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  1. It starts! Put fuel in, took the pin out of the fire extinguisher, pressurised the system, had a leak around the cannister on the fuel filter (bad O ring), binned it, fitted an in-line filter, bought another (bigger) fire extinguisher, checked the whole system, pressurised it, no leaks. Fired right up, ran like a pig at first and then settled into a rough idle around 1200 RPM. Tacho says it's doing >6000 RPM but MS and my ears say otherwise so have to look at that. It is smoking a fair bit of blue smoke and smells like burning oil but it's been sat for 8 years so I'm going to get it pr
    3 points
  2. Not sure if anyone is using the same Clarke cabinet, but Ifound the problems could be fixed with a new lid, two mini halogen floods, replacable woodburning stove laminated glass window, massive filter panel and increaced internal volume. 10 years later still going strong. I use a henry hoover with mine. https://www.mig-welding.co.uk/forum/threads/small-clarke-blast-cabinet-improvement.20261/
    2 points
  3. Appreciate that by got rid of I mean not visible.
    2 points
  4. Looks better than the station wagon ones because it's got rid of that c.d pillar.
    2 points
  5. Described as ‘Land Rover’s most capable and durable commercial vehicle ever,’ wonder what they mean by durable? Like tougher than a series? I bet that one in the photo doesn't live as long as my 2a even with the 50 year headstart 😃
    2 points
  6. Lol Yes there is.... the design was about learning Solidworks and I felt the design was cool enough to build so here I am Heres some of the "wine" they will carry lol I'm organizing my workshop, Tidying up every thing and building a few of things I've wanted for a while, like the chassis table..... this is part of the plan for the new workshop Right got a bit of time yesterday so set too on the rest of the stays for these racks Made a simple jig on the welding table so I could weld the washers on.... put the washer on the jig fit the bar through washer into jig, weld as
    2 points
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  8. Yes, pop a cherry picker on the back and I'm sure the utility companies would love it.
    1 point
  9. No it hasn't, the pillar is still there but disguised better, a 3 door long wheel base would be good to.
    1 point
  10. Was that a level-headed discussion about which level to level at the problem of levelling LR components?
    1 point
  11. I'm fascinated at how land rover now invent markets for their vehicles; and are generally very successful
    1 point
  12. As ineos is a petrol chemical business, they would have access to a lot of expertise in plastics. Radcliffe is a defender owner, so he's no doubt very aware of the galvanic rust potential (sorry) of a steel/alloy sandwich. I expect most of the vulnerable panels to be plastic. I'm actually quite excited about this.
    1 point
  13. Even with a lockable bonnet you would still need a safety catch of some description.
    1 point
  14. 'Design Development Engineering' are the only people who offer the stage 1 bonnet lock. Much better than the pot metal OEM item.
    1 point
  15. item 13 in this screen shot MUC6457 https://www.brit-car.co.uk/search.php?query=+MUC6457&xBrand=&part_type=&xSupplierID=&product-sort=&xPerPage=10
    1 point
  16. Yes. Back in the day......... Investing all the money in one small luxury niche of the motor industry that very susceptible to economic downturn. Good thing they learned that lesson. Isn't it?
    1 point
  17. Keep meaning to put my 'Amp-clamp' on the cheapy to see if it truly does put out its claimed 55Amps. Your choice will be fine, and if the suppliers claim is good, better than mine by 5A. Unless it's a pile of poo, my money says it'll be on there for quite a while. My money's also on this project becoming a stonker. Set to be a pearl, here's what I do know. In the real world, pleasant and safe comes in at around 55mph. For a ‘daily’ going much faster for a heap reasons is better done in something else. For this 88/109s need power at 200TDi levels - not much more. When we want 90mph
    1 point
  18. Portals are a curse - no-one will ever be impressed that you made it through something ever again! Drive it in a stock Series or Freelander you look like a driving god
    1 point
  19. If you are infected you are spewing out virus with each breath and that’s before any coughs and sneezes. It’s going to be more and go further without a mask and be hanging around in the air. Inside, masks are way the to go. Everybody just keep their current germs to themselves.
    1 point
  20. I came here to say exactly this. Your hoover won't last long if you don't do this and it is nice and easy to get set up all the other suggestions above match what I have found, namely; - 100 psi seems good for me - anything soft (dirt/grease/soft paint) will not come off easily so remove it first - wait for compressor to refil if you can't maintain pressure otherwise you just waste your time - Experiment with different media for different things. It's quick and easy to drop it out of the hopper and swap for another type and swap back if you need too -Lighti
    1 point
  21. Bit more stuff. I've never really liked this bare panel. Thats the genuine colour land rover bother to put on when the actual car is Oxford Blue. Bought some HDPE 2mm sheet. Made some templates and bent it up in the sheet metal bender. I've enough leftover to make some extended mudguards just like Gwyn Lewis produce.
    1 point
  22. Next niggle to deal with was the fuel Gauge. The Fuel Pump and sender fitted in the TD5 tank is ESR3926 which is D1 V8 or 90 2.8 BMW. It worked fine with the standard TD5 fuel gauge. However suffered the usual optimistic reading all TD5's have A factory TD5 shows full for over 150 miles and then plummets. The combination of ESR3926 and the TD5 gauge did exactly the same with other issues.. Roughly Half a tank of fuel showed 3/4 on the gauge and the fuel light came on when there was between 5-8 litres in the tank even though the gauge suggests a bit more. W
    1 point
  23. Exhaust again. The intermediate pipe although sounding awesome was a bit much. Under load the resonance was a jarring, it needed a bit more thought. Allisport make this....... How much??**!! A quick hunt on Jetex’s website I bought a 2.5” silencer called Handy.. I reckon it would fit the straight part of the intermediate pipe. Bit of measuring and chopping.. Some welding I started with the Tig and two things. I’m still not a Tig welder and I ran out of gas. So the mig finished off the mess I’d started. Sound wise. Sor
    1 point
  24. I just had a phone call from a group of "off roaders" wanting some advice... Apparently they picked up a route around Otley that takes 2-3 days and covers around 100 miles of tracks/lanes with some B roads. They'd not researched any of the routes themselves but it was someone's birthday and him and a bunch of his mates wanted to spend a few days driving and camping in the area having driven up from Wisbech. When they got there they couldn't find any of the routes so phoned up the local off road club for help. I pointed out that they are breaking the law in terms of the lockdown and inten
    0 points


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