Tag Archives: Series II

Land-Rover Series II, IIa & III Cylinder Head, 10-to 1 Compression.

Freshly rebuilt

This head has just been finished and has been calculated at approximately 10-to1 compression ratio.  It  is similar to those we fit to our SAFARI FOUR®  engines, which see 95-100 M.P.H. on the  flat at sea level in an 88” Station Wagon. All valves, valve seat inserts and valve stem seals are new & fresh. The exhaust valves are auscenitic steel and are thus compatible with unleaded fuels available today. It also has been fitted with induction-hardened seats under the exhaust valves, so seat degradation will not be an issue. The exhaust valves also are fitted with Genuine Land-Rover valve rotators, as fitted to North-American Specification machines, which are now almost impossible to locate. Probably NO OTHER HEAD you purchase today will have these!!

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Carburetor Assesment

Today in the shop we were assessing Solex carburetors for rebuilding. These carburetors are made for Series I, II, and IIa Land Rovers, more specifically the 2.25 litre petrol engine. After completing a rebuild on one of these last week the boss insisted on verifying it was operational by quickly installing it into a 109 series IIa. The mechanic was able to accomplish this, get it out of the vehicle and pass it off to the apprentice to ship with only minutes to spare until the UPS driver arrived.

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Restoring Lucas Wiper Motors

In the shop we are restoring Lucas Wiper Motors. These wiper motors were made for late series I, series II, and IIa. We are in the process of dissembling, repairing, and rebuilding a number of these classic wiper motors. Currently we have 8 fully functional Lucas Wiper Motors in stock.  Below is a video of three motors in the process of being restored, a 4th is in process as I type this.

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During the process of repairing these motors we took some photos. Here’s Steve the mechanic using a lathe to clean the commutator and all shafts, followed by fresh lube.IMG_0789IMG_0790