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  1. He came and did a talk at a place I designed a few years ago, jolly interesting tale the Darien Gap Adventure :-) I was driving a 2 door Range Rover back then and kicked myself I didn't get a photo of him in it or got him the sign the car somewhere. Will
  2. Like most of us I haven't bought a mag for years. Reasons for not buying them now: Writers are lazy and lacking in knowledge and passion. I have no interest in 'ultimate challenge 90s' I don't give a tinkers cus about buyers guides to torque wrenches I don't give a tinkers cus about classic LR price guides I don't want to read 15 pages of Insurance Company adverts The advertisers are lazy and never change their adverts, if I was paying for 4 pages I'd use those pages to draw people into feeling they were part of my company. Overland articles rarely give an insight to the vehicle prep. Things I would like to see: More about the people, LR folks are often fascinating people. Les bling, more patina Tips and tricks that are actually useful, such as upgrading an Alternator using a Mondeo one. Will :-)
  3. I might just flog it if everyone is so desperate for manual gearboxes ;-) Will :-)
  4. Thanks, I hadn't come across that I'll have a look. Yep mine is a Manual so halfway there would be good. Will :-)
  5. So now my 110 is virtually done the P38 can come off the road. Its on 190,000miles now and I'm beginning to think that its immaculate service history may be a work of fiction as it has already done its head gasket once and I think its doing it again as the water is a bit oily again. The obvious thing to do would be to scrap it and run but I'm rather fond of the old bus and its lovely HSE leather armchairs; its flown throw the last 2 MOTs with no sign of next year being any different so what the hell I reckon it deserves another chance. I have heard tales of M57 engines being fitted into P38s but I'm beggared if I can find much online about it online other than this link to a potential wiring loom to enable it to work http://www.rallyraid.co.uk/shop/proddetail.php?prod=EL_1059 I may have a couple of sources of cheap M57 engine on the horizon, anyway they seem cheap enough on ebay if you buy them still wrapped in the car they came in and flog off the bits you don't need. Couple that with the money re-couped from stripping my M51 engine of its good bits and it all seems rather easiy...ish on the wallet. So Range Rover fans, has anyone here done this conversion or know anyone who has? Can you point me towards a blog or article on doing it? Can you send the men in white coats around to cart me off? Will :-)
  6. I've been using 255/85x16 BFG MTs since God was a boy, I have never had a puncture and the wear rate is laughable, the current ones are perishing and still have 10mm left, I fact I am the third owner of these ones! Will :-)
  7. One bit of T-Max advice. Don't lend it to anyone ;-) Will (once owner of w T-Max compressor)
  8. Because that is what us folk do isn't it? Will :-)
  9. yeah but I don't have a dashboard to fit it to now :-) Oh and I have got some sound insulation now, its not actually in the car yet but I do have some ;-) W
  10. oo hang on, Marine stuff looks to do the trick, anyone use any of these? GaugeyWirelessDoofa ShineyAmpyDoofa Will :-)
  11. Lots of top replies folks. I'm not worried about bluetooth connectivity to be honest, I was quite happy to plug in via the headphone socket but then again Apple have ditched the headphone socket so I'd be stuffed at next upgrade :-/ I did wonder about the 2A bit given the old radio that is now in my P38 is on a 10A fuse :-) I was trying to avoid putting a proper radio in, there isn't a place on the dash for it now I've gone for the Series two style dash in the 110. This doofa would have sat neatly on the bulkhead almost out of sight. The Alpine Amp on the link above presumably needs a head unit to control it? I couldn't see an AUX input on it :-/ I might be better off either ignoring my phone or building a roof console I suppose. Will :-)
  12. My 110 is nearing roadworthiness at last. With my stripped back Series two style dash I wasn't going to bother putting a radio back in it. I rarely drive far enough to need tunes and to be honest I'd rather not know whats going on in the world, however it did occur to me today after my bluetooth speaker played my phone on speaker that perhaps its worth having some form of speaker system to act as a handsfree system. So a bit of ebay surfing later threw up this ebay Amp doofa . Now that would screw neatly to my stripped down bulkhead and wire into my speakers and even a sub-woofer if I got carried away. It'd run my iphone tunes and phone from a dashmount with not too many trailing wires, oh and its cheap enough to be throwaway if I ruin it with water and mud. What do we think? Anyone got any experience of such things Will :-)
  13. There are several air suspension Defenders about. Pretty certain my memory is making this up and Si from X-Eng had his on air, must have been 15years ago ish. I'd love my 110 to be on air, I love the air on my P38 even if it does drive me nuts sometimes with its quirks. Will
  14. A mate of mine who worked on the Defender line says they were told Autocars rendering was very close to New Defender. I'm pretty happy with that.
  15. That white one is just achingly beautiful! I would love that! Sadly I fear my metalworking will come up some way short of that! Will :-)