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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #135 on: September 29, 2018, 10:24:03 AM »
What tires are those?

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #136 on: September 29, 2018, 10:46:46 AM »
7.50 x 16 michelin XZL's 
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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #137 on: September 29, 2018, 06:26:42 PM »
At least it looks done..

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #138 on: September 29, 2018, 07:08:38 PM »
Time for plates?
Retired

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #139 on: September 29, 2018, 10:45:54 PM »
Vintage plates... got them. And a sticker already
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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #140 on: October 01, 2018, 08:32:27 AM »
Some first driving impressions... granted only up and down the street.

Clutch needs adjusting... not super smooth shifting unless you stomp on the clutch pedal
Brakes need adjusting... stopping takes some planning
Carb needs adjusting... idle, etc

1st gear almost not needed, can start in 2nd because of the low end torque in this motor
Top speed will be typical rover depending on rpm
Need to calibrate the rover sending unit / gauge to the Buick engine...
speedo not working, possibly missing drive gear
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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #141 on: October 01, 2018, 03:22:05 PM »
this was the motor i pulled out of the jeepster?


cool!

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #142 on: October 01, 2018, 03:22:48 PM »
Vroom vroom 😉
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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #143 on: October 05, 2018, 02:28:01 PM »

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #144 on: October 05, 2018, 02:50:37 PM »
Been debating picking those up

Cheap insurance of I want to ever run flotation tires...
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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #145 on: October 12, 2018, 07:06:17 AM »
Hopefully a differential swap this weekend...(rear only for now)
The little bit of driving I have done has been over 3k rpm
Going from 4.70 series diffs to 3:54 Range Rover diffs...

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #146 on: October 15, 2018, 08:39:06 AM »
swapped the rear diff this weekend for a later Ranger Rover 3:54..
had to get creative and fill the axle through the vent.. didn't notice the lack of a fill plug until everything was all buttoned up..
Truck is much happier with the new gears.. first gear is usable and still punchy.
I took the front drive shaft out to prevent any unforeseen issues until I can get around to swapping the front. Rear took 90 min to R&R.. I have a feeling the front will take a tad longer.

Also got around to buttoning up the transmission tunnel.
This is version 1 of what will eventually be a single piece of bent aluminum..
plenty of room for 4wd levers..






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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #147 on: October 24, 2018, 01:32:46 PM »
Clutch issue reared its ugly head last week..
After an uneventful afternoon of driving (some hard shifts) I lost clutch control..
the clutch would not disengage with the pedal depressed, and I was unable to shift transmission into gear..

I cursed and screamed about this for a week... thinking i would heave to tear into the truck again and that i had an issue..
finally got some time this AM to crawl under the truck and pull the slave cyl.
upon removal i noticed the slave rod was shorter than when it went into the truck..
despite the lock nut on the rod, I have a feeling the vibration of the odd fire wiggled this guy loose.

I haven't tested anything yet, going to throw a tack weld or 2 on the lock nut and reinstall tonight..

fingers crossed
     

I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o