The Log Rover Project » Other motors » 1968 LWB Landrover1968 LWB Landrover
RUNNER - I rebuilt this 1968 LWB Landie in 2000, and it was used as the family runabout and for shifting logs/trailers etc, until we got the Rangie and Disco. Now kept on as a backup vehicle as doesn't cost much (runs on half price LPG, Road Tax exempt as a Historic Vehicle, and very cheap insurance).
1-32 (of 93 found)
Upturned milk crate for drivers seat is not standard fitment - work in progress
Completly rebuilt in 2000, galvanised chassis, parabolic suspension, various modifications, and now running on LPG
Different seats, instruments, electronic ignition, LPG, etc - but still a noisy old Landie
Playing in the drifts
ooops - this is what happens when a 2 ton Land Rover hits a dawdling pigeon at about 50mph
leaking back axle pan - above the filler...
luckily rear pan can be removed on the Salisbury axle
the offending pin hole
big patch replacing thin metal, then some paint
Need to investigate overheated engine and lack of coolant. Garage full, so on the driveway.
water + oil = mayonaise mess...
signs of coolant around these peened over head plugs - so maybe not head gasket?
head off anyway to see whats going on
investigate around plugs - black paint lifted in the central area
head cleaned up ready for a trial refit
made a coolant system pressure tester to see where the coolant was going.
AHHH. look closely and see some bubbles along a fine crack between the two silver plugs - not good
with leak tester spray on it lots of bubbles appearing over crack - the head is scrap.
spare head in garage previously removed the Log-Rover (hence the red)
refitted the next morning before the sun came up.
unfortunately blew the rear silencer apart when unburnt fuel, well burnt in a rather big explosion. rewelded it up and all ok.
time to rebuild a spare gearbox for Big Blue as current one jumping out of 2nd and 4th - plus fit an overdrive and replace slipping clutch
degunking the spare box
pegged (with the bolt top centre of pic) the rear bearing carrier to stop it spinning in the casing
was replacing rear bearing on layshaft (seen in the vice), when progress halted to gut and hang a fresh road-kill deer found outside the garage one snowy night.... Made a tasty venison stew shorty afterwards.
back to assembling the box - shafts and gears refitted