mrmosky

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  • in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1795
    mrmosky
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    The next job is now on the bench. The steering box has slowly been leaking oil from the bottom seal. This is a common fault.  You can just change the oil seal, but I think that the bearing has some play in it, which means any new seal will soon start to leak. So, a complete stripdown and inspection is required.  The drop arm is quite difficult to remove. I applied a bit of heat and then belted it with a hefty hammer. It soon came off. We shall see what it looks like inside..

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1791
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    While the weather was bad, I decided to try and reduce the amount of smoke that the engine was producing. This seems to have got worse since I changed the cylinder head, and so it seemed like a good idea to start with the fuel injectors. I had some spare ones, so I dismantled them and cleaned the parts. I managed to assemble 5 good ones out of the eight spares I had.  Today I finished putting them back in the engine, with new sealing washers. I’m glad to say that the smoke is much reduced once the engine is warmed up, and it idles more smoothly too.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1786
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    The new brake discs have arrived. These will be stored until I have the front axle reassembled. That will have to wait for the weather to improve.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1776
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    The work will slow down for a few weeks now, as the weather has got worse. There are still a few jobs I can do in the shed, as long as it’s not too cold.  Recently, I dismantled and cleaned out the front wheel locking hubs. These were OK after cleaning, and so I will put these to one side until needed.  The 6 screws that hold these onto the hubs are an odd size 8/32″ x 32 tpi, with a non-standard taper too. Some of them were damaged on removal, and so I will replace them with 4mm x 0.7 stainless cap head screws. This is a standard size and similar to the original. I can tap out the thread to metric 4mm, and counter bore the housing to suit.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1774
    mrmosky
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    Meanwhile, the steering knucles have been in the rust remover, and then painted.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1773
    mrmosky
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    The front axle is now off the car. I have wire brushed it and painted it with a coat of red oxide primer. Eventually, it will be painted black.

    in reply to: injector pump #1772
    mrmosky
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    Ok, Hee is a picture of the one on my engine, you can’t see too much, but it looks the same as one I have lifted from the Ummonline4x4 website.  Hope this helps.

    Geoff

    in reply to: injector pump #1771
    mrmosky
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    I will try to take a picture of the pump on my engine for you.

     

    Geoff

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1766
    mrmosky
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    I have also removed the swivel housing do that I can clean it up better. One day, this will all have to go back together, but it will be less rusty.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1764
    mrmosky
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    This is a before and after of the front driveshaft. Once again, the electrolytic rust treatment proves to be effective.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1763
    mrmosky
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    Now it’s time to get on with the front axle. Both sides have been dismantled to this state. The brake discs need replacing, and the driveshafts need new universal joints. The needle roller  bearing on this side is no good either. So everyhting will be cleaned up and new parts added as required.  The actual wheel bearings and swivel bearings are OK, thankfully.

    in reply to: alter 2 brake upgrade #1757
    mrmosky
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    Hi Val, you may find that it is quicker to get an answer from Fritz if you can leave a message on the UMM Owners Club Facebook page.

    Geoff

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1753
    mrmosky
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    The second seat is now installed and the door mirror is fitted on the passenger side. It is all looking pretty good now for the Winter. The next big job is to clean up the front axle and fit the replacement springs. In the meantime, I am buying some Dicovery roof rails to see if I can make them fit to the front section of the roof.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1751
    mrmosky
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    I had been looking for some suitable seats to replace the UMM ones.  I chucked the driver’s side some time ago, as it was beyond any repair. The passenger side isn’t too bad, but it is better if they match, so I was looking for two seats ideally.

    I found someone on ebay who had a P38 Range rover seat, and some extra bits. The bidding started at £5, so I put on a bid, thinking that if the seat was cheap enough, it would enable me to try out if theses seats could be adapted to the UMM.  As it turned out, mine was the only bid, so £5 was the winning bid!  Bargain.

    I went to fetch my purchase, and found that there was a second front seat in bits, and a rear seat too. I just took the two front seats.

    And here is the seat installed in the UMM. It had a lot of motors and mechanism in the base, which I removed. Then it was just a case of welding the base frame to a square tube that was drilled to suit the UMM seat runners.

    Comfy!

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1750
    mrmosky
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    Today, the painting preparation continued. In order to paint the rear panels, I needed to remove the rear door. I thought I would take the opportunity to change the hinges and hinge pins on the door, as I already had the parts.

    That was a tough job!  I removed the old hinges using a disc cutter, as I knew that the old roll pins were not goung to be easy to get out. Then I put the hinge in the vice and started to press the new roll pin into it. It was a very tight fit, and I needed to use a length of pipe on the vice handle to get enough force to press it in. Not recommended, even if you have a strong vice, as I do. Eventually the first one went in, but I had bent the vice! I was able to remove the vice from the bench and dismantle it. A bit of grinding on the runners, and it was working again.  I pressed in the second roll-pin a bit easier, and that was that. It’s a job that I wouldn’t want to do again without a press.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1746
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    Right hand side panels are now all painted. The storage compartment door is also fitted. Now i can start on the other side.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1744
    mrmosky
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    I moved it over to the side of the drive today, to sort out the working area a bit. It gave an opportunity for a photograph too.

     

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1740
    mrmosky
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    Once the paint is fully hardened, I’ll refit these.  The bottom side panels will be the next things to prepare for painting. Then pretty much all the painting will be completed.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1739
    mrmosky
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    I removed the rear side windows to make painting the top rear panel easier. It also gave the opportunity ot clean the sliding windows. They now run much more freely.

    in reply to: Alter LWB Restoration #1734
    mrmosky
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    The new brake pipes and rear flex hose are now fitted, the brakes are bled and so there are brakes on all four wheels at last. The only thing that remains on the brakes is to fit new discs. This will be done just before the MOT, as I don’t want them to go rusty, sitting on the car.

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