northern California?

After some the mechanics are in better shape I will start thinking about paint…

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions earlier, rover people are some of the best people!
Cheers,
Steve
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Great story and great looking truck! Congrats again.
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Congrats and I <3 the winch!

Take her apart and galvanize her now.
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