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  • cnfowler
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    Blimey looks great.


    Colin

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  • series guy
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    Just a few minor tests to make sure you are worthy of Rover ownership.

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  • 64osby
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    Had to fix the hub seal on the front passenger side. What a mess. Lost the brake cylinder in the process. Put everything back together and it drives great, but the brakes are not as good.

    Figured out the passenger front rim is bent to xxxx. Had a death wobble twice when going over 50. Flipped in the spare and everything is much better.

    I feel it is a Rover doing Rover things, leaking gear oil, slow to start, weak brakes, blow seals. Fun times, glad to be on the road.

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  • 64osby
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    Drove down to a local car show for todays 4th celebration. Displayed Blimey but did not enter for voting. Had a great time talking with people that had never seen a Rover of this vintage before. I let many young kids sit in it.

    There was about 200 vehicles, most were muscle cars, Vets, Camaros.... I had the only UK vehicle. There was a nice Land Cruiser '80, and a nice '73 Bronco.

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  • 64osby
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    I've driven about 100 miles. Have a few more slow leaks that will have to be addressed over time.

    Was able to get the brakes much better. I bled the crap out of them. The big key for me was setting the pedal height to 6 1/4". Once that happened they seem to be good on the first pump. Time will tell.

    I did a small adjustment to the screw on the steering box. Made a huge difference in taking most of the play out of the system.

    Found a really nice set of 5 Michelin Defender LTX LT215/85/16, They are used but have 10/32nds or more tread. Can't complain for $300. I've been running 235/85/16's. Will be interesting to see if there is a noticeable difference with going to a more narrow tire.

    Not planning on mounting these until the fall. Use up the tires that I have.


    Hope everyone has a Great Independence Day Holiday!

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  • 64osby
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    Figured out that the battery wasn't being charged. Did a few adjustments to the regulator and we are back in business. Took another test drive, had her up to 60 on the speedometer didn't check the GPS. Very pleased with the ride and steering. Brakes are still weak.

    Drove about 15 miles, along the way I had to pause.

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  • 64osby
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    Trip in to town today. Filled up the petrol tanks. First time filling the aux. tank under the driver's seat. The gauge works and will test the valve some time soon.

    I have developed a chirp / clatter type noise that happens at idle and while driving. At idle if the drive shaft brake is engaged the noise stops. Will have to start poking around underneath.

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  • 64osby
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    Did a little more brake adjustment and they are still soft. Thinking of bleeding again to see if that gets the pedal firm.

    Drove a few more miles and everything seems pretty good. The steering is loose, but not terrible. It has been ten years since driven so maybe just getting used to it again. It's not like I'm doing 70 down the road.

    Took the time to install the sills today. Seems like it should be simple. Thirteen bolts per side. Seemed like it took forever to get them in. It was 88 today so that didn't help.

    Put the spare on the bonnet so it looks like a true Land Rover now.

    The big Brown truck came late in the afternoon with a few things I need. Hoping to get the front diff seal and flange sorted with the new parts. Hoping the fourth time is a charm. I've been test driving it without the front prop shaft

    Truly very happy to have this back together and driving. A HUGE Thank You to all who have helped along the way.

    I raise my glass filled with a dark brown liquid and a little ice to toast the members of Guns and Rovers.

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  • Xplitive
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    Congratulations!

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  • 64osby
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    I went to the SoS/DMV today to get my Rover legal.

    It took 30 minutes with the clerk and the manager to make it happen. It has not been registered for 11 years and their computer system didn't like that.

    They probably didn't make much money off me. Total cost for a personalized plate, State Park sticker, and the Registration was $68. The plate cost $15, the Park Pass is $10. That leaves $43 for registration. My pickup cost $200 a year for registration.

    Happy to be legal and insured.

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  • 64osby
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    Originally posted by loose gravel View Post
    WOOT! Woot! You must be feeling chuffed! ....
    Had to lookup the meaning of chuffed. Yes, I am chuffed! So is my son.

    It felt so good to go down the driveway and pull onto a road. Some call it a perma-smile.. Still happening today.

    Looking forward to attending the Mad Dogs & Englishman car show on July 9th. There will be several hundred English cars on display.

    It is at a fantastic auto museum, the Gilmore Car Museum. Reputed to be the largest in the country. It is truly a fantastic museum. It is about an hour drive in the Rover.

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  • rover03
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    Fantastic!

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  • loose gravel
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    WOOT! Woot! You must be feeling chuffed! Check the steering for looseness by having someone wiggle the steering wheel back and forth while you follow the linkage to the wheels. Find something loose, fix it and go from there down the line as it could be more than 1 thing.

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  • 64osby
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    With the help of my son, we jacked up the carport 8" and drove Blimey out from under it.

    Told my son to hop in and off we went. Drove about 2.5 miles. Clutch works great. Made it up to about 45 MPH. Transmission and OD all are working. Brakes are very soft. Drive shaft brake is great.

    It needs an alignment and a little steering work. There is a drifting kind of feeling.

    It has been 10 or 11 years since I have driven Blimey. Woohoo

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