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  2. Yes - I think they've made a new upper housing complete - I expect I'll end up making something like this (but probably not as pretty). At present I'm fitting springs with bits of wood etc to better understand which springs will suit a softtop Ninety best - and to understand why.
  3. The tanks join togther with a short section of filler tube, from bottom of the extended tank into the neck of the standard tank. Fuel just flows through. There is often a small balance pipe running underneath, joining the two tanks also, screwed into the drain plug hole on the standard tank. Not sure it's any help for TUV but Land Rover South Africa fitted them as standard equipment to some models, though there aren't any documents to back it up.
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  5. Well the time has come for me to start my own garage/workshop thread, I've waited a long time to do this and just as my luck would have it my planning permission came through the day before we went into lockdown and now all the builders merchants are closed thought in the mean time id share some of the plans and photos and you might all be able to shout some suggestions before I get digging, Probably in a week or two when I'm forced to stay at home again haha Basic Details: Double Garage, Constructed of Brick and Block with a layer of insulation in-between, insulated roller doors to the front, one side will have a 2 post ramp (hence the little dormer roof extension to allow the truck to go high enough to work on, the other side will have a lifting beam for pulling out engines etc. Today I have measured out and painted in blue on the floor the outline of where the garage will be, car just parked there so I didn't cover it in paint haha
  6. So what are you looking for? The ring and screws? All have part numbers but I don't think are available - I've looked for the screws which are 2BA but can't find any at the moment as shortly I'm going to need some.
  7. You can fit small studs easily, remove thread and pull into place with a nut. Nice to recess them into the hub at the back, They are a bit shorter - being intended for the single - ended nut. Larger nuts (27mm spanner size) are available for the 9/16 thread. Paddocks usually display a range on their website.
  8. Later vehicles use a CV cylinder with an attached reservoir for the clutch. Great fun to fill with the bonnet in place! Servo brake models have the reservoir on the cylinder or thereabouts.
  9. I think Paintman paint is classed as synthetic - in which case I've been regularly told that synthetic primer doesn't need an etch. I have painted alloy this way once - with no problems - and don't think it peeled the first time it rained but don't know what happened long term. I use Super*Etch which seems happy on alloy, steel and filler and has the advantage of being a filler as well which means that I can build up coats if necessary at the same time as I etch. (Convenient data:) https://www.express-paints.co.uk/upoxy-super-etch-primer-kit-2-0l/ You do need protection to use it.
  10. Looks like this system has an adapter so the spring fits in existing mounts
  11. bolt it down firmly and use a fy cutter
  12. I'm no expert but I'm getting ready to paint mine as well. The biggest thing I understood is etch is meant to go on bare metal while epoxy will stick to just about anything. I bought a direct to metal primer sealer/surfacer tinted black for a dark topcoat designed for both aluminum and steel. I was a little worried how the etch might react to all the different surfaces (steel, aluminum, body filler, etc). The other thing I read was important was to try to use the same brand from start to finish. The only things I know for sure is make sure it's clean and this debate can go on for years lol. Good luck, Sean
  13. Something I do not use or have, The two door mirrors are fine for me
  14. thanks 8pot, I would probably buy one of the german ones made out of Stainless as my vehicle is registered in germany and I need a special paper to get the vehicle through the TÜV (german MOT) I see most of them seem to have the outflow pipe about halfway down the tank, do they then have another smaller drain pipe that connects to the fuel tank sump? or how does one use the lower bit of fuel?
  15. Ok, after much detective work I have found the answer to this. For anyone else googling this, there are 2 different versions, DCW604NT-XJ and DCW604NT-GB. The latter one comes with a 1/4" collet. I have not seen the GB version for sale anywhere, only the XJ version. The XJ comes with a 8mm collet. I have found the collets for the router, a standard enough thing but at the time of writing most spec pages are not yet updated to include the model number of the newer routers. So if you're looking, here they are: Dewalt DE6950 = 6mm Dewalt DE6951 = 1/4" Dewalt DE6952 = 8mm
  16. Don't connect the WG wire to anything. It's an ignition switched live used by the TD5'S Denso alternator. It's not required on the P38 alternator.
  17. I've had a few on vehicles. I don't know anything about the Britpart version, looks the same as the other types though. the only thing I would strongly advise would be to add another couple of coats of paint at least. They are in a vulnerable position behind the wheel for water spray, gravel etc and Britpart rarely add enough paint anyway. Plus once it's fitted you cant access four sides of it. I wouldn't use one on a diesel as the range on a full tank is enough , more useful in a V8 though and better than keeping cans of fuel inside the car.
  18. Hi all, my project, defender with a discovery 200tdi engine in it, I had everything working regarding ignition, lights wipers etc., weather picking up a bit so removed covers sheets from truck and do some more work on it, problem i have is start engine with key, no problem, turn key off ignition still on,the only way i can turn ignition off is with the side light switch, took key out and turned ignition on with side light switch any ideas, dd
  19. Its also not a reversible one by any chance?
  20. Now thats interesting - didnt realise they did those since last time garage took my tank out to do fuel pump they cut the tank gaurd end to end and then welded back together. yet to understand why?
  21. I'd be tempted to just use the stock fittings (ANR6460 if you need new ones), and fit a pushfit connector a bit further up the line.
  22. I had a closer look and there's no hope. I think I will have to look for another collet.
  23. Wow Western, this feels like finding a new continent!!! something Land Rover related that has NOT BEEN DISCUSSED on this forum, a TRULY rare thing 😉😎 does anyone out there have one of these tanks installed?
  24. "..the vision throught the back window it is only for commercail vehicles lol there is next to no way I could get away with it.." A rear lookingcamera / screen in the mirror is not an option ?
  25. Thought about side scoops? Often done with track/racecars when moving radiator into where the rear seats should be.
  26. How big are the slots in the collet? Some of the ones I had at work for the mill covered a surprisingly large size range.
  27. I have just got delivery of a new router. A DeWalt dcw604. Online it is marketed as both 1/4" and also as 8mm. On the DeWalt website it says " 8mm (1/4") ". It came with only one collet in the box. My old router came with 3 collets, 6mm, 1/4" and 8mm. I have 1/4" and 8mm bits I want to use and I somewhat expected this one to also come with 2-3 collets. I have tried it out with a 8mm bit and it's a perfect fit. I have not even tried with a 1/4" bit. So my question is, should it work? I don't think so myself but I'd be delighted to be wrong, if the one collet worked with a range of different it sizes.
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