1975 LHD 109 SW

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Re: 1975 LHD 109 SW

Post by RMS » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:42 pm

ericappla wrote: Robin,

Regarding the ducting, could you ping me picture of the pipe and T piece? I’ll have a look if it’s something easily obtainable down here.

Cheers!
Here you go:

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Just be aware it needs to be high temperature stuff - plastic drainpipe fittings etc. will soften and distort.

The size is 60mm.
1967 109" Carawagon 200TDi
1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
1972 109" Carawagon 200 or 300TDi (project)
1972 109" SW Carawagon 2.5NA (project)
1974 Dormobile 2.25D (project)
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Re: 1975 LHD 109 SW

Post by RMS » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:50 pm

ericappla wrote:From your experience how often does such fridge run?

It’s 3.3Amp draw, my leisure battery will be about 70AH max I can comfortably fit. With some other draw from interior lights and such I take it it’ll run for about a day??? I take it there’s no such thing as compressor / gas hybrid fridge
It all depends on the temperature, of course, ambient and what you've set the fridge to.

In a 'normal' British summer, my 85Ah battery used to last 2-3 days, with the fridge cutting in for about a minute every 10 minutes or so.

At night I can hear it cut in for about 20-30 seconds every half hour or so.

Now I have an 80W solar panel mounted permanently on my roof so I don't have to think about running the battery down - if it's hot enough for the fridge to be working overtime, it's sunny enough for the panel to keep up :cheers:

Cheers,
Robin.
1967 109" Carawagon 200TDi
1958 109" Carawagon 2.25P (project)
1972 109" Carawagon 200 or 300TDi (project)
1972 109" SW Carawagon 2.5NA (project)
1974 Dormobile 2.25D (project)
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Re: 1975 LHD 109 SW

Post by ericappla » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:46 am

I didn't think about solar panel, will full size roof rack which I need for the tent and one large crate for stuff I'm pretty much out of options. Unless technically speaking the rear part is covered by the tent only when it's erected. I could still mount the solar panel underneath.

thanks for another food for thoughts
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Re: 1975 LHD 109 SW

Post by DrivingDutchman » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:22 am

ericappla wrote:I didn't think about solar panel, will full size roof rack which I need for the tent and one large crate for stuff I'm pretty much out of options. Unless technically speaking the rear part is covered by the tent only when it's erected. I could still mount the solar panel underneath.

thanks for another food for thoughts

Idea... Mount the solar panel on the lid of the big crate. You can make it pivoting so you can raise at least one side to face the sun when camped. It also stays in situ (flat) and charges the batteries while you drive.

Michiel
1969 109 sw dormobile Dora
1996 overland defender sw 110 Nellie
1962 109 sw safari diesel Hannie (sold)
1973 88 series 3 soft top in various bits on the drive...
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Re: 1975 LHD 109 SW

Post by DrivingDutchman » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:31 am

ericappla wrote:Hi Chaps

here are few thoughts/forming plans I had on my future camper

Heating:
webasto hot air from the group buy, 3 air ducts. One to the roof to allow heating of roof mounted tent, second in the wheel arch (just like Oddjob has it) to allow for heating adherent tent. Last one obviously into the cab.

Electricity:
two alternators and two batteries, no split charger. I plan on placing two batteries right next to each other where the middle seat normally is. It would be sitting pretty much as deep as possible in where the optional tool tray is. This setup will allow me to clamp them together if needed either if it's very cold and I have a problems starting or in case of one of the alternators packing it.

Water:
two 45 litre tanks located like the military style under seat tanks. One for drinking water, second for utility water. This one I'm planning on making coil from copper pipe and soldering it into the tank. Coolant will pass through the copper pipe and preheat the 45 litre tank to have warm water readily available for washing dishes hands or whatever. Saves on the propane gas and the heat is there for free

Cooking/Cooling:

propane bottle located under the vehicle at the rear where the toolboxes in the 109 usually are. I still need to think about how to make actual fixing to make it easy to remove and add even as a one man job. I also think mud guard is required to stop the fixings being caked in mud all the time
Fridge the usual 3 way type Propane/12V/mains. Can anybody please share pictures of their arrangements?
When it comes to actual kitchen or better to say cooker how did you guys dealt with all the fumes and oily sticky stuff? I am thinking of using the system i seen I think in Dormobile???? Where it hangs of the rear door?
Hi, here are some pics from my Dormobile setup.
You can also buy the March issue of LRO, it's featured in there.
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1969 109 sw dormobile Dora
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1962 109 sw safari diesel Hannie (sold)
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Re: 1975 LHD 109 SW

Post by DrivingDutchman » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:11 pm

RMS wrote:
ericappla wrote: Robin,

Regarding the ducting, could you ping me picture of the pipe and T piece? I’ll have a look if it’s something easily obtainable down here.

Cheers!
Here you go:

Image

Just be aware it needs to be high temperature stuff - plastic drainpipe fittings etc. will soften and distort.

The size is 60mm.
I can highly reommend this unit robin sells. The only thing you need to take care of (with any heater tho, also the webasto and eberspacher) mount the control unit somewhere dry i.e. Where it can not be dripped upon or condensation get formed at the back of it. I had it mounted to the side wall and it turned out that a drip leak from my roof dripped into the back of the control unit and corroded the circuit board connections and potentio meter. I since have it mounted away from the outside walls and it is much happier now. Because of the water damage, the heater stopped working at the most inconvenient times. To get it working again, I had to clean it all out and replace the potentio meter. I mounted it all in a different case too as the potentio meter didn't fit through the original hole.

Michiel
1969 109 sw dormobile Dora
1996 overland defender sw 110 Nellie
1962 109 sw safari diesel Hannie (sold)
1973 88 series 3 soft top in various bits on the drive...
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Re: 1975 LHD 109 SW

Post by ericappla » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:15 pm

Great input folks, thanks !
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Re: 1975 LHD 109 SW

Post by ericappla » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:12 pm

My project is now slowed down due to injury but at least gearbox rebuild is going rather well LT77 and LT230 with 2WD mod is underway. Whats making it complicated is a missing srial number on the main gearbox, the lug where it normally is is scratched to oblivion and theres no chance to decode anything.

There are 3 different tyypes of LT77 selector forks between 1st and 2nd. Any of you have a experience how to tell them apart?

Chassis bulkhead front panel and other small bits are now with sand blasters and will be ready next week.

There is little bit of problem with radiator, fins are really fragile so I neeed to source better example, intercooler is sadly in similar state.

catch you later
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Re: 1975 LHD 109 SW

Post by ericappla » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:15 pm

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Re: 1975 LHD 109 SW

Post by DrivingDutchman » Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:15 pm

Making great progress there...

WORKSHOP ENVY!!!! :cheers:
1969 109 sw dormobile Dora
1996 overland defender sw 110 Nellie
1962 109 sw safari diesel Hannie (sold)
1973 88 series 3 soft top in various bits on the drive...
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