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  1. If you do change to studs (my recommendation also) just make sure you will still be able to remove the heads from the engine with the engine in the vehicle - in some circumstances the heads may not fit over the studs and clear the body. Garry
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  3. Sorry for the delay in response, i finally had a chance today to have a look. You were right, the thermostat had dropped down slightly as i'd bolted up the housing, i've now replaced the gasket and used a dab of silicone to hold the thermostat in place and seems to be all good. Thanks for your help
    2 points
  4. Ran another test piece this this morning except with a slot in the middle all be it done very roughly what I found is that the longer sides had less wrinkles in however one of the ends split and the other didnt the one that didn't split had a slightly longer length from folds So everything you guys are saying is right my material needs to be new and soft not age or work hardened so will definitely look at annealing I also need to extend the edges of my top former use 3mm as that is what I built it for the other thing is I reckon I'm getting a bit of flex in the top former even though it
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  5. That doesn't sound right, either a manufacturing defect or someone has buggered about with it. The table from the 1963 Record catalogue agrees that it should open to about 8 inches.
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  6. The price of progress not so much of unusable alloy in that lot and probably another 3 or 4 to add oh well I'll have to go and sweet talk the scrap man regards Stephen
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  7. Yes that’s what I was thinking, they reckon the older engines won’t go above 250bhp because the turbo holds them back so possibly not at the end of there power . I’ll have a nose around the BMW forums but thought I’d ask here first as we have a lot of very knowledgeable people on here . They were never fitted to the Range Rover version of the engine cackshifter, which I have so that’s one less job to do.
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  8. You could get yourself a nice set of 18" Sawtooth Mo... I'll get my coat
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  9. Think it’s sorted Mo. Pretty sure it’s the gauge that’s faulty. I did drain it all and re fill. cold air through heaters was an embarrassing mistake. I had both switches (temp and direction) push upwards. “Cold” 😂 ... in my defence I hadn’t stuck the new sticker onto my raptor binnacle so was going by memory As always I appreciate all input. It’s because of the knowledge of members/owners, a vast majority of the time on this site that we are able to keep these great vehicles running . well done all 👍🍺🍺
    1 point
  10. my cupra when put into cupra mode, only stays in cupra suspension & steering when the ignition is cycled, you have to re activate cupra mode for the throttle map
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  11. That was my point earlier - the sign ally will be a stiff grade to withstand wind etc. , have a word with your local Aalco distributor , they have good technical advice specialists . Aluminium also ages , another reason to go for new when you are close to getting sorted , which you are now by the look of it Steve
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  12. Ralph cracking info again, appreciate that Red it was just an idea to make sure it wasn’t stuck open or closed ( whichever way it works) cheers fellas
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  13. My back was OK with the new Defender seats, even though they were not the most fancy ones. BMWs absolutely ruin it, so do cheap commuter thingies (new Minis, VW, Citroën, ...). Best I've sat in, in order: Mercedes E-class, RRC, P38, Mercedes C-class.
    1 point
  14. Ineos should've sponsored Tracing Point instead of Mercedes.
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  15. Almost all the recon stuff is just repainted used boxes straight from the scrap yard. Only Adwest seemed to do a proper reconditions process.
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  16. I find the seat base of the 2007+ Defender a little better than the old seat, probably just because it’s less worn, but the taller backs are also flatter, with less lumbar support than the late SIII County-2007 seats. I saw you reaction to that photo, Deep. It made my eyes water at the time too! It’s such a long running and common issue that it has long been known in the game as “Boeing back” 😆, and it is the Boeing guys that get it so much - about 25% of our fleet as opposed to just a few on the Blunderbus (Airbus do much more comfortable seats). It was about the same proportion of peo
    1 point
  17. I completely agree. I've had a bad back for three decades (ruptured disc that never comes right). The absolute worst vehicles for aggravating it were the Toymota HiLuxes we used as work cars years ago but most cars don't help. However, over all that time, a long journey in an early 110 or Series 3 Land Rover actually makes my back much better. Range Rovers and Discoveries have also been fine and my little Mercedes is good if I concentrate on how I sit. I think, with those Land Rovers, it's a combination of a seat that isn't sloppy and a driving position that more or less forces your bum i
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  18. I'm the same. I've got a dodgy back after I drunkenly folded myself in half backwards on a bouncy assault course. For me the standard Defender seats are one of the most comfy for me.
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  19. The manual suggests that they do, or at least suitably specced-up ones do. There were a number of switches and things on the side of the seat in the first edition that I tried, but all I did was move it forward/back so I could reach the pedals properly. I’m happy to sit on the standard seats in my old 90 for 500+ miles in one go so I doubt I could be classed as ‘fussy’ when it comes to seats.
    1 point
  20. Very odd. They were marketed as being orthopedic. I've certainly found them to be incredibly good for long journeys. But then I'm a hunch back that likes series seats.
    1 point
  21. Also I should mention another thing people are rightly questioning as we are going into winter which is peak season for respiratory viruses: if you have a high temperature, cough, sore throat etc. It isn't necessarily coronavirus. True. Diagnostic companies are starting to release variants of their SARS-CoV-2 tests on the market that multiplex other targets into a single test so they can detect other common respiratory viruses like Flu A/B, RSV (common in small children), human metapneumovirus and maybe even rhinovirus (common cold). This would be helpful if you test negative for S
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  22. Yes, you are right as PCR is so sensitive it is important to establish a cut off to the test so it only flags clinically relevant infections. I'm afraid the studies are still ongoing as to where this cut off should be as the tests which usually take months or years to develop were all developed in a few weeks and given emergency FDA clearance. There have though been studies on where to take the sample for PCR. Typically in most people with the infection you can detect the virus in a nasopharyngeal swab (the one up your nose) within a few days of infection. After a few weeks post infectio
    1 point
  23. Thank you for the responses to my post. I'm pleased that it has given you an insight into what the media aren't interested in telling the public. I think a news special showing people what the inside of a molecular lab looks like or a day in the life of would be helpful. Good question. You are already (I hope!) doing this in a way. Firstly for those who aren't sure let's call the virus by its correct name because the media often are not: Covid-19 is the term to used for the disease state or illness not the virus. Covid-19 is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2 which is severe acute re
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  24. Except that graphite dust from a pencil in a spacecraft can get into electrics and cause short circuits and fires, and the Russians ended up moving to pens too... http://www.hoaxorfact.com/technology/nasa-spent-12-billion-for-space-pen-while-russians-used-pencil-facts.html
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  25. A fair point. But I'm still not sure what scientific backup there is to say you should only use 70% of a vehicles official rating. As for towing on a hitch.... well I took this over the weigh bridge the other day and it said 18.8 tonnes loaded. The MB Track only weighs a little over 7 tonne. Not the same thing I know, but still.
    1 point
  26. Me too. I see the skills of my colleagues and my own at work being eroded through mandated use of “clever technology”, but when that stuff fails, it’s more confusing than the simpler equipment and and compounds the problem, as well as rotting the capabilities of the operator.
    1 point
  27. 5" thats average isnt it? Oops wrong forum!
    1 point


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