Series 3 Landie FFR

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RangerNeil
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Re: Series 3 Landie FFR

#51 Post by RangerNeil » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:47 pm

kevin wrote:Good work!
Having worked a lot on my Series 2 Lightweight (used to do lots of greenlaning in it so very muddy etc) I found that on re-assembly of the brakes inc the threads of the bleed nipples etc, a little dab of copper grease always kept the mechs working even when immersed in all sorts of goo and made the subsequent strip down and re-assembly a whole lot easier.

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Thanks for that Kevin. Will do the same. Got a small problem right now - of the 5 wheels I got, turns out 4 are LWB ones and 1 is a SWB. I know from bitter experience what happens when you mix wheel on the same axle so I need to source a LWB 110 tubeless rim . Until then it will have to serve as the spare.
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Re: Series 3 Landie FFR

#52 Post by kstrutt1 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:08 pm

I've got a couple of defender wheels in my attic, how does one tell what model they are from?

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Re: Series 3 Landie FFR

#53 Post by RangerNeil » Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:03 am

General rule of thumb - if you can get the tip of your finger between the spider and the rim like this photo its a LWB one.

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If you can't as in this photo it's a SWB one.

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And - of course - if the spider is welded to the rim is a tubeless one, If it's riveted then it needs an inner tube.
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1974 Saab Type 95
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Re: Series 3 Landie FFR

#54 Post by kstrutt1 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:29 pm

The ones I have a 5.5j with a 33mm offset.

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Re: Series 3 Landie FFR

#55 Post by RangerNeil » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:30 pm

Nice sunshine today and Toby our dog was in the vets for IV treatment so I cracked on with the Landie, press ganging the daughter Mk 1 and the boyfriend Mk IV into service. And at the end of the day we achieved 3 things:

1) The brakes are now bled. First I found a leak on the drivers side - one of the unions into the cylinder needed nipping up. But in the end the system was bled as best as possible given the facilities available in a front garden. Pedal is not wonderful but enough to stop her.. So I will get her booked in for an MoT and tell the garage about the brakes - getting them to bleed using their system if necessary. Just need to finalise the adjusters now.

2) She is now sitting on tubeless rims. These still need finishing off with paint in a couple of places and looking at the ones that came off - it seems I have 4 x SWB and 1 x LWB So the question now is this - do I replace the 4 SWB rims with the correct LWB ones Or just accept the SWB ones and merely replace the LWB spare with with a SWB rim?? Decisions, decisions......

3) I've totally fooked my back up somehow. Moving is agony!!!
Neil.
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1974 Saab Type 95
1963 Saab Sport

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Re: Series 3 Landie FFR

#56 Post by kevin » Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:16 pm

I preferred LWB rims on my SWb series, have the vehicle a bit more of a stance in my eyes!

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Re: Series 3 Landie FFR

#57 Post by kstrutt1 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:25 pm

If you want the rim I have which I think is swb you are welcome to it.

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Re: Series 3 Landie FFR

#58 Post by RangerNeil » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:58 pm

kstrutt1 wrote:If you want the rim I have which I think is swb you are welcome to it.
If it's the type where you can get the fingertip between the spider and the actual rim then yes please - at least then I will have a spare that matches the other 4 wheels!! Whereabouts in Essex are you??
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1974 Saab Type 95
1963 Saab Sport

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19xx Czech built UAZ 469
1957 AEC Militant Mk 1 6x6 Ten tonner
1974 Landrover 109" FFR Series 3

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Re: Series 3 Landie FFR

#59 Post by kstrutt1 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:21 pm

Yes I can get my finger in between the spider and rim, I live in chelmsford and work at Dunton just off the A127, I think I have 2 do you want both?


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Re: Series 3 Landie FFR

#60 Post by RangerNeil » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:13 pm

That would be nice - how much do you want for the pair of them??
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1974 Saab Type 95
1963 Saab Sport

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