Category Archives: 1977 Series 2

A 2017 Update

Well as the blog hasn’t been updated in a while, I thought I would take some time and post an update.

Jordan

1966 Series 2:

The car was sold the tail end of 2016 as an unfinished project.  progress stalled on the car and never really got going again.

2006 Disco 3

The car is still going, recently had a handbrake module replaced.  Another repair carried out by land rover was to resolve a recall issue of oil in the brake system.  This had already been done once but the issue re occurred, so they eventually sorted it again.

Disco 2

Since selling the Series 2 Jordan has also purchased a Disco 2 4 ltr V8.  Initially it was sold as the previous owner had put diesel in the tank and tried to start it so some basic work was carried out the car is now taxed and tested and back on the road.

Ian

1983 Ninety

Following a change of job and moving away in May 2016 I don’t have day to day involvement with my car any more, but it is still going driven by my dad on a daily basis.

At the end of October 2016 we made a small addition to the car to allow us to sleep inside it while going to watch Wales Rally GB, this involved some support bars and sheets of marine ply.  Made for a very handy night out kept out of the elements, will post some photos of this later.

Other issues at the moment with the car is the Wipac LED side lights keep blowing fuses up to 15A so more investigation is required.

Nick

1986 110

No change on this yet the car is still as it was when picked up.

Disco 1

Still owned but currently not used.

2001 Disco 2

The car previously owned by Jordan is now mainly used for spare parts.

Disco 2

A TD5 Auto car which has some off road modifications such as tyres bumpers, LED light bar.

Kelsey & Pete

2006 90 TD5

Kelsey and Pete still use this car, recent additions of some 5 bar tread plate, apart from that the car is mostly used on road.

Tom

1993 90 300TDi

Following the rebuild not heard of any more issues with the car, still see it driving around.

Matthew

People are told, if you can’t say anything nice about a person, don’t say anything…

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November Update

Well after being quiet for a while since we updated the site so here is where we are up to at the moment.  Pictures of the cars will follow soon.

Car 1 –

The last update showed the van sides and roof bolted in place.  Since then we have fixed the inner sills and seat box in place, offered up the floor panels for a fit.

We have also replaced the carb that was originally on the car as when it ran there was a terrible misfire, we now put this down to an assumption the rotor arm moved one direction where it actually went the other so the ignition was only right on 2 cylinders.

With the running sorted we have actually had a short drive around and the engine seems to run very nicely indeed.  Hopefully will add a video to show this soon.

The bonnet has now been rubbed down and ready to paint, with the wings to follow.

Car 2 –

Not much has happened for now with the car still gently running it in driving most days.  We ventured on a 2 hour drive out to Betws-Y-Coed to watch the Cambrian rally in the middle of October, on the way home the car cut out with a diesel leak, eventually we got it home.

On the Sunday after the cause turned out to be the Fuel lift pump, as we revved the engine a mist was seen coming out the bulkhead side.  This was replaced and has run fine since.

We also fitted a pair of Wipac 100w 8″ spot lamps on the front for helping with night time driving on the dark lanes in the area,

That was until today, where got in it this morning and it wouldn’t turn over. Not sure what the issue is at present but will be looking in to it.

Car 4 –

Well progress on this car has moved on a bit now.  Body panels have been repaired painted and refitted, the rear electrics have been fitted.  A set of standard lamps had been fitted but as the owner turned 21 our birthday present to him was a set of wipac LED lamps for front and back.  The issue this has now caused is the need to change from a 2 pin flasher relay to a 4 pin set up.

The hope is to have the car rebuilt and in for MOT by the end of November.

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Car 4 : Update on rebuild

Well this is a quick update on progress of car 4’s rebuild, there has been so much done to be documented fully.

Front axles rebuilt fully

Chassis rubbed down, repaired & painted

Front & Rear springs replaced with parabolic springs & new shocks fitted

Bulkhead – stripped, repaired, primed, painted, rebuilt & refitted

Front Grill panel – stripped, repaired, primed, painted and refitted

Engine – refurbished, refitted and running.

New exhaust system fitted

Wings & bonnet have been rubbed down primed, painted and fitted

Hopefully we will get a more detailed update with photos soon.

UPDATE:

Over the weekend we did enough work that the engine now fires up using the key and the car has had a short drive around the garden to give it a little test and move around under the car port.

Most of the front electricals have been sorted now.  Side, Dipped, Main and indicator lamps all work, along with the horn.  so left to wire is the washer pump and heater motor.  A rear chassis loom has also been made and will be plugged in tonight and tested for the rear lights.  The next big step is getting the panels all lined up before they get painted and any holes than need drilling can be put in.

Car 4 : Start of Rebuild

Well since the beginning of April the car ran out of tax so it was decided to undergo a restoration rebuild like the other cars we have been working on.

Over a couple of days the car was stripped down to a bare chassis, as the build had been planned for a couple of weeks some parts had been ordered so work could begin.

Strip down didnt take too long. The previos owner had a strange obsession with “denso tape” a horrible sticky material based tape. Every not and bolt and bracket was covered in it… initially this was thought to be a nightmare… but in practise, it made stripping down very easy as once removed, it had preserved the nuts and bolts very well… no rusty bolts!
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Before strip down… the car was fully road worthy… driven into the garage on friday night.
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First step was axle removal… very easy with a 9 inch grinder. All springs, bolts and shackle plates being replaced anyway.
Next step… bodywork.
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Next stage was engine removal… with the assistance on the engine crane thus was an easy job. The owner of the series 2 however did find an interesting way to lower the engine down onto the pallet.
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A good weekends work. By sunday night we had a bare chassis.
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Car 4 Update

Well seen as we haven’t posted anything for a while we thought we should show our progress to the cars….

Car 4 has had the painting completed and is looking good, all the tub has been painted inside and part of the cab inside has been tarted up as well thanks to good ole checker plate. Next on the agenda for this car is rubber flooring in the cab and sort out a diff issue on the rear which will be solved by using a replacement diff from the original axles of car 1