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« : July 03, 2009, 10:27:27 PM »

Watch here as my new 40LX arrives from yonder later this month.
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« #1 : November 20, 2009, 12:25:44 PM »

We are watching ~  but nothings happening




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« #2 : November 20, 2009, 02:24:09 PM »

 :jt:

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« #3 : November 24, 2009, 09:28:36 AM »

Nope - nuffing happening as I have been wekking on SMURF. I'm a hunter - one thing at a time. Cant mutitask.  ;D

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« #4 : December 14, 2009, 07:20:58 AM »

All I've done so far on the LX is to replace all the shackel bushes and shackels. The front especially was completely frot and rusted. Replaced new pins but stole the shackels to put onto Smurf to try and sort out Smurf's vibration problems.

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« #5 : December 18, 2009, 11:14:06 PM »

Ok,
 so now we have the suspension sorted and all the instrumentation working, all the lights etc, My we are almost LEGAL.  ;D

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« #6 : December 18, 2009, 11:20:29 PM »

So tonight we took the LX out to supper. 4 of us to went to CTFM and back. It's very comfortable, besides the few rattles I was surprised. Fitting new suspension can be very hard on your spine, but with the old springs it's actually lovely and soft. Maybe  :oomc: could drive it all day.  :drinks:

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« #7 : December 14, 2010, 09:23:57 PM »

This thread is also due an update

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« #8 : December 16, 2010, 08:11:38 AM »

 ??? ye you are right, will post pics of my new wheels. And legal CA licence plates  :-*

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« #9 : January 05, 2011, 10:55:26 AM »

when???

Them skinny muds are sweet 8)

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V8 because some say "2 heads are better than one"


« #10 : January 05, 2011, 12:13:25 PM »

Couldn't wait, here you go...


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« #11 : March 06, 2011, 06:21:11 PM »

« : March 06, 2011, 06:32:18 PM Grahame Burchell »

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« #12 : May 15, 2011, 10:27:41 PM »

The latest update - Its been licensed and registered in my name at the end of 2010.
I have had the occasional drive around and been playing with the tuning of the Ford motor, - I don't know why  ??? - as I plan to restore to original, and that means a 2F, which doesn't make me too excited. I must say the Ford Falcon 4,1 (cross-flow head) goes really well now, but still has a bit of a miss at very high revs. It uses both petrol and LPG gas. I don't know the petrol vs gas economy figures as I've never filled up gas, it's still got gas from Oz. so that's the main reason that I haven't started the resto as I've had this dilemma (not Malema) of what motor to use.
I do have a 2F, but it's not in good nick although it was running when I got it, but think it's got a dropped valve. I would prefer getting a better 2F with all the bits.

I made a parts wish list today that goes on forever, this is going to be big bucks (Dollars).

Three things I need is
1) a radiator fan cowl/shroud. 2) the other is a complete air Filter pot, tubing etc from a 2F 40/45 series preferably 80/84 model, and 3) a std front bumper, mine has a Bull bar that will come off, if anyone has this stuff or knows where I can get them I would appreciate it.

I don't want to start the stripping until I have 95% or more of all the parts needed and hopefully a 2F ready to fire-up. (like the one in JB's workshop right now  ;), and anyway it's quite drivable as it is now.
The rear axle/diff still has to be overhauled as well as the transfer box. Front axle is done.

I have been given another set of the striped OME LX seats, care of Mr K Richardson  :-* and hopefully between the 2 sets I can have a complete like new set as part of the 100% original resto.

Then it's the body work!!!

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« #13 : February 06, 2012, 05:37:29 PM »

I have now striped down 2 x 2F motors. The 2nd one I bought last year has to be scrapped. Win some loose some.

So the 1st motor, that Ive had for a few years, from a 60, is already is bored to .75mm but they will bore it out to 1.00 mm. The crank is good. Now to order some parts.

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« #14 : July 17, 2012, 12:12:48 PM »

Bump  :P

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