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Jacking a Series.
« on: July 04, 2022, 09:19:02 AM »

Hi,

I don't remember if this specific subject has been covered recently.

If you jack up one, or both, rear wheel of a Series, the hand brake will not prevent the truck rolling away, unless 4WD (preferably LO) is engaged.

And even then, if the truck is on a cross-slope, the rear end can move sideways, with the front wheels turning in opposite directions. Maybe it would be sensible to wedge the brake pedal hard down, too.

Maybe a club entrepreneur could develop special tressles (non-toppable).

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Re: Jacking a Series.
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2022, 09:47:58 AM »

I generally chock the wheels to stop any movement.  A Land Rover  Fire engine  I had once , had a lock valve in the brake line that if you pressed the foot brake hard on and  turned/removed the key out of the lock, they were locked on until the key was returned and the valve released.
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Re: Jacking a Series.
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2022, 05:24:50 AM »

A Land Rover  Fire engine  I had once , had a lock valve in the brake line

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I once read, can't remember where, that such devices are illegal. Maybe the Fire Service have special dispensation?

I have also read, more recently, welding the steering is not permitted ... and, thinking back, I cannot remember any such welding leaving the factory.

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Re: Jacking a Series.
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2022, 06:03:29 AM »

Hi,

I just done a Google for  "fitting check valve in hydraulic brake system"

There seem to be plenty of results and solutions, so I withdraw my comment about it being illegal to fit such devices.

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Re: Jacking a Series.
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2022, 08:16:34 AM »

A Land Rover  Fire engine  I had once , had a lock valve in the brake line

I have also read, more recently, welding the steering is not permitted ... and, thinking back, I cannot remember any such welding leaving the factory.


I think that may be true in service, in that a garage should not weld up a steering shaft for example, but clearly there is welding in manufacture. Series inner steering columns are three parts welded together for a start.

If a web breaks off a series 1 80" steering box, is a competent TIG welder not able to repair it? I've heard people say this is law, but never actually seen it in print.
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