eastway82 wrote:I thought of doing that when I re-piped mine recently, but didn't in the end - wish I had now!
Not a problem in fact as you can simply reverse bleed. Reverse bleeding is actually better... quicker particularly when you've renewed several parts of the system and thus full of air. Look on Youtube there are a number of clips - motorbikes are always reverse bled. Also saves using a one man bleed kit/easibleed or assistant. I've never used one in 25 years i just use a tray to catch fluid and pump.
As far as the mod goes one can get over the problem of tight turns by e.g. on n/s or LHS (in case someone is reading whose left hand drive) turn the backplate so that each slave cylinder is positioned at 0200 and 0800 - this is how most TLS setups are on cars. RHS would then be 1000 and 0400. Why landrover did what they did i don't know? I'll be doing this on my SWB and LWB - i'll see i may just leave them the factory way and reverse bleed.
SWB S3 were only SLS [think later ones 1980 onwards were?]. Apparently folk i've spoken to say that it's adequate for their towing needs and haven't considered the mod. I'm fitting a servo anyway as mine's for towing. Another alternative one can consider i believe is to fit the 109 backplate and thus have a 11 ins SLS on the front. SLS maybe better for even adjustment - how 11 ins SLS v TLS compare i don't know. I doubt if anyone has compared them - if a landrover didn't have a hydraulic handbrake one might be better off with SLS if needing to hold the weight of a trailer on a hill... as there's no braking on a TLS in reverse.
One thing to bear in mind when folk say "devil to bleed etc" - with steel pipes can be as the bore is much smaller than kunifer. All cars i've had i've put on kunifer and never had a problem. Don't use copper - it work hardens and also if one needs to replace a slave cylinder or adjuster the copper pipe just breaks as you undo the nut. For £15 for 25 ft buy kunifer and do the job once well and it'll last for life.
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Landrover LWB hardtop 1968
Landrover SWB 1971
Triumph Herald 1200 1968
Triumph Herald Vitesse Conv I 1968
2 x Reliant Regal 2 Conv 1955 (aluminium body not ghastly fibreglass)