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02-14-2013 06:13 AM
Bowy Here is some footage of a recent outing:

The beast vs the LS monster of a friend

And another one with just the 127
Just the beast!
01-01-2013 03:55 AM
oneten Perfect, Do you have any video that we hear the v8 sound
01-01-2013 02:00 AM
Bowy As it is finished there are no real updates, except that is performs really well!!
12-31-2012 08:06 AM
Racer-X nice

any updates?
05-31-2012 03:18 AM
Stefan110 Cool project!
05-29-2012 04:54 AM
Bowy Last weekend I've fitted my new rims. 16 x 8J ET -35. To restore a normale turning circle with my 315x75x16 tyres.

To complement them I've fitted a set of Devon 4x4 extra wide arches. Some pics of the result, finally road legal because of these! :tongue :









05-07-2012 02:47 AM
Bowy The first engine from the donor Traka, was a bit too far worn I found out after fitting it and the first test drive , so the only solution was to fit a new short block.

The bell housing cover still has to be fitted, wel spotted.
05-06-2012 03:22 PM
landybehr Hi,

why is the torque converter naked ? (and the starter ring gear too ?).

I too would prefer the standard wings, but thatīs up to the choice of the one who pays, I guess

Man, I really envy you and Toyrover the freedom you have to build such big, great things. The tiny "NL" on the number plate seems to make a lot of difference, compared to us unlucky devils with "D" in that place.
05-06-2012 08:48 AM
DasLandRoverMan Looks good, if I'm honest I think it'd look at lot better with some standard wings on the front, but then the 'challenge truck' look has never really appealed to me.

An excellent fruit of your labour!!
05-06-2012 06:33 AM
Michele Another one?


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Had a little 127 photo shoot this morning, it's been retrofitted with a brand new engine the last 2 weeks
Bowy
05-06-2012 05:17 AM
Bowy Had a little 127 photo shoot this morning, it's been retrofitted with a brand new engine the last 2 weeks, and some final tweaks. Thanx for all the support during the build!

Thought I would share the result with you guys.












Cheers,

Bowy
03-26-2012 05:39 PM
Mr Bridger I like it.


...but I thought Lego came from Denmark, not the Netherlands? That is a Lego building behind the Rover in some of the shots right?
03-26-2012 02:37 PM
DasLandRoverMan Looks good.

Yellow Land Rovers do look good in the sun.
03-26-2012 11:34 AM
Bowy
It is finished!

The 127 is finished for the now! Lots of small things to do and larger things like rock sliders etc. But I've been to the road test center and can drive it around legally. Thanx for all the interest so far in my project, maybe we will meet at an event one day!

Cheers Bowy









For comparison the difference between a 110 with 2 inch lift and 255x85x16 and my 127!

03-26-2012 11:26 AM
Bowy
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Originally Posted by Mr Bridger View Post
Got a few quick questions for you.

What do you reckon that front axle weighs? Other than the anti sway bar, is the rest of the front suspension stock, with stock attachment points, bushings, links etc?

Is there anything more you have in mind to help control any extra mass of the Salisbury and larger tyres?

Just wondering how much the stock set up will handle?
I think the Front salsibury weighs something like 120 kg without the tires and rims.

Front suspension is about stock except for bend radius arms, longer stiffer springs and shocks.

I've taken it for a testdrive yesterday and it is perfectly controllable till 120 km/h. So I'll leave it for now.
03-24-2012 11:28 AM
Mr Bridger Got a few quick questions for you.

What do you reckon that front axle weighs? Other than the anti sway bar, is the rest of the front suspension stock, with stock attachment points, bushings, links etc?

Is there anything more you have in mind to help control any extra mass of the Salisbury and larger tyres?

Just wondering how much the stock set up will handle?
03-21-2012 12:37 PM
Bowy Another update!

The local exhaust shop, have made a very nice custom Stainless exhaust for my project. The sound is awesome



Fitted the tankguard with an integrated towbar. And also fitted the X-Deflex anti rollbar kit. (very well made I've found out!).




The dashboard and wiring is finished and fitted as is the drivers seat.


Now I have to finish the doors and many other small things and then go the road test centre.
03-13-2012 10:52 AM
Bowy Small update, been busy painting lots of bodywork.





Only got the doors left to paint and fit. After that it is finishing up the interior.

Next week there it's gonna be trailered to the custom exhaust shop, they will fit a full SS sport system.

After that I will have to go to Vehicle testing centre for it's annual test, and after that I can finally take it for a testdrive! (I hope within 2 weeks!)
03-01-2012 07:14 AM
revor Best bet is Toy CV's with 30 spline axles. It's a bit of a pain on the Early stubs as the flat for the lock tab is cut deeper than the later ones this causes trouble when boring the stubs for the bigger 30 spline CV shaft.
However if you plan to leave it 24 spline I'd just convert to later model hubs and stubs, I've never seen these fail due to bearing spacing issues.

Shoot me a mail, we can chat.

rovingtracks.com
03-01-2012 05:50 AM
100SRV
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Jep that's the X-eng switch. Is placed in the top hose because the chevy engine has got the retun water flow through the top hose (as far as I know?)
? confused !
liquid-cooled engines use thermo syphon principle with the water pump assisting circulation. The hottest part of the engine will always be the top and thus the top hose runs from the engine to the radiator.

The idea behind putting the thermo-switch in the bottom hose is that the sensor is always wet so always sensing coolant temperature.
03-01-2012 12:41 AM
Michele If you ask him nicely he "might" knock something custom out for the old style hubs as well...I had that option when I converted mine at time.
It's been a while though.
02-29-2012 05:20 PM
red90rover
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Originally Posted by HandBuilt View Post
It's all 24 spline stuff. Call Keith at the company formerly referred to as Rovertracks... That would be a great front end with 30 spline longfields and 30 spline inners - basically the same strength as a 101FC axle... Keith can get you what you need, bolt in...
The ones Keith sells are for the late narrow hubs and they won't fit the wide hubs. You could swap everything to later hubs, but that is a step back.

He could fit the Ashcroft 2522 chromo cvs but would need custom shafts to not leave them the weak link.
02-29-2012 04:38 PM
HandBuilt It's all 24 spline stuff. Call Keith at the company formerly referred to as Rovertracks... That would be a great front end with 30 spline longfields and 30 spline inners - basically the same strength as a 101FC axle... Keith can get you what you need, bolt in...
02-29-2012 02:33 PM
Bowy
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Originally Posted by red90rover View Post
Yes, I know. You realize the CVs are the same as the Rover axles and those are the weak points? It won't be any stronger than a Rover axle. You can upgrade the CVs. You will need custom halfshafts if you want them (the shafts) to be stronger. At 36", you are better to do it now as they will break.


I thought the inner shafts were stronger ones and just the CV's were the weak spot? If not, you're probably right and I will look for a solution!
02-29-2012 12:41 PM
red90rover
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Originally Posted by Bowy View Post
I've got ā salisbury front axle and will leave that for now and see how it goes, if it breaks I will upgrade to Ashcroft internals.
Yes, I know. You realize the CVs are the same as the Rover axles and those are the weak points? It won't be any stronger than a Rover axle. You can upgrade the CVs. You will need custom halfshafts if you want them (the shafts) to be stronger. At 36", you are better to do it now as they will break.
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