Thank you. Okay, that’s the same part number for the thermostat housing I ordered.
ooooooooooooooh baby! I can't wait to see how this goes!!!!!! I have wanted to do this forever!I'm starting to round up parts for ABS. It's been quite a few years now ABS has been required equipment on new cars, so it must be doing something good. I'll get LSDs for the diffs later. Probably the Ashcroft ATBs. I know the Wabco modulators can be problematic (3 amigos), but hopefully I got a good one out of a Disco II today. The connector on it is labeled August 2013 (13 08 13) so it appears it got a new valve kit. I did some continuity and ohm tests on it with the multimeter and it looks good. Not a bad deal for $73.
Yes, the Disco 2 ABS unit just needs to be plumbed for the Defender because the unit itself is the same.I read somewhere that the disco11 ABS units can be made to fit a defender.
how's the rebuild coming on?
This is probably old news, but I just stumbled across this Land Rover technical document for the paint that shows what kind of paints were originally used for each color. http://www.seriesdefender.com/manuals/Land Rover Paint Codes.pdf
It looks like they list single stage urethane as "clearcoat." It says Monza is a base/clear, but I went with a single stage urethane like the original Portofino. It also doesn't list Glasurit as a supplier, but that doesn't matter because it's good paint. I read on another forum someone said it cost less overall than PPG because it's a higher solids paint, even though it's more expensive by volume. I also didn't know some of the colors like Arles were an ALKYD paint instead of a urethane, but it also shows Beluga as a single stage and I thought that was a base/clear.
If I was doing this over again I think I would choose Willow Green because I've become really fond of that and it seems like Land Rovers should be green, but that's also a base/clear. A single stage makes for easier repairs and can be fixed up later, so I don't regret that. I think a metallic single stage would be difficult to work with. I'm not sure how good a non-metallic Willow Green would look. Maybe the correct choice would be Pastel Green.
I used PPG SHOP-Line acrylic enamel. Its a single stage paint