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    Default What did you do to your Rover today?

    I finally got around to unbolting and de-wiring a PO fabricated trailer connector that was mounted through the rear tub. I hope to find a great local welder that can patch up the nice round hole that remains.

    Jeff
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    I walked past them and said "customer trucks come first" then I got into my 300k Jetta and drove away.

    When I get slow with customers cars I work on mine.
    Kevin

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    Today I hope to start it up and find out if I just blew the muffler or the muffler AND one of the pipes when it backfired.

    Right now it sounds like a lobster boat.
    1958 107 SW - Sold to a better home
    1965 109 SW - nearly running well
    1966 88 SW - running but needing attention
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    Well, if I can count the last five weekdays:

    the engine got:
    New cam, lifters, timing chain, timing gears, fuel rail, fuel lines, cylinder heads, timing cover and water pump. The engine is in final stages of button up.

    Gearbox:
    I dropped off parts for an NP435 gearbox buildup at a local transmission specialist. He will be building a box with Ford NP435 case, Chevy NP435 gears & top cover, Ford 35 spline output shaft. This gearbox should be ready early next week and will replace the T-18 currently in my truck.

    Also in process:
    Recently took delivery of a new striped canvas for the Dormobile lifting top, a pintle hook, a new set of OME shocks and I have a new front bumper on order from Ike.


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    I just saw the pair of mine for the first time in 5 weeks, and wished them a happy new year! Then I unpacked all the goodies I just brought back from the U.K. Lots to do now!!!

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    Attachment 2537
    Tried to figure out where to start.....bulkhead.....wings......new frame.....?

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    Walked out of the house....20 degrees....got into the Rover, pulled the choke out, turned the key, hit the button.

    Fired right up.....let it warm for about a minute, dropped her into gear and drove to work.

    Finally got her past the "needing to tinker with it" stage. Now shes doing her job as Maurice intended!

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    Haven't driven the truck for a while, so despite being about 10 degrees this morning fired it up to go to a big breakfast meeting. Arrived at the meeting with no brakes, so truck returned on a flatbed :-(

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    I'm working on front wheel alignment and transferring sending units & draw tubes to my new military fuel tanks - nothing very exciting at all, but it needs to get done.

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    Default Burst Pipes

    Quote Originally Posted by LaneRover View Post
    Today I hope to start it up and find out if I just blew the muffler or the muffler AND one of the pipes when it backfired.

    Right now it sounds like a lobster boat.

    Brent,

    I did that to my Corvair this past year. A backfire, caused by points that were too close together, leading to unburned fuel in the cylinders and then in the exhaust, blew out the muffler and the short pipe. It was quite an explosion!

    Jeff
    Jeff Aronson
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    '66 Series II-A HT 88"
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