LJ 80 reconstruction

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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by lundigee » Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:19 pm

mk1joe wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:12 pm
Looks excellent. Was it fun to drive?
To be honest, I was surprised how well she went. Worried about something going wrong, forgotten to tighten a bolt or missed a cable connection. The most eventful item was the brake low fluid level light (faulty) and knocking on the rear end. Which turned out to be the back axle knocking the fuel tank guard........but I may have been a tad overloaded.

I did not use 4wd in any form, it is however mighty stiff to get into 4wd but I think most of the problem is the flexible rubber gator is not very flexible.

Thanks for the comments, still more to do just thought I would 'carpe diem'.

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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by lundigee » Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:57 pm

I expect everybody is out enjoying the sunshine, but just in case.

My LJ80 now has the F10a fitted, gets around fine but I would say she is running 'rich'. Does anyone know if there any adjustment on the carb that I can play with to reduce this or is it a worn jet?

Now the weather is acceptable I thought I might pop down the MOT station and did not want to fail on emissions.

Any thoughts?

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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by lundigee » Sun May 16, 2021 3:28 pm

Well, either I have had corona virus or my sense of smell is haywire. The LJ80 went through the MOT with two advisories (i) slight play in steering box, now adjusted out and (ii) crack in the windscreen, but out of vision and wiper zone (character).
When it came to emissions max permissible CO was 4.5% the LJ came in at 0.13%. as for HC the max permissible is 1200 the LJ came in at 607PPM.

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Couple of pictures just back from the MOT.

P.S. Tentative note: we are moving house in the near future and the 'toy box' may have to be emptied out as we cannot take everything. Unfortunately the LJ80 is in the 'toy box'.
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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by Larry » Thu May 20, 2021 7:40 am

What a cracking little truck, I bet it's a blast on a nice summers evening?

I really want one of these but I don't have the room! 🙃

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Re: LJ 80 reconstruction

Post by timwilks13 » Fri May 21, 2021 9:50 am

Larry wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 7:40 am
I really want one of these but I don't have the room! 🙃
Sounds like its bigger garage/house time then :D
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