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Old 07-23-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
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Don't you just love it when...

....you've had everything apart and it starts first time?

After getting well fed up with lots of little problems with the S2a (several
recent threads - sorry to go on) I bit the bullet and did the lot. The
vehicle now has

- Turner Stage 1 unleaded head
- New Zenith carb from Burlen
- New water pump, thermostat and all hoses
- New coil
- Decoked and polished pistons
- Cooling system flushed, back-flushed, side-flushed and every kind of
flushed
- All removed parts cleaned, polished, or painted as appropriate
- Plus points, timing and tappets set with surgical accuracy (!)

All back together this afternoon. Turned it over with the coil disconnected
to restore the oil pressure, then reconnected coil, held breath and
*con-tact*.....

Started first turn of the key, and settled immediately to a steady idle.
Now sounds like a sewing machine. No oily smoke from the exhaust, no madly
variable idling, several rattles and squeaks strangely vanished.

I've only taken it for a quick spin round the lanes, so I can't say too much
about the Turner head, except that it seems to take hills much more easily,
and altogether feels like a bigger engine.

Another bonus - Mrs B has now completed Land Rover Mechanics 101 and is
fully trained in Tappet Adjustment, Why That Thing Needs Oil, and How Not To
Put Things In Upside Down. She sat in the cab to start it, and the smile on
her face was worth a million.

Next chapter - how fitting parabolics mean you won't need that sports bra.


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Old 07-23-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Don't you just love it when...

On 2005-07-23, Richard Brookman <newsboy@nowhere.com> wrote:

> Next chapter - how fitting parabolics mean you won't need that sports bra.


You could just try losing some weight?

Sorry, couldn't resist..

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Old 07-24-2005, 04:04   #3 (permalink)
Larry
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Re: Don't you just love it when...

Don't you just love it when you can afford to do all that.

I am having to keep everything down to necessary maintanance at the moment
:(


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"Richard Brookman" <newsboy@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:3kfpliFu59mfU1@individual.net...
> ...you've had everything apart and it starts first time?
>
> After getting well fed up with lots of little problems with the S2a

(several
> recent threads - sorry to go on) I bit the bullet and did the lot. The
> vehicle now has
>
> - Turner Stage 1 unleaded head
> - New Zenith carb from Burlen
> - New water pump, thermostat and all hoses
> - New coil
> - Decoked and polished pistons
> - Cooling system flushed, back-flushed, side-flushed and every kind of
> flushed
> - All removed parts cleaned, polished, or painted as appropriate
> - Plus points, timing and tappets set with surgical accuracy (!)
>
> All back together this afternoon. Turned it over with the coil

disconnected
> to restore the oil pressure, then reconnected coil, held breath and
> *con-tact*.....
>
> Started first turn of the key, and settled immediately to a steady idle.
> Now sounds like a sewing machine. No oily smoke from the exhaust, no

madly
> variable idling, several rattles and squeaks strangely vanished.
>
> I've only taken it for a quick spin round the lanes, so I can't say too

much
> about the Turner head, except that it seems to take hills much more

easily,
> and altogether feels like a bigger engine.
>
> Another bonus - Mrs B has now completed Land Rover Mechanics 101 and is
> fully trained in Tappet Adjustment, Why That Thing Needs Oil, and How Not

To
> Put Things In Upside Down. She sat in the cab to start it, and the smile

on
> her face was worth a million.
>
> Next chapter - how fitting parabolics mean you won't need that sports bra.
>
>
> --
> Rich
> ==============================
> Disco 300 Tdi auto
> S2a 88" SW
> Tiggrr (V8 trialler)
>
>



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Old 07-24-2005, 04:04   #4 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
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Re: Don't you just love it when...

so Larry was, like...
> Don't you just love it when you can afford to do all that.


Well, yes, actually.

> I am having to keep everything down to necessary maintanance at the
> moment :(


Having spent 20+ years keeping a variety of old bangers on the road on
minimal (or no) maintenance, don't begrudge me my little indulgence of a
couple of hundred keeping a classic LR running sweet. There are plenty of
Disco 3 and RR3 owners around to be sarcastic about, if you must.

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Old 07-24-2005, 04:04   #5 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
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Re: Don't you just love it when...

so Ian Rawlings was, like...
> On 2005-07-23, Richard Brookman <newsboy@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>> Next chapter - how fitting parabolics mean you won't need that
>> sports bra.

>
> You could just try losing some weight?
>
> Sorry, couldn't resist..


LOL :-)

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S2a 88" SW
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Old 07-24-2005, 04:04   #6 (permalink)
Alex
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Re: Re: Don't you just love it when...

On Sun, 24 Jul 2005 10:53:54 +0100, "Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.com>
wrote:

>Don't you just love it when you can afford to do all that.
>
>I am having to keep everything down to necessary maintanance at the moment
>:(


Join the club. I'd love to get my head re-done by Automotive Comp and
fit a SU carb, but I can barely afford to put petrol in the bloody
thing at the moment, let alone buy the clutch it needs.

Alex
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Old 07-25-2005, 13:01   #7 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
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Re: Don't you just love it when...

so Mother" <"@ {m} @ was, like...
> On Sun, 24 Jul 2005 11:42:32 +0100, "Richard Brookman"
> <newsboy@nowhere.com> wrote:
>
>> don't begrudge me my little indulgence of a
>> couple of hundred keeping a classic LR running sweet.

>
> Turning out to be an expensive year I expect, though :-)


Ahem, yes, just a bit. Fun though...

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