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Some may have interesting projects, repairs, rebuilds, upgrades, etc. ongoing. And sometimes there are great ideas hidden somewhere or great work which thrills you. But there are maybe also fails or things where we thought that will be great but it was the opposite (and where we really learn from).

So let's talk about!

Actually I have two projects, one which runs for quite a time, one which may end up the same, but I hope it won't.

The first is the rebuild of a fine Rover V8 3.5 l double-carburettor from our 101 FWC. The liner of cylinder three was damaged by a broken spark plug. I ripped the engine and the gear box (LT95) out. The gearbox was fine. I dismantled the engine and the liner was replaced by an engine pros. I started to remove the bitumen coating of the chassis but stopped that work, because it was not in a bad condition as I thought and after consulting rust pros, they adviced me to refresh and upgrade that bitumen layer, so it can stay.

Now I reassemble the engine, but I get stuck from time to time as old parts needs to be replaced, which unveils while the work is in progress.

Moving the gearbox to check it....
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Engine gets stripped...
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Disassembled...
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The damaged liner...
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The second project is to bring my range Rover Vogue Classic from 1987 (MJ 1988) back on the road. It has some engine issues and some other, I fixed already like the wiper rails. I'm not ready with that baby, yet. I have replaced the ignition by an 123Ignition. Actually I hunt down a few issues, not clear yet where they come from. However, I think I have identified one problem: one hydraulic valve seems to leak. Also some cabling seems to be ruined which should fire injector #2.

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Work in progress....
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Time to go sleep...
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Now it's your turn...

Cheers
AWo
 
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Two cool projects. Looks like you've got an awesome shop/place to work on things (insert jealous face).
 
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Some may have interesting projects, repairs, rebuilds, upgrades, etc. ongoing. And sometimes there are great ideas hidden somewhere or great work which thrills you. But there are maybe also fails or things where we thought that will be great but it was the opposite (and where we really learn from).

So let's talk about!

Actually I have two projects, one which runs for quite a time, one which may end up the same, but I hope it won't.

The first is the rebuild of a fine Rover V8 3.5 l double-carburettor from our 101 FWC. The liner of cylinder three was damaged by a broken spark plug. I ripped the engine and the gear box (LT95) out. The gearbox was fine. I dismantled the engine and the liner was replaced by an engine pros. I started to remove the bitumen coating of the chassis but stopped that work, because it was not in a bad condition as I thought and after consulting rust pros, they adviced me to refresh and upgrade that bitumen layer, so it can stay.

Now I reassemble the engine, but I get stuck from time to time as old parts needs to be replaced, which unveils while the work is in progress.

Moving the gearbox to check it....
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Engine gets stripped...
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Disassembled...
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The damaged liner...
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The second project is to bring my range Rover Vogue Classic from 1987 (MJ 1988) back on the road. It has some engine issues and some other, I fixed already like the wiper rails. I'm not ready with that baby, yet. I have replaced the ignition by an 123Ignition. Actually I hunt down a few issues, not clear yet where they come from. However, I think I have identified one problem: one hydraulic valve seems to leak. Also some cabling seems to be ruined which should fire injector #2.

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Work in progress....
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Time to go sleep...
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Now it's your turn...

Cheers
AWo
Please get rid of the plastic gear on the cam shaft side of the timing chain it wears so much timing is impossible .
I use a Cloyes make in steel.
 

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Please get rid of the plastic gear on the cam shaft side of the timing chain it wears so much timing is impossible .
I use a Cloyes make in steel.
Thank you very much! I'll check the original one, not sure of what kind that one is. The engine itself has run about 75.000 km and was running smooth. The camshaft also showed no signs of wear, as well as the crankshaft, pistons, etc.

But if it can get better, than I should do that.

There are many improvements around, however, I stay pretty much in the default specs as this will not become a highly loaded or a racing enginge. But, if these small things make a difference, there is nothing against this.

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Thank you very much! I'll check the original one, not sure of what kind that one is. The engine itself has run about 75.000 km and was running smooth. The camshaft also showed no signs of wear, as well as the crankshaft, pistons, etc.

But if it can get better, than I should do that.

There are many improvements around, however, I stay pretty much in the default specs as this will not become a highly loaded or a racing enginge. But, if these small things make a difference, there is nothing against this.

Cheer
AWo
Yes Rover in their infinite wisdom used plastic in the camshaft gear it wears and affects the timing I have had better results when replacing it with steel gears I have done it on 3 engines so far easier to keep in tune also better with a milder cam just my 2 cents also the original carbon leads are prone to misfire copper worked the best.
 

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Got some progress but also some more work on the Range. A second RRC Vogue (1986) has joined #1 but only to spend parts. Especially the engine. It is the same flavour (3.5 L V8 efi, 9.35:1 compression) and it runs smoother than the one in the 1987 Vogue. I started to swap them. The engine from the 1987 Range will be looked at afterwards and send to the stock. It is always good to have parts available. Then I will strip the 1986 Range as far as possible to keep all parts which I could use in the future. The interior is luckily the same colour and in a better shape, so this will be swapped also. The rest of the car will be scrapped. After many years on a horse farm doing its job while no one looked at it really, it became so rusty, that it nearly falls apart in my hands. But the engine and the gearboxes are smooth and fine. The axles maybe saved, doors and all what is inside the doors, as well. The servo steering pump must also be exchanged, as the type in the 1986 RHD wont fit into the 1987 LHD, so I will fir th eone from the 1987 to that engine.

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I am reassembling a 1945 Omega CAL100 manual winding watch. The balance was shot and it took 2 years to find a genuine 1945 part... thank you Poland!
 

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Today I got the heavy automatic ZF gearbox out. I used one gearbox lift and two ratchet straps. I put the ratchet straps around the ladderframe and under the front and back of the gearbox, but they supported the gerbox only a little bit and they were mounted in a manner that they supported in the pulling direction. They I put the lift under the gearbox and took all bolts out fixing the torque converter housing to the engine. A few pulls and the gearbox slipped softly into the straps. Then I lowered the car, put two sandbags under the gearbox and opened the ratchets. It landes softly on the sandbags and that was it. Tomorrow I will pull out the V8.
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Good Job AWo , very clever to use the straps .
Thumbs up for the petromax goodies also ( best dutch oven and lantern i have !!! )
 
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Converting the holiday house into a permanent home with a 12 metre x 16 metre shed for the grenadier.
Haven't decided if we are going to renovate the existing house or sell it off and build a new one.
Put the gravel driveway in leading down to where the shed will be.
She is an old house and needs a new roof.
We put a new verandah out the front, added a new kitchen and have been doing up the garden.

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Converting the holiday house into a permanent home with a 12 metre x 16 metre shed for the grenadier.
Haven't decided if we are going to renovate the existing house or sell it off and build a new one.
Put the gravel driveway in leading down to where the shed will be.
She is an old house and needs a new roof.
We put a new verandah out the front, added a new kitchen and have been doing up the garden.

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Living the dream Dave😎
 

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Converting the holiday house into a permanent home with a 12 metre x 16 metre shed for the grenadier.
Haven't decided if we are going to renovate the existing house or sell it off and build a new one.
Put the gravel driveway in leading down to where the shed will be.
She is an old house and needs a new roof.
We put a new verandah out the front, added a new kitchen and have been doing up the garden.

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I just wait to win the lottery Grenadier to visit you!
 

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Finally I got engine #2 out. Now they are next to eacj ozther as I need to exchange a few parts, like the heating water pipes. Then the 1986 3.5 efi engine comes into the 1987 Range.
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