Daan

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  1. google translator is your friend! The ultimate Halt'up ... Le Camel At Halt'up, we start by stinging the official sponsor of the Peugeot! In fact, already partner of Land Rover on the famous Camel Trophy, the cigaretier does not find his account with Peugeot (freedom of reduced expression) and wanted to change partner. Good news, since if the budgets of previous years were around 4 million francs, at Halt'up, we spend the 5th foot on the floor with people under the hood, or 17 million francs. A new Range for the Dakar 88 in a few months? At Halt'up it's possible, classic! Today, the Range Camel Racing passes in a few months from the drawing board to 4 magnificent protos. The ultimate Halt'up wants to be lighter (body of 27 Kg in Kevlar), its V8 engine (4.0 and 4.2,2 always prepared at JE) is retreated of 270 mm and develops 300 Ch. It allowed the Range of Tighten the 215 Km / h. Power was transmitted via a 5-speed X-Trac (from the F1). The suspensions followed with 8 new handsets developed by Marzocchi. In other words, the pressure rises before the Dakar, the Halt'up appearing as official rivals of the Peugeot. Pascal Vigneron thinks then ... To this mad band of madmen, who composed Halt'up, without whom nothing would have been possible ... Strong personalities, talents, artists in their kind. We must thank the team; Benoît Riverin, Jean-Jacques Pisson, "Pierrot" Rigenbach, Gilles Groussard, Laurent Lebourgeois (and his Normans from the 2CV Cross), Gérard Lorand ... Without forgetting outside collaborators such as Jean-Marc Crespin (CJM). A perfect example of the passionate, he became a "private" pilot on Halt'up ... We were ten permanent at Ulis, on the Dakar 88 Team Halt'up represented 50 people ... The voice full of emotion, Pascal continues on this Which was a great revenge on the previous edition. It was indeed a vigil of weapon in the place of arms of the castle of Versailles in this January 1st 88 for the 603 engaged. The 4 Range Halt'up run by Zaniroli, Tambay, Canelias and the American Malcolm Miller (the real lining of Steve MC Quen in his stunts), will face the Peugeot Vatanen, Kankkunen, Pescarolo and Ambrosio. But in this duel announced Mitsubishi promptly invites himself with a beginner who quickly learned; Shinozuka. If Vatanen leads the dance chaining the scratch, Tambay clings and displays two specials to his credit before Bamako. An achievement ... We affirm Pascal Vigneron .... We had met so many problems of reliability that Zaniroli and Canelias had abandoned ... But this time, the mysterious "disappearance-reappearance" of the Peugeot of Vatanen was too big. It is the other Finnish brand lion, Kankkunen, who climbs on the 1st step of the podium. It is followed by the Mitsu of Shinozuka and Patrick Tambay, while the second Range Halt'up, that of Miller, hangs the 4th place and that very honorific of the "private". As for fast assistance, we also ensure the binomial Dupard / Bocandé finishes 11th, Not bad for a first official release!
  2. I see a range rover chassis in here. Look how they took a chunk out of it to create more travel! Loads of info here, especially if you speak french..... http://www.cta-media.net/rangedakarhaltup.html Daan
  3. I used to religiously read about these things in my younger years, and my recollection is that its basis is still a range rover frame with rover v8 engine. The body was made up out of kevlar I think and apart from being lighter, the aero was improved by sloping the windscreen backwards and the whole body was reduced to 90 per cent its size for a smaller frontal area. judging from the pic, the crew was moved backwards and perhaps the engine as well, or the front axle moved forward? Great looking machines. Daan
  4. Hi Scotts 90, Thanks for the reply, and the offer. I have now ordered the small regulator unfortunately. From my research, it shows that the adaptor hose does bolt on the mig welder with the large fitting and on the regulator with the small fitting. Than it bolts onto the bottle, like you say. Hope to finish my exhaust shortly! Thanks, Daan
  5. so what connects to the bottle? Daan
  6. Chaps, I bought some disposable bottles with pure argon. to adapt it to my mig welder, I bought a hose, like this: http://www.r-techwelding.co.uk/adaptor-kit-1-8-bsp-to-3-8-bsp/ I was expecting this would go between the disposable bottle and the regulator, but it doesn't. It appears I need another regulator too, like this: http://www.r-techwelding.co.uk/mini-gas-regulator/ But that still does not get me a connection between the bottle and the regulator. This kind of looks like it might work, but I think the bottle end needs a valve to open up the check valve in the bottle: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adaptor-Conversion-Kit-for-using-disposable-bottles-with-larger-mig-machines-/181417704116?var=480392889446&hash=item2a3d567ab4:m:mdvkB6JED_wfqHVUa_IKzbg What else do I need? Daan
  7. Hi Xychix, Nice project you have there. I doubt your chassis parts are going to fall off, and judging from the pictures I can see you are on a steep learning curve. We appreciate any buildup of our favourite brand and your updates are very welcome. Keep them coming! Daan
  8. Little trip to croatia was the main highlight this year. I doubt 2017 is going to include much of this, as I am still patching up the resulting problems; car problems, money, browny points, motivation etc. Still, I am glad it's crossed off the list! Happy 2017, Daan
  9. Good you are back. We had Brexit, you can't buy a new defender anymore and we will have Trump as US president. Nothing else much happened..... But you probably knew all this already. Happy new year, Daan
  10. There is no oil pump or anything else I can think of that would stop you running an lt 230 in reverse as far as I can see.
  11. Incorrect. The ladder bar is rigid and rotates around the shackle bush, as the shackle end cannot move up or down, the only way the axle can move is by rotating around the shackle bush. The leaf spring however is not rigid and the axle moves up and down without rotating. There is a slight movement of the axle forwards and backwards, which is accounted for with the shackle, but the rotation is completely unnatural to the axle. ie , it binds. The fact that many people use it doesn't make it a good system. Daan
  12. The single bar is the best solution IMO. The shackle solution with a radius arm is fighting the suspension, as the whole axle will rotate around the shackle end, while the leaf springs want to try to stop rotating the axle. They do opposite things basically. The single bar, when laid out well will do the same thing as the leaf springs: letting the axle move up and down without rotating it. By the way, if you think you are breaking diffs because of axle wrap, I reckon it is quite the other way round: The diff and shaft will not see any big shock loads, due to the axle being able to cushion it by wrapping the springs. So I don't think a wrapping bar is going to solve your problem. It's not a bad thing though. Daan
  13. I reckon the way to go for an electric car is to buy a Nissan Leaf with a dead battery @ 5k and fit a new battery @ 5k. This gives you a usable electric car for about 3-4 years. I had a serious look at it recently, but I cannot see it working (yet). Here is the reason: Problem is the range is about 100 miles; but this involves charging 100% and flatten it completely. In order to get a meaning full battery life, you need to set charging to 80% and not discharge to less than 20%. This is also what nissan bases the warranty on. So you loose 40% on top of the fact that you only get 80% of the stated range. Also, after 2 years your battery power is only 80% of what you started with. Then, if the temps are getting below zero, another 80%. This works out at: 60% x 80% x 80% x 80% x 100 miles = 31 miles. Based on this, I can just make it to work one way. I have decided for now it is not viable, as I cannot charge at work. Maybe give it 2-3 years and better solutions could appear. Daan