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Re: That’s one dirty toad!
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2017, 06:11:16 PM »
It's none of of those things, and only a person who has worked on Eagle's and Land Rovers would know. To be exact, the Series Land Rover 2.25L has 73 hp, and it has a crank connection on the front with a shaped hole in the bumper to put the crank handle in. Thread drift's can be educational.  ;)

So, the Eagles had a "shaped hole in the bumper to put the crank handle in"?  I'm trying to get through this, but if you are titillating with a personal joke that would only cause people to walk away shaking their heads when they hear your answer to the riddle I'm afraid you lost your audience.
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Re: That’s one dirty toad!
« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2017, 06:25:01 PM »
I think I have it the square headed bolts that hold the center bumper blade in place on a Eagle
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Re: That’s one dirty toad!
« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2017, 07:15:59 PM »
So, the Eagles had a "shaped hole in the bumper to put the crank handle in"?  I'm trying to get through this, but if you are titillating with a personal joke that would only cause people to walk away shaking their heads when they hear your answer to the riddle I'm afraid you lost your audience.

It's the Land Rover Series vehicles that have a hand crank guide hole in the front bumper.
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Re: That’s one dirty toad!
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2017, 07:22:42 PM »
I think I have it the square headed bolts that hold the center bumper blade in place on a Eagle

Nope. This is going to drive you crazy, and I'll be responsible for destroying the most valuable mind on this board. Oh crap, but here are some pictures of my real Land Rover in Colorado.
Walter
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Re: That’s one dirty toad!
« Reply #49 on: December 02, 2017, 07:29:46 PM »
I sure would like a hand crank on my Series 60.  She doesn't always want to crank over if the batteries are a bit weak.  ;D
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Re: That’s one dirty toad!
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2017, 04:38:28 AM »
Yeah and since you are strong enough to use it, put a socket on the end and also use it to remove lug nuts.  ;D ;D
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Re: That’s one dirty toad!
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2017, 08:09:57 AM »
Thee best degreaser I've ever used is "Oil Eater". Biodegradable, I use it for everything, from cleaning parts to spot cleaning my carpets to getting grease out of close. Nothing better as I've discovered with 40 years in trucking. Good Luck, TomC
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Re: That’s one dirty toad!
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2017, 09:18:05 AM »
"Oil Eater".

Citrus solvent, full strength it will dissolve synthetics and natural fibers.

they used it to clean crude oil from 48" pipeline hole-saws.
and stopple valves at pump station bypasses.
without ever shutting down the line.
conventional solvents wouldn't do.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMIi5wIuSu8
kind of neat to watch :)
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Re: That’s one dirty toad!
« Reply #53 on: December 03, 2017, 01:40:57 PM »
Ok that’s a vintage Land Rover. Those were beasts. But as you already know there aren’t a ton of parts available any more. But yeah those were tanks!


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Re: That’s one dirty toad!
« Reply #54 on: December 03, 2017, 02:56:46 PM »
Ok that’s a vintage Land Rover. Those were beasts. But as you already know there aren’t a ton of parts available any more. But yeah those were tanks!


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That's not the case, all of the key parts are available for Series Rovers. Check out Rovers North in Vermont, for instance.
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Re: That’s one dirty toad!
« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2017, 08:38:02 AM »
Oh ok you have a parts source. I was thinking auto parts stores if you’re out driving and break down and need a part within a day. But i didn’t know that older rovers had a parts source. Cool. I’d be thrilled to go trail riding with you!


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Re: That’s one dirty toad!
« Reply #56 on: December 04, 2017, 06:28:40 PM »
Lake George? ;D
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Re: That’s one dirty toad!
« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2017, 07:38:26 PM »
Oh ok you have a parts source. I was thinking auto parts stores if you’re out driving and break down and need a part within a day. But i didn’t know that older rovers had a parts source. Cool. I’d be thrilled to go trail riding with you!


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Scott, you can't get a part the same day, but the next day or more. Back in the nineties I was out in Moab, Utah (which is sort of a 4X4 Mecca) and a tooth broke off the rear differential and locked it up. It was close to a hundred degrees and I had the whole family there (wife & four kids) We were out in Canyonlands National Park about fifteen miles away from anything. I disconnected the rear drive shaft, and drove out with just the front axle. When I got back to the campground I immediately called Rovers North and asked for a rebuilt differential. I had a choice of overnight or two day for quickness, and for cost's sake I choose UPS Blue Label for two day service. It came as promised, and I installed it at the campsite while a French family had dinner next to us in the next site. I don't know much French but I think they were upset about the smell of gear oil interfering with their enjoyment of wine. It was a straightforward repair, the axles are pulled, and the whole pumpkin bolts on. Every critical part is still available because, worldwide, there are many thousands of these old Rovers around.

My Rover has been everywhere between Maine and Utah, the three pictures I posted were taken in Colorado (in August) up above 12,000 feet on the Continental Divide near Old Carson. If we ever cross paths, you would be welcome to ride along.
Walter
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1982 Eagle Model 10, 6V92, 5 speed Spicer
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Re: That’s one dirty toad!
« Reply #58 on: December 05, 2017, 05:47:56 AM »
That, my friend, is the kind of story material that legends are made of. Loved reading every word of it. You have my respect, (even if you do drive a rover ;).  I busted the my front diff in Michigan in heavy snow after gaining immediate traction when tires were spinning. Put an ARB air locker and carrier in after that and never had a problem. Mine was triple locked and could go literally anywhere.


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