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Mini restoration of my 75 Series 3

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by norried, Apr 5, 2018.

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  1. norried

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    Waxoyled the chassis today. Had to drill a couple of extra holes to get good coverage but pumped about 2.5 litres in there.
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    Fitted the radiator panel, radiator, heater box etc today. Almost ready to fire the engine up. 20180426_180652.jpg 20180426_180641.jpg
     
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    Looking well nice.:)
     
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    Thanks guys. Had a day off yesterday. Going to fit the exhaust today and fill it with coolant. Hopefully it will still run.

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    Fitted the exhaust and fuel tank. Filled the red with coolant. Fitted the battery and it started although only for a short while as I think I'm out of fuel.
    Getting excited now. :)
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    Looking lovely
     
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    well I've been prepping the front wings for paint today. I've split the outer wings away from the inner wings. I got 2 used wings which were better nick that the ones that were on mine. However after rubbing one down it was full of filler on the top so I am using one of my original inner wings. I had to make up a couple of repair panels. I cut one of the skins off my old Defender doors and used that as a repair panel.
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    Great work. My second landy was a 75 model.
     
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    Some of the panels primed and one outer skin actually got some.colour on it. I'm going to try and have the front end painted and fitted by the weekend.
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    are you spray painting or is that a hand job?
     
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    Hand painted.

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    finish looks impressive in the pics
     
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    Snigger

    She'll be a beauty went finished.
     
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    Managed to get the top coat on my inner and outer wings today.
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    Also got my new electronic ignition dizzy with new leads and new coil.
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    Like it. how/where/why/howmuch :D

    Is that the only way to go electronic? i thought there might be an alternative where you swap out the points in the original distributor? Any links to generic advice welcomed.
     
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    Powerspark from eBay. £75 for the dizzy and leads. £17 for the coil.
    I'm sure there are other ways to go but this is the way I have gone. Started the engine fine afterwards.. However decided to remove the carb afterwards to reseal it and the spacer broke so haven't set the timing or anything yet. Decided on a new carb as well so will update after I've renewed that and set everything up.

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    Some tub repairs today. Not the prettiest but you won't really see it once it's back on the car. Got to finish prepping it for paint now.
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    that ei looks interesting, I assume they have a range of dizzies and send one that fits your engine?
     
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