Just bought an LJ80...

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Re: Just bought an LJ80...

Post by ROBBIE » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:11 am

[quote=88SJ post_id=126252 time=1537471280 user_id=17453

I may have to buy a re-pro front bumper but the SJ one that is on at the moment is defo going...you interested in that or the bull bar dude?
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Didn’t realise it was a SJ bumper, thought it was some homemade steel thing that was all in one, would have chopped the bull bar off, so will say no
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Re: Just bought an LJ80...

Post by ROBBIE » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:16 am

Didn’t mean to be rude about the wheels, just feel they don’t fit the car. Needs steels or a date appropriate alloy, just my opinion
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Re: Just bought an LJ80...

Post by Rabid Rhino » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:06 pm

Nice LJ

Leigh J Catherick, should be your go to guy for LJ parts seeing as his first 2 initials are LJ.
He's restored & modified more LJs that anyone else by far over the last 25 years. (He's done 3 of mine.)
Call him on 01227 720852 or 07759 457501

That's a stock LJ bull bar. I'd keep it as its a rare part right now.

Engine. I had a smokey 800cc engine that I had bored out to fit 410 pistons. It really moved.
It was a common mod in the old days. The machinist does hit a bolt in one of the cylinders but it wasn't an issue as it wasn't on the piston ring stroke. You use all the internals from the 410 bottom end. The 410 head will also bolt on. That way you keep the LJ engine number. Unfortunately you also get to keep the crappy LJ gearbox. Hateful thing.

PS: Welcome to the elite club !

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Re: Just bought an LJ80...

Post by 88SJ » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:28 pm

ROBBIE wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:16 am
Didn’t mean to be rude about the wheels, just feel they don’t fit the car. Needs steels or a date appropriate alloy, just my opinion
Couldn't agree more Robbie. The wheels are wrong and the wheel spacers were shocking. They were easy to remove...must put a For Sale up for the spacers!!! Steel wheels to follow sometime soon...

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Re: Just bought an LJ80...

Post by 88SJ » Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:31 pm

Rabid Rhino wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:06 pm
Nice LJ

Leigh J Catherick, should be your go to guy for LJ parts seeing as his first 2 initials are LJ.
He's restored & modified more LJs that anyone else by far over the last 25 years. (He's done 3 of mine.)
Call him on 01227 720852 or 07759 457501

That's a stock LJ bull bar. I'd keep it as its a rare part right now.

Engine. I had a smokey 800cc engine that I had bored out to fit 410 pistons. It really moved.
It was a common mod in the old days. The machinist does hit a bolt in one of the cylinders but it wasn't an issue as it wasn't on the piston ring stroke. You use all the internals from the 410 bottom end. The 410 head will also bolt on. That way you keep the LJ engine number. Unfortunately you also get to keep the crappy LJ gearbox. Hateful thing.

PS: Welcome to the elite club !
Thanks for the info and contact. Interesting comment on engine. I have an option on building 800cc engine and box or rebuilding 1.0 engine and box for installation...

I'll hook up with Leigh...

cheers
Paul

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