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rejeep

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2018, 01:48:50 PM »
Suspension hung and axle casings are mounted..
Rear axle is in and ready to accept wheels and tires..
Hit a wall rebuilding the knuckles, lacking a handful of 7/16 BSF threaded nuts...
would love to get the front buttoned up this week and have a roller..

Engine parts arrived.. and don't you know the stock grind from Sealed Power is NLA..

went with a 252 comp cam...
haven't had much luck with aftermarket grinds... but all those engines were FI...
here's to sticking with a carb :P






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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2018, 02:59:33 PM »
Knuckles look pretty beefy for sealed stuff


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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2018, 08:52:54 AM »
this job goes right along with chassis bushing removal..







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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2018, 12:18:25 PM »
even with assembling new parts?


chassis bushings are death!

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2018, 12:44:41 PM »
new land rover parts have the quality control of a Russian space capsule and NOS parts are coated in gold if available...

there are so many places for oil to leak in the damn thing its amazing they are oil tight..

cant get the correct preload with the king pin for the bottom bearing...  I have been assured its a part fitment issue..


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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2018, 10:01:14 AM »
Its officially a roller...

took forever longer than I thought to throw these axles together..
lots of fiddly pieces and seals, flanges that need sealing etc...

Going to keep busy with brakes, steering and suspension while waiting for drivetrain..
figure the more stuff in place, the better the motor will find a home.
Might whack the battery tray out of the way.. its just a flat surface collecting junk now..




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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #36 on: February 08, 2018, 10:32:45 PM »
Frame got some attention tonight...
Went over with spray 9 and a scrub brush.. (hot water hose in garage)
May still try and pressure wash after frame shop trip..

My knuckles found every tab and bracket multiple times.


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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2018, 04:53:39 PM »
Projects always like that blood sacrifice


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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2018, 07:33:45 PM »
Waiting on parts...  specifically an engine..
Started stripping and cleaning the body, but that got old quickly.
Took all that frustration and cleaned shop.
Amazing how much I organized, tossed or moved out.



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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #39 on: March 07, 2018, 03:18:12 PM »
I think I should clean and complain more often...

got this video from the machine shop today.....
its ALIVE...

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #40 on: March 07, 2018, 03:36:11 PM »
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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #41 on: March 07, 2018, 07:14:57 PM »
Sweet!
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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2018, 10:41:15 PM »
Now the fun starts....

I only looked at it briefly tonight..
bolted the drivetrain together and threw it on some jack stands in the chassis.
Going to mount the bulkhead tomorrow and start messing around.




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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2018, 11:04:55 AM »
is there a rule of thumb for drivetrain angle?
couldn't find my angle gauge yesterday.. wanted to check the Red Rover for comparison..
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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2018, 12:06:24 PM »
at least 2-3˚ operating angle for ujoints. drivetrain angle usually 3-5˚ in the chassis I believe, and pinion angle should match drivetrain with a link suspension at ride height, and should be about 1˚ pinion down with leaf springs to account for axle wrap under power.

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