Alex's White Dormobile

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AlexB
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by AlexB » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:25 pm

Managed to get a bit more done

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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by AlexB » Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:03 pm

Had a bit of sunshine so stripped off the reinforcer beams from the rear tub and sanded the bottom and the beams down ready for some warmer weather and painting

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Power steering also on now.

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Just need to work out the radiator / oil cooler and intercooler solution now. Looks like the tdi rad and td5 intercooler won't work due to the power steering box
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by AlexB » Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:27 pm

I managed a bit more today. A mega milestone in getting the engine and box together (new 4 part clutch kit) and into the chassis.
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by AlexB » Thu May 21, 2015 5:43 pm

Seems like ages but here is an update.
Back tub is now on, exhaust has been fabricated (front pipe) to make a standard 6 pot exhaust fit, bulkhead has been painted as has seatbox, power steering pump and alternator fitted.

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Decided to use series rad, 300 intercooler and separate oil cooler

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Just seems so much neater

Starting to fix things to the bulkhead

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Shorland axle has had it's diff changed to a 3.54 and also a standard track rod as the one on the floor is decidedly out of shape. Iwas meant to be bent to get round the diff, but not like it is

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Next steps are to replace the hub oil seals and then change the axle, then get the brakes and fuel lines fitted and concentrate on getting the engine ready to run.
Need to order my new wiring loom.
Marque
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by Marque » Thu May 21, 2015 7:49 pm

I look forward to seeing it.
Kindest regards
Mark
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by AlexB » Sun May 31, 2015 8:21 am

Started to prepare the hubs for fitting by changing the seals.
First of the Shorland problems was that the hubseals aren't same size as series. However they are the same as 90 / 110 ones so a trip to Land Rover centre sorted that out

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Then on to fitting the zeus disc brake kit

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and the standard track rod which is straight and rests on the diff housing on full lock, but as hte bent one is very bent, it will suffice

Finally, as they say, remove the series front axle and replace with the shorland

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Current Shorland problem is that one of the u bolts adjacent to the diff needs to be wider and of course will need a different hole spacing. So a new or adjusted spring plate and u bolt is required.

Discs kit fitted a treat. Not plumbed in yet though
AlexB
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by AlexB » Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:18 pm

Well, today I ordered my new wiring loom and a pair of new propshafts. A quick way to spend £560 !
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DrivingDutchman
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by DrivingDutchman » Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:44 pm

Hi alex,

Just wondering... Which 300tdi block are you using? From a Defender or Disco?
Read somewhere that it makes a difference in fitting or not fitting.

Looks good so far.

Cheers,

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: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by CaptainSlow » Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:41 pm

Thought it was the exhaust manifolds that differed? One puts the turbo up high and allows it to clear the chassis rail ? The Disco one IIRC? :shrug:
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Re: Alex's White Dormobile

Post by Marque » Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:08 pm

Alex
May I ask the name / supplier of the silver foil you are affixing to your bulkhead please?

Kindest regards
Mark
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