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  1. This is a Land Rover forum, not a conspiracy theorist’s forum - please keep things on topic.
    11 points
  2. Lightweight working for its keep today regards Stephen
    11 points
  3. You’re an inspiration to us all Stephen, after a snowfall last night I figured it was time to whip up something to get me out of the drive! it’s not on par with yours of course, but I can send you the blueprints if you want?
    8 points
  4. ....when you forget to finish the post title correctly.
    7 points
  5. First post here, but I just finished reviewing the new Defender for an upcoming Wheels Afield magazine. I own a 1984 Defender 110, so I retain great fondness for the original. With that said, I realized from the first rumors on that the new one would be a different vehicle. There was no way JLR was going to build another bolt-together oxcart, which had been steadily losing market share for two decades or more. Likewise, they were never going to retire the Defender name. That's too bad in a way, because if they'd named this vehicle anything else Land Rover fans would have greeted it rapturously
    7 points
  6. Looking through this & seeing the original post about it being linked to, maybe we should just take a step back & remember a young person lost their life in this incident, horrific though it is, just think if it was your child how would you feel to find it & the possible cause being discussed again. I think we should let the inquest give the verdict on their findings, the guilty person has to live with this for the rest of their days. ultimately the true cause will probably not ever be known by us due to the fact the subject vehicle is not available for anyone on here to inspect, J
    7 points
  7. Here's another option: Saw this and thought of you 😛
    6 points
  8. ...old when you fall asleep readi......
    6 points
  9. Thanks to Daan and the other mods for approving this post, I think this may be of interest to some people here I have been interested in the Italian Piaggio Apes and seriously considered one to drive on a moped license way back when I was 16 (I bought a Leyland 272 tractor and drove round in that instead but that is another story), I then moved onto cars and normal sized trucks and the interest dropped off. A couple of years ago whilst perusing that popular internet auction site I came across a bigger version of the Ape, a TM703 which was far more useful in size but still small and had a
    5 points
  10. Taste has nothing to do with sympathy or charity lol regards Stephen
    5 points
  11. The doors arrived safely and were unpacked and marvelled at and then the missus looks at me and says ' I've had an idea ' We were never happy with the original Landy colour, it's a bit boring if I'm honest and so we ventured down to the local paint shop to look for a new idea. And we found it And now the workshop has been turned into a spray shop and I'm wondering why I put myself through this sort of thing when I've got a list as long as my arm to do already The colour? Unlike Binky, I won't make you wait 9 months to find out
    5 points
  12. Not even remotely Landrover Made this dish for my good lady for valentine's day regards Stephen
    5 points
  13. Not much to add, made a jig on the lathe so that when I cut pinion to length I can drill and tap locating bolt in square Knock on fit to pinion so it wont turn when I'm drilling And finally drill piece in jig / guide regards Stephen
    5 points
  14. A friend of mine from my days working at Pinzgauer, who then went on to lecturing At Harpur Adams has recently started a new Youtube channel, covering engineering of off road vehicles. Hopefully this might be of some use to the members here. Youtube Off Road Engineering
    5 points
  15. this is the start of the slippery slope, before long you have jumped to 37" tyres, twin lockers, twin winches & then promptly buried it way beyond the reach of any of your mates to come & help you, did this at drumclog & i think we had 6 vehicles all stuck trying to get to me, to get mine unstuck
    5 points
  16. Look, this thread is making me feel increasingly uncomfortable. Let's just drop all the speculation and conjecture and instead again remember that a child was killed. Show a bit of decorum and respect please.
    5 points
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  18. Thats the worst attempt at pretending to be a customer I've ever seen - the car in your avatar is even on your website 🤣
    4 points
  19. Nice little haul today from old workshop that's closing in my village 3 phase Alfred Herbert drill will need to convert to single phase Two evolution mag drills newest one not working but seems like a dodgy switch A jig saw and some power shears working fine and a large 3 jaw lathe chuck,, very happy regards Stephen
    4 points
  20. Loving Meccano's approach. I've had a fallow few months because it's really cold outside(!) so I've been learning more about Fusion360 and getting better at 3D-printing stuff. It can dangerously become the answer to everything though, but I've found an economic source of MIG gas again too so we may be able to add metallic fabrication back to the arsenal soon. My progress has taken much longer than the photos suggest - essentially I've put the electronics in a box and made three brackets; I'm hoping this is the bit where lots of effort doesn't bear much fruit. 3D printing brings a nice cus
    4 points
  21. You can put forward any opnion you might wish to, so long as you do so with the basic respect and decency we all should expect of each other. Getting angry because someone doesn't agree with your opinion is not an option, though. All of the credible science does point to it.... But I didn't mention climate change. I merely said these schemes are designed to keep more-polluting engines out of areas. Separate climate change from this for a minute; we can prove that air quality increases when traffic is lower. We can prove that smog is a thing. We can prove that instances of respiratory d
    4 points
  22. If you would rather have 4 wheels you could look for one of these. It is a Jiffy pickup truck, a kit marketed by Indespension the trailer people in the 1980s. The front end is straight mini front subframe with power plant, the rest isd a ladder chassis more sturdy than a land rover We turned one into a camper in the lat 80s, we had to stretch the chassis in the middle by 300mm to get the Romahome demountable body to fit Peter
    4 points
  23. Love this thread, I told my son jokingly over Xmas (he's 19) in front of his mum that I had been spending a lot of time with my mistress recently (he obviously looked shocked) and that she was high maintenance but also really dirty (he then looked appalled). His face was a picture when it dawned on him that I was pulling his leg as I put my padded overalls on to work on my "mistress" out on the drive. 🙂
    4 points
  24. We all know what needs replacing don't we? 😉
    4 points
  25. I've found there's a massive difference between good and crappy screwdrivers. Just how well they fit in the screw and grip it etc.
    4 points
  26. Given that 190k is similar to how much you could spend on a new RR or a Bentley or something I know which I'd have if I was that minted. Don't blame LR for selling these any more than the factory-restored Series 1's and 2-door RR's they're turning out for 100k+, it's a good low-volume high-value business using British engineering skills even if we all think it's ridiculous money.
    4 points
  27. First year we moved to this house we had 9" of snow fall overnight so I knocked this plough up to assist with the intention of making it better ( as it's quite rough ) , I raise and lower it with the winch on a snatch block as without it wants to go to quickly and slams to the ground but typically just to spite me, barring the beast from the east the snow has stayed away, so this is the third time in 9 years I've had a chance to play and obviously I've ploughed all my neighbours drives to prolong the fun regards Stephen
    4 points
  28. A locker will enable you to spend waaaaay more time winching yourself out, as a locker allows you to get more stuck, waaaaay more stuck. A locker will not stop you getting stuck, that is down to the nut behind the wheel.
    4 points
  29. One of these, I used to dread using rivets as my hands are abit buggered, this tool is a god send and unbelievably useful & cheap
    4 points
  30. Hmmm vice will not tighten been on the phone to axminster and fair play to them they are sending a new vice nut out, was only on the phone a couple of mins, very helpful I do appreciate stuff can fail but good customer service certainly makes it a lot more palatable top marks to them regards Stephen
    4 points
  31. My wife made me chuckle the other night, I brought vent panel into the house to show her before I painted it she looked at it and said " what do you want one of them for" I said " what do you mean " she said " well why do you want one of them things that goes on top of the car, I mean will it even reach across" I said "what are you talking about" she looks at me like I'm stupid " why do you want a flashing light holder like the police on top of your landrover" I went back into the garage in desperation, go figure !!!!! Regards Stephen
    4 points
  32. Vent seals and flaps fitted and also painted in brush olive drab But best of all it actually looks like its gonna fit regards Stephen
    4 points
  33. So 2 pages of people slagging off baseless stereotypes and patting themselves on the shoulder is fine, but analysing what actually happened is not? I agree with Ross, I think it's important to discuss what effect some modifications/oversights in maintenance can have.
    4 points
  34. Hello Gentlemen, As promised, this is to bore you stiff… er, I mean… update you on how things went with this particular challenge. Bad weather slowed progress under my tarpaulin outdoors a great deal hence the delay. But first I’d really like to thank everyone who offered practical advice and suggestions on how to remove steel bolts seized in aluminium, in situ - albeit here on a VW Passat. This is such a common problem that it was brilliant to hear how others have gone about the task. Hopefully others may find the ideas shared helpful. I certainly have. So, thank you! Sadly, h
    4 points
  35. I was about to suggest adding a bit more science to this by instrumenting either side of the rad with some sort of temp sensor - I dislike the madman gauges but being able to see a bit more what's going on is helpful. I think @Daan is the only person on here who's ever actually measured the temperature drop across a TDi intercooler rather than just jump to "uprated == better innit" Likewise, instrumenting the cooling system could provide some information rather than assumptions. Temperature sensors / indicator labels are cheap. You've asserted that bigger/thicker rads won't help
    4 points
  36. Whilst this is very useful and interesting, will you please just build your truck. I'd quite like to see it before I shuffle off this mortal coil. Mike
    4 points
  37. When I see a story like this is makes me feel better about having spent an excessive amount of time & money on doing & re-doing parts of the 109 like the brakes & steering to make them as good as they can be despite the fact it's all very modified. I always try to imagine a VOSA accident investigator grilling me about it and whether I'd be able to put my hand on my heart and say it was all up to scratch. A lot of folks seem to just go with whatever they can get away with, which works until something goes wrong. @Anderzander I know what you mean, there's definitely differe
    4 points
  38. Easier if you turn your screen the other way up 😉
    4 points
  39. Speak for yourself, it’s a V8 series all the way for me, leafs an’ all 💪😉
    3 points
  40. If you want the drills sharpened let me know, I have recently acquired this, its and Archdale drill sharpener, old and very very heavy. Just got it working with a new motor, the old one probable works but was 3 phase and 550v which is what the transformer was for (any one want a 3 phase 400 to 550v transformer and motor?). It does up to 3" diameter drills, so far I have tried it successfully up to 1 3/4", does a nice job, very strange action, the bit rotates and the grinding wheel spins and moves side to side and in and out. It doesn't do a split point on web thinning, but with a drill th
    3 points
  41. That has been going through my mind as soon as I started to chop up my old loom! I have added a few mods to mine like upgrading to modern connectors, relays for the headlights, better earthing for each corner and glow plug relay. Also indid a little more on it today with a fresh mind. I sorted out the parts that were bugging me yesterday and it's really taking shape. I think I spent too long on it yesterday.
    3 points
  42. Well, we didn't drop anything inside the casing (as far as we know anyway), but we did need to take it all apart again to remove a shim. There was too much preload on the main shaft, which meant it would only work in 4th gear and be very stiff in all others. So off with everything, remove the shim (and add the reverse splash shield I forgot about first time 'round) and put it all back together. Now it works as it should, and has been sitting on the bench wishfully looking at the transfer case that's just a few meters away. Maybe I should get them to meet up on valentine's day. 🙂 Just one
    3 points
  43. I just have a Swede with a broom... she seemed to like it too
    3 points
  44. https://www.mccormicktools.co.uk/tools/hand-tools/socketry/ratchet-wrenches/sealey-ratchet-wrench-flexi-head-extra-long-600mm-1-2sq-drive-ak6698.html I originally bought this tool to undo tight bolts in a small 45 degree opening as a breaker bar had limited positions and didn't work. Since them I'm always using it! It undoes tight bolts, but I still us a proper breaker bar for the really tight stuff as it does state on the packaging not to used as a breaker bar! and it's sealey premier so has a lifetime guarantee. I think I payed £32 as the flexi head was on offer at the time!
    3 points
  45. As I may have said before, what you need is layers of security. I once had a chat with someone who said most theives will be deterred by something which takes longer than 2 minutes to remove / bypass. However, if it takes 4 minutes, it barely provides any more deterrant value - if they have invested 2 mins, they will probably keep working on it for 4. However, two devices which take up to 2 mins, does provide more than one 4 min device. The conclusion is to have a number of relatively simple precautions, then make a judgement about how 'safe' the area is and fit the number appr
    3 points
  46. ...when you no longer need to put a socket on a bolt to know it's going to shear.
    3 points
  47. More details here, doesn't paint the best picture of the state of it... https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/amelia-wood-inquest-live-updates-4907590 But then how many of us have been out playing and lunched a set of brake pads or limped home with some sort of fault? As someone said earlier in the thread, this story should make people stop & think. It's a good advert for having breakdown cover and just getting the flatbed taxi home instead of risking it.
    3 points
  48. Listening to experiences is the best way to work out what you need. If you are having cooling problems in an area with average temps of 29 degrees C in it's hottest month, then you have a problem. And it would be best to sort it out
    3 points
  49. This is the way I'd do it. Red/Green for the different wires and then a single piece of heatshrink over it. Then as Fridge says, give the hot (watch your fingers) heatshrink on the side with the two cables a squeeze to get the glue down between the two cables. Highly technical drawing: Ross - Aged 30 and 1/4
    3 points


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