EFI Tuning

May 20th, 2010

Here is some status gauges from the EFI tuning program.

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Out in the Sun

May 8th, 2010

Pulled the Sprite out for a few good pictures.

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Solex to Weber

May 8th, 2010

The old Solex has finally run out its life. A new Weber has taken its place atop the same manifold.

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Hoses All Over

May 2nd, 2010

The brake hoses on the circuits to the front of the car became so aged that they swelled to the point of holding the brake pressure and locking the brakes.

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Brake Fluid Filters

April 28th, 2010

Sometimes you will see filters in the cap for brake fluid reservoirs but the Rolls not only has a screen but also three filters inside of the reservoir.

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Strapping New Brakes

April 23rd, 2010

New axle straps are still made of canvas and making progress on the new brakes.

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Start of Pipes

April 21st, 2010

All of the brakes on the Land Rover will need to be replaced. Here is the first of the new cylinders and brake pipes.

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Wheel Cylinders

April 6th, 2010

Three of the bleed screws were broken off when I got the truck. EZ-Outs were not able to remove what was left of them so a new set of cylinders will need to be installed.

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Vent Gaskets

April 5th, 2010

On the last outing the Landie had become filled with dust. Hopefully a new set of gaskets for the front vents will help a bit.

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Thermal Paint

April 4th, 2010

Phil from BOE put some thermal paint on my rotors so we can tell how hot they are getting on the track. The paint on the center is the original color and it has moved to the next temperature rating on the brake surface.

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Mounted but Not Ready

March 19th, 2010

The tires and wheels are back on the truck. For the first time a spare tire is mounted to the hood although probably a wider tire than would be desired. A spare tire also still resides behind the front seat. At this point the brakes need to be bled but it has been discovered that three of the bleed screws are broken off.

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Canvas Straps

March 19th, 2010

A set of new canvas axle straps. Interesting they are not the same length as the rear end housing has more support on one side.

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Mud Terrain

March 18th, 2010

A new set of BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 tires and a full set of sandblasted and painted 16″ wheels.

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Greasy Shoes

March 15th, 2010

Inside of the front left drum had become filled with oil and brake dust that had the consistency of axle grease. One of the springs for the rear shoe is also missing. Time to take it all apart and clean it up.

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High Powered Stopping Power

February 28th, 2010

The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow uses dual two piston calipers on the front rotors that are driven off two hydraulic pumps on the engine. That means there is eight brake pads to replace in the front. When replacing them it is a good idea to also replace the pins, clips and springs.

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