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James, 94 Sovereign Auto

naki_k
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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby naki_k » Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:01 pm

Good work so far. It’s not looking too bad so far.
Just be careful when welding straight onto the bulkhead, as there is insulation/ sound proofing material right behind the bulkhead.

I imagine as usual there will be more jobs added to the list, “whilst i an here I might as well”....
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93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:49 am

Inner wing was inspected by scope, peeling back part of inner wheel arch and is still sound, I was pleasantly surprised.
I could feel the insulation behind and see it through the holes. Took out a bit immediately on the holes, and did the weld in small pieces with gaps to prvent causing a fire, had some smoke but no flames, so success.
This weekend is subframe, suspension, steering, engine clean, while its easy so degreasant and power washer!!
Then the subframe and suspension bushes.
Expect a short divert to do a chassis insert repair on Defender to get him his WOF, there is always something else.
Still waiting polybush for steering rack, on its way, so hopefully will be next weekend and engine back in.
93 4.0 Sovereign, James, 687486, 94MY
A family of six Land Rover from a 1957 S1 to 1993 200TDI 110 CSW
1967 MGB GT

NO LONGER WITH ME
93 3.2 XJ6, Jerry, 94MY, went to daughter but gone from there as well as.
93 3.2 XJ6, parts supply, 94MY, scrapped

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:10 pm

No progress this weekend, WOF work on Defender instead, chassis repair, so much easier with 2mm and 3mm steel, replacing wiring to an indicator and removing "illegal" LED H4s up front.
93 4.0 Sovereign, James, 687486, 94MY
A family of six Land Rover from a 1957 S1 to 1993 200TDI 110 CSW
1967 MGB GT

NO LONGER WITH ME
93 3.2 XJ6, Jerry, 94MY, went to daughter but gone from there as well as.
93 3.2 XJ6, parts supply, 94MY, scrapped

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:32 pm

Parts have arrived, oil seals and fuel filter from SNG, steering rack polybush from Myton, so weekend in the shed it will be, rack and subframe.
93 4.0 Sovereign, James, 687486, 94MY
A family of six Land Rover from a 1957 S1 to 1993 200TDI 110 CSW
1967 MGB GT

NO LONGER WITH ME
93 3.2 XJ6, Jerry, 94MY, went to daughter but gone from there as well as.
93 3.2 XJ6, parts supply, 94MY, scrapped

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:20 am

Steering rack saturday,after sadly farewelling one of our Land Rovers,sons Stage 1 V8 due to moving, but off to another good Landy family, towedaway by a Disco to join a S2a. in Dunedin.
Back to XJ40s.
Cleaned up rack
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Removed rod end drivers side and bush, this is the one picked up in WOF. Had completely seperated from the inner metal. Had saw then dremel it off.
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FItting polybush straight forward, I found easier to put bush on rack first then gently tap themount over the bush,with some liquid detergent.
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On other side found the rod end connector was different,so one has been replaced, thisonetoo large slip the rack bush off so drilled out the rubber with a 7mm bit, took off the mountand then dremled off the inner.
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Drivers side has a locating pin but needs driven in so quickly mounted it on subframe and tapped it in,all good
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Even managed then to cut out the subframe rear bushes ready to refit new ones in the morning.
93 4.0 Sovereign, James, 687486, 94MY
A family of six Land Rover from a 1957 S1 to 1993 200TDI 110 CSW
1967 MGB GT

NO LONGER WITH ME
93 3.2 XJ6, Jerry, 94MY, went to daughter but gone from there as well as.
93 3.2 XJ6, parts supply, 94MY, scrapped

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby Aidan » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:28 am

Great progress there, James. Hopefully I'll be tackling all this in my Sport in the near future.
Thanks for the pics and updates.
Aidan

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:38 am

A day in the shed when it all kind of ran to plan.
Sub frame rear bushes pressed in. Genuine lookmuch better than what came out,even have part no moulded in the rubber
Vmounts bolted on. Again genune look different to what came out
Top and bottom pivots bushes removed,various methods, and new ones pressed in. Replaced top and bottom ball joints.
Top pivots both sides, bolted on subframe, reckoned easier off the car.
Left remainder off to make subframe lighter to fit.
Subframe fitted back in place, quite easy with little weight. bolted up easily.
Left suspension assembled except spring.
And day done. WIllcomplete suspension over next few evenings, CV and working at home means can be back out in shed at 5 daily for a couple of hours.
So on track to do crank seal and engine back in next weekend.
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93 4.0 Sovereign, James, 687486, 94MY
A family of six Land Rover from a 1957 S1 to 1993 200TDI 110 CSW
1967 MGB GT

NO LONGER WITH ME
93 3.2 XJ6, Jerry, 94MY, went to daughter but gone from there as well as.
93 3.2 XJ6, parts supply, 94MY, scrapped

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:39 am

Missed these 2.
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93 4.0 Sovereign, James, 687486, 94MY
A family of six Land Rover from a 1957 S1 to 1993 200TDI 110 CSW
1967 MGB GT

NO LONGER WITH ME
93 3.2 XJ6, Jerry, 94MY, went to daughter but gone from there as well as.
93 3.2 XJ6, parts supply, 94MY, scrapped

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby baldilocks » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:46 pm

Hmm, just reading the Jag workshop manual it very clearly states do not re-use the 6 bolts that attach the bottom spring pan to the lower suspension arms, really?
Now in lockdown so not going to be able get new bolts, so thinking at least refit for now and if must replace one at a time when I can get new ones. james not going be used much other than possible retest.
Anybody reused bolts and had a problem?
93 4.0 Sovereign, James, 687486, 94MY
A family of six Land Rover from a 1957 S1 to 1993 200TDI 110 CSW
1967 MGB GT

NO LONGER WITH ME
93 3.2 XJ6, Jerry, 94MY, went to daughter but gone from there as well as.
93 3.2 XJ6, parts supply, 94MY, scrapped

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Re: James, 94 Sovereign Auto

Postby pimgmx » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:53 pm

baldilocks wrote:Anybody reused bolts and had a problem?


Yes and no... ;)

If they came out OK: use Loctite or similar when refitting to ensure those bolts stay where they are.

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