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1958 Land Rover Series 1

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by DanStew, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. Jan 13, 2019
    DanStew

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    I got the dash all wired up and installed.
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    Working on more of the engine bay stuff and the headlights. I am going to send the injectors out for a rebuild and then i believe i can start the rig in about 2 weeks.
     
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  2. Jan 13, 2019
    Cap-n-Cray

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    Ah... Dan, you put the steering wheel on the wrong side...
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2019
    DanStew

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    I am gonna deliver mail in it . ;)
     
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  4. Jan 26, 2019
    Long&Low

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    Nice Dan, this is looking good.
     
  5. Jan 26, 2019
    fhoehle

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    This is really cool. I hope you get the steelies for it. It looks ready to go hunt elephants. You now have an excuse to buy a heavy double rifle.
     
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  6. Feb 7, 2019
    DanStew

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    Going a little slower than the two weeks the last post said . :(


    BUT I do have my lights working

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    I do need to troubleshoot the front left turn signal, it is not working, but the rest are.


    The electric fan works and i had a click at the starter relay. I then realized that i did not lengthen the main cable from starter to the battery, so that is why it did not crank . ;)


    Next i need to put the ECM in and plug it in and pray i do not fry it and then chase the fuel pump wiring because i did not have it turn on with the key. Baby steps but real close to putting fluids in and giving it a crack at starting
     
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  7. Mar 14, 2019
    DanStew

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    I started adding fluids to the systems.
    Clutch is filled and bled
    Brakes are filled and i had to replace the rear wheel cylinders (FJ40 has two cylinders per side) still need to bleed some more, pedal is still soft.
    Replaced the spark plugs and wires
    This weekend i will put the ECM in and see if it blows up.

    I also found my wheels for the Rover
    Toyota T100
    Old rims
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    New Rims
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    Going to look a bit more original... if that is possible with this build :)

    Added some paint today
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    Now I need to find some 33x12.50x15 tires since the the wheels on the truck are 16".
     
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  8. Mar 15, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    Love the color
     
  9. Mar 18, 2019
    BadGoat

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    It's looking great! I really like the tan.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2019
    rejeep

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    Proper color....
     
  11. Mar 20, 2019
    DanStew

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    I got some new rubber to go with my "correct" style rims. 32x11.50x15 BFG KM2s,
    They fit perfect and are exactly what i wanted and how the stance looks.

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    Now to get passed the final hurdle and get it running and on the road and trail.
     
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  12. Mar 20, 2019
    PGHCJ5

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    I am loving this build. Looking beautiful especially with that wheel/tire combo.

    Reminds me of a movie, The Gods Must Be Crazy:

     
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  13. Mar 21, 2019
    mortten

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    Lookin’ good
     
  14. Mar 25, 2019
    DanStew

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    All the fluids have been checked and topped off.
    I added some fuel today to see if this thing will roar.
    At first i found a small leak at the fuel outlet on the tank, quickly fixed.
    Tried again and the engine burped like it was out of time.
    Checked again and found out i was off 1 wire because this is a post 1988 4.3L and had it set to an early version.
    Tried it but the battery was too weak.

    Charged for an hour
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    What a beautiful sound
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    Just need to bleed the brakes so it can stop and i will be ready to test it on the road.
     
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  15. Mar 25, 2019
    PeteL

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    homersdog

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    For a V6 it doesn't shake much! Good job!
     
  17. Mar 25, 2019
    62CheepJeep

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    Fantastico
     
  18. Mar 28, 2019
    Jw60

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    I like the 4.3, for all it's quirks. is that one a balance shaft engine? I thought 88 was a optional year.
     
  19. Mar 28, 2019
    mortten

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    Balance shafts started in 92 IIRC.
     
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  20. Apr 13, 2019
    Roverguy

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    Nice build!!
     

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