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  2. Simon_CSK

    Hate it when this happens...

    Yes me too only mine has the CSK moniker and it is breaking my heart. 😢 Need to find a body shell.
  3. Doubtful. The speedo hasn't been connected to anything for at least 12 years...
  4. I used the downpipes on mine, but couldn't fit the Y piece as was and ended up fabricating one.
  5. The P38 manifolds may foul the clutch slave, ask me how I know also they are always cracked. The cast 3.9 are reckoned to be the best, Disco 2 ones are very similar, in reality most of the popular/common cast ones would be my choice as you know you can get a spare if you need it - so, Disco 1 / RRC cast ones. Check for cracks and warping. Some people say 101 manifolds save space but they're a rare find these days, likewise the car ones. Older carbed 3.5 ones will be relatively restrictive. If you're lucky you can use the standard down-pipes and Y-piece too, makes life much easier unless you're getting a full system fabricated. Don't forget the exhaust rigid-mounts to the transfer box bracket or you'll be chasing leaks, ask me how I know Manifold-to-head studs (3/8" UNC into the head, 3/8" UNF facing out) with brass UNF nuts are a nice upgrade, reduces the risk of stripping a thread in the block although they might need trimming near the bulkhead.
  6. We're heading off in the ambulance for a little jaunt round Europe and looking for suggestions of things to see & do on-route. Could possibly forum relay any small items on route too as long as they don't leak EP90 in the sleeping quarters! Rough plan is; Swift drive down via Amiens, Reims, Nancy, arriving at Mulhouse (for the car museum) Through Annecy, Bern, Lausanne, French Alps for nonspecific scenic touring (mountains, glaciers, castles, trees n' stuff, you know) Pausing and camping in one of the national parks Vanoise, Ecrins, or Queyras Nipping into Italy to possibly visit Lake Maggiore If we have time, over to Brescia for the Mille Miglia museum Return route across to Milan, past lake Como, Lugano, Lucerne, Basel, Mulhouse, etc etc. ...or we might do it in reverse order it's all a bit fluid at the moment. Heading out on the 6th, back on the 21st. Open to any suggestions for things to see & do on-route or in the rough area of the route.
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  8. You're very welcome It was hard won experience, so all the better if more people can benefit. I'm a sucker for a V8 landy too... I'm using the manifolds that came with the engine from the Disco 1. Earlier manifolds fit, but the castings tend to be a poor fit for the ports, so I'd question whether they'd flow as well. I have a spare engine in the garage so I'll grab some pics next time I'm in there. If I recall correctly, the disco ones exit somewhere round third or fourth cylinder back and by some miracle cleared the engine mounts where I wanted to put the engine. You'll be mounting further back than me, so they'll definitely suit and shouldn't be too expensive.
  9. miketomcat

    100 inch defender pure vapour build

    When I had children I seriously considered taking the hard roof off my tomcat and replacing it with a soft top. Changing the cage at the rear and fitting forward facing rear seats. The only reason I didn't was it was beyond my budget at the time. Any chassis mod (not repair) triggers IVA including changing the wheel base. Mike
  10. Yes, can also be that!
  11. Thanks for the sound advice on the bulkhead. what type of exhaust manifolds are you using as there are lots or variants just to make it simple, do you have any pictures or part numbers? There are the P6, the Range Rover ones which are the 3.9 which exit centrally, the P38 which exit to the rear of the engine and a square looking one EER 2535 which exit towards the rear going for about £470........ yes £470 on a well known auction site.
  12. FridgeFreezer

    Hangs at high revs?

    Isn't this (sometimes) something to do with the speedo signal to the ECU to stop it stalling as you roll up to the traffic lights?
  13. Bowie69

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    That looks to me like a temp sender for the diff, tapped into the drain plug.
  14. Green200tdi

    Help 😊

    Brilliant thats it thank you 😊
  15. FridgeFreezer

    Got my RRC back better than I left it

    Congrats George! When's the next video? A good warm revving can pump up stuck hydraulic tappets and burn crud off lambda sensors and fouled plugs.
  16. FridgeFreezer

    Hate it when this happens...

    Please keep up the excellent work, posts like this help me justify why I've got a 2-door basket case sat in a lock-up
  17. FridgeFreezer

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I thought people wanted the Defender to be a proper 4x4, last I looked aside from the G-Wagen none of those guys make proper 4x4's they all make soft-roaders? Also, I thought the quote about aerodynamics was by Enzo Ferrari not Chapman, I thought Lotus were early adopters but I could be wrong.
  18. deep

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I enjoyed the little reference to Series Land Rovers with the red/yellow knobby lever on the dash. Less so some vulnerable pipework under the diff on the coil-sprung pics. Presumably that will get tidied up. I wonder if this thing is being designed to allow a centre front seat, at least in more enlightened markets? If they really do produce a coil-sprung option, that will make a few people very happy, enough that they might even buy one! I must say, I have enjoyed the last five years or so of speculation, particularly the detective work over the last year. I might even be a bit sad when the new Defender actually gets released and I'll have to read something different over breakfast...
  19. Bowie69

    100 inch defender pure vapour build

    There's no question about it, yes, it does. Not to mention of course the outriggers that will need cutting off and replacing with defender spec ones. I don't know how Mark did his, but that is probably 20 years ago now
  20. Eightpot

    300 Tdi Immobilser Question

    If I remember correctly, the alarm ecu opens the earth path for the starter relay - fixed a non responsive alarm ecu a while back by just earthing the solenoid and job done.
  21. mad_pete

    100 inch defender pure vapour build

    I hear it various ways of yes/no/depends on the examiner but putting the Iva aside if it’s 100 inch defender chassis don’t most things bolt on at this point with a 10 inch gap behind the bulkhead and rear bed?
  22. elbekko

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    https://www.tflcar.com/2019/06/breaking-2020-land-rover-defender-interior-independent-suspension-spied-in-new-photos/
  23. Anderzander

    Hate it when this happens...

    I haven’t ..... I daren’t......
  24. steve b

    Rivet counter alert! Fuel cap ID required.

    That's too small for a LR under seat fuel tank , I'm wondering if it might be the cap off a LR series hyd. winch tank ? ...or possibly a Morris Minor or early Mini fuel cap the edge knurl looks familiar ... cheers Steve b
  25. Simon_CSK

    Hate it when this happens...

    Potentially they are already, hve you not seen what 2 door basket cases are fetching on Ebay lately.
  26. daveturnbull

    Rivet counter alert! Fuel cap ID required.

    And a better view of the edge detail.
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