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Dorset Land Rover

Gearbox out

The gearbox should have been simple to get out, and it was. But even with the 11 bolts out and the clutch slave off it was still not budging. I supported the engine on a block of wood from below and strapped it up from above and proceeded to bounce on the output shaft, after stamping on the housing it came free.

Next jobs are to take the bell housing and clutch thrust bits off and strip it down a little to see what’s up on the inside.

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Land Rover

Transfer case out

The transfer case came out with a little effort and some scruffing. The smell was one of burnt oil and wasn’t pleasent. Though I think that this was coming from the gearbox and not the transfer case. I need to get the gearbox off next.

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Land Rover

Gearbox progress

Removed the floor and tunnel..

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Land Rover

Gearbox out job start

Kicked off the gearbox change by jacking up the drivers side and putting axle stands under the axles. I have undone the prop from the hand brake..

Disappointingly though I shall have to undo the other end of that prop as the extension on the prop isn’t enough to come of the captive bolts..

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Land Rover

Fitted Exhaust

Found some stainless nuts, couldn’t find any stainless bolts or washers, so they’re just zinc plated. But I did put copper slip on the copper nuts and stainless bolts on the exhaust pipe flange. Half a good job.

Next job might be remainder of the exhaust, and then a new backbox, because by time I get around the having completed the rest of it the backbox will have totally rusted away.

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Land Rover

Painted

They say a grinder and paint are a welders best friend. Well I’m no welder, so I didn’t bother with the grinder. High temperature aluminium paint..

I know the rust is bad, but the paint make it look shiny.

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Land Rover

Cleaned

Wire brushed and a little wire wool too.. That’s what I mean by cleaned. Ready for VHT aluminium paint application tomorrow when it’s warmer, apparently the paint should be applied at between 15 and 25°C, tomorrow is going to be 12°C and that’s going to be good enough.

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Land Rover

Hole in back box

Got a blowing back box, guessing that the heat affected zone is where it has rusted, or perhaps the welding wire was not stainless.

Nice exhaust otherwise. Only the welds are showing signs of rust.

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Land Rover SE England

No luck

Well, it turns out that the switch is not right, I tried and tried and finally noticed that it’s just not right, it fits, but at the wrong angle.

I hope this one is right…

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Land Rover

Ignition switch

The land rover has had no wiring to the kays for a number of years, just an odd sequence of switches. I found and fixed the ignition switch today, not sure why it wasn’t working, but it wasn’t making all of the right positions and so not making connections. I took it apart and put it back together none the wiser, but it’s working now. I then deduced how I will wire it:

I’m not sure why it failed last time it was fitted..