Once the brake master cylinder and heater unit
were installed, I then connected the throttle linkage. It was frustrating
and time consuming to get the linkage lined up properly, so that it would
move freely without binding. A little adjustment on the left side and then
it was out on the right side......it continued like that for a long time!
The clutch master cylinder
was next and installed straight forward, but was impossible to get a full
pedal of pressure. It appeared each time I put pressure on the pedal, the
flex hose would balloon a little. So a new one was ordered. Once it was
installed and the system bleed, I again could not get a full pedal with
pressure. So , a further inspection of the clutch slave cylinder revealed
that the bore was corroded and full of grime. Another order was placed
again, this time for a new slave cylinder. Another week passed a new slave cylinder was installed and the system was bleed again...... Not to my
surprise, again there was NOT a pedal with full pressure. There was only
one thing left to replace and thankfully I had a (new) spare master
cylinder, it was installed! Again the system was bleed and I simply could
not get a full pedal with pressure! I even bleed the system backwards , from
the slave cylinder up to the master cylinder, but it didn't help.
Then I moved to the inside of the bulkhead and began to install the dash. This actually went pretty smooth as there is a little give in the plastic parts, to allow for the warping from the zinc coating.
I pulled through the
bulkhead, the wiring harness from the engine compartment. AHHH what to do??
Haha just joking, actually this part went straightforward. Before taking the
dash completely apart, I took near 20 pictured of the electrical connections
in the dash, which was a bonus. When I started to rewire everything back
together, I simply taped the pictures to the windscreen and used the
pictures as my memory and guide. Within a few hours it was together without
any major hitches.
The Landy never had a
Hazard Warning Light Switch, but the previous owner did give me one and he
said that they are easy to install. "Just connect the colored wires with the
corresponding colored wire in the vehicles wiring harness" How much
more simpler can it be? ...The truth of the matter is, - how wrong he was!
- it just doesn't go that way.
Assuming that you are using a Lucus Hazard Warning Switch ( part # JL155 ) which is standard Land Rover issue. There are 8 wires/contacts on this switch, so starting in numerical order;
That's it in a nut shell and it will work.
Once I was finished with the wiring, I played around with some extra 5 bar aluminum plate that I had and made a little plate for the center of the dash, where somebody has left some ugly holes.
Also, the corroded floor panels were replaced with 5 bar aluminum panels. The drivers side floor panel, I glued onto it, a spare mud flap Land Rover emblem, which mimics the Tomb Raider floor panel .
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