Sounds great, David!
You don't state a color? That means it's not Iris Blue or old English White.
I'm going to guess Tartan Red.
On Aug 24, 2010, at 10:58 AM, Councill, David wrote:
> Since its kind of a slow day on the list, I thought I'd throw in an
> update on my 64B project. It had been stored in a garage in Portland,
> Oregon (NW USA) since 1981. I started working on it about a year ago,
> spent a lot of time replacing rubber components, redid brakes/clutch,
> new exhaust, clean and installed gas tank, replace fuel pump, rebuild
> carbs. I converted it over completely to disc wheels last weekend
> (previous owner had disc wheels on rear, wire wheels on front as he was
> converting it to ww). It started right away when the time came and I
> took it for a couple of short drives. Then a long drive (maybe 10 miles)
> this weekend, enough to build in some confidence. So today I drove it to
> work, another milestone. It runs pretty good, granted it is still not
> totally assembled. I sent the speedo to Nisonger for repair so there is
> a hole there in the dash there (plus where the radio would have been).
> The driver side door is just a shell as I am working on renewing the
> rubber seals there. The one bolt on the wing mirror broke during
> disassembly as it was heavily rusted (the pivot bolt with the spring). I
> ordered a replacement from Moss and got the dreaded backorder, first
> time in a very long time.
> As far as running, the only problem I have seen is that oil pressure is
> low. It starts at 60 psi cold but after it warms up, the car runs about
> 45-48 psi and idles at 10 psi. So I'm overall pretty excited with the
> old car. I used to have a 65B in college, also with 3 main engine,
> mechanical tach - overall seems much more primitive than the later 68+
> years and with a bit more power. And due to too many classic cars taking
> up garage space (67BGT, 72B), this car is insured/licensed as a regular
> vehicle so I plan on using it as a primary driver except during bad
> weather. That's where the LandRover comes in.
> David Councill
> 64 B
> 67 BGT
> 72 B
> 74 Toyota Landcruiser
> 01 LandRover Discovery II
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